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7:30 to 9:00pm - Ongoing (Next Course Begins 6th Sept 2017)
-7 Point Mind Training -

 

Are you aware of the thought patterns and habits that cause disharmony in your life?

Have you ever been curious about cause and effect , wondered why you experience what your experience?

Do you often find yourself blaming outside circumstances, situations and people for your struggle, and find it never helps?

If these topics interest you, and you would like to better understand your mind and emotions, unlock your inner joy and true potential then come and join us on this fascinating course of self-discovery.

This course open to all, both beginners and more experienced self-discovery & dharma practitioners.

Course led by Venerable Gyalten Sengye

See the ongoing courses section for more details and to register.

 

 

 

 

 

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Previous events..

 

         AV Centre Grand Opening

        Saturday 13th February 2016

                  2:00 pm to 8:30pm

Its a great pleasure to announce the grand opening of the Awakening Vajra (AV) Center for Healing on Saturday 13th February at 2:00pm. Our center will reside at the beautiful Kawai Purapura, an existing retreat center and community in Albany, Auckland.

                                         http://kawaipurapura.co.nz

The Center will be opened by Geshe Gyalten and the day will have fun, music and entertainment with John Boone from Rhythm Interactive, The Shakti Group  followed by the life story of HE Choden Rinpoche’s life story and Global Relics Tour. Matiu Te Huki  will then round up the day with a lovely performance to open our hearts. There will also be and overview of Awakening Vajra and the plans for the center, in New Zealand and what we are doing as a global organisation. Please come and join us for this most Auspicious occasion at Kawai Purapura. Entrance is free and open to everyone.

     International Yoga Festival
    Friday 19th Feb to Sun 21st February

Calm Abiding Meditation - 7:30 am to 8:15am: Geshe Gyalten will lead a calm abiding mediation, that works on making our minds both tranquil and peaceful. The meditation will make room for joy and happiness to arise naturally and spontaneously, regardless on the circumstances and surroundings.

Saturday 19th Feb - 4:30 pm to 6:00pm: In this session Geshe Gyalten, will teach an ancient and profound Tibetan Yoga system that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. In this session Geshe Gyalten, will teach an ancient and profound Tibetan Yoga system that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. This ancient yoga dates back over 1000 years and combines both breath work, physical excercises and meditation. It is extremely powerful in getting energy to to very part of the body. Some of the short term benefits include; lowering blood sugar levels, cholesterol,and alleviates general sluggishness. It strengthens the nerves and chakras and also works on increasing he inner fire (Tummo). It improves digestion, metabolism and reduces stress and tension. The long term benefits will make the mind more stable, lucid and assists in awakening the innate consciousness and divine energy from within. Meditation and Q and A’s.

Sunday 20th Feb: 10:30 am to 11:00am:  As above.

Cost: This event is part of a larger festival. There are a number of ticketing options. Please click on the button below to go through to the Yoga Festival website at Kawai Purapura to purchase your tickets directly for this event. 

 

 Understanding Mind and Emotions
  Friday 26th Feb to Sun 28th February 

How would it feel to over-come anger? How would it feel to tame those desires? Overcoming attachment? Overcoming aversion and fear? In this fascinating interactive teaching workshop weekend geshe gyalten will cover many topics on how to gain a better understanding of oneself and ones emotions. He will impart tools on how to unlock our own hidden potential, in order to empower oneself in removing negative emotions.The weekend will involve a mixture of teachings, discussions and meditations to help assist us in opening the hidden potential within us all.

Session Times:
Friday Eve:                 7:00pm – 8:30pm  
Saturday:                  
Morning:    10:00am- 12:00pm
                                          Afternoon: 2:00pm -4:00pm
Sunday:                        Morning:    10:00am- 12:00pm
                                          Afternoon: 2:00pm -4:00pm

Cost: There will be no fixed cost for this retreat however we suggest Koha of $20 per session to cover flights, costs and expenses for Geshe la's visit. Please click on the register button: 

Chenrezig - Buddha Of Love and Compassion Retreat
Thurs 3rd to Sun 6th March

Please come and join us for this wonderful and incredibly rare retreat to open our hearts to the power of love, compassion and wisdom. The Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) Initiation is to empower oneself, into the practice of the Buddha of Compassion. Through this empowerment you will receive the blessings of the body, speech and mind of Chenrezig. This in turn will germinate the innate seeds of a kind heart, and awaken the qualities of loving kindness within us all.

There will be guided teaching, meditations and mantra recitation (om mani padme hum) to awaken the potential of love, compassion and wisdom from within us. The well know mantra om mani padme hum is the mantra of Chenrezig and this powerful mantra will be transmitted for our benefit, from an unbroken lineage from Shakyamuni Buddha himself.

Session times:
Thurs Evening (Empowerment):      7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday/Saturday
Start (morning meditation):                 6:30 am to 7:30am
Morning Session:                                       9:00am to 11:30am (With break)
Afternoon Session:                                   2:00pm to 4:00pm (With break)
Late Afternoon session:                          4:30 to 5:30pm (Discussion group)

Sunday:
Start (morning meditation):                 6:30 am to 7:30am
Morning Session:                                      9:00am to 11:30am (With break)
Afternoon Session:                                   2:00pm to 4:00pm (With break)

Cost: This retreat has been fully sponsored by one of our students so will be completely free of charge. There will be only 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please click on the register button below to confirm your place. All accommodation, and food (self catering available) to be booked through Kawai Purapura directly. There is only 8 rooms available so please book early to avoid disappointment .

Click here for more detailed information about the event and to register.

   Voices Of Sacred Earth Festival
Friday 11th March to Sun 13th March

Saturday 12th March – 7:30am to 8:30am - Guided Meditation

Geshe Gyalten will lead a calm abiding mediation, that works on making our minds both tranquil and peaceful. There will be a number of different mediation topics covered, some focusing on the breath, others analytical mediation, so this will be an engaging and interesting session. The meditation will make room for joy and happiness to arise naturally and spontaneously, regardless on the circumstances and surroundings.

Sat 12th March - 11:00am to 12:30pm -
            Introduction to Buddhism in Tibet - Guided Medaition

In this work shop geshe la will give a fascinating account of the History of Tibetan Buddhism and its history. – He will share wisdom and stories about some of the great yogi’s, teachers and meditators, and how Tibetan Buddhism has spread across the Globe.

There will be storytelling, guided mediation and a chance to have questions and answers with one of the great teachers from this unbroken lineage, dating back 2500 years from Shakyamini Buddha himself.

Sunday 13th March – 7:30 to 8:30 am -Guided Meditation. Geshe Gyalten will lead a calm abiding mediation, that works on making our minds both tranquil and peaceful. There will be a number of different mediation topics covered, some focusing on the breath, others analytical mediation, so this will be an engaging and interesting session. The meditation will make room for joy and happiness to arise naturally and spontaneously, regardless on the circumstances and surroundings.

Sunday 12th March - 3:30pm to 5:00pm - 
                  
Ancient Art for Health and Wellbeing (1.5 hr)

Geshe Gyalten will impart tools and wisdom on how Tibetan Buddhism can work on many levels to heal ourselves in a wholistic manner. There are many facets to Buddhism, some using meditations and Yoga, others using Psychology and Astrology among others. In this fascinating interactive session Geshe Gyalten will share with us his wisdom, and methods on how we can empower ourselves to health and wholeness through this practice. Time for questions and answers.

Cost: This event is part of a larger festival. There are a number of ticketing options. Please click on the button below to go through to the Voices of Sacred Earth website at Kawai Purapura to purchase your tickets for this event.