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Learning and enhancing meditation practice for all ages and experience in a beautiful meditation environment at Karma Choeling Buddhist temple in Waitoki. Everybody welcome, we cater for all sitting styles, cushions and chairs provided. The sessions are followed by discussion and connection over a cup of tea.

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Intermediate Meditation Saturdays Term 1

66 Bodhisattva Road

For those who wish to advance beyond basic meditation, this course explores several techniques that can help establish a calm, stable, relaxed and more awake mind. The techniques have been adapted from, but are firmly rooted in, Tibetan Buddhist practices. While based on Buddhist meditation, the class is not religious. People have found them very effective for enhancing meditation in our modern world. The format involves both sitting and lying-down meditation, and will progress gradually through the 6 week term. Please wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation per class: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, gold coin donation for 12-18 year olds - all donations are used for the operation of the monastery. The class is repeated on Monday evenings at 7pm.

Beginner's Meditation Sundays Term 1

66 Bodhisattva Road

In this 6 week course we will explore how to meditate, the reasons for meditating and how meditation enhances your health and wellbeing. The class will provide detailed instruction on sitting approaches (cushions, benches, chairs), posture, relaxation, awareness of the body, breathing and setting up a meditation “space”. The format will cover guided sitting meditation interspersed with walking meditation. The class will gently progress over the 6 weeks of Term 1. While based on Buddhist meditation, the class is not religious. Please wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation per class: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, gold coin donation for 12-18 year olds - all donations are used for the operation of the monastery. The class is repeated on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.

Beginner's Meditation Tuesdays Term 1

66 Bodhisattva Road

In this 6 week course we will explore how to meditate, the reasons for meditating and how meditation enhances your health and wellbeing. The class will provide detailed instruction on sitting approaches (cushions, benches, chairs), posture, relaxation, awareness of the body, breathing and setting up a meditation “space”. The format will cover guided sitting meditation interspersed with walking meditation. The class will gently progress over the 6 weeks of Term 1. While based on Buddhist meditation, the class is not religious. Please wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation per class: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, gold coin donation for 12-18 year olds - all donations are used for the operation of the monastery. The class is repeated on Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

Intermediate Meditation Saturdays Term 1

66 Bodhisattva Road

For those who wish to advance beyond basic meditation, this course explores several techniques that can help establish a calm, stable, relaxed and more awake mind. The techniques have been adapted from, but are firmly rooted in, Tibetan Buddhist practices. While based on Buddhist meditation, the class is not religious. People have found them very effective for enhancing meditation in our modern world. The format involves both sitting and lying-down meditation, and will progress gradually through the 6 week term. Please wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation per class: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, gold coin donation for 12-18 year olds - all donations are used for the operation of the monastery. The class is repeated on Monday evenings at 7pm.

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