What we're about

The Christchurch Community of Mindful Living comes together on the first and Third Sunday of each month to support one another in the practice of mindfulness in daily life. The community meetings are facilitated by Brendan, who was a resident of Thich Nhat Hanh's mindfulness practice community in Southwest France from 1989 to 2003, when he received formal authorisation to teach. Our practice is grounded in the principles most strongly emphasised in Thich Nhat Hanh's teaching: continuous practice, easeful practice, and socially engaged practice. From this ground, we seek to incorporate the skills and wisdom that both Brendan and other community members have acquired through their exposure to other contemplative traditions as well as to contemporary uses of mindfulness for health and wellbeing. Our overall aim is to foster a flexible practice that is sensitive and relevant to the needs of the average, modern Kiwi.

Upcoming events (5+)

Mindfulness Practice Meeting

The Mary Potter Community Centre

Kia ora koutou, We have regular mindfulness practice meetings on the first and third Sundays of each month at The Mary Potter Community Centre. We begin with a period of sitting meditation practice, followed by slow walking meditation in the beautiful gardens if weather permits, then a discussion accompanied by tea and nibbles. Following this discussion, there will be another period of slow walking meditation, followed by a second and final period of sitting meditation. Suggested donation of $3-5 (to cover venue costs). Hope to see you there! Aroha nui, Brendan & Rebecca 🙇

Mindfulness Practice Meeting

The Mary Potter Community Centre

Kia ora koutou, We have regular mindfulness practice meetings normally on the first and third Sundays of each month at The Mary Potter Community Centre. We begin with a period of sitting meditation practice, followed by slow walking meditation in the beautiful gardens if weather permits, then a discussion accompanied by tea and nibbles. Following this discussion, there will be another period of slow walking meditation, followed by a second and final period of sitting meditation. Suggested donation of $3-5 (to cover venue costs). Hope to see you there! Aroha nui, Brendan & Rebecca 🙇

Mindfulness Practice Meeting

The Mary Potter Community Centre

Kia ora koutou, We have regular mindfulness practice meetings on the first and third Sundays of each month at The Mary Potter Community Centre. We begin with a period of sitting meditation practice, followed by slow walking meditation in the beautiful gardens if weather permits, then a discussion accompanied by tea and nibbles. Following this discussion, there will be another period of slow walking meditation, followed by a second and final period of sitting meditation. Suggested donation of $3-5 (to cover venue costs). Hope to see you there! Aroha nui, Brendan & Rebecca 🙇

Mindfulness Practice Meeting

The Mary Potter Community Centre

Kia ora koutou, We have regular mindfulness practice meetings normally on the first and third Sundays of each month at The Mary Potter Community Centre. We begin with a period of sitting meditation practice, followed by slow walking meditation in the beautiful gardens if weather permits, then a discussion accompanied by tea and nibbles. Following this discussion, there will be another period of slow walking meditation, followed by a second and final period of sitting meditation. Suggested donation of $3-5 (to cover venue costs). Hope to see you there! Aroha nui, Brendan & Rebecca 🙇

Past events (53)

Mindfulness Practice Meeting: Effortless Effort

The Mary Potter Community Centre

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