One Mindful Breath is a secular dharma practice community in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. We run weekend retreats and weekly evening meditation sessions on a Wednesday.
Come along if you:
• would like an introduction to a simple form of secular meditation practice
• want to meet other meditators and find out what we’re like
• have never meditated, or tried it and found it too hard, or you already meditate and want a different experience
• are happy to meditate sitting on a chair rather than on a cushion on the floor (although you can bring your own cushion or meditation stool).
Weekend Retreats Put aside a half day or a day for secular mindfulness practice every three or so months at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay. These days typically include a mix of short sitting and walking meditation sessions and brief talks, with time for discussion. And of course afternoon tea.
Wednesday Meetup We come together on a Wednesday evening to meditate, followed by thoughtful discussion and a cup of tea, at the Friends’ Centre in Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria. Doors open at 7.15pm, the meditation starts around 7.30pm, and the evening ends around 9.15pm. For Wednesday evening sessions you can just turn up.
One challenge of meditating daily is that it can start to feel stale if you only practice one technique over and over again. At One Mindful Breath we're committed to supporting each other's meditation practice, so on Wednesday 16 October we'll be exploring meditation techniques the many of us haven't tried before. Over the last 2400 years a huge number of different techniques have developed so we'll have a smorgasbord of options to try. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced meditator, you'll find something to challenge you!
Doors open at 7:15pm, we start at 7:30, and our evening together ends with tea and biscuits. No registration is needed for this event – simply turn up! Please note that there is no fixed fee for this event, but dana (donations) are gratefully accepted. As ever, everyone is absolutely welcome, so come along even if you've never meditated before.