What we're about

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.


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Upcoming events (2)

Beginner's mind continued - introduction to meditation

Wellington Friends Centre

Made a New Year's resolution to meditate more? There's no better way to build a foundation in mindfulness than meditating with others. Join us for a relaxed session and discover the benefits in a beginner-friendly environment. Our Beginner’s Mind session teaches basic meditation techniques and is a great introduction to meditating in a group environment. The session is a progression from last week's Beginner's Mind session, however it's not necessary for you attended last weeks session - you'll still find it a helpful start. You can ask questions and the session is broken into shorter meditations to ease you into the practice. Doors open at 7:15pm, we start at 7:30, and our evening together ends with tea and biscuits. No registration is needed (but saying you're going is helpful) – simply turn up! Please note that there is no fixed fee for this event, but dana (donations) are gratefully accepted, including by direct credit to[masked] We meet in the Wellington Friends Centre at the very end of Montcrieff Street. Go up the steps and we're in the room to the right that looks back up the street. http://www.onemindfulbreath.org.nz

Summer Meditation Retreat - day long

Crombie Lounge

What will you discover spending time in silence? With the noise and distraction of our busy lives, it can be difficult to find the space to quieten our minds and enjoy the full wonder of the world around you. Join us for a friendly and relaxed day long meditation retreat. It’s the perfect opportunity to deeply reconnect with your mindfulness practice, settle your mind, and to meet other practitioners. All experience levels are welcome, from beginner to more experienced meditators. Everyone can get something out of this retreat. The retreat is is limited to fourteen people so register now! WHAT THE RETREAT INVOLVES The meditation will consist of a mix of walking and seated meditation, alternating between sitting for 30 minutes and walking for 30 minutes. The retreat will be silent during the meditation sessions. Please bring your own lunch to share, but morning tea will be provided. WHAT TO BRING Bring whatever you need to have a comfortable meditation session! Feel free to bring a meditation cushion and blanket if that is part of your practice, although there are chairs that we use for meditation provided in the room. Morning tea will be provided, but please bring some food to share for lunch. There is space to walk inside, but if the weather is fine we encourage you to walk outside in the beautiful grounds of the Home of Compassion, so bring sunscreen and a hat. COST The generosity of donations enables us to run these retreats without any fixed fee, but due to demand we do ask that everyone provides a deposit of $40 on registration to secure your place. When you arrive you will have your $40 returned to you. You can then make the choice of whether you want to donate some of that money to One Mindful Breath as dāna (a donation). You are welcome to give as much or as little as you want. Make your deposit into: One Mindful Breath,[masked] with your name as a reference. HOW TO REGISTER Just click the link and enter your details: https://forms.gle/jFKAjdn8W6WqDRn69. One you've registered remember to make your refundable deposit to[masked], with your name as a reference. You'll be contacted by email with more details on the retreat.

Past events (223)

Beginner's mind - introduction to meditation

Wellington Friends Centre

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