First Aid Course for Sangha

We are running a First Aid Course for monks and nuns on Saturday the 9th of June 2018 at Srilankaramaya in Otahuhu, Auckland. The NZ Buddhist Council is contributing to the course costs, but we also request sponsorship from laypeople. To register, please send your name and contact details to Rukman Wagachchi.

If you wish to donate to help cover the course costs, please deposit or transfer the money to our account and please be sure to let Rukman know the amount and purpose of your donation. Our bank account information is provided here.

Mindfulness Summer Camp for school children

Rukman Wagachchi reports on a two-day Mindfulness Camp (Sati Pasala) that was held on Jan 31st to Feb 2nd this year, for 35 school children at Bella Rakha Retreat Centre in Oratia, Auckland:

The young people participating ranged from eight to seventeen years of age. We organised them into four groups, with five facilitators. Apart from mindful sitting and mindful walking meditation, children enjoyed all the mindful games and drawing. Some of their group drawings sent to Global Mindful Summit 2018 to as exhibits.

Artwork by student saying "Be there. Now. Live."

They were shown short videos about mindful eating, mindful teeth-brushing, mindful showering. The four groups each made their own salad for the lunch and shared with other participants.

Children enjoyed the forest walk and being in the nature listening to the sounds of the flowing stream, singing birds. They loved the experience of being silent observing nature.

We also had several mindfulness Sunday schools in two temples. This was a half-day programme including mindful sitting, walking and several mindful games.

We are planning a three-day Mindfulness Summer camp in Jan 2019. Contact Rukman if you want to know more.

Explore sacred spaces in Auckland

4 to 12 November 2017

Come along and join us as Auckland’s diverse faith groups open their doors to introduce us to their faith and ways of worship!

Visit the houses of worship at the times listed below – but please also check the “Sacred Spaces 2017” page on the Auckland Interfaith Council website for updates.

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