A group of friends who started coming together weekly in Wellington at the beginning of 2012, we meet on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9pm at The Quaker Centre, Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria offering a friendly place to learn to meditate.
Our approach to mindfulness is a secular one, relevant to life today in Aotearoa New Zealand. In an environment that fosters stillness, silence and attentiveness, a session includes silent sitting followed by discussion, and the evening may end with a short guided meditation.
Our practice is a simple one: we sit silently, in stillness, on chairs rather than on cushions on the floor, aware of what’s happening at that moment. That’s it.
People with all levels of experience are welcome, including beginners, and very basic meditation instructions may be offered. If it’s your first try, let us know so we can help you feel comfortable.
Simply Secular Saturdays
We also organise afternoons of meditation and discussion through the year that we call Simply Secular Saturdays, and will be offering weekend workshops, one facilitated by Australian teacher Winton Higgins on October 24 & 25, 2015 and another by US teacher Jason Siff on November 28 & 29, 2015.
Whether you want to learn mindfulness, find a friendly group to meditate with, or deepen your practice, just turn up. A contribution for the following week’s room hire is welcome.
Book discussion group
At the first meeting of this new group on Sunday 20 September at Diedre’s in Karori, we discussed Unlearning Meditation by Jason Siff. The book to be discussed at the next meeting has yet to be decided, but we have to say that to get the most from this group, you really do need to ensure you’ve read it.
Text or phone Rebecca or send a message through the form below to find out where we’ll be meeting next and what book we’ll be discussing.
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Got a question or three?
Phone or text Rebecca on 022 071 4095 or send us a message using the form below.