Insight Auckland offers a regular sitting group (usually every second Thursday, 7:00-9:00 in Westmere), and provides information about insight meditation workshops and retreats in the Auckland region.

For more information, please visit our webpage:

Upcoming events in Auckland

Dharma talk

Date: Thursday 1 October 2015

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Place: 9 Kotare Avenue Westmere Auckland

Cost: dana*

Two-day Insight Meditation non-residential retreat

Insight meditation harnesses the power of mindfulness to develop understanding in all aspects of our lives, which leads to greater ease, happiness, and peace of mind.

In this two-day non-residential insight meditation retreat we will explore a range of different mindfulness techniques through guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, dyad practice, group discussion and optional individual meetings with the teacher.

We will also continue working with methods to overcome the classical obstacles to insight / clear seeing known as the five hindrances, so prior attendance at the four-week evening class series in September is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Dates and times: 9:00 Ė 5:00 pm Saturday-Sunday 3-4 October 2015

Note: In support of your own and the groupís practice, please make a commitment to arrive on time and stay for the entire day, each day.

Place: 175 Garnet Road Westmere, Auckland

Cost: $60/$30 + dana*

To register:


There are a number of communities and individuals who practise insight meditation, as well as people who teach it, in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This website lets you know who they are and where they can be found, as well as where you can find sitting groups, learn to meditate, and sign up for retreats.

Contact the community or person nearest to you to find out more.

A Thought for Today

One of the most wonderful things in teaching retreats is to see people begin to open to that understanding of selflessness. Itís tremendously liberating to begin to see that thereís nothing to protect and nothing to solve and that rather than necessarily working out our problems, we can stop identifying with them.

— Joseph Goldstein