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INSIGHTAotearoa

A newsletter dedicated to supporting individuals and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand who practice insight meditation, INSIGHTAotearoa is not currently being published. Back copies are available here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/insightaotearoa.

To subscribe to future issues when they resume, send an email to jeremylogan@slingshot.co.nz

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Online resources for those wanting to learn to meditate

With thanks to the Sydney secular insight meditation teacher Winton Higgins, a glossary of buddhist terms is available here.

How to meditate: the art of formal practice, by Tara Brach
http://www.imcw.org/how-meditate as a web page or
http://www.tarabrach.com/how-to-meditate.pdf as a document

Some simple instructions for people starting out
http://nyimc.org/index.php/site/learnmeditate/

Sitting meditation instructions, by Jack Kornfield
http://www.jackkornfield.org/index/meditations?id=sittingMeditation

An introduction to meditation, by Gil Fronsdal (six downloadable MP3 files)
http://www.audiodharma.org/talks-intromed.html

Awakening joy, a ten month experiential online course
http://www.awakeningjoy.info/

Nelson cook and gardener Roger Wilde’s thoughts on beginning meditation
http://www.wildhealthfood.com/learn-to-meditate

Dharma talks by Australian teacher Winton Higgins with a modern, secular view on this practice are available as PDFs at
http://www.beaches-sangha.org/Downloads/default.aspx


Other resources

Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust
http://www.abet.nz

Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand
http://secularbuddhism.org.nz

Secular Buddhism Aotearoa New Zealand youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/wellingtoninsight/videos

The Insight Meditation Center, Barre, Massachusetts, USA
http://www.dharma.org

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, Marin County, California, USA
http://www.spiritrock.org

Insight meditation in Australia
http://www.dharma.org.au

Gaia House, Devon, Britain
http://www.gaiahouse.co.uk

Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, the home of dharma punx
http://www.againstthestream.org/

Metta Foundation, the home of insight dialogue
http://www.metta.org/

Audiodharma archive of downloadable dharma talks
http://www.audiodharma.org

Dharma Seed audio archive of downloadable dharma talks
http://www.dharmaseed.org

Recommended books, periodicals, downloads, links etc
http://www.abet.nz/resources

About

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

There are those who discover they can leave behind confused reactions,
and become patient as the earth;
Undisturbed by anger, unshaken as a pillar,
unperturbed as a clear and quiet pool.

— The Buddha