Newsletter 05/06/2010


Welcome to Diamond Way Buddhist Trust NZ Information Service
Newsletter #3/2010

  1. Richard Corby in New Zealand - detailed schedule
  2. Wellington Meditation Group has moved!
  3. Diamond Way Buddhism in The Press
  4. OMPH mantras

+ Glentui Highlights

1.Richard Corby in New Zealand - detailed schedule

Auckland (see more details)

Saturday 19th of June:
6:30pm - dinner ($10)
8:00pm - lecture ($10)
Sunday 20th of June
10:00am - public lecture at Ponsonby Community Centre ($10)
4:00pm - lecture ($10)
6:30pm - dinner ($10)
8:00pm - lecture ($10)

Wellington (see more details)
Tuesday 22nd of June:
12:00pm - public lecture, Victoria University (free)
6:00pm - public lecture, Central Library ($10)
Wednesday 23rd of June:
7:00pm - public lecture, Powa Centre ($10)

Christchurch (see more details)
Prices: $12 public lecture, $20 other lectures. $60 full course. $10 dinner.
Thursday 24th of June:
6:00pm - dinner
7:30pm - public lecture, DWB Centre
Friday 25th of June:
6:00pm - dinner
7:30pm - lecture
Saturday 26th of June:
10:00am - meditation session
2:00pm - lecture, DWB Centre
6:00pm - dinner
7:00pm - lecture, DWB Centre
10:00pm - Cocktail Party and Auction
Sunday 27th of June
10:00am - meditation session

2. Wellington Meditation Group has moved

"We have moved to the Powa Centre, very near the Cuba St. This is a beautiful space, warm, inspiring and filled with good vibration! Turns out the 'Powa' in the name is not a coincidence too. How to find us?

As part of this relocation, we altered the meditation hours. We are now meeting on Monday 7:30pm and Wednesday 7pm."

3. Diamond Way Buddhism in The Press

We have been asked to do a bi-monthly feature in The Press, a Christchurch daily newspaper.

First article went to print on 13th of May, the transcript can be found here or here.

4. OMPH mantras

We have recently been busy doing Om Mani Peme Hung mantras (and the Loving Eyes meditation associated with it). Through joint effort we have reached the tally of 704,390. Thank you!

Glentui Highlights

The Glentui retreat is a very important project for us. We have decided to create a permanent section here and share the information regularly.

The high-level plan is currently being discussed. The recent vision evolves around several buildings:
- small hut - it would serve as a base for further work and first place for meditation
- retreat house - serious building designed for heavyweight meditators
- cafe - service building for courses and kitchen work
- tent area - flat space for courses where the tent can be put up
- toilets - compost toilet system for the retreat house and port-a-loos for courses. Something temporary for the hut
- showers - temporary solar-powered cubicle for the hut, bigger outdoor structure for the courses.

With this setup we could start building the small hut straight away. It would allow us to expand the Glentui power field and get ready for the larger investment.