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Apr 17 2015

This Changes Everything

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Our meeting on 15 May will discuss Naomi Klein’s new book: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.

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Feb 25 2013

Visit of Bhante Kovida

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Our meetings got off to a wonderful start this year with the visit of the Ven. Bhante Kovida, a Buddhist monk. He began by leading us in a breath meditation, followed by a Mahasati meditation, a particular form of mindfulness meditation developed by a Thai Buddhist. This lead smoothly into a very down-to-earth, understandable yet profound explanation of the Buddhist path of overcoming suffering. He described Buddhism as “spiritual psychotherapy”, which fits very well, I think. After answering questions, he closed the meeting with a compassion meditation.

His website, www.bhantikovida.com, has a brief biography and several books in PDF format for free download. These combine accounts of his travels with the way he has applied Buddhist teaching and practice in his day-to-day living.

 

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Nov 09 2012

Tutorial on our website

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Last Friday, we saw a demonstration on how to create posts on our website.

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May 05 2011

An Aotearoa Spirituality Unfolds

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On Friday 13 May, Dr Garth Cant will speak with us on the above topic.  He is a lecturer in Geography at Canterbury University, with interests in the Church in rural New Zealand and in Maori approaches to spirituality.

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May 05 2011

Human made climate change: a moral, political and legal issue

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Well known US scientist Hansen has been brought to NZ by climate action organisers including Jeannette Fitzsimons, and Aoraki Greens are hosting this.
When: Friday 20 May, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Where: at the Horticultural Hall 57 Riccarton Avenue (in Hagley Park). hosted by Kennedy Graham, MP.

Ian Crumpton has reviewed his book “Storms of my Grandchildren” here.

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