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Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Lectures

23 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018


Friday 23 November 2018, 7.30pm - Friday 23 November 2018, 9.30pm

Saturday 24 November 2018, 7.30pm - Saturday 24 November 2018, 9.30pm

Sunday 25 November 2018, 5.00pm - Sunday 25 November 2018, 7.00pm


Auckland Diamond Way Buddhist Centre, 17A Remuera Rd, Newmarket, Auckland

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The Broadway end of Remuera Rd

Entrance is to the left of the Optometrist at 17A on Remuera, up the stairs


$10 suggested donation per lecture

Entry fees help us cover the costs of international flights and accommodation for our visiting teachers. Hardships rates however always apply



021 029 58946


The Auckland Diamond Way Buddhist Centre is delighted to welcome Gretchen Newmark from Portland, US to New Zealand. Gretchen will give three public lectures on Buddhism at our new Centre in Newmarket over the weekend.

The programme:

Friday 23 November

  • Event: Public lecture - "Buddhism in Daily Life"
  • Start time: 7.30pm

Saturday 24 November

  • Event: Public lecture - "Love and Relationship- from a Buddhist perspective"
  • Start time: 7.30pm

Sunday 25 November

  • Event: Public lecture - "Working with Emotions- from a Buddhist perspective"
  • Start time: 5pm

If you are interested to learn more about Buddhism this weekend course is a perfect opportunity. Both beginners and those with more experience are welcome. At the end of each session, we invite you to take part in a short guided meditation and Gretchen will also be available to answer questions.

Price: $10 suggested donation per lecture

About Gretchen:

After meditating for many years and experiencing teachers and methods from different Buddhist traditions, Gretchen met Lama Ole Nydhal ( in 1996 and co-founded the Portland Diamond Way Buddhist Center two months later.

She works as a dietitian and counsellor in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as a spiritual director, a kind of counselling that focuses on spirituality. She has taught health-related topics and hatha yoga for many years and began teaching meditation to beginners in 2000. She has been teaching in Diamondway centres since 2006.

About Diamond Way Buddhism Auckland:

The Auckland Diamond Way Buddhist group (part of Diamond Way Buddhism New Zealand) is a not-for-profit organisation and was established in February 2008. We offer regular guided meditation evenings, Dharma talks and a monthly Introduction to Buddhism for newcomers.

Diamond Way Buddhism New Zealand is part of an international network of around 650 meditation centres in more than 50 countries around the world in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The centres were founded by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of the 16th Karmapa. They are now under the guidance of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Our centres consist of people and families working in full-time jobs, and incorporating Diamond Way Buddhism teachings and meditation into their daily lives.

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