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The Awakening Heart

  • Christchurch Buddhist Centre 43 Harrow Street Christchurch, Canterbury, 8011 New Zealand (map)

We are pleased that Keith Rowan from Nelson Buddhist Centre is back again to lead us on a weekend of teachings from 29th Sep - 1 Oct. This is a great opportunity for both those new to Buddhism and those more seasoned practitioners alike.

Date: Friday 29th September
Time: 7.30 - 9 pm
Topic: Introductory talk on "The Awakening Heart"
Suggested donation: $20 (waged)/ $10 (concessions)

This will be followed by a weekend workshop.

Date: Saturday 30th Sep & Sunday 1st Oct
Time: 10 - 12 noon & 1.30 - 3.30 pm each day
Talk: The 4 talks will delve deeper into this core Mahayana Buddhist principal  of "The Awakening Heart", exploring into what it is, how enriching this can be for everone's life, how to develop it; also how to protect and refine it. 
Lunch: Please bring something to share for a pot luck lunch
Suggested donation: $25 for half day, $40 for full day, $75 for full weekend ($55 for members)
Note: see here for information about membership
RSVP: to Erin Lummis, email:  
phone: 03 981 8380

Venue: The teachings will be held at the Christchurch Buddhist Centre, 43 Harrow Street, Phillipstown. Come down the long driveway to the gompa (meditation hall) at the back.

About Keith:

Keith Rowan has studied and practised Buddhist teachings for over 40 years. He has received extensive teachings from his main teachers Namgyal Rinpoche and Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche and from several other great Tibetan teachers. "My greatest pleasure is to share, as best I can, the wonderful insights and methods that Buddhism can offer, in plain English that ordinary people of whatever inclination or belief can understand and put into practice. The teachings of the Buddha are not about strange belief systems. They are about who we are, the challenges we face and our true birthrights - happiness, love and liberation."

Earlier Event: September 27
Communicating from the Heart
Later Event: October 19
The Bodhisattva’s Boundaries