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In the archives

April 2017

55: August 2016
* Upcoming events
* What is Meditation?
* How to listen to someone you disagree with
* Looking for someone to blame
* A Gift of the Dharma at the Supermarket
54: Autumn 2016
* Upcoming events
* Dharma everywhere
* Mindfulness in schools
* Meditation, Swimming and Flying at the Dharma Gathering this year
* Yatras
* Leaning into Autumn
* Internet Rambling
52: Winter 2015
* Upcoming events
* More mindfulness for children
* Internet Ramblings
* Offering Service
* Lost by David Wagoner
* Walk and touch peace every moment by Thich Nhat Hahn
51: Summer 2015
* Mindfulness for children
* Internet Ramblings
* What our members have been up to
* Love after Love by Derek Walcott
* Coffee by Heather
50: Spring 2014
* Siobhana’s upcoming retreat
* Rick Hanson’s one-day workshop
* People’s experiences of Di and Julie’s retreat
* Southern Insight news
* Internet ramblings
49: Winter 2014
* Future retreat events
* The Awakening Joy course
* Steering group news
* Internet ramblings
48: Autumn 2014
* Embracing it all – the January 2014 retreat
* High Country Weather – a poem made for Staveley
* Internet ramblings – joy and generosity
* News around the south
* Excerpt from “Hardwiring Happiness” by Rick Hansen
* SIM news
47: November 2013
* Information about upcoming retreats
* Book review: A Three Dog Life
* Internet ramblings – random thoughts
* A simple but powerful way to kick the worry habit
46: Winter 2013
* Awakening Joy with James and Jane Baraz
* Can we afford joy in a world of suffering?
* A review of our Awakening Joy workshop
* Internet ramblings on how Buddhist thought can assist in a changing world
45: Autumn 2013
* Summer Retreat Reflections
* Internet Ramblings
* A yogi in Vietnam
* Embracing the ‘tainted glory of humanity’ – Jack Kornfield
* Our True Heritage – Thich Nhat Hanh
* How to make a humane origami insect catcher
44: Summer 2012
* Plans for 2013
* Summer Retreat with Yanai
* Scared about doing an eight-day retreat? Why this is for you
43: Winter 2012
* Why do we meditate?
* Information about our spring retreat
* Information about our steering group
* Excellence of Bodhichitta
* What place does beauty have in everyday life?
42: Autumn 2012
* Thoughts for the Ending Season
* Jeremy Logan’s Queen’s Birthday retreat
* Changes to Erik Kolvig’s plans
* Steering Group News and getting involved with Southern Insight
* Internation teachers and talks available on line
* What is, as it is by Tony Parsons
* Just a cup of tea by Stephen Levine
41: Summer 2011
* Dharma Gathering – Clear Mind, Open Heart
* Arthur Wells Sensei reflects on the apparent craziness of Zen
* Bringing the Dharma Into Our Life – Jeremy Logan
* What would the Buddha say if he saw a Dharma Gathering – Subhana Barzaghi
40: Spring 2011
* Thanks to Russell
* Embracing the Quaking Heart – June 2011 retreat with Jeremy Logan
* Upcoming spring Retreat- combined meditation and Qi Gong
* The Way of the Hen
39: Autumn 2011
* Beginning with gratitude
* Reflections on Erik Kolvig
* A Summary of Erik Kolvig’s talk
* Finding Joy – reflections from Christchurch yogis
* Embracing the Quaking Heart – Jeremy Logan’s upcoming retreat
* Sitting group news – change of venue
38: Summer 2011
* Stephen and Martine Bachelor
* Reflections from the November Retreat
* Reflections on Leonard Cohen
* Sitting Group News
* Awakening the Wise Heart with Subhana Barzaghi
* New books in the Southern Insight library
37: Spring 2010
* A retreat with Stephen and Martine Bachelor: some reflections
* Reflections on Jeremy’s retreat
* Just one dazzling moment – Elizabeth Gilbert
* A scattered mind is someone you can hang out with – Kainei Edward Brown
* Not knowing is most intimate – Zoketsu Norman Fischer
36: Autumn 2010
* Dharma Gathering: Post-dharma-gathering bliss
* Finding our true purpose
* Upcoming retreats
35: Summer 2009
* Dharma Gathering: Change your mind week
* Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change
* Finding the Jewel
33: Autumn 2009
* What is Meditation? – Yanai Postelnik
* News from To Moata
* Some Thoughts in Late Summer
32: Summer 2008-09
* Introducing Yanai Postelnik
* Being Touched by Life
* Dharma Facilitators’ Programme
30: Autumn 2008
* The Dharma Gathering
* Dharma facilitators’ programme
* Introducing Karuna Aotearoa
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