Sharda daylong 2023

Lightly held: A Day of Meditation with Sharda Rogell.

When: Saturday March 18th  sitting from 9.30 am  til 4.30pm

(Please arrive well before 9.30am – doors open for registration at 9.00 am, and please allow up to 30 mins after 4.30 for packing up etc.)

Where: Mary Potter Centre, Durham St, Christchurch

Cost:  $50 (to be paid online by end of Thursday 16th March),  plus dana

Registration:   Please click here to register

Our spiritual journey invites us into our experience, to meet and to fully open to what is here. Meditation has power because it connects us with ourselves and all life forms in a way that is real and true and therefore, ultimately compassionate. Whenever we are caught in distracting thoughts and emotions, we disconnect from the fullness of our present moment experience and are often lead into negative and painful ways of being. This leads to suffering for ourselves, for others and for our world. Only when we find the path to our own loving heart and clarity of mind can we awaken to what’s truly possible.

During this challenging and unsettling time in our world, there is a need for us to stop and look deeply together, to not turn away from our heartbreak and recognize and feel the love that is always present and holds us all together. Once in touch, we can begin to expand the circle of love beyond our usual boundaries where we respect diversity and are inclusive of everyone without distinction.

Sharing together with Sharda’s heartfelt guidance in this daylong, we will draw on our meditative tools of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and group discussions to steady and sustain us and to awaken our compassionate heart.

Everyone welcome, whether beginner or experienced meditators

About Sharda

Sharda Rogell
Sharda Rogell began her practice in 1976 and has been teaching worldwide since 1987. She is a Teacher Emerita at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Along with her training in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, she has been influenced by many other spiritual teachers and traditions. She has been a student of A. H. Almaas in the Diamond Approach for over 20 years and her primary interest is awakening the heart/mind with embodied presence in order to live a fully awakened life.


Sharda has been a regular and warmly welcome visiting teacher for Southern Insight for almost two decades.  We welcome her back in person this year.

Lunch:  Please bring your own, hot and cold drinks supplied.


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