Public Schedule

Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete, October 11, 2020
Sunday Contemplations with Tarchin
a simultaneous in-person and zoom class, followed by a shared lunch

A morning gathering  to contemplatively explore various aspects of life and living that can help us live richly and meaningfully in this rapidly changing and challenging world.  If there is a particular theme that you would like to explore, Tarchin is happy for you to e-mail it to him ahead of the class and he will see if he can weave it in to the morning.

As we have largely returned to level 1 we will invite anyone who wishes, to join us at Orgyen.  However, keeping in mind that Covid is still very much active in the world, we ask that you not come if you have cold or flue symptoms or if you suspect that you may have had contact with active Covid cases.

For those unable to physically attend, you can join in via Zoom.
To attend via Zoom please register by filling in this form.
You will then be sent the Zoom link a day before the class.

Internet Zoom class for Brazilian students, Oct.23, 10am (NZ date and time)
This class will be translated into Portuguese.
If you would like to join this class, contact Ana-Paula

Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete, November 8, 2020
Sunday Contemplations at Orgyen
(details to be announced)

Queenstown Dharma Centre,  NZ, November 14 – 22, 2020
Breathing Sanity
contemplative conversations and teachings
with Tarchin Hearn

Living in turbulent times.
Yearning for goodness.
Bowled over by pandemics of fear and grasping and fortress behaviour.

Tentatively feeling our way towards meaningful ways of being.
Not back to normal but onward to
Something Beautiful for the World.

The week will begin with an exploration of the vision and implications of what in Buddhism is sometimes called “Ekayāna” – a way of living that is thoroughly non-sectarian and universal in nature. This is dharma in action which, given the multiple crises in the world today, is more necessary than ever.

Classes will happen on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Tues, Wed, and Thurs evenings.

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Orgyen Hermitage, Aongatete, December 6, 2020
Sunday Contemplations at Orgyen
(details to be announced)

Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, Aongatete, Jan. 3 – 10, 2021
The Art of Mandala, Interconnectedness,
And Reverence for Life

Click here for full  information about this retreat. (4 page PDF)

Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, New Zealand, Feb. 12 – 25, 2021
Wisdom, Compassion and Non-Clinging Awareness
– a residential retreat –

Meaningful living begins with an intuition,
life, as vast-mystery-unfolding,
birthing the deeply compelling question;
how to live well in the midst of this dancing of everything and everyone.

Clarifying this natural state of being,
radical interconnectivity, creative and constantly dynamic.
Cultivating skills in primordial contemplation,
complete attunement and skilful engagement.

Discovering no-name sanity.
The ancients might have called this
Primordial Dharma.
Continuously transient, extravagantly creative,
competently and confidently home.

The retreat will be a precious opportunity to pause and refresh and re-evaluate everything. Day by day, inviting a flow of contemplation, meditation, discussion and movement while living with and on the land, we will explore the meeting point of mindfulness and deep ecology and our place in the world.

Registration details will be posted here soon.