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End of the World Retreat

During the recent Mayan calendar change, Ajahn Chandako taught a retreat focussing on the end of the world. Although the theme was somewhat tongue in cheek, the retreat explored the very real phenomena of cessation and its relationship to peace. Both in a practical way, visible here and now, and in the long term sense […]

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New Stupa at the Auckland Vihara

Visitors to the Auckland Buddhist Vihara may have noticed that near the Bodhi Tree there is now a beautiful stone stupa. This stupa was carved in Indonesia in the same style and material as the famous stupas of Borobudur. A stupa is similar to a Buddha statue in that it represents and reminds us of the path to Awakening.

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