Open your mind to meditation

Contrary to popular belief, meditation is more important and necessary for people leading busy lives – not just for ascetics and those pursuing philosophy.

Stress, breakdown in human relations, inability to cope with people, places and vicissitudes are all part of our daily lives but mediation, undertaken even for 15 minutes in a 24-hour cycle, could do immense good to the body, soul and importantly the mind.

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Vipassana Meditation Centre, which has been active in encouraging younger members of the society as well adults, has planned an ‘Open Day’ to enable people to practice this simple, costless and yet priceless mental exercise in the comfort of their own home or even office.

The event will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Centre located at 153 Burnside Road, Makarau, Kaukapakapa about 60 kms from the Auckland City Centre on the Northern Motorway.

Remove impurities

Organiser Falgun Shah described Vipassana as a technique that aims to obliterate mental impurities, leading to a state of happiness.

“It clears the mind of stress and strain and the body of disease. In essence, it liberates human beings from suffering. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.

Further details can be obtained from him on (09) 4205319. Email: email:; Website:

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