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Pathways to Freedom – Buddhist Teachings


14 Mills Lane, Albany AUK, NZ 0632

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training


May 29 to
May 30
20:45 pmto20:45 pm

8:00am–5:00pm Saturday. 8:00am–4:30pm Sunday.



Registration Fee per Weekend: $75 (to cover venue and facilities)

Teacher Fee per Weekend: Dana/Koha/Donation

(Suggested Dana: $40 per day, depending on your circumstances)

Catering & Accommodation also available: $160

Full Description

Buddhist Teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

A weekend of yoga, movement, meditation, creative visualisation and discussion.

This is a practical weekend of meditation and investigation into life as it is. It is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners. We will be exploring in a clear, lucid and intimate way, the four areas of experience: body, feelings, states of mind and objects of mind. For this we need to generate a mind that is genuinely interested in understanding life as it is, that wishes to experience more deeply and profoundly the nature of experience and the universe.

Through the Buddhist practices of mindfulness we are able to quickly realise profound well-being and meaningfulness right here in the midst of life without changing anything.

This kind of investigation is do-able by anyone willing to make the effort.

About Dyana

Dyana Wells has been a student of yoga, meditation and the spiritual journey, most of her life. She started practising yoga at 15 and began seriously training with the Auckland Yoga Academy over 20 years ago. In her early thirties she met her first teachers of Dharma: Tarchin Hearn, Namygal Rinpoche and Cecilie Kwiat, and under their guidance delved deeply into the mysteries of the mind and the nature of awareness.

Dyana has more recently studied Abhidhamma and Tibetan Tantra with Mark Webber. She has completed many long retreats and slips away into nature regularly to re-establish herself in the vast tapestry of life. She has worked deeply with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, the Theravadin traditions of South East Asia, and the spiritual manuals of the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita.

Her focus has always been to understand and apply these teachings in her daily life. What is the pathway to freedom and what gets in the way? How relevant is the philosophy of ancient scriptures in today’s world?

Dyana has three children, three grandchildren and lives at Orere Point, a small sea side community on the Firth of Thames.

She is the course director and a teacher on the 200-Hour and 500-Hour Integrated Yoga Teachers Training Programs at Kawai Purapura.