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August 2019

Taking Care of the Spirit in Challenging Times

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Taking Care of the Spirit in Challenging Times - Practical Peace and Insight in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh The Nelson Centre of Mindful Living is delighted to welcome Sister Shalom back to Nelson. She will offer teachings on the way mindfulness can help us remain solid and connected and continue to experience joy, even when faced with the huge challenges of our time. Now, more than ever, we need the stability and clarity that comes from responding to…

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September 2019

Mind and Brain in Buddhism

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where Buddhism and Science meet! An open and friendly dialogue exploring the view of mind in Buddhism, and how it differs from the physical brain. The mind is that which experiences our everyday reality, and has unlimited potential. Understanding more about our own mind opens the door to lasting peace and satisfaction. The evening will be lead by Geshe Jampa Tharchin who has previously collaborated with neuroscientists. Questions warmly welcome. Join us for a very interesting evening. By donation /…

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Surrender your feet to the Beat… Blossom Dance

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Blossom Dance This evening is for people who just want to dance... Throw winter to the wind and move to some great tunes. Another popular night of surrendering your Feet to the Beat is just around the corner with the first whiff of spring. With spring we're back at the popular Meadow at Fairfield House where blossoms will be in full effect. Breath taking. Dance outdoors as the sun goes down and loose yourself on a bumping dance floor. Expect…

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October 2019

The Wildflowers Tour with Raylee and Jocee

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh from the release of her debut album 'Where Wildflowers Grow", Raylee Bradfield is heading out on tour with Jocee Tuck. Raylee Bradfield is a name known to many musicians who’ve sought out her vocal coaching expertise and guidance towards developing their craft. But turning that energy inwards in this season, she’s quietly become one of the best-kept secrets of Auckland’s alt-country scene, flooring audiences with her classic country songwriting and heartworn voice. For fans of Gillian Welch and Patty…

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October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“The soundtrack to dreams, myths and the dark landscapes of Aotearoa” - Graham Reid Ponguru is a conversation between ancient and contemporary voices. With Ponguru, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface bring together the many voices of ngā taonga pūoro and the low voice of the doublebass in an exploration of timbre, space, melody, and our shared musical language. Working in collaboration with Steve Garden, Ponguru has been released through Rattle Records to wide acclaim. The performances on this West Coast…

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I would rather swim in a shark infested ocean than meditate

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meditation Workshop with Venerable Lobsang Namgyel Many people have tried to meditate and felt dissatisfied with the results. Some even have strong aversion. Let's put our negative experiences to one side and start again with the help of an accomplished meditation teacher. Venerable Namgyel is known for teaching difficult subjects in a humorous but authentic way. He has been teaching for over 30 years and is a student of the Dalai Lama. Don't miss his visit to Nelson! By donation…

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November 2019

Getting the Love You Want

November 9 @ 9:00 am - November 10 @ 6:00 pm

Week End Workshop Getting the Love You Want presented by Yvonne & Brian Pauling Learn to: . Rediscover the joy and potential of being together as a couple • Communicate using new skills that break destructive cycles of relating • Get to the root of your problems and dissolve them • Successfully express your frustrations and desires without criticism or complaints • Create fun, romance, passion and intimacy together Time: Saturday 9am–7pm, Sunday 9am–6pm To register: Ph. 021 555 167…

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Introduction to Tantra with Renetsu

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how Tantra can greatly improve all aspects of your life. Get out of your restrictive life patterns and bring authentic interactions and deep connections that will fullfil your hearts desires. Have you ever? - Said Yes when you really wanted to say No? - Been overwhelmed with guilt when saying No? - Said Yes just to please others? - Continued with something because you didn’t want to offend or let someone down, even though you really wanted to stop?…

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Friends of Old Fairfield AGM

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

FRIENDS OF OLD FAIRFIELD INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Commencing with coffee & croissants followed by the Chairperson's report, financial accounts & the election of officers. An invitation is extended to all who would like to join us & hear how this vibrant Nelson community asset is sustained. FOOF is always open to new members who may wish to be involved at committee level. Warm Welcome.

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The Wishing Star

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wintergreen Creative is putting on a delightful Christmas show for families. Anna lives with her grandfather. Jeffey lives with his grandmother. Every night, they wish on the Wishing Star. Every night their wishes come true. However, one day… the wishes start to go wrong! Anna and Jeffey must be brave to seek out the Wishing Star and put things right. Along the way our courageous children meet a host of wonderful characters. Our cast are improvisors who know the show…

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Bluegrass with Coppermine Junction

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Coppermine Junction is composed of four noteworthy names in the Nelson music scene. Each of their journeys started elsewhere (Ireland, Australia & NZ) but their paths have fortuitously crossed in Nelson. Banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and upright bass are employed to deliver a blend of high energy bluegrass rhythms, thoughtful Americana classics and toe tapping Old Timey tunes. Steve McGlone (guitar, vocals) and Sean Magee (banjo, mandolin, vocals) provide us with driving bluegrass rhythms and melodies, while Shanine Raggett (fiddle,…

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December 2019

The Emma Gilmartin Quartet

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Jazz vocalist Emma Gilmartin is without a doubt one of Australia’s finest and in-demand singers currently on the scene today. She has released four albums under her own name and was a finalist in the Australian jazz awards in 2006. For what will be her debut NZ tour Gilmartin will be teaming up with a longtime colleague and heavyweight guitarist James Sherlock also from Melbourne. Local mainstays double bassist Michael Story and drummer Mark Lockett will be rounding out the…

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