A Global Community of Practice
Adidam devotees participate in a systematic, open esoteric school and global community of spiritual practice. There are cooperative Adidam cultures in a great many countries, with principal centres in California and Fiji.
Here in New Zealand, our largest community is in Auckland, where we have a rural centre and several additional households, but we also have communities in Christchurch and Wellington, and area study groups in Waiheke Island, Northland, the Waikato, and New Plymouth.
The Auckland centre is in the Waitakere foothills and covers about sixteen acres of pastureland, native bush, and vegetable and flower gardens. As you drive in, you pass a small cottage and a good sized bookstore and meeting room (both of which are used for retreats and seminars,) before winding up the grassy hill to its summit. Here sits a white Victorian building, home to several devotees of Avatar Adi Da. The wider Adidam community meet here to meditate, watch live internet broadcasts of Adi Da, and use the library, which contains an excellent collection of religious and spiritual literature from all the world's traditions. Also on the property are a horse, a Kuni kuni pig (a great recycler) and herd of sheep.
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