World Peace Tree planting to celebrate the opening of a new “Yoga in Daily Life” ashram in Onehunga


On 16 March, the day of the opening of Sri Swami Maheshwarananda ashram at 117 Arthur St Onehunga Auckland, New Zealand, at 11 am, a World Peace tree was planted in Taumanu Reserve, Onehunga, Auckland.

Vishwaguru Swami Maheshwarananda led a prayer for victims of the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March and for their family members and friends. In attendance were Mr Kanwaljit Singh Bakshiji MP, Mr Don Allan, Maungakiekie – Tamaki Local Board, Mr Paul Young, Auckland City Councillor, Amiria Puia-Taylor, Ngati Te Ata Waiohua/Ngati Tiipa, ‘People Weaver’ and Board member of the Onehunga Business Association, Bobby MacDonald, Artist, and Bridget Graham, Onehunga Community House.

Many representative citizens from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, India, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia were in attendance.

The prayer was for peace and consolation to victims and for victims’ family and friends. Vishwaguruji said “Our brothers and sisters in Christchurch lost family members. It doesn’t matter from which religion, from which country, we are humans and we are all one. We would like to pray for peace and for this country that such a thing should never ever happen again, for this nation, New Zealand. Also I would pray for the people who did such things that they might come again to peace and harmony. We pray for all for peace, for harmony for understanding and love to each another.” 

Yoga in Daily Life is now open at 117 Arthur Street, Onehunga. For more information visit:

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