Thursday April 27 • 12:30–2pm • St Andrew’s on The Terrace


A tide of xenophobia, misogyny, prejudice and callousness towards ‘the Other’ is rising

This is the politics of indecency, so how do we create a sea wall that will turn it back?

How do we respond forcefully with a politics of decency?

What sort of communities and civil society do we want to build?

How can we flourish as humans, living in harmony

with each other and with nature?


Winton Higgins has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1987, and a teacher

of insight meditation since 1995. He has contributed to the development of a

secular Buddhism internationally, and is a senior teacher for Sydney Insight

Meditators and Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Born in 1941, Winton was an academic with a wide range of intellectual

interests, three of which came to dominate: social democratic theory and

practice, especially the Swedish experience 1928–76; genocide studies, with

special reference to the Holocaust; and standardisation.

His most recent book is the novel Rule of Law. His website is at and much of his dharma writing can be found at


This meeting has been organised by the St. Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society

and One Mindful Breath, a secular dharma practice community



Human Flourishing Seminar



The 2017 St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society (SATRS) / Public Good Conference,at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand


Friday 5 May: 7.00–8.30pm (tea and coffee from 6.30pm)

Saturday 6 May: 9.30am– 3.30pm (Registration from 9.00am)


Friday: Koha entry.


Saturday: suggested registration $30 waged / $20 unwaged / $10 under 25 or student. (Lunch included).


To register for the conference

By cash or cheque at the St Andrew’s Office,
or by direct debit to SATRS
 KiwiBank Account  389012 0627557-00

or online booking at


For more information and/or a copy of the programme and registration form visit the SATRS website at




SATRS Human Flourishing Seminar Friday evening May 5th and Saturday May 6th at St Andrews.

Help needed for the tea table on Friday evening at 6.30pm and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday.

If you are free and able to give a hand for one or more of these please contact Pam Fuller or phone 475 8240.

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