Mira Riddiford

Mira Riddiford is a Meditation, Dharma, Archetype, Western Mysticism and Mindfulness teacher based in Auckland, New Zealand. She runs ongoing classes, retreats and professional workshops throughout New Zealand, and her online classes have participants joining in from Europe, Asia and North America. Mira can be invited to teach meditation retreats and classes worldwide. She is also available for Skype sessions. Along with Mindfulness, Mira works with ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse and Buddhist meditations.

Mira Riddiford has studied in the tradition of Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche for the last two decades. She has received teachings in this tradition from Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche, Tarchin Hearn, Bonni Ross, Lama Mark Webber, Leander Kane, Cecilie Kwiat, Chime Shore, Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Senseis and Lama Sonam Gyatso. Through apprenticeship Mira has helped with the organisation and management of many retreats and classes.

Passionate about the power of communication, Mira is also the webmistress for the Wangapeka website, manages the social media accounts and creates “The Newsphere” the digital newsletters the Centre emails out.


Mira teaches mindfulness meditations that encompass mindfulness of breathing, a wonderful practice that allows the settling and absorption into calm.  Through mindfulness, a clarity and concentration is developed that is an ideal state to experience life from.

Mira also teaches Mindfulness in Movement, body based classes which are deeply restorative, which work well for releasing ongoing body tension, and settling the mind. She has given workshops for performance athletes on how to be with stress and anxiety when competing at the top level of their sport, and how to concentrate the mind and tune into their bodies signals for greater results.

Mira also runs workplace mindfulness seminars. Having been a production manager, an account manager and a creative, she understands the demands of a professional career. She has also presented workshops on how to manage the anxiety of living with an ongoing life threatening illness, and has taught mindfulness in education in Auckland.

Calm Abiding and Healing

Mira teaches loving kindness meditations (metta), she focuses on unitive and non-dual practices that allow the heart to gently open, relax and rejuvenate.

Esoteric, Western Mysticism, and Archetype practices

Mira is delighted by the challenge and creativity of Esoteric, Vajrayana, Western Mystery, Symbolic and Archetype practices. These integrative meditations help us work directly with and address our humanity.

Mira has created many visualisation meditations that work with these ancient themes of wisdom.

Mira has over two decades of experience, started intensively training in 1995, and was given authorisation to teach 16 years ago.

Mira works with people one on one, in family sessions, group sits, meditation classes and retreats. She is LGBTQI+ friendly, inclusive of all nationalities and a strong supporter of diversity. Mira has two children, and understands the challenges and joys of urban living. Contact her for more information on: 

“In mindfulness an inner strength can be nurtured when we become fully engaged and accepting of what is really happening. This realness supports the health of our bodies, minds and hearts, we allow the present moment to enliven and nourish us. Given time this turns from a dry training, to an experience that fulfils a deep yearning to feel invigorated by life.”Mira Riddiford