Entering into simplicity

A retreat for newcomers

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(Please note the retreat starts Friday night and ends at midday on Monday.)

Step into the elemental beauty of Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in the Coromandel hills, and a simple programme of meditation, ritual and good company.

The programme is suitable for newcomers with some experience, as well as those who are completely unfamiliar with our practices.

Those who have attended previously are very welcome to return as although the programme may have similarities, each retreat is as unique as those who attend.

What to expect:

  • A period of meditation (with leg stretches) between 7 and 9am, followed by breakfast
  • A talk, discussion and / or reflective practice from mid-morning until lunchtime
  • A spacious afternoon to enjoy the hills, rivers and forests
  • An early evening practice session, followed by dinner
  • An evening ritual practice
  • A short work period with others each day, as we share simple food preparation and clean-up over the retreat period
  • Numbers will be limited to 14 (including those leading)

When

Start: 01 March 2024 at 6:00pm
Finish: 04 March 2024 at 12:00pm

Cost

$330 (full) / $290 (low)
Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options
Youth Special: $180 for those under 35 who are willing to camp (you'll need to bring your own camping gear)

Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.

Location

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Sudarshanaloka

Tararu Valley, Thames

Led by

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Taradhi

Taradhi first came to the Auckland Buddhist center in 2009 to learn to meditate at the time her two children were 9 and 8 years old. She participated…

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Guhyavajra

Guhyavajra is a New Zealander who came in contact with Triratna in 1978 through the Auckland Sangha - meeting Bhante in Christchurch the same year.…

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Suvarnadhi

Suvarnadhi became the chairperson of the Auckland Buddhist Centre in May 2021, having practised within the Triratna Buddhist Community for around 13…

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We are located at 381 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn: