Mandala of Greater Uselessness

Simplicity over the Xmas / New Year periods

Person up a tree lying across a branch

A simple daily programme of meditation and Buddhist ritual over the Christmas and New Year periods at Sudarshanaloka. There will be an opportunity to come over Christmas, over the New Year period, or both.

You can come for one or both of these time blocks:

  • 23 December - 27 December
  • 27 December - 3 January

There will be opportunities for silence, reflection and doing absolutely nothing.

There will also be opportunities for connecting with others as well as exploring the forest tracks and swimming in the river.

We will have a revolving team of leaders during this retreat, although the programme will be consistent throughout.

Wondering how to get to Sudarshanaloka? More info here.

Bookings close December 16 at midday.


Start: 24 December 2022 at 6:30pm
Finish: 03 January 2023 at 12:00pm


Option A: 11 nights from 23 Dec - 3 Jan - $810 (standard) or $770 (low)
Option B: 4 nights from 23 Dec - 27 Dec: $390 (standard) or $350 (low)
Option C: 7 nights from 27 Dec - 3 Jan: $570 (standard) or $530 (low)

Caring for each other's health

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


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Tararu Valley, Thames

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