Walking the Mandala

Walking the Land of Beautiful Vision, and beyond

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Join Arthavadin, Dhiraprabha and Akasamati to explore the terrain, on and off track, in the ten directions, as we journey in both outer and inner landscapes.

The retreat will be a combination of mindful reflection and strenuous activity, with meditation and ritual framing our days. A reasonable level of fitness is required as we will be doing (guided) walks for several hours each day in moderately steep terrain. A list of recommended gear will be provided on booking.

This retreat is suitable for those with little or no experience of meditation and Buddhism and those with some experience.

Bookings will be limited to 14 including the retreat leaders.

Wondering how to get to Sudarshanaloka? More info here.

Bookings close November 16 at midday.


Start: 20 November 2022 at 6:00pm
Finish: 26 November 2022 at 12:00pm


$510 (full) / $470 (low)
Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options

Caring for each other's health

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


Image of Sudarshanaloka

Tararu Valley, Thames

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Portrait of Arthavadin

I first encountered Buddhism at a young age through a martial arts instructor who was (unknown to me at the time) also an ordained zen Buddhist. …

Portrait of Dhiraprabha

Dhiraprabha was based for 25 years in London before coming to NZ. She retired in 2019 from a long career as a primary school teacher specialising in…

Portrait of Akasamati

Akasamati came to Auckland from the UK in 1990 just as the Auckland Buddhist Centre was about to open at its present location. Since then she has…

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