Walking the mandala with Arthavadin

Supported by Dhiraprabha & Akasamati


Walking the land at Sudarshanaloka. This will be a strenuous day of hiking the peaks and valleys of the land of beautiful vision, framed by meditation in the morning and ritual in the evening. Arrive between 5pm and 6pm the night before (Thursday), settle in with dinner and get a good night’s rest before Friday’s workout. We’ll be packing up and heading home at 11am Saturday.

After a long absence (thanks Covid!) Arthavadin - the president of Sudarshanaloka, Lotus Realm and Thames Buddhist Centre - is back with us from the UK. He’s just led a delightfully simple yet deep weekend on the art of stopping in the spiritual life at the ABC. And now we have a range of ways to meet up, practice and hang out together at Sudarshanaloka the week of 21-26 November. Friday is hiking day!


Start: 24 November 2022 at 6:00pm
Finish: 26 November 2022 at 11:00am


$20 per day for food
$40 per day for accommodation in the house, or camp for free
Please bring koha (which will go towards Arthavadin's travel costs)

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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