Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity is a Buddhist Retreat center, offering visitors opportunities to reflect, meditate, listen and explore the authentic teachings of the Buddha.

Visit our events calendar page for a summary of our meditation retreats and other events.

When there is no group retreat going on, visitors are welcome to drop in for our daily meditations (8-8.30am) in the Gompa, stroll around our gardens, or stay a bit longer as a guest making use of our accommodation options.

Our Universal Unity Shop is located in the Main House. Open 10am to 5pm daily. Drop in!

View our latest newsletter here.

Ven Khadro Whitianga

Making Friends with Anxiety - Dialogue and Guided Meditation
at Yoga Whitianga, 17 Monk Street, Whitianga
10am-12noon Sunday 26 September

Making friends with anxiety? Is that really possible?
Join us for a dialogue and guided meditation with Venerable Khadro as we explore the topic of anxiety. What it is and why we experience it.
Venerable Khadro puts time-tested Buddhist wisdom into modern language, helping us to understand and transform our anxiety. Using it to gain insight into the nature of reality and develop compassion.
Just drop in, no experience needed.
Recommended donation $15

No booking needed for our community events. Just drop in. By koha/donation. Everyone warmly welcome!

Community Events resume 4 October 2021 

MEditation (1)

10am-12noon 13 October and 12 November

Everyone warmly welcome!

If you would like to sponsor offerings or request a prayer please do get in touch!

Online Offerings...

Understanding Karma

2pm – 3:30pm Tuesdays in September (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th)

Retreats up Next....

Copy of Healing the Heart series (2)

1-3 Oct, 12-14 Nov, 3-5 Dec 2021

Hedwig Oct

8-10 October, 2021

October LamRIm Retreat

22 - 27 October, 2021

January Silent Retreat

30-31 October, 20-21 November, 11-12 December

wild stillness nov.

5 - 7 November, 2021

Teachings on the Heart Sutra

26 - 28 November, 2021

January Silent Retreat

3 - 10 January, 2022

January Lamrim retreat

14 - 21 January, 2022


4-7 February, 2022

Guru Puja with Tsog 

4pm 16th September, 10am 1st October, 4pm 15th October; 10am 27th October, 4:30pm 31st October; 4pm 14th November; 10am 29th November, 4pm 13th December, 10am 29th December


Tara Puja

4pm 14th September; 10am 13th October; 10am 12th November, 4pm 3rd December


Medicine Buddha Puja

4pm 20th October, 4pm 19th November, 4pm 18th December

Everyone is welcome to join and all practices are offered on a donation basis. You can also make offerings or sponsor a puja to benefit your friends and family (see our prayers and pujas page for details)

Other services

Spiritual Support

Currently we have Venerable Thubten Khadro visiting Mahamudra. Venerable Khadro is a qualified NZ Buddhist Hospice and Healthcare Chaplain, the NZ Buddhist Council and while here at Mahamudra Centre is available to those in need. If you wish to meet with her please complete an enquiry form providing as much information as possible.

Cross Organisational Support and Services

Like-minded organizations and groups can also rent our facilities. You do not have to be a Buddhist to visit or participate in activities – everyone is welcome! For more information please complete an enquiry form

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Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity is a Tibetan Buddhist centre located in Coromandel, New Zealand. It is a registered charitable trust and is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a worldwide network of over 150 Buddhist centres, projects and services.

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