Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity is a Buddhist Retreat center, offering visitors opportunities to reflect, meditate, listen to teachings, practice and actualize the un-mistaken teachings of the Buddha.

Visit our events calendar page for a summary of our events.

Visitors are welcome to drop in for our daily meditations (8.30-9am) in the Gompa or stroll 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.

Compassion for Covid Community Day

Compassion for Covid Community Day 

10:30am-1pm Sunday 27 September

Join us for this very special day. The day includes meditation, light offering, free community lunch, and kids activities.

Just drop in and bring a friend!

By koha/donation. 

Women in Buddhism

6:30-8pm Wed 30 September

Public Talk at the Back Room, at the Lotus Realm in Thames

Join us for an interesting evening with Venerable Khadro. She will share her stories and perspective on living as a Buddhist nun, travelling around the world, living some months of the year in hermitage in the Himalayas. She has a warm style and questions are welcome.

By koha/donation. Bring a friend!

Fearless Compassion

An Online Retreat with Venerable Robina

7 – 8 November 2020

Discover the inner strength and resiliency that comes from true compassion. Often we associate compassion with passivity, but in fact, true compassion is powerful. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.”

Bodhichitta & Emptiness

Tuesdays in October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th @ NZST 6.30pm to 8pm

A presentation of the most profound aspects of Buddhism – the development of the alturistic mind and the powerful insight into reality.

Join Venerable Khadro to glimpse the profundity of these topics, as well as practical techniques to nurture these qualities within yourself.

Retreats up Next....

21 - 29 November

10 - 17 January

24 - 31 January

Practice together...

Practice Days are open to everyone. Come along for the whole day program or just a session. 

We do not charge for practice days, but donations and contributions towards offerings are always welcome so we can continue to make events available at Mahamudra.

Practice Days* 

                               Saturday 2 December                                     

Guru Puja with Tsog

10am Saturday 26 September; 5pm Monday 12 October; 7pm Monday 26 October; 5pm Tuesday 10 November; 10am Thursday 10 December (extensive Tsog to celebrate Lama Tsong Khapa Day!) 

Tara Practice

3:30pm Thursday 24 September

3:30pm Wednesday 21 October

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 and enquiry form

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