Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity

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Traditional Tibetan Thangka Painting Workshop

April 19-22, 2019
Learn the art of creating a traditional Tibetan Thangka in this informative and hands-on introduction to this ancient art form. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the annual Colville Easter Festival

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Meditation for Everyone

May 3-5, 2019
Experience the joy, contentment and peacefulness of a calm and steady mind in this weekend meditation retreat. In this retreat, you will be guided to look at your mind and steady this quality of awareness. You will practice during several guided sessions of sitting practice, walking meditation and mindful movement practice.

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Vajrasattva Retreat

September 6 – November 30, 2019
Vajrasattva Empowerment and Retreat with Geshe Thupten Wangchen and Bhikshuni Lozang Yonten. Give your life and mind the ultimate karmic detox. There is no negativity that cannot be purified with Vajrasattva and the four opponent powers. Retreatants can attend the full 3-month retreat or one of the 1-month long sessions.

Morning Well-Being Practices at Mahamudra

Please join us each morning for guided meditation or beginners qi gong sessions.

Monday – Tuesday

Qi gong  8:00-8:30

Guided Meditation  8:30 -9:00

Wednesday – Sunday

Guided Meditation  9:00 -9:30 Daily

Revitalizing morning rituals not only help you have a great day but also a happy life and peaceful mind!

Visit the Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity

Mahamudra Centre is an excellent place to take time out from the stresses of busy daily life and turn inwards to find more peace and happiness.

We offer a variety of retreats exploring what makes us happy, how to meditate, and how to develop a good heart. Many of our retreats are open to anyone who would like to attend with no prior experience necessary. We also provide more in-depth retreats and teachings for practicing Buddhists. Be sure to check our events page for our courses, retreats, family events, as well as our calendar for times we might be closed for special retreats.

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity is situated on 8 acres in the inspirational setting of Colville Valley, Coromandel Peninsula. Surrounded by meadows, woods and the lovely hills of the Coromandel range, our ambience is conducive to peace, calm and healing.

Our close proximity to beautiful beaches and sea views, the historic mining town of Coromandel (20 minutes drive), and along the way to the breathtaking Port Jackson.

Visitors are welcome to drop in for our daily meditations or stroll our gardens. You can come stay in our accommodation with options ranging from camping to private cabins that include kitchen.

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!

Our Lineage

Mahamudra Centre is an FPMT Tibetan Buddhist (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahaya Tradition) retreat centre set in the stunning Colville Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand.


Mahayana (Sanskrit for “Great Vehicle” is one of two main existing branches of Buddhism (the other being Theraveda) and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. Buddhism is a psychology of the mind. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lama Thubten Yeshe - Founder of FPMT

Lama Zopa Rinpoche - Spiritual Director of FPMT