Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity

Important Notice

Mahamudra Retreat Centre is following Government guidelines regarding the pandemic to ensure that risks are minimised and all are kept safe in these changing times.  The Centre continues to remain operational only for those guests that are currently checked in. As of the 22 March accommodation bookings will be closed until further notice. Please accept our heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

We will continue with the morning meditations only for those currently residing here.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Advice and supporting resources

Watch the video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):

For more detailed advice on the practices recommended by Rinpoche, please visit Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Coronavirus.

Additional resources for this difficult time, including Dharma study-from-home opportunities, can be found at Resources for the Coronavirus Pandemic.


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!

On the Horizon Meditation Retreats

Due to the Carona Virus pandemic we have put these retreats on hold. The dates and order will be advised once we are able to open the centre.  Thank you for your continued support and please check in again in a few weeks. 

Visit Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity

The Centre is open to day visitors outside of retreat dates.
For accommodation visit our our booking page for availability.
Please continue to check our website for updates and information on our retreat schedule.
Contact us at or +64 (0)7 866 6851 for more information.

Retreats & Teachings

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.

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

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity

2183 Colville Rd,Colville, Coromandel,3584 New Zealand
Email: Phone: +64 (0)7 866 6851