What’s new at our centre!!

Summer Daily Meditation and Dharma Talks with Venerable Palyon


We are pleased to announce the arrival of Venerable Palyon from the Chenrezig Nuns’ Community in Queensland, Australia! Venerable Palyon will be joining us before Christmas and will be leading our daily guided meditation and giving an introductory level Dharma talk each morning during the busy tourist season. Her first opportunity to lead meditation and give a talk will be on Boxing Day.

Puja 2Please join us for our Morning Guided Meditation from 8:30 – 9:00 and Daily Dharma Talk from 9:00 – 9:30 (Dharma Talks begin on Boxing Day)

Mahamudra Centre is an FPMT Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre set in the stunning Colville Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Our peaceful atmosphere and lovely gardens provide a tranquil, relaxing environment for individual and group retreats. Drop-in visitors are welcome to see our beautiful Buddhist artwork, have a cup of tea or coffee, and browse our shop. Starting in August 2018, on weekends we’ll be offering yoga, the option to book a massage, short demonstrations and classes, and as always our free daily guided morning meditation. Many visitors fall in love with our quiet valley, so stay on in our accommodation to take a break from busy life and more fully experience this unique opportunity. We ask that all visitors follow our guidelines to make everyone’s stay the best possible experience.

Buddhism is a psychology of the mind, so we offer a variety of courses exploring what makes us happy, how to meditate, and how to develop a good heart. Many of our programs are open to anyone who would like to attend, but 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 facilities can also be rented by other groups looking for a place to explore spirituality and develop peace of mind.

Lama Thubten Yeshe - Founder of FPMT

Lama Thubten Yeshe – Founder of FPMT

Lama Zopa Rinpoche - Spiritual Director of FPMT

Lama Zopa Rinpoche – Spiritual Director of FPMT

Double-Rainbow by Sarah Brooks free use for centre

Mahamudra Centre’s front lawn and stupa under a double rainbow – Photo by Sarah Brooks


Mahamudra Centre is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

Other FPMT Centres and Projects in New Zealand

Auckland: Dorje Chang Institute, Amitabha Hospice, and Liberation Prison Project NZ

Nelson: Chandrakirti Centre