Kia ora/Tashi Delek/Welcome

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

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.

Our peaceful atmosphere and lovely gardens provide a tranquil, relaxing environment for individual or group retreats. Drop-in visitors are also welcome – accommodations and meals are available, and we ask visitors follow our guidelines to make everyone’s stay the best possible experience. Our facilities can also be rented by other groups looking for a place to explore spirituality and develop peace of mind. 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 or winter break.

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