6 Day Silent Meditation Retreat

Meditations for the Heart

21 – 26 May 2021

This retreat will include meditations to calm the mind by focusing on the breath, yoga/mindful movements and meditations on:

– self love & self acceptance

– compassion & acceptance for others

– healing conflicts and letting go

– reducing the critical / judgemental mind

– transforming negative mental patterns into loving kindness

So if you would like to be less reactive, less stressed, more focused and with a more open and kind heart, then this retreat is for you. It will support your personal development, helping you to improve your relationships and communications, and transform your perspective on life. Daily meditation practice and developing wisdom can enlighten your heart. The retreat will be in silence, but full instruction will be given. All welcome, no previous experience necessary! 

Sample daily schedule

  • 7.15am-8:00am    Morning Meditation
  • 8:00am      Breakfast
  • 9.00am-10.00am  1st Meditation Session
  • 10.00am-10:15am  Break
  • 10.15am-11am     Yoga
  • 11am-11:30am     Break
  • 11.30am-12:30pm  2nd Meditation Session
  • 12.30pm    Lunch
  • 2.30pm-4.00pm    Dharma talk
  • 4.00pm-4.30pm    Break  
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm Walking Meditation
  • 5.15pm-6.15pm    3rd Meditation Session
  • 6:15pm-7:15pm   Dinner
  • 7:15pm-7:45pm   Evening contemplation

SPECIAL NOTE: This retreat will end the 26th May – on Sakadawa, a very special day for Buddhists, when we celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and paranirvana. It’s a holy day, when any virtuous practices we do are particulary powerful. The schedule for the 26th May, the last day of the retreat, will be as follows: 

  • 7.15am-8:00am    Morning practice
  • 8:00am      Breakfast
  • 9.00am-10.00am  Last retreat session and feedback
  • 10.00am-10:30am  Gompa preparation for puja
  • 10.30 am TSOG Special puja
  • 12.30pm    Lunch

Because this is such a special day, you might want to stay an extra night and join us for the following practices we will do on the 26th May in the afternoon:

  • 4.30 to 6.00pm: Emptiness practices & meditations, recitation of the Vajra Cutter & Heart Sutra
  • 6.00pm: Dinner (with extra cost)
  • 8.00pm: Light offerings at the Stupa

About the Teacher

Venerable Thubten Khadro

This retreat is guided by Ven. Khadro, who has a unique gift to make these authentic, ancient teachings relevant to the 21st century and our modern lives.

Ven. Khadro was born in Venezuela of European parents, emigrated to New Zealand in 2004, and has led courses and retreats for FPMT Centers in NZ, Australia, India, Nepal, Germany, Spain, US and Latin America. Her international background allows her to have an open, friendly and warm manner. Ven Khadro is a FPMT Registered Teacher; currently studying in an online Master Program in Buddhist Philosophy, is a Buddhist Hospice / Healthcare Chaplain, a 16 Guidelines Accredited Facilitator and has served in various FPMT centres around the world.

Your investment is… 


This covers the centers facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).

Add Accommodation

Accommodation including camping, is available at the Centre at an extra cost. When making your booking please let us know the type of accommodation you prefer and we will get back to you. 
 To view the different options click here.  There are special accommodation rates if you are staying more than one week.
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