Silent Meditation Retreat

4pm Friday 8 January – 1pm Friday 15 January


“Since nearly everyone living in the modern world is coping with an overload of thinking, remembering, and planning, this may be just what the doctor ordered: a general prescription for soothing and healing overworked bodies and minds.” – Alan Wallace


Using Authentic Tibetan Buddhist Meditation techniques – this retreat is ideal for those who would like to learn, embrace or deepen the gentle, yet powerful and practical skill of mindfulness. The meditations will be guided and focused mainly on the breath, gradually moving to being mindful of mental activity and moving even subtler inwardly to being mindful of awareness of awareness. The retreat will have a strong focus on being mindful of our motivations and how to transform them into being compassionate and wise. This will be a 7-day exploration of the depths of your own mind.

The schedule will include guided meditation, optional mindfulness yoga, delicious vegetarian meals, and time for reflection – all in an idyllic retreat setting on the Coromandel.

This retreat will allow participants to build a regular practice.

Everyone warmly welcome – no experienced required!

About Venerable Thubten Khadro

Ven. Khadro was born in Venezuela of European parents, emigrated to a New Zealand in 2004, and has led courses and retreats in New Zealand, Australia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Germany. 


Her international background allows her to have an open, friendly and warm manner. Ven. Khadro is currently studying an online Master Programme in Buddhist Philosophy and lives in semi-retreat at Lawudo, a hermitage in the Himalayas, Nepal. She is a Buddhist Chaplain, an FPMT registered teacher, 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 (gluten free options are available).

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

                               Accommodation – Prices per night
                                                             To view the different options click here   


Camping per person (no electrical hook-ups)                       $20.00 

Dormitory per person (w/ shared toilet facilities)                 $32.00 

Double Room per person (w/ shared toilet facilities)          $38.00 

Single Room (w/ shared toilet facilities)                                $55.00 

Tara Hut (w/ shared toilet facilities)                          $55.00 

Single Cabin (self-contained)                                     $80.00 

Deluxe Single Cabin (self-contained)                     $100.00 

Double Cabin (self contained)                                 $100.00

Please note your accommodation choice on the booking form and we will send you the confirmation details. The accommodation options on the website booking form is closed for the retreat dates and must be communicate to us through using the booking enquiry button or book now  button on this page.

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