Stages of Meditation - 7 Day Silent Retreat

4pm Friday 22 January – 1pm Friday 29 January

2This retreat will follow the structured progressive meditations to develop the mind to it’s full potential. Based on Kamalashila’s text Stages of Meditation, the retreat will include meditations on developing:

– loving-kindness~for self and others

– bodhichitta~the altruistic mind of enlightenment

– calm abiding~concentration techniques

– special insight~the wisdom understanding reality

– union of calm abiding and special insight

Kamalashila was a renowned Indian Yogi & Scholar, who helped to spread the Buddha-Dharma in ancient Tibet.

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

This retreat is slightly more advanced, open to everyone though – beginners and advanced meditators alike.

About Venerable Thubten Khadro

This retreat is guided by Ven. 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)                       $18.00 

Dormitory per person (w/ shared toilet facilities)                 $28.00 

Double Room per person (w/ shared toilet facilities)          $35.00 

Single Room (w/ shared toilet facilities)                                $49.00 

Tara Hut (w/ shared toilet facilities)                          $49.00 

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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