Stages of Meditation - 7 Day Silent Retreat

4pm Friday 22 January – 1pm Friday 29 January

Let us take you on an inner journey to discover the true potential of your mind…

Join us for a seven day silent retreat at the idylic retreat setting in the Coromandel. The schedule includes guided meditation, Dharma talks, optional mindfulness yoga, delicious vegetarian meals, and time for reflection.

Everyone warmly welcome – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Based on Kamalashila’s text Stages of Meditation, the retreat will include meditations on developing:

– loving-kindness~for self and others

– bodhichitta~the ultimate altruistic mind 

– calm abiding~concentration techniques

– special insight~the wisdom understanding reality

– union of calm abiding and special insight

– nature of the mind

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

About 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 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.
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