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6 Day Silent Retreat: Meditations for the Heart in Colville, North Island
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(No availability) 6 Day Silent Retreat: Meditations for the Heart in Colville, North Island

Mahamudra Centre, 2183 Colville Road, Colville, New Zealand

Silent Meditation Retreat New Zealand

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, help you to improve your relationships and communications, and to transform your perspective on life. Come and join Mahamudra for six days in the beautiful Coromandel!

Meet the instructors

Venerable Thubten Khadro
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Highlights

  • Meditation sessions
  • Mindful movement sessions
  • Dharma talk and evening contemplation
  • Idyllic remote rural setting in the far north of Coromandel
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Meals and drinks

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Chinese (mandarin)
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Auckland Airport (US$107 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Mahamudra Centre is situated on 8 acres in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. It offers various accommodation options to fit any budget (more details below). Total indoor capacity is 30 beds, and camping is also available.

The meditation hall is always open. The community building has a lounge, dining tables, library and outdoor sitting areas, as well as a small shop which is open during office hours.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped with lawns, flower and vegetable gardens, fruit trees, bamboo and other trees native to New Zealand.

Accommodation options include self-contained cabins, private rooms, shared rooms, and camping facilities.

Single, double and triple rooms

The rooms are housed in the same building as the Gompa (meditation hall). Guests enjoy a peaceful natural environment surrounded by views of beautiful hillsides and gardens. There is a clean and modern shared toilets / showers facility. Heaters are provided in all rooms in winter.

Dorms

The three-bed female and male dorms are housed in the same building as the Gompa (meditation hall). Guests enjoy a peaceful natural environment surrounded by views of beautiful hillsides and gardens. There is a clean and modern shared toilets / showers facility. Heaters are provided in all rooms in winter.

Private cabins

The self-contained cabins (with private bathroom and kitchenette) are ideal for individuals who wish to be supported in personal retreat, or to enjoy more privacy during a group retreat. The cabins all have private decks and gardens, with beautiful views of the centre grounds and surrounding hillsides. Heaters are provided in winter. Single and double occupancy cabins are available - please contact us for more details.

Camping

Tents, campervans and small buses can be pitched / parked in the open grounds near the Gompa (the meditation hall). Campers enjoy a peaceful natural environment surrounded by views of beautiful hillsides. There is a clean and modern shared toilets / showers facility. No hook-ups available, but devices may be charged in the lounge in the community building.

Program

The program will include guided meditation sessions and talks. In between sessions, you will have time to rest and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Mahamudra Retreat Centre. The retreat will be in silence but full instruction will be given, and there will be opportunities to ask questions.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:15 - 08:00 Morning meditation
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 First meditation session
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 - 11:00 Mindful movement
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Second meditation session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Dharma talk
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Walking meditation
  • 17:15 - 18:15 Third meditation session
  • 18:15 - 19:15 Dinner
  • 19:15 - 19:45 Evening contemplation

Learn meditations to:

  • Calm your mind
  • Cultivate self love and self acceptance
  • Increase compassion and acceptance for others
  • Heal conflicts and let go
  • Reduce the critical / judgemental mind
  • Transform negative mental patterns into loving kindness

Instructors

Venerable Thubten Khadro

Location

This retreat takes place in a stunning rural location close to golden sand beaches, hiking trails and native bush, in the far north of the Coromandel. Enjoy a beautiful car trip or ferry journey from Auckland.

Food

Delicious vegetarian buffet-style meals are provided. The centre can cater for gluten-free, vegan, and other dietary requirements on request - please specify when booking. The main meal is served at lunch time, with a lighter meal of soup and toast in the evening.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Facilities fee
  • Instruction and guided meditations

What's not included

  • Transportation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Auckland

  • Take the Southern Motorway heading towards Hamilton.
  • Turn left from Highway 1 onto Highway 2 (towards Mangatawhiri), then take Highway 25 towards Thames.
  • Pass through Thames and follow the signs to Coromandel, drive through the Township and then head towards Colville.
  • The Mahamudra Centre is clearly signposted on the left just before you enter Colville.

The trip from Auckland to Mahamudra takes approximately three and a half hours. Half the drive is over beautiful and winding coastal roads. The advantage of having a car means flexibility to see the many amazing attractions in the Coromandel Peninsula.

If you are driving from elsewhere in New Zealand, head for Thames then follow the above directions. If you are driving up for a course or retreat and are willing to share rides, please let Mahamudra know when you are registering. It can be a huge help to other participants!

Arrival by air

Please book your flight to arrive at Auckland Airport (AKL). Airport transfer is not included in the price, but may be available for an additional cost - please contact Mahamudra for details. For onward travel by bus, see below.

Arrival by public bus

There is one daily bus from Thames to Coromandel town, leaving in the morning. See the InterCity NZ website for latest timetables, and for connections to Thames from Auckland and elsewhere in NZ. Mahamudra may be able to arrange a pick up from Coromandel or Thames for an additional charge - please contact Mahamudra for details.

Airport: Auckland Airport Airport transfer available: Auckland Airport (US$107 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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