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National young person's retreat

National young person's retreat

Tuesday 2 January 2024 – Sunday 7 January 2024

We look forward to welcoming young people (18 to 35 years of age) from Wellington, Auckland, Thames and elsewhere to share time together in the Triratna movement's beautiful, remote and rugged retreat centre, Sudarshanaloka, "Land of Beautiful Vision", near Thames, at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula

In connecting with both nature and others who gather for this five day event, we hope that retreatants will develop more of a sense of the interconnectedness of all things, and approaches to "getting ourselves out of the way" of development, spiritual or otherwise, that could take place but for our over-identified egos. In other words, less self / more other.

Paradoxically this approach increases one's contentment and connection with whatever transcends the working ground we find ourselves in.

In this retreat, you should expect meditation, dharma talks and discussion, puja, outdoor rituals, hiking in the forest and hills, swimming in the waterholes of two rivers that border the land, along with new experiences, ideas, and friends. In other words, opportunities to consider new beginnings, refreshing and reimagining our lives, our places in the world, in the context of others of a similar age and with a similar yearning.

To attend this retreat, you should already be connected with Triratna through the Auckland, Wellington or Thames Buddhist Centre, and have some experience of our meditation techniques.

Start: 02 January 2024 at 6:00pm
Finish: 07 January 2024 at 12:00pm


All prices include the cost of food that you will prepare in small teams.

House (16 max - shared rooms) - $425 waged / $385 low or unwaged
Camping (7 or 8 tent sites various distances from the house) - $300 waged / $200 low or unwaged

Please state on your booking form if you intend to camp. (You will need to bring your own tent.)

If finances prohibit your attending, please email info@aucklandbuddhistcentre explaining your circumstances. Between Sudarshanaloka, and the three centres, we may be able to help.