ABOUT THE TEACHER
Our guided retreat will be taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Shechog has spent many years developing Kadampa Meditation Centres where she has inspired many people through her kindness and loving example. Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, inner strength and clear, skillful teachings.
|ACCOMMODATION OPTION||EARLY BIRD PRICING (until 15 SEPTEMBER)||PRICE (15 September – 15 November)|
|**Twin room, price for room (2 people) – Linens included||$680||$780|
|**Shared room, price per person (3 people) – Linens included – FEMALE ROOM||$300||$350|
|**Camping , price per person (bring own tent and sleeping gear)||$230||$280|
|Dorm room, price per person (8 people)||$230||$280|
|Non-residential – Lunch and Dinner included||$180||$180|
|** very limited availability|
The retreat will be held just an hour out of Wellington at the gorgeous Riverslea Retreat, 733 Otaki Gorge Road, Kapiti Coast.
Riverslea is a fully accessible venue. For more details please visit their website.
TRAVELING TO OTAKI
Riverslea is in the Otaki River Gorge, with the Tararua Ranges to the east and the Kapiti Coast to the west. The facility is situated just 10 kms south of Otaki.
Address: 733 Otaki Gorge Rd, Otaki. We are just 75km from Wellington city
Getting to Riverslea by car
Driving Instructions: From Wellington, we are 1 hour’s drive, north of the capital on State Highway 1. Drive out of Wellington and head north on SH1. Drive thru Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Te Horo and keep going north towards Otaki on SH1. Just before the Otaki Bridge you will see a sign for the Tararua Ranges. At this sign, turn right onto Otaki Gorge Road. We are 7kms along Otaki Gorge Rd; just look out for our sign on the left.
Train to Otaki
The train leaves Wellington Station 5:15pm and arrives in Otaki Station 6:20pm.
We will pick up from Otaki Train Station 6:30pm
Please organise your own train ticket. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick up from Otaki train station.
Please note that this train does not run on Sundays; we will be able to give you a lift back into Wellington, dropping off at the train station.
We may be able to help you find a ride with others leaving Wellington. Please contact us at email@example.com and as seats become available we will be in contact. Include your request on your booking form.