Meditation Day Course Sat 4 May
Silent Day Retreat Sun 5 May

ABOUT THE DAY COURSE • Saturday 4 May, 9.45am – 4pm

We are alive therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth. Contemplating our own mortality leads to a profoundly worry-free and happy life. By cutting through our worldly concerns, the meditation on death quickly eliminates all our ordinary worries and anxieties.

On this day course Kelsang Shechog will explain the meditation on death and how it destroys our desirous attachment, thereby leading us to an enjoyable and successful spiritual life.

ABOUT THE SILENT RETREAT • Sunday 5 May, 9.45am – 4pm

Following the day course those who wish to can enjoy a day of guided retreat with Kelsang Shechog. Take the meditation on death deeper into your heart, allowing it to leave a powerful impression on your mind and your life. This day retreat will be held in silence (silence will begin after everyone has arrived).

The day course and retreat are suitable for beginners as well as those who already have some meditation experience. Everyone is welcome. Please see the timetables for each day below.


Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. She has dedicated her life to helping people solve their problems and find happiness through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

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.


Day Course $60 | Retreat $45 | $90 for both.

Membership Pricing:
Supporting Members: One day free or both days for $30
Study Programme Members: Free of charge

Refreshments are provided, however bring our own lunch to enjoy at our Meditation Centre or take a short stroll to enjoy the nearby Island Bay cafes.

Find out about our membership here


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington 6023


Each teaching and meditation session will be guided by Kelsang Shechog, and will begin with short preparatory prayers.

Day Course – Saturday

Reception 9.45am – 10am
Teaching 10am – 11.15am
Morning Tea 11.15am – 11.45am
Guided Meditation 11.45am – 12.30pm
Lunch Break 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Teaching 1.30pm – 2.45pm
Afternoon Tea 2.45pm – 3.15pm
Guided Meditation 3.15pm – 4pm

Guided Silent Retreat – Sunday

Reception 9.45am – 10am
Session One 10am – 11am
Morning Tea 11am – 11.30am
Session Two 11.30am – 12.30pm
Lunch Break 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Session Three 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea 2.30pm – 3pm
Session Four 3pm – 4pm