Unguided Amitayus Retreat


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington


Sun 05 Feb


10:00 am - 5:00 pm




  • Kelsang Lachpa
    Kelsang Lachpa
    Meditation Teacher

    Kelsang Lachpa is a New Zealand Buddhist monk, ordained for over ten years, and the Education Programme Coordinator at our Centre. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching.


Unguided Amitayus Retreat

About the Retreat

On this retreat we have the opportunity to increase our lifespan, merit and wisdom, through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus.
Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve our happiness continually, ultimately enjoying the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To ensure we are successful in our efforts, we also need wisdom, and the merit or inner good fortune that enables the growth of spiritual realisations.

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. By engaging in this practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of a Buddha.

The retreat sessions consist of chanted prayers sung in English and time for silent mantra recitation. The first session will begin with an introductory talk by Buddhist monk Kelsang Lachpa.


Each session is free of charge, just drop in to any or all of them. If you are able to attend only one session, do try to come to the first one as it includes an introduction.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Hourly Schedule

10am - 11.45am
Session 1
Includes introductory talk
1.30pm - 2.45pm
Session 2
3.45pm - 5pm
Session 3
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