Long Life, Merit and Wisdom • Unguided Amitayus Retreat


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
2 Ardross Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington

Other Locations

Online: for Centre Card holders
Livestream on YouTube


Sun 05 Feb - Sat 03 Feb


10:30 am - 5:00 pm




  • Kelsang Lachpa
    Kelsang Lachpa
    Resident Teacher

    Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been ordained for over fourteen years. 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.


Long Life, Merit and Wisdom • 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 and Resident Teacher 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

10.30am - 12.15pm
Session 1
Includes introductory talk
1.45pm - 3pm
Session 2
3.45pm - 5pm
Session 3
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Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington has been relocated to Khandallah, in a tranquil and lush location yet close to public transport and parking. Our new address is 2 Ardross Avenue.

Check out our Contact page for directions on how to get to the Centre including public transport.

We are currently looking for a new location for our Centre. There are a multitude of possibilities for what our future Centre will look like and where it will be located, and we would love your guidance to find the solution that best serves the needs and wishes of our community and of Wellington as a whole.

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