Clarity Weekend Meditation Retreat • Ōtaki

Location

Waihōanga River Lodge & Retreat Centre
32 Waihōanga Road, Ōtaki , Kāpiti Coast

Date

Sat - Sun 17 - 18 Feb
Expired!

Time

All Day

Cost

$255–460 pp (see below)

Location

Waihōanga River Lodge & Retreat Centre
32 Waihōanga Road, Ōtaki , Kāpiti Coast

Date

Sat - Sun 17 - 18 Feb
Expired!

Cost

$255–460 pp (see below)

Teacher

  • 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.

Clarity Weekend Meditation Retreat • Ōtaki

About the Retreat

Experience the clear and spacious nature of your mind. Normally, we are preoccupied by the business of daily life which leaves very little room in our mind. As a result, we feel as if our mind is heavy, dull, tight and limited. However, when the otherwise incessant flow of our distracting thoughts is calmed through concentrating in meditation, our mind becomes unusually lucid, clear and spacious. This experience gives rise to a feeling of deep contentment and wellbeing. We can learn to carry this experience into our daily life.

Taught by Buddhist monk Kelsang Lachpa, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to experience the stillness of your mind within the tranquil setting of Ōtaki Gorge and the Waihōanga Retreat Centre.

The retreat begins with a supper on the Friday evening and finishes with lunch on the Sunday. This retreat is catered with delicious vegetarian and vegan food, and there is a range of accommodation options.

Cost

All booking options include retreat sessions as well as lunch and dinner. Breakfast is also included if booking accommodation. For those staying off-site, breakfast is not included but can be booked if required.

All bookings must be accompanied by at least a 25% deposit. Full payment due by 2 February via bank transfer or in-person at our Centre in Khandallah via EFTPOS. Use coupon deposit during checkout.

Book by 16 January to receive a 10% early bird discount for camping, dorm and shared room options. Use coupon early_bird during checkout.

Course Card holders receive a 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with early-bird).

Accommodation Type Price
Single hut
linen included
$460
Twin cabin
linen included; booking required for two people
$880 ($440 pp)
Shared room
linen included (4 single beds; female only)
$365
Comfortable dormitory
linen included (8-10 beds; 1 person per bunk only; max 4-5 people)
$350
Camping
(please bring your own tent and bedding)
$300
No accommodation (staying off-site)
(breakfast not included)
$255

Photos of the Accommodation

Questions

If you have any questions regarding food, accommodation or transport please contact  admin@meditateinwellington.org.

BOOKING

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Deposit To pay only the 25% deposit at the time of booking, use coupon deposit. Please note we require full payment of the remaining amount at least 14 days before the retreat. To make the remaining payment please email admin@meditateinwellington.org for instructions.

Early-bird Use coupon early_bird during checkout to receive early-bird discount if applicable.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.

Teacher

  • 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.

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Clarity Weekend Meditation Retreat • Ōtaki

About the Retreat

Experience the clear and spacious nature of your mind. Normally, we are preoccupied by the business of daily life which leaves very little room in our mind. As a result, we feel as if our mind is heavy, dull, tight and limited. However, when the otherwise incessant flow of our distracting thoughts is calmed through concentrating in meditation, our mind becomes unusually lucid, clear and spacious. This experience gives rise to a feeling of deep contentment and wellbeing. We can learn to carry this experience into our daily life.

Taught by Buddhist monk Kelsang Lachpa, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to experience the stillness of your mind within the tranquil setting of Ōtaki Gorge and the Waihōanga Retreat Centre.

The retreat begins with a supper on the Friday evening and finishes with lunch on the Sunday. This retreat is catered with delicious vegetarian and vegan food, and there is a range of accommodation options.

Cost

All booking options include retreat sessions as well as lunch and dinner. Breakfast is also included if booking accommodation. For those staying off-site, breakfast is not included but can be booked if required.

All bookings must be accompanied by at least a 25% deposit. Full payment due by 2 February via bank transfer or in-person at our Centre in Khandallah via EFTPOS. Use coupon deposit during checkout.

Book by 16 January to receive a 10% early bird discount for camping, dorm and shared room options. Use coupon early_bird during checkout.

Course Card holders receive a 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with early-bird).

Accommodation Type Price
Single hut
linen included
$460
Twin cabin
linen included; booking required for two people
$880 ($440 pp)
Shared room
linen included (4 single beds; female only)
$365
Comfortable dormitory
linen included (8-10 beds; 1 person per bunk only; max 4-5 people)
$350
Camping
(please bring your own tent and bedding)
$300
No accommodation (staying off-site)
(breakfast not included)
$255

Photos of the Accommodation

Questions

If you have any questions regarding food, accommodation or transport please contact  admin@meditateinwellington.org.

BOOKING

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Deposit To pay only the 25% deposit at the time of booking, use coupon deposit. Please note we require full payment of the remaining amount at least 14 days before the retreat. To make the remaining payment please email admin@meditateinwellington.org for instructions.

Early-bird Use coupon early_bird during checkout to receive early-bird discount if applicable.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.
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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.

Please take a few minutes to answer 10 simple questions that will help us understand what you expect of our future Centre and let us know if you would like to be involved with making this dream a reality.