Eight Steps to Happiness • Guided Meditation Retreat


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington (old)
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington
  • Dates: Fri 24 – Sat 25 Jun


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


$40–$80 (please see below)


  • Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Resident Teacher

    Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Gen Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.


Eight Steps to Happiness • Guided Meditation Retreat

About the Retreat

Fill your heart with positive thoughts, good intentions, and Buddhist wisdom. By following a series of step by step meditations this retreat gives you the opportunity to connect with your own potential for inner peace and happiness and equips you with special practical methods for keeping a happy and positive mind.

The focus of the retreat will be one of Buddhism’s best loved teachings ‘Eight Verses of Training the Mind’ by the famous Buddhist meditator Geshe Langri Tangpa. These eight verses reveal powerful meditations that awaken our potential for loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom.


Whole event, in-person (includes refreshments) or online:
$80 | unwaged $70 (use coupon meditate) | Free for Centre Members

Friday only, in-person (includes refreshments) or online:
$50 | unwaged $40 (use coupon meditate) | Free for Centre Members

There will be break for lunch from 12.45pm to 2pm. You are welcome to bring your own vegetarian lunch to enjoy at our Meditation Centre, or take a short stroll to enjoy the nearby Island Bay cafes.

Booking is required to secure your place. Please see below to book.

Online Replay

Available to view online live or for 7 days after the event. Booking must be made before the course begins.

Audio Recordings

Audio recordings are available to those who attend the course (online or in-person). If attending in-person, you can purchase these after the end of the course. If attending online, please get in touch.

Hourly Schedule

Friday and Saturday

10am - 10.15am
10.15am - 11.15am
Teaching & Meditation
11.15am - 11.45am
Morning Tea
11.45am - 12.45pm
Teaching & Meditation
12.45pm - 2pm
Lunch Break
2pm - 3pm
Teaching & Meditation


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.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

Member? 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.