Post Fall Festival Retreat 2022


Tauhara Retreat Centre
60 Acacia Heights Drive, Acacia Bay, Taupō
Sat - Thu 03 - 08 Dec
$535 - $855


  • Gen Kelsang Rabten
    Gen Kelsang Rabten
    National Spiritual Director

    Gen Kelsang Rabten is an internationally renowned teacher and Kadampa Buddhist monk and the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for New Zealand, Australia and southeast Asia. He has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for more than 27 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.


Post Fall Festival Retreat 2022

Heruka Body Mandala Retreat with Gen Kelsang Rabten

The sublime meditations of the Heruka Body Mandala enable us to swiftly transform our ordinary world and experiences into those of a Buddha, a fully enlightened being. This retreat is a rare opportunity to gain experience of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Buddha Heruka under the guidance of an experienced teacher. By becoming familiar with these meditations you will gain confidence in your ability to become an enlightened person and bring happiness and benefit to everyone.

Set in the exquisite natural beauty of New Zealand, this retreat offers perfect conditions that will allow your mind to let go and enjoy the bliss of this practice. 

Open to everyone with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment – don’t miss this precious opportunity!

The retreat begins with supper at 6:30pm on Saturday night and finishes after lunch on Thursday.

cost & booking

Retreat Fee

(includes all guided meditations, lunch and dinner)

$385.00 NZD


(includes room, linens and breakfast; camping includes breakfast)

$150.00 NZD – Camping – per person (bring your own gear, no linen provided)
$240.00 NZD – 4 person dormitory – per person (bunk beds) Male/Female dorms

All other accommodation is sold out.

Location & Information

The retreat will be held at Tauhara Retreat Centre, overlooking picturesque Lake Taupo in New Zealand’s North Island, south of Auckland.

Flights from Brisbane, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand

The easiest way to get to Taupo is via Auckland International airport. Various airlines fly from Brisbane to Auckland including Air New Zealand and Emirates.

Getting to Taupo from Auckland

Various options are available:

Fly with Air New Zealand – currently they are offering 2 direct flights a day
Jump on an InterCity Bus – fares from $5.00
Rent a car
Ride share with New Zealand Sangha – we will start creating a list of available ride share options.

What to do After the Retreat?

Stay and enjoy a holiday in New Zealand. Find out more at

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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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