ABOUT THE TEACHER
Our guided retreat will be taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Shechog, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Shechog has spent many years developing Kadampa Meditation Centres where she has inspired many people through her kindness and loving example. Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, inner strength and clear, skillful teachings.
COST & BOOKING
All prices are per person
Retreat fees include all retreat meditation sessions, two nights accommodation, linen and all vegetarian meals.
High Quality Dormitory Room (5 bunk beds per room): $340
Shared Room (4 single beds): $375
Twin Room: SOLD OUT
Single Room: SOLD OUT
Non-residential (breakfast not included): $235
The retreat will be held just an hour out of Wellington at the gorgeous Waihoanga Centre, 32 Waihoanga Rd, Otaki, Kapiti Coast.
TRAVELING TO OTAKI
Waihoanga Centre is in the Otaki River Gorge, with the Tararua Ranges to the east and the Kapiti Coast to the west. The facility is situated just 10 kms south of Otaki.
Address: 32 Waihōanga Rd, Otaki. We are just 75km from Wellington city
Getting to Waihoanga by car
Driving Instructions: From Wellington, we are 1 hour’s drive, north of the capital on State Highway 1. Drive out of Wellington and head north on SH1. Drive thru Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Te Horo and keep going north towards Otaki on SH1. Just before the Otaki Bridge you will see a sign for the Tararua Ranges. At this sign, turn right onto Otaki Gorge Road. Stay on this road for around 7kms. Make a left onto Waihoanga Road. After crossing bridge turn right to stay on Waihoanga Rd.
Train to Otaki
The train leaves Wellington Station 5:15pm and arrives in Otaki Station 6:20pm.
We will pick up from Otaki Train Station 6:30pm
Please organise your own train ticket. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick up from Otaki train station.
Please note that this train does not run on Sundays; we will be able to give you a lift back into Wellington, dropping off at the train station.
We may be able to help you find a ride with others leaving Wellington. Please contact us at email@example.com and as seats become available we will be in contact. Include your request on your booking form.