One Day Amitayus Retreat
with introductory talk by Kelsang Shechog
Sunday, 24 February, 9.30am – 4.15pm


On this one day 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 ourselves and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To engage successfully in spiritual practice we also need wisdom, as well as the merit or good fortune that gives our mind the strength to support the growth of inner realizations. Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. By engaging in Amitayus practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of enlightenment. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.


There are three retreat sessions, consisting of chanted prayers sung in English and silent mantra recitation. All those attending the retreat will receive long life pills. Each session is free of charge and you are welcome to drop in for any or all of them.

Session Times:
Session 1: 9.30am – 11.15am (includes introductory talk with Kelsang Shechog)
Session 2: 12pm – 1.15pm
Session 3: 3pm – 4.15pm

If you have any questions please contact the Centre on (04) 383 5213 or

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay