Post New Zealand Festival Retreat
22 – 24 January, 2019
Held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington in Island Bay
with Kelsang Luma

ABOUT THE RETREAT

Love is the true protector – protecting us from negative states of mind and fear, and it is the foundation of all spiritual realisations. By improving our love we become a good natured and good hearted person which leads to harmony in our relationships, our society, and our world.

On this meditation retreat we will be focusing on meditations on loving kindness and relying upon Buddha Maitreya – the Buddha of loving kindness.

“It is said that there exists a magic crystal that has the power to purify any liquid it is placed in. Those who cherish all living beings are like this crystal – by their very presence they remove negativity from the world and give back love and kindness.”
– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Transform Your Life)

The retreat will be based upon the teachings at the New Zealand NKT Festival 2019, but it is not necessary to have attended this Festival to attend this retreat. More details on the Festival at https://www.nzfestival.org

The retreat will start on Tuesday morning and finish at lunch on Thursday.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma is the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch, and is Venerable Geshe-la’s representative in the South Island of New Zealand.

Kelsang Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path. Through her teachings and example she shows us how we can easily integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.

COST & BOOKING

Retreat fees include all retreat meditation sessions and lunch each day.
Full retreat: $130 | $80 for Supporting Centre members and above

Booked separately:
22 and 23 January – $60 each day
24 January  – $30

VENUE

The post Festival retreat will be held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington.

94 Derwent Street
Island Bay, Wellington 6023

RETREAT TIMETABLE
TUESDAY, 22 JANUARYSESSION 1: 10.30 – 12 NOON
LUNCH AT CENTRE
SESSION 2: 2 – 3PM
SESSION 3: 4 – 5PM
WEDNESDAY, 23 JANUARYSESSION 1: 9 – 10AM
SESSION 2: 11AM – 12 NOON
LUNCH AT CENTRE
SESSION 3: 2 – 3PM
SESSION 4: 4 – 5PM
THURSDAY, 24 JANUARYSESSION 1: 9 – 10AM
SESSION 2: 11AM – 12 NOON
LUNCH AT CENTRE

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

This is a non-residential retreat. Local accommodation can be booked independently. Questions? Please email info@meditateinwellington.org

MEALS

A delicious vegetarian lunch, as well as morning tea, will be provided with your retreat booking.

There is a variety of Island Bay accommodation available. You will need to be able to get to the Centre yourself from these locations. No transportation is available.

The Lighthouse and The Keep
326 The Esplanade
116 The Esplanade, Island Bay
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Abigail Bay Bach, South Coast
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Granny Flat
106 Clyde Street, Island Bay
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Other Accommodation
Accommodation options in the city:

Nomads Wellington
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Rowenas City Lodge
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Adelaide Motel
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Capital View Motor Inn
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YHA New Zealand
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