14 – 16 January 2020


During this retreat we have the opportunity to purify our negative karma and remove obstacles to our spiritual development by engaging in the purification practices of Buddha Vajrasattva. Through this we can remove the inner causes of our problems and sufferings, and create the cause for peace and happiness.

“The meditation and recitation practice of Vajrasattva is the method by which we can purify our negativities.” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The retreat will be based upon the teachings at the New Zealand NKT Festival 2020, but it is not necessary to have attended this Festival to attend this retreat. More details on the Festival at

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


Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. She has dedicated her life to helping people solve their problems and find happiness through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

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.


Retreat fees include all retreat meditation sessions and lunch each day.
Full retreat: $130  |  $75 for Centre members

Booked separately:
14 and 15 January – $60 each day  (Centre Members $25 each day)
16 January  – $30  (Centre Members $25)


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington


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


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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