ABOUT THE TEACHER
Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia, and has taught meditation for over twenty years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.
COST & BOOKING
Retreat fees include all retreat meditation sessions, three nights accommodation, and all vegetarian meals. Except for twin room (booked as a room for two) all prices are per person.
Bookings open 1pm on June 15.
|ACCOMMODATION OPTION||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Dorm room (bunk beds, 8-10 beds per dorm room)||$450.00. ($400.00 if booked by 15 September)|
|Camping (bring all your supplies to camp)||$435.00. ($385.00 if booked by 15 September)|
|Twin Room (Only one person books room – include name of person you are sharing with on booking form). Linens included. **Very limited availability**||$1200.00 ($600 per person)|
|Non-residential (includes all teachings, dinner on Friday night, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Monday). Breakfast can be booked separately – is not included.||$250.00|
Just an hour outside of Wellington, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to experience stillness within in the tranquil setting of Otaki Gorge and the Riverslea Retreat Centre, 733 Otaki Gorge Road, Kapiti Coast.
TRAVELING TO OTAKI
Riverslea 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: 733 Otaki Gorge Rd, Otaki. Just 75km from Wellington city and 95km from Palmerston North
Getting to Riverslea
Driving Instructions: From Wellington, 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. Riverslea is 7kms along Otaki Gorge Rd; just look out for their sign on the left.
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.
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.