3 – 10 January 2022

Using authentic Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques, this retreat is ideal for those who would like to learn, embrace or deepen the gentle yet powerful and practical skill of mindfulness.

The meditations will be guided, with a primary focus on the breath, gradually moving inwards to mindfulness of mental activity and to the even more subtle level of being mindful of awareness itself. The retreat will also emphasize mindfulness of our motivations and how to transform them into being compassionate and wise. Daily yoga / mindful movement sessions will help to further deepen our practice of mindfulness.

This will be an 8-day exploration of the depths of our own minds, giving participants a taste of the power of meditation and enabling them to build or enhance their own daily meditation practice.

The retreat will be in silence, but full instruction and support will be given to all retreatants. All welcome, no previous experience necessary!

The retreat will start at 4pm on 3 January, so participants are requested to arrive and complete check-in by 3pm. It will conclude after lunch on 10 January.

Sample daily schedule:

  • 7.15am-8:00am    Morning Meditation

  • 8:00am      Breakfast

  • 9.00am-10.00am  1st Session

  • 10.00am-10:15am  Break

  • 10.15am-11am     Mindful Movement / Yoga

  • 11am-11:30am     Break

  • 11.30am-12:30pm  2nd Session

  • 12.30pm    Lunch

  • 2.30pm-4.00pm    Dharma talk

  • 4.00pm-4.30pm    Break  

  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm Walking Meditation

  • 5.15pm-6.15pm    3rd Session

  • 6:15pm-7:15pm   Dinner

  • 7:15pm-7:45pm   Evening contemplation

We recommend staying for the second retreat 14-21 January which will build on the meditations practiced in this retreat.

About the Teacher, Venerable Thubten Khadro


This retreat is guided by Ven. Khadro, who has a unique gift to make these authentic, ancient teachings relevant to the 21st century and our modern lives.

Ven. Khadro was born in Venezuela of European parents, emigrated to New Zealand in 2004, and has led courses and retreats for FPMT Centers in NZ, Australia, India, Nepal, Germany, Spain, US and Latin America. Her international background allows her to have an open, friendly and warm manner. Ven Khadro is a FPMT Registered Teacher; currently studying in an online Master Program in Buddhist Philosophy, is a Buddhist Hospice / Healthcare Chaplain, a 16 Guidelines Accredited Facilitator and has served in various FPMT centres around the world.

Your investment for each workshop is… $520

This covers the centre’s facility fee and fully catered, healthy vegetarian meals (vegan/gluten free options are available).

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Accommodation is available at the Centre at an additional cost. When making your booking or booking enquiry, please let us know the type of accommodation you prefer and we will get back to you. (Please note that accommodation for group retreats cannot be booked directly through the online booking system on our Accommodation page.)

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Accommodation prices per night


Camping per person (unpowered)                                    $20

Dormitory per person (shared toilet facilities)                  $32

Single room (shared toilet facilities)                                  $55

Rustic single hut (shared toilet facilities)                           $55

Single cabin (self-contained)                                            $100

Double room (shared toilet facilities)                                $76 (for 2)

Double cabin (self- contained)                                         $100 (for 2)

Triple room                                                                            $94 (for 3)