15-17 April 2022 Jenang with Geshe Thupten Wangchen

17-25 April 2022 Retreat with Venerable Thubten Khadro

Join us for the Jenang, the retreat, or both!

Manjushri is the Buddha personifying Supreme Wisdom. His name in Sanskrit means “gentle, or sweet, glory”; he is also known as Mãnjughoṣa “sweet voice”. His right hand holds aloft the flaming sword of wisdom to cut through our ignorance, confusion and internal obstacles, his left hand holds the Prajñāpāramitā - the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. 


What are the incredible benefits of doing Manjushri practice?

- You will develop wisdom, inner clarity and sharpness of mind

- Dullness, ignorance and obscurations will be cleared away

- Your memory will be enhanced

- The understanding of reality's interdependence and lack of intrinsic nature will mature

- It leaves incredible positive imprints for future lifetimes

- Connects you with the Buddha of Wisdom

- Compassion & Bodhichitta will flourish in your heart

- Emptiness will swiftly be realized 

- You will quickly achieve enlightenment


Jenang Information

Jenang is a ceremony where a "permission to practice" a particular Tantric practice is given by a Lama (teacher). Manjushri belongs to Kriya Tantra of the Vajrayana Vehicle.

By taking the jenang one "becomes closer" to the Buddha of Wisdom, committing to: 

  • take the refuge commitments

  • take the wishing and entering Bodhisattva vows

  • create a Guru/Disciple relationship with Geshe Wangchen

  • recite the Manjushri Mantra 21 times every day for the rest of the life

Geshe Wanchen will also give the Oral Transmission/Lung of Chanting the Names of Manjushri. The benefit of taking a lung is that whenever you recite that practice your recitation will be 100.000 times more powerful.


Retreat Information

You can join the retreat without taking the jenang. The retreat will include guided meditations of the Manjushri practice, the recitation of Chanting the Names of Manjushri and recitations of the short versions of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.


Join us for this very unique and profound opportunity. To receive the Manjushri Jenang is very rare these days, to do this retreat is even rarer.Engaging in the Manjushri practice is like using a sharp diamond to sever our negativities and delusions from the root!

About Geshe Thupten Wangchen


Geshe Wangchen came to New Zealand in 2003 at the request of our Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Geshe-la is a highly qualified Lharampa Geshe who has done extensive study, retreats and has taught at Kopan monastery in Nepal and at Varanasi University in India. Since arriving in New Zealand he has taught at DCI in Auckland. Read more about Geshe-la here.

About 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 is… 

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

Manjushri Retreat 17-25 April 2022 

Manjushri Jenang 15-17 April 2022 

BOTH Jenang and  Retreat 15-25 April 2022 

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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)