8 DAY SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT
The Buddhist Path to Awakening
14-21 January 2022
This retreat will include mindfulness meditation and guided meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Some of the main topics covered include:
Suffering and its causes
The mind and mental afflictions
Death and rebirth
Bodhicitta – the mind aspiring to enlightenment for the benefit of others
Shamatha meditation – developing a calm, clear and focused mind
Vipssana meditation – gaining insight into the nature of reality
This retreat is suitable for both beginners and more experienced practitioners. It provides not only an extensive introduction into the theory and practice of the path to enlightenment but is also an excellent opportunity for more advanced students to deepen their understanding and practice.
The daily schedule will include Dharma talks, meditation and yoga/mindful movement sessions. The retreat will be in silence, but full instruction and support will be given to all participants.
The retreat will start at 4pm on 14 Jan, so participants are requested to arrive and complete check in by 3pm. It will conclude after lunch on 22 Jan, around 2pm.
Sample daily schedule:
7.15am-8:00am Morning Meditation
9.00am-10.00am 1st Session
10.15am-11am Mindful Movement / Yoga
11.30am-12:30pm 2nd Session
2.30pm-4.00pm 3rd Session
4:30pm – 5:00pm Walking Meditation
5.15pm-6.15pm 4th Session
7:15pm-7:45pm Evening contemplation
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).
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.)
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)