Welcome to Sudarshanaloka

Land of beautiful vision

Sudarshanaloka is a Buddhist retreat centre near Thames, New Zealand. Our aim is to provide the conditions for people to deepen their spiritual practice. We run meditation retreats, offer isolated cabins for solitary retreats, and host community events.

The Four Brahmaviharas

Starts: 11 Sep 2021

Retreat for mitras, Order members and by special request This annual retreat will explore the Buddha's teaching on the cultivation of positive…

Setting sail into the mystery

Starts: 23 Sep 2021

For those participating in our newcomers programme A simple and spacious retreat for those currently participating in the centre's Monday night…

The road less travelled

Starts: 1 Oct 2021

Open meditation intensive at Sudarshanaloka A meditation intensive retreat open to all friends, mitras, and Order members who have some meditation…