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.

Beginners meditation retreat

Starts: 20 Apr 2018

Cultivating a calm and positive mind This retreat is an introduction to both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana meditation pracitices…

Trees of Awakening

Starts: 25 Apr 2018

Trees and forests are central in the stories of the life of the Buddha and his journey towards awakening. We know the Buddha has much to teach us -…

Awakening the Bodhi heart

Starts: 11 May 2018

Opening to self and others with empathy and compassion Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good, move at the pain of others. It crushes…