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 Greater Mandala and the Crucible of Sangha

Starts: 21 Nov 2019

Form, emptiness and emergence within community: National Order weekend With the death of our founder, how do we honour his gifts, the living lineage…

Working in Nature at Sudarshanaloka

Starts: 6 Dec 2019

Giving back to the land These working in nature weekends have become a regular part of our annual program. They offer an opportunity to engage with…

New Year's Retreat on Empathy

Starts: 28 Dec 2019

led by Shantigarbha I'll Meet You There "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there." We…