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: 27 Oct 2017

Cultivating a calm and clear mind This retreat is an introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice which is one of two principal…

Men's ordination training

Starts: 4 Nov 2017

by invitation only 'Only when a man feels strongly will he act effectively' Ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Order consists, essentially, in…

Beginners meditation retreat

Starts: 17 Nov 2017

Cultivating emotional freedom "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the…