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.

Stupa Day Anniversary

Starts: 11 Feb 2023

Reflecting on impermanence, the mystery of death and the Buddha's Parinirvana Our annual celebration of the Sudarshanaloka stupa will be held on the…

Entering into simplicity

Starts: 17 Feb 2023

A retreat for newcomers Step into the elemental beauty of Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in the Coromandel hills, and a simple programme of…

Men's ordination retreat

Starts: 25 Feb 2023

From 25 Feb to 2 April we have a men's ordination retreat taking place at Sudarshanaloka. This is a very auspicious and significant occasion for the…