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.

Riding the sun: insight and attitude

Starts: 25 Jan 2019

A retreat for 18-35 year-olds at the wild, beautiful and mythic Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in the Coromandel Metta - active friendliness and good…

Music and meditation retreat

Starts: 8 Feb 2019

Exploring sound through voices and instruments supported by daily meditation On this weekend, we will utilise the ideal conditions of a wonderful…

Parinirvana Day and the 22nd Anniversary of the Stupa

Starts: 16 Feb 2019

Parinirvana Day, widely commemorated in the Buddhist world on the 15th of February, marks the passing away of the Buddha. We celebrate it at Sudarshanaloka with