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.

Living Nature Retreat

Starts: 23 Oct 2020

Embodying the elements at Sudarshanaloka Everything is alive -- shells, buildings, people, fish, mountains, trees, wood is alive. Water is alive.…

Men's ordination training retreat

Starts: 31 Oct 2020

Triratna Buddhist Community This retreat is by invitation only and led by a team of senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order for men who are…

Working in Nature at Sudarshanaloka

Starts: 4 Dec 2020

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…