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.

Men's Ordination Retreat

Starts: 10 Mar 2024

From 10 March - 7 April we have a men's ordination retreat taking place at Sudarshanaloka. This is a very auspicious and significant occasion for the…

Entering into simplicity

Starts: 12 Apr 2024

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

Emptiness and the heart sutra

Starts: 24 Apr 2024

Auckland sangha retreat The Bodhisattva of compassion When he meditated deeply Saw the emptiness of all five skandhas And sundered the bonds that…

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