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.

Working in Nature at Sudarshanaloka

Starts: 29 Mar 2019

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…

Beginners meditation retreat

Starts: 4 Apr 2019

Cultivating a calm and positive mind This retreat is an introduction to both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana meditation pracitices…

Creative Writing and Meditation Retreat

Starts: 11 Apr 2019

Writing your way to Mindfulness and Compassion¬† Creative writing can be a powerful transformative tool when combined with our seated meditation…