Merging streams

Starts 31 May 2024

Stream flows

Poetry and meditation retreat with Moksavajra and Karunajoti

'My mind is like the autumn moon
clear and bright in a pool of jade
nothing can compare
what more can I say?'

Join us over the King's birthday weekend as we explore together the poems of the T’ang Poet Han Shan, also known as ‘Cold Mountain’ after the cave he chose as his home.

The poems of Cold Mountain traverse a wide range of subjects from the nature of human existence and the poet’s search for spiritual enlightenment and peace, to incomparable descriptions of the natural world in which he lived.

Tu Fu, also known as Du Fu, is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Tang dynasty. Often described as a poet-historian, his poems convey the emotional impact and importance of political and social issues as well as reflect a range of moods and experience.

There will be periods of reflection, discussion, meditation, silence and ritual all amidst the wild natural beauty of Sudarshanaloka, warmed by wood stoked radiators and nourished by the company of friends.

Suitable for newcomers as well as those with experience in our tradition.


Start: 31 May 2024 at 6:00pm
Finish: 3 Jun 2024 at 11:00am

Cost: $330 (full) / $290 (low), Please don't let money be a barrier - contact us for options, Youth Special: $180 for those under 35 who are willing to camp (you'll need to bring your own camping gear)

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Photo of Moksavajra


Moksavajra has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Community for 30 years and an Order Member for 14. He has a particular interest in working from…

Photo of Karunajoti


Karunajoti’s first introduction to Buddhism was through a meditation class at the Auckland Buddhist Centre in 1999. This led to a strong desire to…

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