Mahayana Refuge Retreat

Saturday, 21 October until Monday, 23 October 8:00am-6:00pm

Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland

2 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024

Find Ultimate Protection by relying upon the Three Jewels

We can find true refuge from our problems and suffering by developing positive minds such as love, compassion and wisdom. This inner experience is the Dharma – a Sanskrit word which means “protection”. Gaining a deep inner experience of these virtuous minds can completely protect us from suffering and enable us to experience a deep inner happiness no matter what is happening in our life. We cultivate this precious mind of refuge by relying upon enlightened beings (Buddhas) and genuine spiritual friends (Sangha). On this retreat, we will have the opportunity to develop and improve our inner wealth of refuge.

Everybody is welcome to this retreat. There is no pre-required knowledge or experience in order to engage in this retreat. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, beginner or a more advanced practitioner, EVERYBODY WELCOME.


There are  four sessions per day.  Each session lasts for one and a quarter hours and consists of chanted prayers in English and silent mantra recitation except Second session includes commentary and advice by Kelsang Pawo. During retreat everyone is asked to maintain silence from after the last session at night until after the second session the next morning. You are welcome to drop in for any or all of the retreat sessions.

Session Times: Saturday to Monday
Session One: 8am-9:15
Session Two: 10am-11:30 (Teaching and Guided Session)
Session Three: 3pm-4:15
Session Four: 4:45pm-6

About the teacher

Kelsang Pawo

Kelsang Pawo is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland. He is a Kiwi Buddhist monk who is dedicated to helping people develop inner peace, and find real meaning in their lives. He teaches regularly at our Centre in Mt Eden, as well as in the CBD and in Tauranga.

  • Saturday, 21 October until Monday, 23 October
  • 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Mt Eden
  • Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland

  • 2 Stokes Rd
    Mt Eden
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