amitabha summer retreat – looking into the mirror of dharma, dec 27 – jan 3, mangaweka

with gen kelsang demo

Gen Demo has been the resident teacher at the Amitbha Centre since it was established in 2004. Her experience, kindness and skill as a teacher enable her to present Buddha's profound advice for life in a way that is meaningful, relevant, clear and enjoyable.

"We can see and find the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment from The Mirror of Dharma.
How fortunate we are."
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche




looking into the mirror of dharma: training in contemplation and meditation

Since 2005, our annual summer retreat has been a restorative and peaceful time. It is a time to engage in a guided retreat in a tranquil place,  in an unhurried, relaxed and sincere way.
This summer,  Gen Kelsang Demo will guide our training in the contemplations and
meditations taught in The Mirror of Dharma with Additions Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s latest book.
Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced meditators, this is a perfect opportunity to deepen your meditation practice with particular emphasis on how to integrate these meditations into your daily life.


This year’s venue is Kawhatau Outdoor Education Trust Centre, a former country school which is located in the Kawhatau Valley near Mangaweka.

A fully self-contained facility, it has small shared dormitory rooms and camp sites.

The surroundings include a stream, some bush and the Rangitikei River across the road



bookings and information

Cost: $430 This is all inclusive and covers guided sessions, meals and accomodation (camping or small dorm). Bookings must be made by December 12th.
Early bird price: $390 (book and pay by 2nd November)

follow this link for bookings (please note: our booking page is secure, your data is protected, and will never be shared) 

For more information, email or phone 06 355 3524. (Please don't hesitate to get in touch - especially if you are relatively new to retreats, Buddhism or the Amitabha Centre!)