A silent day retreat


Saturday 27th January 10am – 3pm


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch

There is plenty of parking on the street but please do not park on the neighbours driveways.

About the Day Retreat

In this special day retreat our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Luma will guide simple yet profound meditations that lead you deep into the stillness of your own mind. Dive into the silence and clarity of your own mind and experience the tranquility of the mind’s pure nature. Keeping silence will also allow you to experience a deeper level of inner peace and stillness. Then you can carry this inner stillness back into your daily life.

This day retreat will include short guided meditations. You will also learn the basics of meditation so that you can establish a successful meditation practice at home.  The environment of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre is very relaxing and there is plenty of time between retreat sessions to go for a walk, read and contemplate in silence. The period of silence will begin at 10am and finish at 3pm. This course is suitable for everyone – beginners and advanced.

The Teacher

Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch and is Geshe-la’s representative in the South Island. She has been ordained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 18 years and has dedicated her life to studying and practicing his instructions and helping people solve their problems through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path. Through her teachings and example she shows us how we can easily integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.


$50 – includes morning and afternoon tea. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch to enjoy at the Centre or there are cafes nearby.

Booking is essential, so please online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.


10.00am – 11.00am: Session 1

11.00am – 11.30am: Morning Tea

11.30am – 12.15pm: Session 2

12.15pm – 1.15pm: Lunch

1.15pm – 2:00pm: Session 3

2.00pm – 2:15pm: Afternoon Tea

2.15pm – 3.00pm: Session 4

What to expect at a class

These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them.
There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.
These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.