guided lamrim retreat

Guided Lamrim Retreat  

9 – 15 January 2022

In this retreat we will explore the extraordinary presentation of Buddha’s teachings known as Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. Lamrim is the very essence of Buddha’s teachings and is very practical – ideally suited to modern life.

This is a wonderful opportunity to improve our wisdom and compassion through listening, contemplating, and meditating on meaningful topics. By gaining experience of Lamrim meditations we overcome all our faults, solve our daily problems and draw closer to the lasting happiness we wish for. Start your year with a meaningful retreat!

The Teacher

Kelsang Luma is the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. She has been ordained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 15 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.


There will be four retreat sessions per day consisting of chanted prayers, teaching and guided meditation. During the retreat everyone is asked to maintain silence from after the last session in the evening until after the second session the next morning.

You are welcome to drop-in to any or all of the retreat sessions. There is no need to book. This retreat is suitable for new students who wish to gain an understanding of the Buddhist path to enlightenment as well as experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their experience in meditation.

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Sunday 9th Jan :  Introductory talk 9.00 – 10.00am   

Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th Jan

session 1 : 7.30 – 8.45am
session 2 : 11.00 – 12.15pm
session 3 : 4.30 – 5.45pm
session 4 : 7.30 – 9.00pm

There is no session 4 Monday 10th Jan. Offering to the Spiritual Guide Prayers 7.30 – 9.30pm.


Introductory talk and guided sessions: $5.00 per session

$100 for the whole retreat.

Free for Centre Members