Mindfulness – A Silent Day Retreat


Saturday 1 February 9.30am – 4.30pm


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

About the Day Course

This is a very special opportunity to develop and improve your mindfulness both in and out of meditation, and to learn how to use mindfulness in everyday life. You will also experience the deep inner peace that comes from a concentrated mind.

This silent day retreat will include detailed instructions on training in mindfulness and guided meditations. Our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Luma will guide five short meditation sessions to help lead the mind to a state of deep concentration and peace.  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.   You’ll even have the option to securely put away your phone for the day to help stop distractions!

The Teacher

Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch and is Geshe-las representative in the South Island. She has been ordained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 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.


$60 – 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 book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.


9.20 – 9.30am Registration

9.30am – 10.30am: Session 1

10.30am – 11.00am: Morning Tea

11.00am – 11.45pm: Session 2

12.15pm – 1:00pm: Session 3

1.00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch

2.30pm – 3.15pm: Session 4

3.15 – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea

3.45pm – 4.30pm: Session 5

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.