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Cultivating Shamatha and Emptiness

Cultivating Shamatha and Emptiness


  • Fri 21 Feb ’20, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 22 Feb ’20, 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sun 23 Feb ’20, 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Mon 24 Feb ’20, 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue 25 Feb ’20, 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed 26 Feb ’20, 7:00am – 2:30pm


Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, 2183 Main Road, Colville, Coromandel


Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • Cultivating Shamatha and Emptiness: $520.00
  • Buy Tickets – +64 (07) 866 6851

This retreat will have a strong emphasis on understanding and getting familiarised with the correct view of reality, the view of emptiness; while also developing a focused and concentrated mind through the practice of shamatha /calm abiding.

The meditations to generate a calm, concentrated mind will be guided and focused first on the breath, gradually moving to being mindful of mental activity and moving even subtler inwardly to being mindful of awareness of awareness.

The retreat will also include meditations on emptiness and will grant participants a grounded appreciation of the view of emptiness and how to practically apply this wisdom into their daily lives. The retreat will include full days in silence and will allow participants to build a regular practice.

Retreat Leader
Venerable Khadro was born in Venezuela and raised in Argentina. In 2004 Khadro immigrated to New Zealand where she first encountered Tibetan Buddhism. Since then has engaged in formal Buddhist studies, served in various FPMT Centers, led many projects and courses in NZ, Australia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Germany. Venerable Khadro is currently the Spiritual Programme Coordinator of Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India. Venerable Khadro’s "international" background and experiences allows her to have an open, friendly, warm and approachable manner.

The ticket investment covers the facility fee and fully catered vegetarian meals. This excludes accommodation. Mahamudra offer a 20% discount on the range of accommodation options including camping which are made available to participants. Information is provided when booking the retreat.
A 10% membership discount is applicable for members (please contact the Main Office).

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