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Fri 16 Nov 2012, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sat 17 Nov 2012, 7:00am–8:00pm
Sat 17 Nov 2012, 7:00am–1:00pm

Where: Raupo Bay Retreat Centre, 110 McHales Rd, Little Akaloa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $140.00
  • Unemployed/student: $100.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Kim Saxton

- A 3-day course during Canterbury Show Weekend, with Jakob Leschly.

See full details at the website.

We can discover happiness and freedom beyond our ordinary limitations by working constructively with, and mastering, our present attitudes and actions. This mastery is neither exclusive to some people “who just have it”, nor is it due to supernatural powers. Rather, according to the Buddha, it comes from becoming aware of, and working with, our existing internal and external conditions. Buddhist knowledge and meditation provides the insight and freedom to work with these conditions.

Jakob will lead a three-day course over Canterbury Show Weekend offering a theoretical overview and practical application.

About Jakob Leschly:
Jakob Leschly was appointed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche ( as his resident teacher for Siddharthas Intent in Australia. He began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984, has since worked as a translator and interpreter as well as a philosophy and meditation instructor, also completing a BA in Tibetan Studies. He lives with his family in New South Wales.

Course start:
The course will start at 10am on Canterbury Show Day. Please aim to arrive at least by 9:40am to give yourself some time to have a cuppa and settled after the long drive. If you would rather arrive the night before, this is fine also.

Friday 16th Nov - workshop sessions at 10am & 3pm; 7pm - practice session;
Saturday 17th Nov - practice from 7am; workshop sessions at 10am & 3pm; 7pm - practice;
Sunday 18th Nov - practice from 7am; closing session from 10am.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner from 8am, 12:30 and 5:30pm. Food will be mostly organic. Let us know if you are veg or non-veg on registration.

There will also be some free time to go for walks, enjoy the scenery, relax or have a soak in the spa.

Course finish:
The course will finish after lunch on Sunday. A little help with a quick tidy up before heading home would be appreciated. You are welcome to stay on for the rest of the day for informal arrangements.

There will be a rota system in place to help with food prep & dishes.

What to bring:
Torch, good walking shoes, cushion to sit on (or let us know if you would prefer a chair), sunscreen & hat. Togs for the spa pool or a swim at the beach if you can brave the cold!

Bedding will be supplied in the bedrooms, you will need to bring pillow and sleeping bag if not in a room, to be confirmed at registration.

Your donation will go towards course expenses. You can pay by cash, cheque or direct deposit. Please register and pay at earliest or at latest by 9th November.

Please send your completed registration form ( to at the earliest, or by 9th November at the latest. Let us know if you have further questions.

We have a few spare rooms with double and single options. Also share options on the floor of the gompa. If you would prefer privacy and the rooms are taken up then you may like to bring your own tent or camper.

Car pooling:
Will do our best to arrange car pooling, please specify upon registration if you a) have a car with spare room, let us know how many seats or; b) if you need a ride

See directions and more info about Raupo Bay retreat.