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Emptiness - Discover the Truth


Fri 20 Nov 2015, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 21 Nov 2015, 9:00am–9:00pm
Sun 22 Nov 2015, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Waihoanga Centre, 32 Waihōanga Rd, Otaki Gorge, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • cost: $180.00
  • Additional fees may apply

There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality. In this silent retreat Kelsang Pagma will guide meditations on this profound Buddhist knowledge of the truth of phenomena, emptiness.

“Emptiness is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. Although things appear directly to our senses to be truly, or inherently, existent, in reality all phenomena lack, or are empty of, true existence.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism.

Emptiness simply means how all things actually exist rather than how things appear. With emptiness as a foundation of reflection on our personal experiences, we have a great opportunity to sort out our source of pain and suffering and to find our own source of unlimited happiness and permanent liberation from problems.

Enjoy the tranquil setting of Otaki’s native forest at the Waihoanga Centre as you are lead into meditations to make your mind profoundly peaceful and transform your entire life. The retreat begins with Dinner on Fri at 6pm and ends on Sun at 4pm.

The Teacher:
Kelsang Pagma is the Resident Teacher at Bodh Gaya Buddhist Centre. Pagma is a sincere practitioner who shares Buddha’s teachings with gentleness and warmth.

The cost includes dorm-style accommodation and all meals.

Booking is essential, either by phone 04-383 5213 or by filling the booking form on Bodh Gaya website.

For any inquiries or questions regarding this event, please contact Bodh Gaya directly.

Visit Bodh Gaya website for more information on weekly classes, day courses and special events.