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Nine-day Insight Meditation Retreat - Coromandel

  • Te Moata Retreat Centre  180 Paul Road, Tairua 3544 (map)


This nine-day insight meditation retreat offers an opportunity to strengthen both the wisdom and the compassion wings of awakening. We will explore a variety of different practices taken from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, alongside the four brahma-vihara heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.

Each day, there will be sessions of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, group discussion, individual meetings with the teacher and a period of optional, gentle mindful movement.

There will be a period of relational meditation on the first two and last two days, while the middle days will be in full silence. Relational or interpersonal meditation involves working in dyads (pairs) to practice mindful speaking and listening, using the guidelines of Insight Dialogue. For more information about the practice of Insight Dialogue, please see

Experience level: This retreat is best suited to people who have done at least one previous insight meditation weekend retreat.

Teacher: Jill Shepherd
Cost: Sliding scale $750-$630 + dana*
(cost will include a contribution towards the teacher’s international airfare)
To register:

Earlier Event: July 2
Morning Meditation
Later Event: December 29
Day of Peace