Land of Beautiful Vision
What is Sudarshanaloka?
"Sudarshanaloka" means "Land of Beautiful (or Happy) Vision" this Vision is not just about the beautiful view of the hills and water and native bush, "Beautiful Vision" is also about Sangha working together to manifest their shared vision through collective work and practise...not just some abstract unreachable beauty, but the beauty of Sangha.
Sudarshanaloka is a Mandala of different people and activities including the Retreat Centre and resident Community; Lotus Realm Gift and Music shop in Thames; Buddhaloka, the Buddhist Centre in Thames Township (upstairs in the Post office building); Buddhafield, an outreach and Festival team and a network of friendships that spreads across New Zealand and across the World which is the Triratna Buddhist Community
This Mandala grows with each person who forms a spiritual connection with Sudarshanaloka, whether by coming on Retreat, visiting the Community or maybe helping out in some other area. This mandala includes YOU TOO! Sudarshanaloka is all about POTENTIAL and working together to MANIFEST our shared ideals, this IS our Practise! Come and Practise with us.
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Call the Community 07 868 5340 or email email@example.com to arrange your stay.
Donations and practical help with labour/ equipment and services are always needed
please call 07 868 5341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bank account details and tax deductible donation receipts.
YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE!
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LOTUS REALM EMPORIUM & MUSIC SHOP
Ph 07 868 5341 Fax 07 868 5346
714 Pollen St, Thames
LOTUS REALM has a Summer Pop Up shop now in Whitianga as well as our Shop in Thames. We are are a Front Door on the Main Street of Thames to Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre in the tararu Valley, our Team-Based Right Livelihood business has buddhist values at its heart, and we love Volunteers! If you would like an opportunity to practise Generosity, Kindness, Patience and experience the benefits of working as part of a Team, consider coming and lending a hand over the Summer. We support local Community, Arts, Music and school activities in the area
If you would like to support us to continue our charitable work, please consider donating goods to our Dana Drive (if you are Spring cleaning!), we have a van and can collect in the Auckland and Waikato areas.
You can also use us to sell you goods on commission, or you could come and give us a hand sometime.
Give us a call on 07 8686 5341 if you think you would like to help out.
Come and see us if you are in Thames!
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