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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SPRING HAS SRUNG up the Valley, cold nights, sunny days and new growth everywhere. If you feel like Spring-cleaning your psyche, book in for a Solo Retreat, or come on one of the upcoming house retreats!
firstname.lastname@example.org with Booking enquiries.
THE FORD: there was some erosion by the river in the recent storms that swept the country. Any Help and donations at patching this will be warmly received.
The Community Huts Project , due to the increasing frequency of Retreats being held in the House there arises the need for the Community to have a self contained living area apart for the House. There are some ideas in the pipeline about how best to achieve this, so that Community can be nearby enough to assist Retreat Organizers, but private enough so as not to intrude upon Retreat situations. If you have an interest in assisting this possible project please email the Community or Sudarshanaloka Management Team at email@example.com and register your interest.
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
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!
Posted by mike inman on February 25, 2014 at 15:00