Santipada 'State of Peace'

Located in picturesque Northland twenty minutes from Kerikeri, Santipada Buddhist Monastery is dedicated to providing mindfulness meditation retreats and spiritual guidance through the simple and transformative teachings of Buddha. At Santipada, you will learn a balanced combination of early Buddhism and late Buddhism - Theravada and Mahayana Zen Buddhism. Buddhas teachings are for true happiness, freedom and ultimate peace. This is Santipada - the state of peace - Nibbana - let us journey together.

Sunday Meditation

10 am – 12 pm, walking, sitting, Dhamma talk. If you’re new to meditation, the monks provide a 30 minute instruction class for beginners at 9.30am.

Dana: food for monks or koha are gratefully accepted. All teachings are offered freely.  

Staying at the Monastery – Volunteer or Retreat

There are three ways to stay at Santipada: as a volunteer, as a booked general retreat, or alternatively, sign up for membership to Santipada and qualify for an annual retreat. To learn more about each of these wonderful experiences, please click on the above links.