Santipada 'State of Peace'

The Santipada Buddhist Monastery of New Zealand is dedicated to providing opportunities for monastics and lay people to learn and practice the liberating teachings of the Buddha. Here you can learn the balanced combination of eraly Buddhism and later Buddhism - Theravada and Mahayana Zen Buddhism both. Buddhas Teaching is for the peace, the intergation, the oneness, and the end of all division. That's the Santipada the State of Peace-Nibbana. Let us go together.

Sunday Meditation resumes January 2022, however we will not be accepting application to stay (volunteer or retreat) from May 5th - August 10th 2022.   This will be a time of intensive retreat for the temple and no-one will respond to your enquiries.  Thank you for understanding and patience.  We look forward to meeting and communicating with your after this time.
COVID 19 Vaccines: We follow all the current NZ government guidelines, however since we share the meditation hall and meals together it is very important to keep the Sangha healthy and safe.  Our permanent residences are fully vaccinated and we recommend anyone wishing to stay be vaccinated as well.  If you wish to stay and are not vaccinated please discuss this with us.  If there is currently no one staying at the temple that has compromised health that could be at risk we will be happy to have you join us.  Thank you for your cooperation and compassion.
Sunday Meditation
 10 am - 12 pm, walking, sitting, Dhamma talk .
At 9:30 am the monks will give a 30-minute instruction class for beginners.
All teachings are offered freely.  
Dana: food for monks or koha are gratefully accepted.
Staying at the Monastery - Volunteer or Retreat
There are two ways to stay at Santipada: as a volunteer or on retreat.  Please see "Staying" at the pull down menu above.