Mindfulness Meditation Retreats

Mindfulness Auckland offers 7 days and One day meditation retreats, as well as residential mindfulness retreats and practice days for graduates of mindfulness courses.


7 -9 May 2021 – Homecoming: Presence & Compassion

4 September –  All Day Mindfulness Retreat

1-7 April 2022 – Insight Meditation Retreat


Mindfulness Meditation Retreats

Mindfulness Auckland offers 7 days and One day meditation retreats, as well as residential mindfulness retreats and practice days for graduates of mindfulness courses.


See our upcoming retreats:

Homecoming: Presence & Compassion

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in Auckland

Facilitated by Nadav Avny

St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland
Friday 7th May at 6pm – Sunday 9th May at 2.00 pm

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Auckland 2021

Mindfulness is a way of being that supports us to meet ourselves (and others) with acceptance, care and compassion. It can assist us to develop an unconditional friendship with self and live more authentically. Cultivation of awareness through mindfulness practice helps us create a new relationship with our internal experience, thoughts, memories, feelings and bodily sensations as well as external events and stressors. It increases our freedom of choice and enables us to respond instead of automatically and habitually reacting, particularly to situations that we find challenging. The practice of present moment awareness enhances the regulation of our emotions, reduces stress and anxiety, increases resilience and has profound implications for our emotional wellbeing and physical health, as supported by over 40 years of empirical evidence.

This silent meditation retreat will include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, cultivation of presence and compassion to self and others, rest and restoration as well as connection with nature and the nourishment of healthy food. Whilst many of the practices will be held as part of group sessions, the participants will have opportunity to tune in to their own pace and needed space during the retreat.

This weekend retreat can support experienced meditators to deepen their mindfulness practice and enable people new to mindfulness to get first -hand experience of the practice.

Cost: $580
(Covers all meals, single room accommodation, shared bathroom/toilets, facilitator’s fee)

Dietary requirements are catered for (price TBC)

Joseph Campbell:


“You must have a place in your house or in your mind
Or a moment in your day where you can go
Where you do not know what you owe anyone
Or what anyone owes you;
and you do not know who you are married to,
And you do not know who your children are,
And you do not know what your career is,
And you go there, not to leave any of these responsibilities behind,
But to go to a place of firsthand remembrance,
Where you get back in conversation with yourself
And have a real relationship with yourself.”

Enquire about the homecoming meditation retreat:

9 + 3 =

All Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

4th September 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm

Facilitated by Nadav Avny

This All Day Mindfulness Retreat will be an integral part of two courses and any remaining available spaces will be offered to graduates.

Attending the retreat day is as an opportunity to deepen your practice, or reinvigorate it.

The retreat day will be held at the beautiful venue of Michael Park School, 55 Amy Street, Ellerslie.

Registrations to this retreat day will open only on 1/8/2021 – once it is clear how many spaces are available for graduates.


Cost for graduates: $95

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Auckland 2021

Enquire about the All Day meditation retreat:

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2 + 11 =

7 Days Insight Meditation Retreat

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

(Mindfulness Training Institute: Australia & New Zealand)

with Dianne May and Nadav Avny

1st – 7th April 2022, Te Moata Retreat Centre, Coromande


This 7 days silent meditation retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their practice and cultivate further understanding of the wisdom teachings underpinning mindfulness practices. The practices and teachings will provide an opportunity to become familiar and explore the four foundations of mindfulness.

This retreat will offer periods of exploring your embodied experience of the four foundations of mindfulness through alternating sitting and walking meditation as well as mindful movement practices. Whilst this retreat is a silent retreat, there will also be opportunities for group and individual discussions with the teachers in order to explore the personal experience of the practice and cultivate mindful communication.

The emphasis will be on creating together a safe, supportive and connected space for you to cultivate heart qualities such as compassion to self and others, courage, patience, authenticity and trust.
The retreat will take place in the beautiful Te Moata Retreat Centre, Coromandel, which is immersed in glorious nature and offers the opportunity to practice within the surrounding environment, explore bush walks and look after the body with nutritious and delicious vegetarian food.

Who is it for?
This retreat welcomes also people who are new to the practice and to meditation. However as this is a silent meditation retreat with an intensive schedule of practice, it will be particularly beneficial for people who have some experience of mindfulness meditation (e.g. having completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course). Do be in touch if you want to check that it will be suitable for you.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Auckland 2022

Registration to this retreat will be coordinated by Mindfulness Training Institute – please register using this link

Enquire about the 7 day meditation retreat:

14 + 2 =

“Meditation is a microcosm, a model, a mirror. The skills we practice when we sit are transferable to the rest of our lives”.

– Sharon Salzberg