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  • Meditation New Zealand

Starting Wednesday 8th September @ 7 pm, Live streaming on YouTube (After lockdown we will also be in-person at Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland )

A link to the YouTube live-stream will be posted in Meditation NewZealand's Facebook one hour before the class.

No need to have a facebook account, just go to our website & click on the FB (facebook) icon.

Acharya das' talks will have a new topic each week or will be a continuation from the previous week.

Week one's focus: The Ins and Outs of Reincarnation .....

Program: Kirtan Music Meditation Talk Q's & A's Kirtan .......


Acharya das is an internationally renowned teacher of Vedic and yoga wisdom philosophy, mindfulness, meditation and kirtan, who has been teaching yoga wisdom to appreciative audiences worldwide for over 40 years.

He also runs a highly successful Mindfulness & Meditation program for prisoners at the maximum-security prison, Paremoremo, and works with Family Action groups who support victims of abuse.

Acharya das shares an uncommonly deep understanding of yoga philosophy and practice which he conveys clearly and simply, in a way we can all relate to & apply in our everyday lives.

What is Kirtan Meditation?

Kirtan is the ancient practice of hearing and repeating transcendental sounds or mantras. By meditating on the beautiful transcendental sounds of the mantras we can free the mind & heart of the stress and anxieties of daily life and begin to taste the inner happiness that we are always searching for. It is simple to practice, you can just close your eyes and listen or join in if you wish.

No previous experience is necessary.

All Welcome!

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Updated: Oct 10, 2021


We have finally managed to confirm our re-scheduled retreat dates, we were not able to get anything till early next year sorry! We hope you can make it!

Welcome to a not to be missed epic spiritual immersion weekend @ Waihi Beach Yoga Kirtan Retreat, put on by Waihi Meditation in affiliation with Meditation New Zealand, 25-27th Feb 2022

Taking care of our spiritual needs is of utmost importance and often neglected. We welcome you to take this opportunity to participate in this deep practice that is also lots of fun. You are most welcome to participate in all of the retreat or just whichever parts you would most like to.

Fantastic location, close to the beach, with plenty of Kirtan meditation, yoga and amazing yoga wisdom with renowned international yoga wisdom speaker, Acharya das, good food and friendly people!

There will be a light meal provided on Saturday night and an Indian meal on Sunday included in the ticket price. All our meals are vegetarian, plant-based, with vegan options available.

Location: Sea Esta Camp and Lodge, 48 Seaforth Road, Waihi Beach

Accommodation is 4 x bunk rooms each for men and women, each of the eight rooms has 4 x bunks and 1 x single. Mattress and mattress protector provided only, please bring bedding as required.

Cost The price per person is only $50 for the whole weekend, this includes a Pizza meal on Friday night and an Indian meal Saturday night, accommodation, four inspiring talks with Acharya das, lots of Kirtan meditation and yoga with Carrie each morning. We'll probably do a cinnamon porridge for breakfast, and people can do their own lunch (and breakfast, if they don’t like porridge!:) The kitchen looks good and has a toaster, etc...

Day tickets are also available if you do not require accommodation $15 for Friday evening, $25 for Saturday (whole day), $10 for Sunday (morning program)

Payment must be made at least 2 weeks in advance, please.

For questions on payment/paying directly or any other retreat related matter please call or text

Inger 021 0504866

Tickets : Please copy and paste link into your browser


Friday evening

6 pm simple Pizza meal

7 pm Gauranga breathing, Nitai Gaur chant, Kirtan until 8.30 pm

8.30 pm a talk and Kirtan by Acharya das until 10 pm


8 am Kirtan and Japa (teaching Japa meditation) until 9 am

9 am Yoga with Carrie for an hour

10 am Kirtan 15 mins

10.15 am Talk with Acharya das and Kirtan until 11.30 am

11.30 am to 12 pm Japa Meditation

12 pm to 1 pm lunch

1.30 pm hot pools until 3 pm (longer for those that want to)

3.15 pm soccer till 4.15 pm (Alternatively for those that want there may be a Q and A session 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm)

5 pm Talk with Acharya das and Kirtan until 6.30 pm

6.30 pm Dinner

7.30 pm Kirtan

9 pm Kirtan with Acharya das until 10 pm


8 am Kirtan

8.30 am Yoga with Carrie until 9.30 am

9.30 am Kirtan

9.45 am Acharya das talk and Kirtan until 11 am

(We need to be out of our rooms by 10 am, but not out of the hall until 12 pm)

11 am clean up and leave by 12 pm

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Updated: Jun 18, 2021

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International Yoga Day We are so excited to be celebrating this special Worldwide event with you all.

Hatha Yoga for all levels with Carrie Burns of Inspire Yoga Whangamata. Yoga starts 4.30pm. Pls bring your own mat.

Kirtan Jam with expert kirtan leaders Pralad and the Chants (Eddie Hansen, Aus) & The Mantra Band!

Kirtan starts 6.30pm

Come to the whole event or either part! Saturday 26th June Cost only $15pp Starts 4.30pm - 9.30pm Mt Albert Hall, 773 New North Road

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