Small Group Retreat with Gangaji

February 16 – February 18, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand

Small Group Weekends provide an opportunity to both sit in silence and dialogue with Gangaji in a very intimate setting. Enrolment is limited to 30 participants.

Description

This event is full, and to be placed on the waiting list please contact Leigh at leigh@leela.org

Small Group Retreats provide an opportunity to be in silence and in conversation with Gangaji in a very intimate setting. Enrolment is limited to 30 participants. Participants should be familiar with Gangaji’s teachings prior to attending the meeting.

We come together to inspire one another in discovering the truth, to honor the truth, and to love the truth. Not knowing what will be said, what will be discovered, just the openness, the willingness, even the choicelessness to be here.

When a group of people committed to true self-discovery gathers for an entire weekend, a profound support is experienced for the total surrender of the mind to the heart.

Details

This event is full, and to be placed on the waiting list please contact Leigh at leigh@leela.org

Tuition: $470 (NZD) **Tuition includes catered lunch on Saturday and Sunday

 

 

Location

Taitamariki Hall (Girl Guides Hall)
8 Auburn St, Takapuna 
Auckland, New Zealand
(Entrance opposite Como Street)

Auckland Accommodation

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest City. The airport is situated in South Auckland and you will need to catch a bus, shuttle, taxi or hire a car to where you are staying. The Gangaji and Eli retreats are to be held at the Taitamariki Hall (Girl Guides Hall) at 8 Auburn St, Takapuna and situated in on the North Shore which is over the Harbour Bridge from the Auckland CBD. Takapuna is situated on a north facing beach and there are many other beaches on the North Shore and in wider Auckland.  The Waitakere Ranges are to the West of Auckland and a lovely place to visit with many great walks. The drive from the Airport to the CBD in a car will take you approximately 45 minutes and from the CBD to Takapuna about 20 minutes. These times don’t account for peak travel times.  The accommodation below is around Takapuna but there are many great places to stay on the North Shore and in the greater Auckland area. Please consider searching on the web for the best prices. It is best to book early as it will be summertime here in New Zealand and January is during our school holidays, we also have two public holidays on 29th January and 6th February which can bring in many visitors to Auckland.

All websites below are only suggestions, please do your own research, check online for other options and choose the right accommodation, car rentals etc. for yourselves.

Airbnb: www.airbnb.co.nz/‎
Expedia: www.expedia.co.nz 
Holiday Houses: www.holidayhouses.co.nz  
Bachcare: www.bachcare.co.nz  
Book a bach: www.bookabach.co.nz/

Holiday Parks

Takapuna Beach Holiday Park: www.takapunabeachholidaypark.co.nz
Auckland North Shore motels and holiday park Northcote Rd, Takapuna: http://www.holidayparks.co.nz/auckland

Vacation Rentals Auckland

https://www.hometogo.com/

Auckland Transport

Airport Transport, bus, train, ferry, shuttle, car and camper rentals

www.skybus.co.nz – 24hrs daily – one way – $18

Buses depart from the International Terminal and make a second stop via the Domestic Terminal before continuing to the City. The buses alternative between routes,  Mt Eden Rd #01 or Dominion Rd #05 Both routes converge onto Queen Street and terminate at 396 Queen St, Auckland.

https://www.skybus.co.nz/
https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/  
https://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/transport  www.cheaptaxi.co.nz/Super-Cheapwww.supershuttle.co.nz/booking  

Car Rentals (check online for further choices)

Auckland Airport car rentals – www.nzrentacar.co.nz/auckland-airport.html
Avis Rental Cars – www.avis.co.nz
Budget Rental Cars – www.budget.co.nz
Europcar – www.europcar.co.nz
Hertz – www.hertz.co.nz
Thrifty – www.thrifty.co.nz
James Blond – www.jamesblondltd.co.nz/car-rentals/  
Apex Car Rental – www.apexrentals.co.nz   

Campers

www.maui.co.nz/campervan-hire-locations
https://www.jucy.co.nz/our-vehicles/  

www.britz.co.nz/campervan-hire-locations/pages/auckland.aspx

Maps

Auckland Map, Guide to Auckland City – www.aucklandnz.com/discover/maps-and-guides  

Auckland Bus Routes Maps – www.zapmeta.co.nz/SearchTheWeb

Auckland and NZ Visitor and Tourism Web sites (many others online for you to check out)

Official Tourism Auckland
Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information – www.aucklandnz.com/discover/i-site-visitor-information-centres

Visitor Information Centres NZ – www.newzealand.com

Explore Auckland – Auckland Tourism www.aucklandtourism.co.nz/fronts/category/9  

Visitor Centres – Department of Conservation – www.doc.govt.nz/visitorcentres  (Contact your nearest DOC visitor centre for information on visiting and staying at local conservation areas)

Waitakere Ranges – regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/home

Meeting Times

  • Meeting Schedule:
  • Check-in between 6:30pm and 7:00pm
  • Friday Feb 16: Opening Meeting 7:30pm
  • Saturday Feb 17 & Sunday Feb 18: Two Meetings per day, 11am and 4pm
  • Each Meeting lasts approximately 60-90 minutes

Catering

Catered lunch (organic, vegetarian and gluten-free) included on Saturday and Sunday.

Policies

Event Cancellation Fee

$50 until 30 days before the retreat start date or the entire amount in case of cancellation within 30 days of the event start date.