PHASE 2: VedantaNZ Wellness Centre
In order to have any significant impact on the wellbeing of the community, the program has to be up-scalable to a larger number of schools, communities, workplaces etc. The introductory knowledge will be made available via online courses, etc. However, to properly train meditation instructors, we propose to provide a more intensive and immersive training in a suitable retreat environment through 7-day residential workshops. Only then the trained wellness instructors will be properly equipped with the required knowledge and skills in meditation to serve as teachers of mind-management techniques in their schools, communities and workplaces.
After more than one year of exploring the outskirts of Auckland in search of a suitable property to establish a Wellness Centre with facilities and programs to deliver our programs. The Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Auckland is purchasing a 125 acre property nestled in the secluded Waikaretu Valley in Glen Murray, Waikato at a price of $2.2M.
To facilitate these and other allied requirements to expand the program, a Vedanta-Meditation Retreat Centre would be established with the following features: