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More detailed Covid measures announced:
Stay in your accommodation if you feel unwell
Covid and influenza are still problematic. The New Zealand government has lifted all mandatory Covid-19 restrictions from 15 August 2023, including seven-day mandatory isolation after testing Covid-19 positive on a RAT.
All Dzö Dün participants developing new respiratory symptoms are advised to rest in their accommodation. This is the single most effective measure to limit the spread of infectious respiratory infections amongst our sangha. RATs are now available in pharmacies that test for a combination of Covid-19, Influenza +/_ RSV viruses in the one kit.
Self-isolate for 5 days if you test positive
Although requirements have been removed, the NZ government recommends a self-isolation period of 5 days after testing Covid-19 positive, even if you have minor symptoms. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested RAT positive.
Do a daily RAT for 5 days if a close contact tests positive
Any potentially exposed travelling companions or household contacts don’t need to isolate but are recommended to do a daily RAT for the 5 days starting on the day the affected person tested positive for Covid-19. If your RAT is positive within 7 days of arrival in New Zealand, you are encouraged to also get a follow-up PCR test. These tests help in monitoring for new COVID-19 variants.
Leave the venue if you become unwell
If you develop respiratory symptoms or become significantly unwell during the event you will be able to receive the transmission at your accommodation via password protected livestreaming. Send an email to: [email protected] to receive the link and password. Participants are also requested to include the result of any RAT they have performed in the email.
Information about registration in Wanaka
- PLEASE HAVE YOUR TICKET WITH YOU!
To allow everyone to register quickly and smoothly, please make sure you have your ticket, with its QR code, handy when you arrive in Wanaka. Your ticket was emailed to you by Humanitix Orders, from this email address: [email protected]. If you wish to see your registration information such as seating, press the “view ticket” tab on the registration email.
If you look for your ticket and really can’t find it, please email registration.nz@
siddharthasintent.org and we will resend it to you.
Your ticket can be presented either 1. on an electronic device like a phone, or 2. printed on paper.
Some people may find they don’t have an internet connection when registering, so beforehand, it would be good to take a screenshot of the QR code, or download it to your phone wallet, or have a paper copy.
- SEATING PREFERENCE
Be ready to tell the registration team if you have chosen to either sit on a chair or on the floor, as you will be given a coloured wristband depending on your response.
If you can’t remember your seating choice, it’s available via the ‘View Ticket’ button in your ticket email.
- REGISTRATION TIMES AND PLACES
In person registration for sponsored ticket holders will be:
- 2.30 PM – 8 PM on Friday the 3rd of November, downtown, at the Wanaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall St.
- 7.30 AM – 9.00 AM on Saturday the 4th of November at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. The transmission and teachings will start at 9.00 AM that day.
If you arrive after that, for the next few days, we will have two people available to register people at the venue, for 30 minutes before the event starts.
You can also get contact details from someone in the Registration Team from the Help Desk.
Reminder to cancel any unused tickets
This is a reminder of the importance of *cancelling any tickets* that are not going to be used. We need to have a clear indication of actual numbers for Tsok etc and it is crucial that you cancel your ticket.
How to cancel your ticket: Please inform us immediately if you become aware that you cannot attend the event. You can do this via the Contact host button on the Humanitix order confirmation email and select “I want to cancel my ticket”.
Party at the Palace of Ling!
This end of event party will be a celebration of our coming together at this auspicious time. There will be great music and dancing so bring your dancing shoes and party dress!
Dress theme: Feel Free to come dressed in your version of the sacred warrior or one of the Drala & Werma retinue. Or as any of the Four Dignities: Meek Tiger, Perky Lion, Outrageous Garuda, Inscrutable Dragon and so on…… we wouldn’t want to limit you!
NOTE – During the party please stay within the curtained area and do not enter the area containing the stage and shrine.
Date: 12 November 2023
Time: 8pm – 12pm
Drinks: BYO – Bring your own drinks. Free water and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the venue.
Snacks: BYO – Bring your own snacks – Plastic Free Please
Also Bring: Your reusable cup
Transport: 2 Buses will run loops from 7:30pm – 9:00pm and then 10:30pm – 1:00am
Have your dinner before you arrive. Food and drinks are BYO only – there is no opportunity to purchase food or drinks at the venue. In keeping with the Zero Waste policy for the event please bring snacks in a plastic / waste free format.
Buses will run Wanaka town loops to pick up people around town (more information to follow). Priority will be given to those participants with mobility difficulties. Many may prefer to walk using the shortcut route to the venue.
Covid strategy announced
Please see the Health Advice section for the covid precaution measures to adhere to during the event.
Tips on what to bring
See the travel advice section for a list of suggested items to bring with you to Wanaka.
Times confirmed for In-Person Registration & Event attendance
In person registration for ticket holders will be 2.30 PM – 8 PM on the 3rd of November in downtown Wanaka at the Wanaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street, and 7.30 AM – 9.00 AM on the 4th of November at the event venue just outside Wanaka. The transmission and teachings will start at 9.00 AM, and be given over the 10 days, from the 4th and finish before lunch on the 13th November.
We are delighted to announce that Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will also bestow the empowerment of Ju Mipham Rinpoche’s Gesar Dorje Tsegyal, Gesar, the Vajra King of Life as part of the Seven Treasuries event.
Please ensure you have carefully read and considered Rinpoche’s Advice. If you have any hesitation, it is better not to attend.
Make your travel sustainable
As part of our commitment to the environment and the communities who host us, we invite you to donate to Love Wānaka as a way of offsetting the impacts of your travel to and from our event. Find out more.
Book your transport to the transmissions
Three types of bus transport have been organised for attendees, all of which can now be booked on Humantix. These are:
- Siddhartha’s Shuttle: a daily shuttle bus between most accomodation locations and the venue.
- Buddha Bus: a chartered bus from Queenstown Airport to Wanaka on the evening of Friday 3rd November.
- Liberation Express: a chartered bus from Wanaka to Christchurch on Tuesday 14th November.
All bookings must be made before 30th September. Click here to book.
Tickets for the Liberation Express (Wanaka to Christchurch) have already sold out. For those who would still like to book, please join the waitlist.
Reminder – balance for accomodation booked via Wanaka i-Site is due 22 September
This is a gentle reminder that the balance for your accommodation, if you booked through Wanaka i-Site, is due on Friday, September 22, 2023. You can pay the balance by credit card by emailing or phoning Wanaka i-Site; or, you can also pay the balance by direct bank transfer.
Wanaka Contact Information: [email protected] ; +64 3 443 1233
Wanaka i-Site is in the process of emailing everyone with the payment details. If you have not received it from them, please feel free to contact them.
Join the Whatsapp & WeChat Announcement Groups
To make sure you don’t miss important announcements about the event, we encourage English speakers to join the Dzo Dun WhatsApp Group, and Chinese speakers to join the Dzo Dun WeChat group.
These are announcement groups only, which means group participants will not be able to post or chat in the group. They will be an important source of information, especially once the Transmissions start. You won’t be overwhelmed by too many posts – only key and supportive information will be posted.
If you cancel your event registration you must remove yourself from the group, it is not permitted to be in the group if you are not attending the event.
Click here to JOIN NOW
Call for volunteers
Would you like to help as a volunteer? Many hands on deck will help to auspiciously manifest this rare and special event. So that you can be assigned to a team, please complete THIS FORM before the 15th of September.
Book your lunch ticket
Tickets are now available to pre-book a catered lunch for the full event served on-site. It is essential to pre-book before 20th October. To see the menu and to book your ticket, go to the catering page.
Registration for the Children & Youth Wanaka Dharma Camp Open:
We are endeavouring to support Dharma families as much as possible during this event and are excited to announce that the registration for the Wanaka Children & Youth Dharma Camp from Nov 4th to 13th is now open. We are also happy to offer a supported space for our young children and families. It’s important you register your young children even if they are not coming to the camp so we know how to support them.
See our updated website page for details:
or email us at [email protected]
Wanaka Dharma Camp Team
If you can’t attend, help someone else by cancelling your ticket:
This is a reminder of the importance of cancelling any tickets that are not going to be used. We still have people on the waiting list, and it is crucial that you cancel your ticket so that others can attend.
How to cancel your ticket: You can do this via the “Contact host button” on the Humanitx order confirmation email and select “I want to cancel my ticket”.
Don’t forget to join the Community Forum:
The Longchenpa Transmission Community Forum is where you can put up a notice requesting a room-mate, rideshare or asking about other information. It is also an important way to receive notifications and announcements. If you haven’t already registered with the forum, please click HERE and follow the steps.
Make sure your email (or in-app) notifications are set up, so you don’t miss any announcements. To do this, ensure you accept the email notifications (after login go to notification settings).
Reminder to pay deposit on i-Site accommodation bookings:
This is a gentle reminder to pay your deposit for any accommodation bookings that have been arranged through Wānaka i-SITE (information centre). Generally your deposit should be paid as soon as your booking has been confirmed.
Over 700 beds are being held for this event in various lodges, hotels, apartment complexes and backpackers around Wānaka to suit a range of budgets. The accommodation is only on hold until April 20th, so if you still require accommodation please contact them with your request and pay the deposit before April 20th. Of course, the staff at the Wānaka i-SITE are still happy to help with accommodation and other requests after this time if they can.
Here is the Wānaka i-SITE Booking /Cancellation policy:
To secure your accommodation a deposit of 1 night’s accommodation should be paid right after i-SITE has confirmed the booking. The balance will be required to be paid by 22 September, 2023. This will not be refundable, so travel insurance is important to be covered for unforeseen circumstances. The booking can still be cancelled up to 6 weeks before arrival but will incur a 10% cancellation fee of the deposit.
Please ensure you put SINZ + the last name of the individual or group booking in the subject line when communicating with the Wānaka i-SITE.
Wānaka i-SITE bookings:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 3 443 1233
Update: The event is currently heavily booked, but if you register you will be placed on the waiting list and advised by email if spaces become free.
Important! You must read Rinpoche’s advice before booking a ticket
Ensure you register your interest with the Childcare and Dharma Camp right away!
Be sure to book in your accommodation early. See here for more information