© Peter James Quinn

714 Pollen Street, Thames

P: 07 868 5341 | E:



The Music Shop at Lotus Realm is the only dedicated music shop on the Peninsula, and stocks a great range of international brands. We can offer friendly helpful advice with instruments, accessories. We cater from students to professional musicians, from trade-ins to high-end gear from Heywire Music. We can buy, or sell your good secondhand gear. Musicians are welcome to pop in and have a jam in the shop.

The Emporium is a treasure trove of incense, crystals, Buddhist art, books, jewellery, giftware, homewares, ethnic style clothing. We stock handcrafted items from local NZ artisans as well an items from India, Bali, Thailand and Australia.

Initially set up as a Buddhist charity retail shop to raise funds for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre, Lotus Realm has grown to incorporate a Right Livelihood Business model, a music shop, and is exploring Social Enterprise projects in the local community.


  • Open 7 days
  • Monday: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 4pm (shop only)
  • Sunday: Varies (shop only)

Musicians who want a 'jam' session are always welcome!