Advanced Retreats

Meditation day and half-day courses, retreats, and special events are a wonderful opportunity to take some time out of your busy week, relax and dive deeper into teachings and benefits of meditation and mindful living. In general they run at the weekends, are open to everyone and include guided meditations, talks, a vegetarian lunch when it is a whole day event and plenty of time to chat and relax.

Advanced Retreats 

Nyungnay Purifying Practice | 7th - 9th April 2017

 
This is a special fasting and purification practice that is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Buddha Avalokiteshvara.  It is a very powerful method for purifying or getting rid of our negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying our strong delusions (or negative states of mind) such as desirous attachment and hatred.  It is also a special way for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and the supreme mind of bodhichitta.

 

Everybody is welcome to this retreat.  There is no pre-required knowledge or experience in order to engage in this retreat.  Whether you are a Buddhist or not, beginner or a more advanced practitioner, EVERYBODY WELCOME.

Join us for this short retreat which begins with an introduction to the practice on Friday evening.  The actual retreat sessions will be held on the following Saturday and Sunday.

Retreat Times & Schedule:

7th Apr, 7pm-8.30pm:  Introduction to Nyungnay Purifying Practice

8th Apr: 6.30am-8.30am - Session 1 (with Mahayana Precepts) / 10.30am-12pm - Session 2/ 4.30pm-6pm - Session 3

9th Apr:  6.30am-8.30am - Session 1 (with Mahayana Precepts)/ 10.30am-12pm - Session 2/ 4.30pm-6pm - Session 3

There is no requirement to attend all of the sessions or all three days of the retreat.  Which day/s and how many session/s you attend is completely up to you.  For the sessions on Saturday and Sunday, you must attend Session 1 (promptly at 6.30am) if you intend to attend the other session/s of either of those two days.

 
There is no fee or advance booking needed to join this retreat.  Your donations will be most welcome.
 
If you would like to join in this retreat, have any questions or would like to know more about this retreat, please feel free to contact us.
 

Refuge Retreat | 5th - 7th May 2017

We can find true refuge from our problems and suffering by developing positive minds such as love, compassion and wisdom.  This inner experience is the Dharma - a Sanskrit word which means "protection".  Gaining a deep inner experience of these virtuous minds can completely protect us from suffering and enable us to experience a deep inner happiness no matter what is happening in our life.  We cultivate this precious mind of refuge by relying upon Enlightened Beings (Buddhas) and genuine spiritual friends (the Sangha).   On this retreat, we will have the opportunity to develop and improve our inner wealth of refuge.

Everybody is welcome to this retreat.  There is no pre-required knowledge or experience in order to engage in this retreat.  Whether you are a Buddhist or not, beginner or a more advanced practitioner, EVERYBODY WELCOME.

Join us for this short retreat which begins with an introduction to the practice on Friday evening.  The actual retreat sessions will be held on the following Saturday and Sunday.

Retreat Times & Schedule:

5th May, 7pm-8.30pm:  Introduction to Refuge Retreat

6th May:  9am-10.30am - Retreat Session 1/ 11.30am-1pm - Retreat Session 2/ 4.30pm-6pm - Retreat Session 3 / 7.30pm - 9pm - Retreat Session 4

7th May:  9am-10.30am - Retreat Session 1/ 11.30am-1pm - Retreat Session 2/ 4.30pm-6pm - Retreat Session 3 

There is no requirement to attend all of the sessions or all three days of the retreat.  Which day/s and which session/s you attend is completely up to you.
There is no fee or advance booking needed to join this retreat.  Your donations will be most welcome.
If you would like to join in this retreat, have any questions or would like to know more about this retreat, please feel free to contact us.
 

Dharmachakra Retreat Day | 4th June 2017

"Dharmachakra" is a Sanskrit term meaning "turning of the Dharma Wheel". Dharma is a Sanskrit term meaning "protection" and it is Buddha's teachings that is referred to as the Dharma - our real protection and refuge from all suffering.  Dharmachakra Retreat is a special one day retreat that we engage in to remember Buddha's great kindness in turning the Wheel of Dharma.  It is because of this immeasurable kindness of Buddha that the people of the modern world have access to Buddha's complete teachings showing us how to attain real happiness and eliminate all of our problems and suffering.    

This day retreat will include three retreat sessions and will end with Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja.

Everybody is welcome to this retreat.  There is no pre-required knowledge or experience in order to engage in this retreat.  Whether you are a Buddhist or not, beginner or a more advanced practitioner, EVERYBODY WELCOME.

Retreat Times & Schedule:

4th June:  9am-10.30am - Retreat Session 1/ 11.30am-1pm - Retreat Session 2/ 4.30pm-6pm - Retreat Session 3 /  7.15pm - 9.15pm - Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja

There is no requirement to attend all sessions of the retreat.  Which session/s you attend is completely up to you. 

 
There is no fee or advance booking needed to join this retreat.  Your donations will be most welcome.
 
If you would like to join in this retreat, have any questions or would like to know more about this retreat, please feel free to contact us.