Beginner Meditation Retreats

Next beginner retreat:  Meditations for a Kind Heart – Sunday 28 April

Beginner Meditation Retreats

About our beginner retreats

Take a break! Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and relax into a calm, spacious mind with our beginner meditation retreats. Learn Buddha’s profound methods of meditation that create a stillness in the mind that pervades our whole life.

Held every second month, our beginner meditation retreats explore a different topic.  Topics include relaxation, clear mind and developing a kind heart.  The day includes 3 meditation sessions, morning tea and lunch.

The Next Retreat Topic

Meditations for a Kind Heart - Sun 28 April

Gen Ani will guide us through three simple meditations that will help us to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others. The first is a meditation on cherishing others – thinking that others are important, and that their happiness and freedom are important. The second is a practical meditation on compassion – the sincere wish to protect others from suffering. The third is a practical meditation on love – the sincere wish to give happiness to others. All these meditations can be practised by anyone.

Date & Time

Sunday 28 April – 10:00am to 2:30pm


$70 per person (includes lunch & refreshments)

Included in KMC Brisbane Membership (lunch additional)


Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane

109 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

Gen Kelsang Ani

Our Teacher

The teacher of this silent meditation retreat is Gen Kelsang Ani.  Gen Ani is Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane and teaches all the main classes and courses at the Centre. Gen Ani has been studying and practising Modern Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. She teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism accessible and applicable to all.

What to Expect

Over three sessions (each one hour long), you’ll receive instructions and be guided through 2 meditations each session. We sit in comfortable chairs or a cushion on the floor if you prefer. A delicious home-made morning tea & lunch will be served in the breaks to give you time to relax and absorb the teachings. Everyone is welcome.