Courses & Retreats

Take a day or weekend out to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhist teachings. We hold courses, retreats and special events throughout the year. Everybody welcome.

Half-Day Meditation Courses

Explore a specific topic in more detail at one of our half-day meditation courses at the Spring Hill Centre.

Mantra Half-day Course on the Sunshine Coast

Sunday 28 April · 10am – 12.30pm · $40

Learn the meaning of mantra and how to combine mantra recitation with breathing meditation.

Learn to Meditate

Sunday 19 May 2019 · 10am – 12.30pm · $40

Learn all the basic instructions so you can establish a regular meditation practice at home.

Art of Acceptance

Sunday 9 June 2019 · 10am – 12.30pm · $40

Learn how to maintain a peaceful mind even in difficult or challenging circumstances.

Special Events

We hold many special events throughout the year from public talks with visiting International Teachers to in-depth Buddhist classes and courses.

Choose Happiness - Public Talk in Ipswich

Friday 12 April · 7.30 – 8.45pm · $15

Join Resident Teacher and Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Rabten for this uplifting public talk on how we can free ourself from negative emotions, making joy and happiness our everyday reality.

Accepting Change - Away Retreat in Coolum Beach

Friday evening 3 May – Monday lunchtime 6 May · $450

On this retreat we will focus on developing the right mental views that allow us to easily adapt to the changes that come in to our life, enabling us to accept them with an open and accommodating heart..

Choose Happiness - Public Talk in North Lakes

Friday 10 May · 7.30 – 8.45pm · $15

Join Resident Teacher and Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Rabten for this uplifting public talk on how we can free ourself from negative emotions, making joy and happiness our everyday reality.

Urban Meditation Retreats

Take some time out to focus on your meditation practice with these urban retreats in our city space. Our meditation centre has a soundproof meditation room with temperature control and purified air – perfect conditions for retreat.

Awakening the Heart Urban Retreat

Friday night 29 March – Sunday lunchtime 31 March

During this retreat, visiting Teacher – Gen Kelsang Lhachog will explain and guide the meditations on love and compassion that help us to develop a good heart toward others. This retreat is a special opportunity to immerse yourself in these meditations so that your mind becomes transformed into a positive state.

Nyungnay Fasting Retreat

Saturday night 13 April – Monday evening 15 April

This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the meditation practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. Engaging in this retreat is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred.

Abiding in the Heart - Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra Retreat

Friday night 23 August – Sunday lunchtime 25 August

Deepen your experience of the meditations on the Mahamudra through which we can attain the union of bliss and emptiness with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Rabten.