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.

Learn to Meditate

Saturday 3 November · 10am – 12.30pm · $40

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

Stillness Within

Saturday 10 November · 10am – 12.30pm · $40

Experience the stillness within through learning to meditate on the mind itself.

Learn to Meditate

Saturday 9 February 2019 · 10am – 12.30pm · $40

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

Special Events

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

May I Become Just Like You

Saturday 22 September & Sunday 23rd September · 10am – 5pm · $150

On this weekend course visiting International Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give teachings on how we can use meditation and reliance to transform our mind into the powerful positive states of love, compassion and wisdom.

Choose Happiness

Wednesday 26 September · 7 – 8.30pm · $15

Join internationally renowned teacher and Buddhist nun Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong for a life changing public talk on happiness. At this event, open to everyone, Gen-la will explain the methods that free us from negative emotions, making joy and happiness our everyday reality.

Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment

Friday evening 7 December – Sunday lunchtime 9 December · $150

This special weekend event will introduce you to the enlightened being, Je Tsongkhapa, who helps us to develop the qualities of compassion and wisdom.

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.

Eight Steps to Happiness Urban Retreat

Friday night 19 October – Sunday lunchtime 21 October · $100 whole retreat or $15 per session

Take the time to focus your mind on the essential meditations on love and compassion and develop your good heart and connection with others on this guided meditation retreat.

Transforming Adversity Retreat

Friday night 18 January 2019 – Sunday morning 20 January 2019

Practice the meditations that teach us how to take control of our lives by transforming adversities into positive enriching experiences.

Emptiness Retreat

Friday night 22 February 2019 – Sunday morning 24 February 2019

Experience the beauty and power of the profound meditation on the nature of reality and change your understanding of yourself and the world around you.