Weekend Meditation Retreat

Fri 10 – Sun 12 May

Weekend Meditation Retreat

Fri 10 – Sun 12 May

Love Without Pain - a weekend meditation retreat

Have you ever thought love hurts? Do you find yourself reluctant to love because you don’t want the pain that seems to inevitably go with it?

So many of us find ourselves in this situation. We want love and connection with other people, but we don’t want to get hurt.

It is possible to have love without pain.  Buddhist wisdom guides us to understand how.

By understanding the difference between love and attachment and learning to distinguish these two in our own mind, we see how love is a source of happiness, whereas the pain and sorrow in our relationships arises from our attachment. Armed with this understanding, we can gradually remove attachment from our minds and improve our love until it becomes pure.

During the retreat, Gen Kelsang Ani give practical teachings and guide meditations that enable us to know how we can approach our love for our partner, family and friends from a fresh, new perspective by learning to discriminate clearly between love and attachment. In this way our relationships will become more harmonious, joyful and long-lasting, and function to draw us closer to a state of pure and lasting happiness.

In this retreat you’ll learn:

  • the difference between love and attachment and how to distinguish between these two in your own mind;
  • how pure love never gives rise to problems, but only peace and happiness for yourself and others, and how attachment brings nothing but pain;
  • to bring more joy and connection into your life, by loving more;
  • how to have love with no pain.

This retreat will be held at Camp Somerset. Set in beautiful rolling hills overlooking Somerset Dam, the retreat centre offers simple, but comfortable accommodation. Delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments are provided and retreat prices are inclusive of food, accommodation and all retreat sessions.

Book now to secure your place and look forward to having love without pain.

Love Without Pain - a weekend meditation retreat

Have you ever thought love hurts? Do you find yourself reluctant to love because you don’t want the pain that seems to inevitably go with it?

So many of us find ourselves in this situation. We want love and connection with other people, but we don’t want to get hurt.

It is possible to have love without pain.  Buddhist wisdom guides us to understand how.

By understanding the difference between love and attachment and learning to distinguish these two in our own mind, we see how love is a source of happiness, whereas the pain and sorrow in our relationships arises from our attachment. Armed with this understanding, we can gradually remove attachment from our minds and improve our love until it becomes pure.

During the retreat, Gen Kelsang Ani give practical teachings and guide meditations that enable us to know how we can approach our love for our partner, family and friends from a fresh, new perspective by learning to discriminate clearly between love and attachment. In this way our relationships will become more harmonious, joyful and long-lasting, and function to draw us closer to a state of pure and lasting happiness.

In this retreat you’ll learn:

  • the difference between love and attachment and how to distinguish between these two in your own mind;
  • how pure love never gives rise to problems, but only peace and happiness for yourself and others, and how attachment brings nothing but pain;
  • to bring more joy and connection into your life, by loving more;
  • how to have love with no pain.

This retreat will be held at Camp Somerset. Set in beautiful rolling hills overlooking Somerset Dam, the retreat centre offers simple, but comfortable accommodation. Delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments are provided and retreat prices are inclusive of food, accommodation and all retreat sessions.

Book now to secure your place and look forward to having love without pain.

Dates & Times

Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May

Registration opens 5pm Friday with dinner at 6pm.

The weekend finishes with Sunday lunch at 12:30pm

Venue

Situated to the northwest of Brisbane, near the picturesque town of Esk, is Somerset Dam (also known as Lake Somerset). Overlooking the dam is Camp Somerset.

Camp Somerset is approximately 1.5 hours by car from Brisbane, Toowoomba & the Sunshine Coast.

ADDRESS:  Camp Somerset | 1180 Stanley Pocket Road, Crossdale

Accommodation options & cost

Camp Somerset offers simple but comfortable accommodation. Delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments are provided and retreat prices are inclusive of food, accommodation and all retreat sessions.

Bed in a Female Shared Room $350 (per person)

The female shared-rooms are light and spacious – with just 3-4 people in each room in single beds. Each shared room has a living room adjacent with a kitchenette and shared bathrooms. Please bring your own linen and pillow with you, including sheets, sleeping bag or duvet and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Bed in a Male Shared Room $350 (per person)

The male shared-rooms are light and spacious – with just 3-4 people in each room in single beds. Each shared room has a living room adjacent with a kitchenette and shared bathrooms. Please bring your own linen and pillow with you, including sheets, sleeping bag or duvet and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Twin Room $750 (price for 2 people)

The twin rooms are light and spacious with single beds. They are located in a cabin with a shared lounge area and unisex bathrooms. Please bring your own linen and pillow with you, including sheets, sleeping bag or duvet & towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Single Room $450 (per person)

Sorry, our single rooms have sold out for this retreat.  Please use the button to click through to join the waitlist.

Unpowered Camping or Caravan site $330 (per person)

Bring your own tent, camping gear or caravan, linen and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Powered Campervan or Caravan site $340 (per person)

Bring your own powered caravan or campervan, linen and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Accommodation options & cost

Camp Somerset offers simple but comfortable accommodation. Delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments are provided and retreat prices are inclusive of food, accommodation and all retreat sessions.

Bed in a Female Shared Room $350 (per person)

The female shared-rooms are light and spacious – with just 3-4 people in each room in single beds. Each shared room has a living room adjacent with a kitchenette and shared bathrooms. Please bring your own linen and pillow with you, including sheets, sleeping bag or duvet and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Bed in a Male Shared Room $350 (per person)

The male shared-rooms are light and spacious – with just 3-4 people in each room in single beds. Each shared room has a living room adjacent with a kitchenette and shared bathrooms. Please bring your own linen and pillow with you, including sheets, sleeping bag or duvet and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Twin Room $750 (price for 2 people)

The twin rooms are light and spacious with single beds. They are located in a cabin with a shared lounge area and unisex bathrooms. Please bring your own linen and pillow with you, including sheets, sleeping bag or duvet & towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Single Room $450 (per person)

Sorry, our single rooms have sold out for this retreat.  Please use the button to click through to join the waitlist.

Unpowered Camping or Caravan site $330 (per person)

Bring your own tent, camping gear or caravan, linen and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Powered Campervan or Caravan site $340 (per person)

Bring your own powered caravan or campervan, linen and towel/s. Prices are all-inclusive of meals, refreshments, accommodation and the retreat fee.

Our Teacher

The teacher of this weekend 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

The weekend will be one of inspiration and relaxation.  Located on the banks beautiful Lake Somerset, you’ll enjoy getting out of the city and in an environment conducive to meditation and retreat.  The gentle program includes plenty of time to enjoy the area including the on site swimming pool and other amenities.

Everyone is welcome.