Eight Steps to Happiness

Develop your good heart and connection with others

Friday 19 October – Sunday 21 October

Focus your mind on the meditations on love and compassion on this step-by-step guided retreat with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Rabten.

The Retreat Topic

The path to inner peace and happiness is based on developing and improving our minds of love, compassion and wisdom. During this retreat, Gen Kelsang Rabten will explain the key stages of the Buddhist path to enlightenment in conjunction with the book Eight Steps to Happiness by meditation Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This retreat is a special opportunity to take the teachings on the eight steps to happiness to heart and gain personal experience of the liberating states of mind that Buddha himself realised.

The Sessions

This retreat is held at our modern urban meditation Centre in Spring Hill. The retreat will begin with an introductory talk on Friday 19 October at 7pm and conclude at 12.30pm on Sunday 21 October. Each session of the retreat is 1 hour long and consists of short chanted prayers sung in English, a short teaching and guided meditation. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like. Please book for the whole retreat or for each session you would like to attend. If you haven’t been to the Centre before, it is suggested that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the session so someone can show you around. For more information on session pricing and session times please see information below.

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rabten is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane. Gen Rabten has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over twenty-five years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings, and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

More Information

Everybody is welcome to attend this retreat regardless of experience. You don’t need to bring anything along to the retreat. Seating is available on chairs or on cushions on the floor.


The Venue

Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane
109 Leichhardt St Spring Hill


Fee & Bookings

• $15 per session
• $100 for whole retreat
• Free for KMC Brisbane Members.


Date & Time

Friday 19 October – Sunday 21 October

Member Registration

There is no additional charge for Mahasiddha KMC Members. To learn more about membership click here.