Special Events

The Secret of Buddha’s Smile: Discover the Joy of Meditation

A Public Talk

️ Thu 13 April

7pm – 8.30pm | Doors Open 6.30pm

Book here: $25

Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rabten

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Teaching internationally for over 25 years, Gen Rabten is well loved for his contagious enthusiasm for Kadam Dharma and the depth and sincerity of his understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

Join international guest teacher and Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Rabten for an uplifting public talk on the mental peace, inner strength and deep joy we can unlock through the power of meditation. Discover how centuries-old ancient wisdom can lighten your heart, bring a smile to your face and transform your life.

Nyungnay Purification Ritual Practice

️Sat 15 – Sun 16 Apr

Book here for lunch (Saturday only): $10

Engaging in this retreat is very powerful for purifying negative karma and pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving the blessings of Buddha and improving our love, compassion, and bodhichitta (the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all).

Usually, this practice is done over two days, with the Mahayana precepts being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day, it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On the second day, we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted meditation. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the sessions on the second day, provided they take the Mahayana precepts on that day.

National Festivals

Our National Events will are held at our Mother Centre at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.

International Festivals

International Spring Festival 2023
The source of happiness and goodness

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

May 26 – 31 2023, at Manjushri KMC, UK

A special International Refuge Vow Ceremony
& commentary to The Liberating Prayer based on a special transmission Gen-la received directly from Venerable Geshe-la

More information coming soon

International Summer Festival 2023
The paths of Sutra & Tantra

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Week 1, Kadam Lamrim with Gen-la Jampa
Week 2, Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and commentaries

July 28 – Aug 12, at Manjushri KMC, UK

More information coming soon