Workshops

Take some time out to immerse yourself in meditation and to create some inner peace in your life at our meditation workshops and retreats. These courses examine a particular topic in greater depth than would be possible in a Drop-in class.

Our workshops and retreats are open to everyone and are suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners.

New Year New You

📅  Mon 2 Jan 2023

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am |

💲 Book here: $65 (includes lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Gen Kelsang Ani

The new year is a symbol of possibility. We wish to change and for our lives to go in a better direction, but for that to happen we need to connect with the potential that exists within our minds.

Get the perfect fresh start to the year, with understandings and meditations that guide us to make positive and sustainable changes in our mind and enable us to look forward to 2023 being our best year yet.

In this workshop we’ll gain understandings will enable us:
☑️ to be truly happy
☑️ to be calm when things going wrong
☑️ to be relaxed whatever happens

The Art of Meditation 

A learn to meditate workshop

📅  Sun 8 Jan

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am

💲 Book here: $65 (includes refreshments and lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Andrew Monaghan

Learn the essential tools of meditation and how to integrate meditation into daily life. Through the practice of meditation we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time. If our mind is peaceful all the time we will be happy all the time. So, if we really wish for ourself and others to be happy all the time we must learn the art of meditation.

This workshop is perfect for those wishing to find more focus, balance and peace in daily life as well as those who would like to refresh their meditation practice and take it to the next level. It will include guidance on:

☑️ Motivation: We do what we want to do. By appreciating and contemplating the many benefits of having a regular meditation practice, we’ll encouraged and come to enjoy greater inner peace and happiness every day of our life.
☑️ Preparation: Laying the foundation for effective meditation. Through some simple, practical preparations, we’ll create a solid foundation for success in our meditation practice.
☑️ Transformation: Meditation is a powerful tool for personal growth and profound inner transformation. Understand how to use meditation to effect this inner transformation and become the very best version of ourself.

Retreats

Beginners Meditation Retreat

📅  Sun 15 Jan 2023

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am | see timetable below.

💲 Book here: $65 (includes  refreshments and lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Gen Kelsang Ani

Restore your inner peace and unlock your minds’ potential for lasting happiness. Join us for a relaxing day retreat in a quiet and peaceful environment, providing a rare opportunity to refresh your mind through meditation. Through meditation we can learn how to relax and develop peaceful and positive states of mind.

Everybody is welcome to attend, regardless of experience. These retreats consist of practical teachings and short guided meditations that will give rise to a peaceful feeling in the mind and improve your ability to live a peaceful life. Topics vary and are detailed below.

 

Retreat topic: Meditations for Relaxation | Sun 15 Jan

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many problems, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing these simple meditations regularly, we’ll reduce this stress. We’ll experience a calm, spacious feeling in our mind and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we’ll naturally feel warm and well-disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.

 

Next topic: Meditations for a Clear Mind | Sun 18 Feb

Be guided on a voyage of exploration of your own mind and discover your own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness. These meditations help us to experience mental peace and clarity by meditating on the mind itself. Through understanding your subconscious mind and how it works, begin to control your mind and improve your quality life more and in the future.

Mini Meditation Retreat: meditations for reducing stress and anxiety

📅  Sun 29 Jan

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am | see timetable below.

💲 Book here: $65 (includes  refreshments and lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Gen Kelsang Ani

Imagine living without stress and tension; a life free from worry, anxiety and the many daily problems these negative states of mind create.

Step away from the busyness of your usual routine and join us for this mini meditation retreat in which we’ll learn how such a life is entirely possible. We’ll learn and be guided in simple meditations to help beat stress and be more relaxed, peaceful and positive in our daily life.

weekend meditation retreatWeekend Meditation Retreat

📅  Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2023 – Love, Desire, Attachment

🕙 Fri 6pm – Sun 1pm

💲 Click here for prices

🧘 Teacher: Gen Kelsang Ani

Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself. Be guided to cultivate greater inner peace through practical Buddhist teachings and meditations. In between sessions, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Glass House Mountains and the company of like- minded people. These retreats provide a wonderful opportunity to unwind, relax and gain a more positive perspective on life.

The retreat begins with dinner on Friday night and finishes with lunch on Sunday. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings, taking in views of the Glass House Mountains. The retreat is catered with delicious vegetarian food, and includes accommodation. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy yourself. Booking is essential – please book early to ensure a place.

Venue

Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge, 198 Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

The Ecolodge is located 70 kilometers north of Brisbane in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

By car

Take exit 188 off the M1 and head along Steve Irwin Way for about 8.5km. Turn left onto Barrs Connection Road, and immediately left again into Barrs Road. Follow Barrs Road for 2.5km and the Ecolodge is on the righthand side of the road. There is ample parking onsite, however, carpooling is encouraged.

By Train

Trains run several times each morning and afternoon from Brisbane to Glasshouse Mountains station on the Nambour/Gympie North line. The Ecolodge is 3 km from the station and we will be running a pick-up and drop-off service from Glass House Mountains Train Station, which you can add at the time of booking.

Retreat Topics and Dates

24 – 26 March: Love, desire, attachment
If we wish to enjoy good relationships, it is essential that we learn to distinguish between love and attachment. While love brings only good results and happiness, attachment brings only problems and suffering such as craving, jealousy, dependence and conflict.

Learn how to distinguish between these minds and free ourselves from attachment while cultivating a pure love for others. If we practise in this way our mind will remain peaceful, and our relationships will be enjoyable, stable, fulfilling and harmonious.

5 – 7 May: Stress-free living
Stress, anxiety, worry, whatever we call it, we could all do without it. Discover how our stress, anxieties and worries arise as a result, not of the situations we encounter, people we have to deal with, stuff we have to do, but as a result of our relating to these things in unhelpful ways.

During this retreat we’ll uncover some of the negative mental habits that lie at the root of our stress and learn ways to overcome them.

Fees & Booking

Prices for the retreat vary depending upon which room is booked and whether you are single or sharing a room with a friend or a partner. There are a variety of different rooms available, please see the pictures below to see the range of rooms available to book.

Prices range from $456 – $610 for singles, for those sharing a room with a friend or couple, prices range from $328 – $405 ( prices are all-inclusive, further details on the booking form).

 

We also offer day retreats in Brisbane city Click Here for Day Retreats

Beerwah Room

One queen bed and one single bed, ensuite bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Orchard Room

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Family Forest Room

One queen bed and one bunk bed, ensuite bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Train Carriage

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Mt Tibro Room

This room is perfect to share with a friend or two. One queen bed, two single beds in separate rooms (one mezzanine), shared full bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Bungalow

One queen bed, full bathroom, kitchen and living room. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Special Events

National Festivals

The Blessing Empowerment of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

& Teachings on Bodhichitta.

with Gen Kelsang Rabten

Nov 25 – 30 2022, at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

More information on Festival website

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