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.

Building Inner Strength

📅  Sun 26 Jun

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am |

💲 Book here for in-person $55 (includes lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Kelsang Luma

💻 Available Online – book here $35

Connect with your own potential for inner resilience and unshakeable happiness, no matter what happens around you. Be empowered to rise above negative habits of mind and learn how to overcome them with proven meditation techniques that enable us to develop attitudes that support inner peace.

Learn to Meditate in 3 Easy Steps

📅  Sun 3 Jul

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am |

💲 Book here: $55 (includes lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Kelsang Luma

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 to practise meditation.

At this workshop Kelsang Luma will explain how to meditate and how to integrate our practice of meditation into our daily life. Through doing this we can reduce our stress, experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and find many of our usual problems falling away.

What are the 3 easy steps?

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.

meditation workshopLiving in the Moment

📅  Sat 16 July

🕙 10am – 2.30pm | Doors open 9.30am |

💲 Book here for in-person $55 (includes lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Kelsang Luma

💻 Available Online – book here $35

In our busy lives we find it very difficult to relax and enjoy the moment. Even while we are doing things we like, our mind is never in the present – we are constantly making plans for the future, worrying about what might happen next, and never really feeling content.

In this course, we will learn meditations to help us let go of this limiting mental habit. Through this, we will develop a peaceful mind, be able to make the most of every moment of our life and begin to uncover its true meaning.

Retreats

Beginners Meditation Retreat

📅  Sun 19 Jun

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

💲 Book here: $55 (includes lunch)

🧘 Teacher: Andrew Monaghan

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 this course, regardless of experience. This beginners meditation retreat will 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.

Retreat Topic: Meditations for a Clear Mind | Sun 19 Jun

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.

weekend meditation retreatWeekend Meditation Retreat

📅  Fri 2 – Sun 4 Sep – Stillness within – teachings on meditation and the mind.

📅  Fri 7 – Sun 9 Oct – Wake up smiling – teachings to feel alive every day.

📅  Fri 4 – Sun 6 Nov – Unwind your mind – teachings on overcoming anger and irritation.

🕙 Fri 6pm – Sun 12.30pm

💲 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 through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment.

This retreat provides an excellent introduction to meditation and is a perfect break for those with a busy life. Take the 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.

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).

SOLD OUT: Book Here: Friday 2 – Sunday 4 September 2022 – We also offer day retreats in Brisbane city Click Here for Day Retreats

SOLD OUT: Book Here: Friday 7 – Sunday 9 October 2022

Book Here: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November 2022

Due to the popularity of these events we will be scheduling more dates for 2022. Booking will be available soon.

Want to be put on a waiting list? Click Here

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.

Offering Our Faith ~ Celebration of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

A special day of retreat ~ offering our faith

📅  Sat 4 Jun

🕙 9am – 7.40pm | Doors open 8.30am | see timetable below.

💲 Free

🧘 Unguided Retreat

The Retreat
Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.
Everyone is welcome to take part.

Retreat Sessions
There will be three sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer. In the evening, the retreat will conclude with Offering to the Spiritual Guide for long life.

Refuge Retreat

📅  Sat 9 Jul

🕙 9am – 3.30pm | Doors open 8.30am | see timetable below.

💲 Free

🧘 Unguided Retreat

‘Buddha taught many different methods to purify non-virtuous actions, downfalls and broken commitments but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. This practice is the scientific method to purify our mind and to transform our mind from an impure mind into a pure mind using Tantric technology.’ This retreat provides an opportunity to learn and gain deep experience of this important spiritual practice.

Retreat Sessions
Each session lasts for an hour and a half and consists of chanted prayers and a silent period for reading, contemplation and meditation. You can attend any or all of the retreat sessions.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special opportunity to gain familiarity with this beautiful practice.

Special Events

NKT Spring Festival