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Our meditation courses and retreats are an ideal way to get a gain experience of meditation and inner peace. These courses examine a particular topic in greater depth than would be possible in a drop-in meditation class.

Our courses and retreats are open to everyone and are suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. For more information about specific courses or retreats, select a course from the list below or the menu on the right.


The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra · Silent Retreat | 25-29 Jan
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Wed 25 Jan - Sun 29 Jan
with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dornying
The clear and unmistaken instructions of Mahamudra are the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and show how we can be swiftly guided to the accomplishment of full enlightenment in this one short life. This silent retreat is an opportunity to deepen our experience of these profound and blissful meditations and accelerate our progress towards the supreme happiness of enlightenment. The perfect retreat conditions at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia provide the ideal opportunity to enjoy inner peace, reflection and inspiration as you deepen your familiarity with these supremely meaningful meditations.
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Modern Buddhism | Sat 4 Feb
Modern Buddhism
Saturday 4 February · 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
with Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dornying
Buddhism presents scientific methods for improving our happiness and good qualities. The practices presented in Kadampa Buddhism are particularly suitable for our busy modern lives and enable us to transform problems into causes of happiness, improve relationships and create lasting inner peace. On this day course Gen Kelsang Dornying will explain some of the various mind-training techniques taught by Buddha and how to apply them both in meditation and daily life. By practising these instructions we will be able to let go of anger, anxiety and other painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with peaceful, positive states of mind.
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Death - Teaching for a happy life | Sat 18 Feb
Saturday 18 February · 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
with buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Dornying
We are alive therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most...
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