Fri 1 Nov - Fri 8 Nov

Monbulk: Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia
25 McCarthy Rd

Although our pursuit of happiness is becoming more and more fast-paced and sophisticated, it is also increasingly giving rise to anxious and uncomfortable feelings and blocking our experience of real happiness. By engaging in the powerful and ancient meditations on taking away suffering and giving happiness, we can reverse this situation and create genuine inner peace and contentment.

On this course Australia and New Zealand’s most senior teacher, Gen Kelsang Rabten, will explain these magical meditations and how to engage in them. This special weekend will open the door to the deep happiness that comes from improving our human nature. We will develop a strong and stable mind, cultivate the power to truly benefit others and experience for ourself the pure enjoyment that comes from a pure mind. Everybody is welcome.

After Gen Rabten’s inspiring teachings, Gen Dornying will guide us in silent retreat. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to focus deeply on the life changing practices of taking and giving.


Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than 20 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.


Gen Kelsang Dornying has been the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia for 12 years. He gives clear, practical teachings for solving problems and finding happiness, and is much loved for his warmth and humility.



Course Information

Weekend course: (includes lunch)  whole w/e $160 (Fri intro $20 · Sat/Sun $75 per day)
Retreat: whole retreat $280 (Sun $20 · Mon-Thu $65 p/d · Fri $45)
(No course fees for Centre Members)

Accommodation per night: (includes breakfast & dinner) Camping $30 · Shared room 4 – 8 people $45 p/p ·  Twin $75 p/p · Single $95 · Single w/ ensuite $120


Booking required. Bookings will open Mon Sep 9 @ 2pm.

Shuttle Services

Pick up at the following times to Belgrave station: $7
Fri 1 Nov @ 5.30pm
Fri 1 Nov @ 6.30pm
Sat 2 Nov @ 9.00am

Drop off at the following times to Belgrave station: $7
Sun 3 Nov  @ 5.30pm
Fri 8 Nov @ retreat conclusion

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