WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

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

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path Guided Retreat with Gen Dornying

In Person and Online Meditation Retreat |  22-27 Jan

Learn how to find the real meaning of human life, and eventually attain the everlasting happiness of enlightenment. 

Based on The Mirror of Dharma With Additions, you’ll be guided in meditating on Je Tsongkhapa’s three principal aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhichitta, and the correct view of emptiness.

This retreat is for students who have already attended classes on these topics.

This retreat is available for you to attend in person and online. We also have limited accommodation available for those attending in person.

Silent Mindfulness Retreat with Gen Dornying

In-Person Meditation Retreat |  3-5 Feb

Mindfulness is the practice of remembering what to hold in your mind, moment by moment. Core to Buddhist practice, it improves memory and helps us to feel clear and undistracted. It’s also how we transform our thoughts from negative to positive. 

A silent retreat in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges forest is a perfect opportunity to experience this yourself.

You’ll be guided through meditations that will help you to find the peace and happiness we all seek and improve your good qualities.

Open to practitioners of all levels. In-person only.

Happiness - It's an Inside Job with Gen Dornying

In Person and Online Meditation Workshop  |  6 Feb

When are we going to be happy? 

When the pandemic is over? When we lose those COVID kilos? When we finally meet someone, get a nicer place to live, upgrade the car, unpack the trauma from our childhood, or leave that soul-crushing job?

If we’re waiting for happiness, we’re going to be waiting for a long time. Forever, probably. Other people or circumstances can’t make us happy; happiness is an inside job. It’s up to us.

What’s more, we all have the potential for deep, everlasting happiness (yes, even you!). 

At this workshop, learn the methods Buddha taught to nurture and grow this potential so that happiness becomes your everyday experience. 

Instead of waiting for happiness, learn to create it for yourself, and eventually show others to do the same. 

How to be Kind to Yourself with Gen Dornying

In Person and Online Meditation Workshop Live From Darwin |  21 Feb 

The way in which we relate to ourself affects every area of our life. Therefore we need a positive self view and the ability to be strong and happy regardless of life’s challenges and what others may think
of us.

Buddha explained the art of self-acceptance and taught many positive thinking techniques for developing inner strength and
confidence.

On this meditation workshop we will learn these techniques for enjoying stable self-esteem and happiness, and unlock our limitless potential for self-transformation.