Workshops & Events
Workshops & Events
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.
Workshops and retreats are available to attend in-person and/or online. For more information about specific events, see the list below.
Love Kindness Happiness with Gen Kelsang Dornying
Public Talk | 23 October | Online
Does it sometimes seem that others are the source of your frustration and heartache? If so, you may ask – why love them?
To answer that question we must understand that genuine happiness is a stable pleasant feeling that comes from being at peace, both within ourself and with the world us. The best method to feel this way is to meditate on love.
Join us for this special public. talk and learn to find peace. Love is not just about those in your life, it’s about your own happiness, your own mental wellbeing.
Learn to Meditate with Colleen Isaacs
Half-Day Meditation Workshop | 30 October | Online
Due to current restrictions the date of this event was changed.
Many of us understand how powerful meditation can be for finding happiness and solving problems. At the beginning we often need some guidance to get off to a confident start. You might be wondering: do I need any special equipment? How long should I meditate for? What’s the goal exactly? What about those apps – are they any good? I need someone to guide me! Is just sitting quietly meditating?
Get the answers to all these questions and more at our Learn to Meditate workshop. You’ll learn proven strategies for calming the mind, reducing stress, and finding peace wherever you are.
This beginner-friendly course is also a helpful refresher for more experienced students.
The Minimalist: A Buddhist Approach to A Simple Life with Gen Kelsang Dornying
Meditation Workshop | 6 November | Online
What do you think of when you hear the word minimalism? For some it’s a large, light room with plain walls, perfectly balanced by a single ficus plant strategically placed on a clean vinyl floor. However, is decluttering our home enough to declutter our mind?
According to Buddhism, our mind is like a vast clear sky, but overcast by our worries, distractions and negativites. Only meditation gives us the power to dissolve away these inner clouds, allowing us to abide in the endless happiness of a pure and simple mind.
Life is But a Dream - Teachings on the True Nature of Reality with Gen Kelsang Dornying
Meditation Workshop | 20 November | Online
“Think that all phenomena are like dreams’ is one of the most important things Buddha said.
His meaning is that although things appear to exist from their own side, they are in fact like illusions, like dreams and like the reflections in a clear lake.
When our understanding of this becomes clear, we ‘wake up’ into a world of endless peace, where all fears and worries subside.
“In this experience, everything becomes very peaceful and comfortable, balanced and harmonious, joyful and wonderful.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
Australian Festival November 2021 | The Way of Wisdom
Prajnaparamita Empowerment & Teachings on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.
Friday 26 November – Wednesday 1 December
The Perfection of Wisdom reveals the true nature of reality. The great masters Nagarjuna and Je Tsongkhapa clarified this to be Buddha’s ultimate view. This special view, known as ‘the union of appearance and emptiness’, as well as the paths of renunciation and bodhichitta were succinctly presented in the timeless text ‘The Three Principal Aspects of the Path’, carefully translated by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in his book ‘The Mirror of Dharma with Additions’.
At this year’s Australian Festival, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the Perfection of Wisdom. He will then give teachings on the three principal aspects of the path. By taking these teachings to heart, we can realise Buddha’s ultimate view, and become an enlightened being ourself.
Vajrayogini Counting Retreat
2 – 30 December | In-person at KMC Australia
This year many of us had the great fortune to receive Heruka and Vajrayogini’s blessings into our heart. Following on from such a special event, what could now be more meaningful than to complete a Vajrayogini counting retreat?
Vajrayogni’s mantra is said to be the most powerful of all mantras. By reciting it we are cared for by all the Dakinis of the twenty-four places, as well as their emanations. We draw closer to Varjayogini, making a connection with a special blissful freind who helps us progress continuously. Our negativities and obstacles are pacified, and our speech becomes very powerful. Our spiritual realisations increase and ultimately, reciting this mantra enables Vajrayogini to rescue us from the prison of samsara and take us to her pure land of Keajra Heaven.
This retreat will conclude with a Vajrayogini Fire Puja on 7 January 2022.
To attend the Fire Puja please book here: Vajrayogini Fire Puja
If you would like to attend the counting retreat please email [email protected]
Karma: Create the Life You Want with Gen Kelsang Dornying
Meditation Workshop | 4 December | Online
Why are some people naturally happy and successful, while others experience problems and obstacles? Why is it that when we get what we want, we often fail to derive satisfaction from having it? Why is contentment and good fortune elusive, while difficulties arise effortlessly? How can I change this situation? Buddha gave clear answers to all of these questions in his teaching on the law of karma.
During this day course, Gen Kelsang Dornying will explain this universal law and how to live in accordance with it. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to create good fortune and eliminate problems at their root.