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.
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.
24 Hour Tara Chanting
31 December | In-person at KMC Australia & Online
Looking for a more magical start to the New Year? Join us for 24 hour Tara Chanting. Tara chanting brings us peace, helps to overcome life’s difficulties, and can even create future good fortune.
Tara is a female Buddha, and is regarded by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike as like an enlightened mother who protects living beings from fear and danger.
Receive enlightened guidance and inner calm this New Year’s Eve in this special 24-hour Tara practice. Each session is 1 hr 10 min long, and are done every four hours.
Fresh Beginnings Retreat with Gen Kelsang Dornying
1 – 3 January | In-person at KMC Australia & Online
Imagine yourself in our beautiful temple. Surrounded by natural beauty – as far as the eye can see, and feeling calm, contented and happy.
Our first retreat of the new year will give you just that! Dissolve away your worry and stress and see the world through a stronger, more peaceful mind.
Open to everyone, including beginners, this fully catered-retreat is the perfect spiritual holiday and a wonderful way to start the new year.
Silent Emptiness Retreat with Gen Kelsang Dornying
11 – 13 January | In-person at KMC Australia
Of all of Buddha’s teachings, the most profound and transformative is the teaching on emptiness, the true nature of reality.
This short guided retreat is an opportunity to embark on or deepen yiour understanding that things do not exist outside the mind but are just mere appearances, like dreams. Through this, we can solve all our problems, find freedom from all limitations, and be of maximum benefit to the world.
“There’s no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
How to Transform Your Life Retreat with Gen Kelsang Dornying
21 – 23 January | In-person at KMC Australia & Online
In a world of constant change and uncertainty, there is no better way to prepare your mind than to be guided in retreat on the much loved text ‘How to Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Our comfortable accommodation is nestled amongst forests, flower famrs and spectacular mountain views. It is the perfect place for developing a fresh perspective on life as well as the much-needed tools for being happy, whatever happens.
This fully catered retreat provides the ideal weekend break for anyone wanting space, fresh-air and inner peace.
Topics covered include :
- Finding direction in life
- Managing sadness, anxiety and depression
- Developing a strong and happy mind
Silent Weekend Meditation Retreat with Gen Kelsang Dornying
28 – 30 January | In-person at KMC Australia
Unplug, relax and unwind.
From time to time we all need peace and quiet. It allows us to gather our thoughts and emotions, and see things in perspective.
Spend a few days at one of our always-popular ssilent meditation retreats. You’ll be guided through simple meditations that create inner peace, calm and clarity.
The Centre is surrounded by natural beauty and spectacular views. Our retreats are fully catered with delicious vegetarian meals.
Give yourself the perfect escape and discover how silence truly is golden.