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.
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 farms 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 silent 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.
Managing Anxiety: The Art of Worry Free Living with Gen Kelsang Dornying
5 February | In-person at KMC Australia and online
Anxiety and stress are increasingly common in today’s uncertain world. The more we worry, the more our mind tricks us into thinking life is worse than it actually is!
So how does meditation help control this crippling problem? All fears, suffering and pain are feelings, part of the mind and meditation enables us to control these feelings and experience peace, regardless of what is happening in our life. This inner peace is the direct antidote to worry and anxiety.
Stop allowing your mind to control you and learn the methods to be calm and happy in all situations.
12 – 13 February | In-person at KMC Australia
Every year at this time, we engage in a short retreat on the meditation practice associated with Buddha Amitayus. This special practice is a powerful method for increasing lifespan, good fortune and wisdom.
Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve our happiness continually, ultimately enjoying the supreme happiness of enlightenment, something that animals can never reach. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To ensure we are successful in our efforts, we also need wisdom, and the merit or inner good fortune that enables the growth of spiritual realisations.
Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. By engaging in this practice, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of a Buddha. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.
Refresh Your Mind Retreat with Gen Kelsang Dornying
16 – 18 February | In-person at KMC Australia and online
When the sea is rough, sediment is churned up and the water becomes murky, but when the wind dies down the mud gradually settles and the water becomes clear. In a similar way, when the otherwise incessant flow of our distracting thoughts is calmed through meditation, our mind becomes unusually lucid and clear.
There is no better way to happiness than calming and refreshing your mind. On this short meditation retreat rest, rejuvenate and access the best part yourself – your own inner peace.
Beginners are very welcome. No previous experience is necessary!