Teachings & Retreats

ANNUAL RETREATS 

At the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Perth we hold a number of annual retreats of varying lengths and on various topics. Some retreats will be suitable for students of all levels, whilst some have pre-requisites.

Please see below for the a basic description of each of our annual retreats. Please note that dates and retreat topics are subject to change. Once dates and topcs are confirmed, retreat applications and further details will be available.



JANUARY MAHAMUDRA RETREAT

8 Days (Residential retreat) -  Commencing on the first Saturday in January 

Each year we hold an eight day Mahamudra retreat. This retreat comprises teachings and meditations on understadning and experiencing the conventional nature of mind, as well as the ultimate nature of mind, self and phenomena.

This retreat is suitable for both new students and advanced students. New students should have a basic understanding of Buddhism and some experience with Path to Enlightenment teachings such as attending our Sunday afternoon classes.


2017 MAHAMUDRA RETREAT
Further details & retreat applications available in term four 2016
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EASTER RETREAT

3 days (Residential retreat) - Commencing Good Friday 

Previous subjects of our Easter retreat have included the practice and development of Calm Abiding (Single Pointed Concentration), the development of Bodhichitta - Great Love & Great Compassion and the practice of Lama Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga.

This retreat is generally suitable for both new students and advanced students. Any specific pre-requisities will be advised when the topic is announced.


2016 EASTER RETREAT

Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27, 2016

The topic for our Easter retreate this year is "Training the Mind in Bodhichitta". Les will teach extensively from Geshe Loden's "Path to Enlightenment" and will lead meditation sessions. THe focus of the retreat will be on the development of bodhichitta using the method of "taking & giving", as ell as a study of the "Mind Training in Seven Points" text.

This retreat is suitable for both new students and advanced students.

Retreat cost: $300 with accommodation or $250 without accommodation. Click here to download a registration form and information sheet.




JULY VAJRAYANA RETREAT

2 or 3 Weeks (Residential retreat)

On alternate years, we hold either a two week Yamantaka retreat or a three week Vajrayogini retreat. These retreats include teaching and meditation sessions and students will complete a mantra commitment. The retreat will conclude with a traditional fire puja.

To be able to attend these retreats you must have received the appropriate Highest Yoga Tantra initiation and have some experience with the practice.

2016 VAJRAYANA RETREAT - 3 WEEK VAJRAYOGINI RETREAT
Commencing Saturday July 9, 2016
Further details & retreat applications available in term two 2016

 


SEPTEMBER QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY RETREAT

3 days (Non- residential) - Commencing on the Saturday of the WA Queen's Birthday long weekend 


Over the WA Queen's Birthday long weekend we hold a three day, non-residential retreat. This retreat comprises four sessions each day starting at 9.00am and concluding at 5.00pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Previous subjects of this retreat have included the practice of Green Tara, Medicine Buddha, White Tara and the 21 Taras.

This retreat is generally suitable for both new students and advanced students. Any specific pre-requisities will be advised when the topic is announced.