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.

2018 Mahamudra Retreat - Commencing Saturday January 6, 2018
Further details and registration forms available in term four.

 


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.


2017 Easter Retreat - Commencing Friday April 14th & concluding Sunday 16th.
Teachings and meditations on the development of Calm Abiding.
Les will teach extensively from Chapter 29 of Geshe Loden’s Path to Enlightenment and will lead all meditation sessions.  (These teachings and meditations are suitable for all students).

Click here to download a reatreat application form.

 


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.

2017 - 2 WEEK YAMANTAKA RETREAT
Commencing Saturday July 15th & concluding July 29th.

During this retreat Les will teach from extensively Geshe Loden’s “Ocean of Indivisible Method & Wisdom” and lead meditation sessions. Students will complete the required mantra commitment and finish the retreat with a traditional fire puja.

As the Yamantaka initiaiton is a requirement of this retreat, please contact our office by email at contact@tibetanbuddhistsociety.com.au  if you would like further information and/or a retreat registration form

 


 

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.

2017 Queen's Birthday Retreat
Commencing Saturday September 23rd and concluding Monday 25th

Teachings and meditations on the practice of Medicine Buddha.

Further details and registraion forms available in term three.