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
Commencing Saturday Janury 7th, 2017 and concluding Saturday January 14th
CLick HERE to download a retreat applicaiton


 


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
Further details & retreat applications available in term one 2017.

 


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 VAJRAYANA RETREAT
2 WEEK YAMANTAKA RETREAT

Commencing Saturday July 15
Retreat applications available in term two 2017
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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.

2016 QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND RETREAT
SPECIAL WHITE TARA WEKEND EVENT
Commencing Saturday September 24 and concluding Monday September 26, 2016

A number of students have requested to carry our a group practice of one million White Tara mantras as an offering to and dedicated for, the long life of our resdident teacher Les Sheehy. To facilitate this, Les will give the White Tara initiaiton on the Saturday morning and the remainder of the weekend will comprise teachings on White Tara and matra recitation.

Important information for participants
Taking any initiation is something that should be considered carefully and this initiaiton will come with the following commitments: Students must be prepared to take refuge and bodhichitta vows and must be prepared to commit to a life-long daily recitation of a minimum of 25 White Tara mantras.

Cost for the weekend including refresments & lunch each day $200 - Initiation only $25

Please contact our office by email for a registration form