Courses & Retreats

Take a day or weekend out to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhist teachings. We hold courses, retreats and special events throughout the year. Everybody is welcome.

Meditation Day Courses

Explore a specific topic in more detail at one of our full-day or half-day meditation courses at the East Fremantle Centre.

Heart Jewel

Sat 14 Sep · 9.30am–1pm

Heart Jewel is the heart practice of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. It includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. On this course, which everyone is welcome to attend, Gen Kelsang Ani will give an explanation of these practices.

Learn To Meditate

Sat 19 Oct · 9.30am–1.30pm

Meditation is a way of calming the mind, reducing stress and developing a more positive approach to life. This course provides a perfect opportunity to discover for yourself the inner peace and happiness that naturally arise when our mind becomes still.

Harmonious Relationships

Sat 7 Dec · 10am–4.30pm

Developing and maintaining a loving attitude towards others is the key to long-term, meaningful and harmonious relationships. In this course we will explore practical methods for improving and transforming our relationships with friends, family and others just in time for the festive season.

Special Events

We hold many special events throughout the year from special public talks with visiting International Teachers to away weekends and in-depth Buddhist classes and courses.

Liberating Wisdom | Prajnaparamita Empowerment

Sat 26 Oct · Sat 2 Nov · 10am-5pm

In these uncertain times, wisdom is increasingly important for our daily happiness. As our wisdom grows, our problems diminish. In the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, Buddha gave special wisdom instructions which, if put into practice, have the power to give us the permanent peace of liberation and enlightenment.

How To Have A Happy New Year

Wed 18 Dec · 7.30–9pm

Make your 2020 a genuinely happy new year through developing genuinely happy states of mind. In this uplifting talk, Buddhist monk Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will explain how to use meditation as a practical tool to free ourselves from stress and discontent and to generate a fresh, positive perspective on life.

Meditation Retreats

Get away from it all and connect with your inner peace. We hold retreats at the Centre as well as general away retreats, silent retreats and Buddhist retreats throughout the year.

Silence is Golden Weekend Meditation Retreat

Fri 22 – Sun 24 Nov

Restore your inner peace and see for yourself how silence really is golden. On this retreat, give yourself the opportunity to enjoy the stillness and peace that meditation and silence brings. Be guided through simple meditations that refresh and rejuvenate the mind.

Guru Yoga retreat (unguided)

Sat 21 – Sun 22 Dec

If we wish to experience happiness and good fortune in our lives we need to accumulate merit. Merit, or positive energy, comes from positive actions and enables us to fulfil all our wishes including our spiritual wishes to improve our mind and attain enlightenment.