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.

The Confidence To Change

Sat 24 Aug · 10am–4.30pm

The practice of meditation, combined with Buddha’s insights on the psychology of transformation, will enable us to let go of our self-limiting views and give us the confidence and skill to make these life-enhancing changes.

Learn To Meditate

Sat 31 Aug · 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.

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.

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.

The Science of Happiness

Fri 6 Sep · 7.30–9pm

At this special public talk, Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Rabten will explain scientific methods to increase our happiness through developing the capacity of our mind. Learn to identify the causes of happiness and suffering from within, and feel empowered to make wisdom and joy your daily experience.

How To Understand The Mind

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Sep · 10am–4.30pm

Be inspired to create a life of happiness, confidence and wisdom through understanding, controlling and transforming your mind. This course offers a deep insight into the mechanics of the mind, and how through understanding its nature and functions we can improve our lives in powerful and profound ways.

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.

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.