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.

Learn To Meditate

Sat 4 May · 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.

The Art of Acceptance

Sat 11 May · 10am–4.30pm

In this day course we will learn Buddhist techniques to help us respond to difficulties with a positive mind. In this way we will be able to accept painful feelings, overcome minds such as anger and frustration and discover true inner peace.

Wake Up Smiling

Sat 18 May · 9.30am–1pm

On this course learn effective meditations that enable you to greet each day feeling positive and inspired. Discover how it is possible to turn every encounter into an opportunity to deepen your appreciation of life and the people around you.

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 Power To Be Happy

Sun 28 Apr · 7–8.30pm

Within each of us exists the power to be permanently happy and profoundly peaceful. Join Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Ani as she explains how to use the power of meditation to tap into this potential for lasting happiness and make every moment of our life joyful and rewarding.

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.

Meditation Retreats

Get away from it all and connect with your inner peace. We hold one-day retreats at the Temple 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.