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.

Take Care of Your Mind

Sat 28 May · 9.30am – 1.15pm

Set aside some quality time to take care of your mind. This relaxed morning will begin with techniques for unwinding the mind – letting go of mental tension and restoring a state of inner calm. Following this, deeper methods for stabilising and sustaining this experience outside of meditation will be explored, so that we can enjoy genuine feelings of happiness wherever we are, whoever we’re with, and whatever we’re doing.

Create a Meditation Space at Home

Sat 25 Jun | 9.30am – 1.15pm

Come along to this interactive workshop to find out everything you need to know about setting up a meditation space at home – so you can make meditation a delightful and precious part of your daily life.

We’ll step you through how to integrate a meditation spot into your home, and you can chat to a qualified teacher about when and how long it’s best to meditate for. You’ll leave with everything you need to create a qualified meditation shrine that will bring Buddha’s blessings into your home.

From Tragedy to Triumph

Sat 2 July · 9.30am – 1.15pm

Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and to avoid suffering. But how are we able to do this, when life can be so difficult at times? Can our problems, obstacles, fears and frustrations themselves be fuel for the growth and development of our happiness?

Buddha teaches that in order to change our world, we first have to change our minds. Contained within Buddha’s teachings is a special set of instructions called Lojong, or Training the Mind, which show us how to transform whatever circumstances we meet, whether good or bad, into opportunities for spiritual growth.

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.

Offering Our Faith

Sat 4 Jun · 9.00am – 7.45pm

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.

Quiet Time, Your Time | Silent Day Retreat

Sat 11 Jun · 9.00am – 3.30pm

Treat yourself to a day away from your normal routine. Enjoy the opportunity just to be with yourself, no pressure and no expectations. Learn how to silence the mental chatter with meditation on the mind.

This one-day silent retreat will combine gentle guided meditations to calm the mind and time for relaxation in a quiet and beautiful environment.

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 Meaning of Liberating Prayer | & optional Refuge Vow Ceremony

Sat 14 May · 9.30am – 1.15pm · 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Receiving blessings and inspiration from Buddha is a practical method to transform our mind from negative to positive, unhappy to happy, and from a state of weakness to a state of strength.

One powerful method to do this is reciting the special spiritual poem, Liberating Prayer, while contemplating its meaning. On this course, learn to uplift your mind and feel inspired on your spiritual path by understanding the meaning of each line of this prayer, which is recited at the beginning of teachings, meditations and prayers in Kadampa Buddhist centres throughout the world.

Inspiring Wisdom to Live By | Special Weekend Course

Sat 8 Oct- Sun 9 Oct · 9.00am – 4.00pm

Discover ancient wisdom that has stood the test of time. Though it was composed centuries ago, the famous Buddhist scripture Advice from Atisha’s Heart is full of immensely practical advice to help us deal with the challenges of modern living and transform our life into an authentic path of inner development.