Great Preliminary Guides Retreats

June - Oct 2023

The Retreats

The practice of the four great preliminary guides are the special preliminary practices of Mahamudra, and are very powerful methods to fulfill our aim of accomplishing the Buddhist path to Enlightenment.
These retreats are suitable for study programme students and those wishing to deepen their experience of formal practice.

Retreat Dates & Times

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering

The practice of offering mandalas is one of the best ways to accumulate this merit and has been used by Buddhists for generations.

When offering a mandala we imagine we hold a pure universe in our hands which we offer to all the Buddhas while making a compassionate prayer that all beings enjoy such pure lands.

Mon 5 June – Wed 7 June 8.00am – 8.30pm: Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat.

Please note the last session on Monday Evening will not go ahead if a Monday night drop-in class is scheduled.

Vajrasattva Retreat
A scientific method to purify our mind and to transform our mind from impure to pure using Tantric technology.
Sun 24 September 8.00am – 8.30pm: Vajrasattva Day Retreat.

Refuge Retreat
The foundation of the Buddhist way of life is to go for refuge – to Buddha, to guide us along the spiritual path to enlightenment; to Dharma (Buddha’s teachings) to protect us from fear and suffering; and to Sangha (those practising Buddha’s teachings) to inspire us, show a good example and to help us along the path to inner peace.
Sun 22 Oct – Tuesday 24 Oct 8.00am – 8.30pm: Refuge Retreat.

Please note the last session on Monday Evening will not go ahead if a Monday night drop-in class is scheduled.

Lamrim Retreat
All of Buddha’s teachings, both Sutra and Tantra, are included within Lamrim. By gaining experience of the Lamrim meditations we overcome our faults, solve our daily problems and draw closer to enlightenment.
Date TBA: Lamrim Retreat.

Retreat Sessions

There are four sessions a day. Each session lasts for an hour and fifteen minutes and consists of chanted prayers sung in English and a period of silence for contemplation and meditation. You can attend any or all of the sessions. If you haven’t been to the Centre before, it is suggested that you arrive 5-10 minutes early so someone can show you around.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special opportunity.


The Venue

Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth
158 Canning Hwy, East Fremantle

Fee & Bookings

The fee for these retreats is by donation. There is no need to book.