Great Preliminary Guide Retreats

Apr - Sept 2024

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 program students and those wishing to deepen their experience of formal practice.

Retreat Dates & Times

Please note that session 3 and 4 on Monday evening will not go ahead if the evening drop-in class is scheduled.

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.

Sun 14 April – Tues 16 April 7.30am – 8.30pm


Wed 10 July – Fri 12 July 7.30am – 8.30pm

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 7 July – Tue 9 July 7.30am – 8.30pm

Vajrasattva Retreat
A scientific method to purify our mind and to transform our mind from impure to pure using Tantric technology.
Sat 13 July – Mon 15 July 7.30am – 8.30pm

Guided Lamrim Retreat – The Path to Perfect Peace

The stages of the path to enlightenment, or Lamrim, are outlined in a sequence of 15 meditations designed to help us take the essence of all Buddha’s 84,000 teachings to heart.

Using the inspiring, heartfelt advice given by Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in the book ‘The Mirror of Dharma with Additions’, this guided retreat will help you to improve your contemplative meditations and deepen your spiritual practice.

Sat 28 September – Sun 29 September 9am – 4pm

Booking information coming soon.

Retreat Sessions

There are typically four sessions a day: 7.30-9am, 10.30am-12pm, 4-5.30pm and 7-8.30pm. Please check the monthly calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Each session lasts for an hour and thirty 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

There is no charge to attend these retreat sessions. There is no need to book.

You can attend just one session, or as many as like.