Retreats

Day Retreats – Temporarily Suspended due to Coronavirus

The Day Retreats at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre in Brunswick offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhism without going away or having to put aside a whole weekend. See the list below of upcoming day retreats.

Residential Retreats – Temporarily Suspended due to Coronavirus

Take a break and learn about meditation, Buddhism and yourself in a relaxed bushland setting. On retreat we follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, leaving behind the world of technology, busyness, and the demands of modern life, and entering into a different way of being with like-minded people.

Combining meditation and silence, discussion and friendship, inspiring collective rituals and time for solitude. Whether you’re new to Buddhism and meditation or have been practising for some time, going on retreat is a great opportunity to explore Buddhist practice and deepen friendships.

From a weekend to 10 days in duration, our retreats are fully catered with nutritious vegan food. Accommodation is simple with shared rooms. If you choose to book onto one of our retreats we will give you more information on what to bring and directions to the retreat. We can even supply meditation equipment on request and organise a lift to and from the retreat. Hope to see you on retreat soon!

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July 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – July 2020

Sunday July 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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August 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – August 2020

Sunday August 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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September 2020

Young Persons Retreat 2020

Friday September 18, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 20, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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$130 – $230

A weekend retreat for young people aged 18 - 35yo led by Dhammakumara and Rijumayi. More details to follow closer to the event. Suitable for young people aged 18 to 35yo Booking Essential: $230 Full waged/ $190 Low Waged/ $130 Concession

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Meditation Day Retreat – September 2020

Sunday September 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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October 2020

Women's Weekend Retreat

Friday October 9, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 11, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

A retreat for woman led by Sudaya. More details to come. Suitable for women who are familiar with our meditation practices Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged, $130 Concession

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Meditation Day Retreat – October 2020

Sunday October 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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Forest Edge 2020 – Order Meditation Retreat

Saturday October 31, 7:00 pm - Wednesday November 11, 12:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$550 – $720

An opportunity to come together to practice as an Order and become a spiritual community for the duration of the retreat. The program will be a collaborative effort on arrival to best meet the needs for silence and connection. The retreat will be held in the inspiring and remote valley of Baanya Biami amongst the National Park forest west of Melbourne. The shrineroom is surrounded with views of the bush. With no mobile reception, the location is ideal for going…

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November 2020

Sangha Retreat 2020

Friday November 20, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 22, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

A weekend residential retreat in natural bush surrounding. An opportunity to come together and practice as a community with meditation, Buddhist teachings and devotional practice. More information to follow. Suitable for those familiar with our meditation practices. Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged and $130 Concession

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Meditation Day Retreat – November 2020

Sunday November 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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December 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – December 2020

Sunday December 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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