Retreats

Day Retreats

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

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 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – July

Sunday July 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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 off 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…

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August 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – August

Sunday August 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 off 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…

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September 2019

Meditation and Chanting Practice Day

Sunday September 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Join Padmasiddhi & Talia for a day of practice, during which we will invoke aspects of the enlightened mind, as represented in the visualised figures of Buddha's and Bodhisattva's, and the chanting of their mantras. This event is open to regular friends of the centre who have a current practice of mindfulness and Metta meditation. Sunday 15 September, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/ $20 Concession - Includes a light vegan lunch Bookings Essential: Click Here to…

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Mindfully Alive – 9 Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday September 21, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 29, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A 9 day meditation retreat led by Maitripala, with the opportunity to mindfully explore whatever comes into your field of awareness, on or off the meditation cushion. There will 4 days of silence in the middle of the retreat to take your practice deeper and an opportunity for meditation interviews. Exploring your experience within the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta and practice.     '…..you find yourself treading a path of ever-growing clarity, and delight. Immersing yourself in a flow of positive…

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October 2019

Family Retreat – Meeting the Five Conquerors

Friday October 25, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 27, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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We venture into the mandala of the five Buddhas together, exploring their stories, qualities, symbols and beauty. Join other Sangha families for a weekend of meditation, Buddhist rituals, activities, discussions and our annual all ages treasure hunt. All experienced in the natural surroundings in the Yarra Valley. Led by Rijumayi and Viryasiddhi. Suitable for parents familiar with our meditation practices. Children of all ages welcome. $250 full waged, $190 low waged, $130 concession, $80 aged 3-18 years, Free for children…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – October

Sunday October 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia

      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 off 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,…

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November 2019

“Sangha” A Crucible for Change – Open Weekend Retreat

Friday November 8, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 10, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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"No one else can practice the Dharma for us; we have to practice it ourselves. However, we don't have to practice it by ourselves."   Join Dhiramani & Padmasiddhi as we explore the Buddha's advice on how we can grow a Happy, Healthy and Harmonious community, through what are  traditionally known as "The Samgrahavastus": Generosity, Kindly Speech, Beneficial Activity & Exemplification. We will explore practical ways to employ these transformative practices that will not only help build Sangha but are just as relevant and applicable, anywhere we come…

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Silent Mediation Day Retreat – November

Sunday November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 off 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…

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December 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – December

Sunday December 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 off 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…

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