Retreats

Day Retreats – Now Online with Zoom

Online day retreats with the Melbourne Buddhist Centre offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhism without going away or having to put aside a whole weekend. Zoom retreats are a way to make connection with others and their practice in these days of isolation. See the list below of upcoming online day events.

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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August 2020

Men’s Half Day Retreat – Cultivating Skillful Energy in the Dharma Life

Sunday August 16, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Motivation and inspiration are essential for engaging the Buddhist path. These are best acheived by ways that arouse energy and enable cultivation of skillful states of mind. We shall explore how best to do this both for meditation practice and the daily life of work and in relating to other people and the world. Join Siladasa on this zoom retreat to discover your Virya or skillful energy in the Dharma Life. Sunday 16 August/ 2pm - 5pm/ Online Zoom Meeting Suitable…

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Meditation Half Day Retreat – August 2020

Sunday August 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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. Led by Padmasiddhi and Apada. The retreat has three periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the 3 hours, concluding with a puja, a Buddhist devotional practice. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to…

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