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. Retreats are a great way to make connection with others and their practice. See the list below of upcoming day events at the MBC.
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!
These meditation day retreats are 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… Read More Meditation Day Retreat – July 2021
A 7 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 be… Read More Mindfully Alive Retreat
These meditation day retreats are 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… Read More Meditation Day Retreat – August 2021
A men's weekend retreat focused on connecting with the positive aspects of spiritual life and practice. Too often we focus on what we think are problems or not going well… Read More Men’s Retreat – See the Good
Landscapes of the Heart Using Buddhist parables and imagery of plant growth and weather to explore the unity and diversity of approaches to practise the Dharma on retreat in the… Read More Women’s Spring Retreat
What does it mean to have eagerness and zeal for the spiritual life? Can we have too much energy or too little? Discover the subtle ways that virya motivates us and… Read More Women’s Day Retreat – Virya: Energy, Eagerness and Zeal in the Spiritual Life
Get away for a weekend retreat in the natural surroundings of the Yarra Valley with like minded young people (under 30s). More details to come. Open to those under 30… Read More Young Persons Weekend Retreat