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Meditation & Mantra Half Day Course

August 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Inner protection. Inner happiness. Inner power.

Mantra means mind protection. It is the supreme method to enhance the qualities of our body and mind. It can be used to help calm our mind by pacifying negative thoughts that give rise to suffering and it can also be used to go deeper and connect with enlightened power.

On this course Kadam Mick Marcon will explain the meaning of mantra, how it functions and give instructions on combining mantra recitation with breathing meditation. This is a simple but powerful method to attain a calm, controlled and positive mind and creates special causes to experience the supreme inner peace of our enlightened mind. Everybody welcome.

Cost & Booking 

August 12th, 2.00pm-5.00pm @ Emerald Downs Community Centre Lower Level of Emerald Downs Shopping Centre

$30 full, $25 conc, free for members







About the Teacher:

Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre and has been practising meditation and Buddhism since 2004. With his clear understanding of Buddha’s teachings and down-to-earth manner, Kadam Mick inspires us to develop a pure and happy mind.




August 12, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Kadampa Meditation Centre Newcastle
02 40230215


Suite 1 (Lower level), Emerald Downs Shopping Centre, 100 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie 2444

Day Courses


Take a day out to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhist teachings. Explore a specific topic in more detail at one of our monthly one-day meditation courses at held at our Centre or various locations throughout Newcastle

Day courses offer practical solutions to everyday problems of modern living and are suitable for everyone!

Courses consist of teachings and guided meditations. Refreshments are served between sessions.




What is Retreat?

In our busy modern life we lack the calm and stillness conducive to maintaining a happy and peaceful state of mind.  To regain a balance people are drawn to peaceful and quiet places where they can withdraw for a short time and renew their energy – in short, they go on retreat.  On retreat we devote our time to meditation and contemplation – it is a time to acquaint our minds with positive and meaningful thoughts.

“On retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activ­ities so as to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreat: physical, verbal and mental. We engage in physical retreat when with a spiritual motivation we isolate ourself from other people, activities and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions. We engage in verbal retreat when with a spiritual motivation we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically keep silence. We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, jealousy and strong self-grasping from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.

If we remain in physical and verbal retreat but fail to observe mental retreat, our retreat will have little power. Such a retreat may be relaxing, but if we do not prevent strong delusions from arising, our mind will not be at peace, even on retreat. However, keeping physical and verbal retreat will help us to keep mental retreat, and for this reason Shantideva, in Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, praises the first two kinds of retreat.”

Excerpt From: The New Guide to Dakini Land – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso