All you need is Love

F.U.N Yoga 21 Redbank Road, Redbank, NSW, Australia

Love is the foundation of all lasting and harmonious relationships and is the source of all peace and happiness. It protects us from anger, resentment, jealousy, fear and never causes pain. As Buddhist master Shantideva said, ‘All the happiness there is in the world arises from wishing others to be happy’. On this special half-day ... Read more

Meditation & Mantra Half Day Course

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

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 ... Read more

Silencing the inner Critic

Emerald Downs Community Centre 1/100 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Silencing the inner Critic Half day Workshop@Emerald Downs Community Centre Buddha’s teachings on self-acceptance show us how to be our own friend, our own teacher and our own guide. However, we are sometimes our own worst enemy, causing ourself much pain and torment. It is not uncommon for people to turn on themselves, spiralling into ... Read more

Learn to Meditate – Half day meditation Workshop

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Centre 4 Farquhar St, Wingham, New South Wales, Australia

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort, and experience true happiness. In this half  day meditation workshop Kadam Mick Marcon will explain the benefits of meditation, how to meditate and how to use meditation to improve ... Read more

The Peace of Meditation – Weekend Meditation Retreat

Glenrock Scout Centre Australia Hunter & Coastal Region Scouts, Rifle Rd., Whitebridge, NSW, Australia

The Peace of Meditation Weekend meditation Retreat @Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp The retreat On retreat we stop all forms of business and other activities so as to focus on a particular meditation practice. The retreat conditions at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp provide a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind & gain deep experience of meditation. Everyone ... Read more

How to Stop Overthinking Day Retreat Bonny Hills

Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

Saturday 18th November 9.30am - 4.30pm Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills With Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon IN OUR INCREASINGLY busy world our mind often feels jam-packed with information, deadlines we need to meet, commitments we need to fulfil, not to mention the constant chatter of our thoughts which can leave us ... Read more

$60

Xmas Breakfast & Meditation

Port Macquarie CWA 11 Horton St, Port Macquarie, nsw, Australia

Everyone is invited to our first Meditate In Port Macquarie Christmas breakfast and meditation. The morning will start with a guided meditation with Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon. This will be followed by a light vegetarian breakfast. This event will be the perfect opportunity to begin the festive season in a positive way and connect with ... Read more

$15

Overcoming Anxiety – Half Day Meditation Course

Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

    Saturday 27 January, 2-5pm, Port Macquarie  Anxiety and stress are an increasingly common problem for people in our busy, modern world. These states of mind prevent us from experiencing peace and enjoying life. Meditation is an effective way to combat negative states of mind and create a sense of mental freedom. By gaining ... Read more

Stop, Breathe, Meditate – Half Day Meditation Course

Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

  Saturday 17 February, 2-5pm, Port Macquarie  Through meditation we can experience a calm, spacious feeling in our mind. This peaceful feeling will help us to deal with the busyness and stresses of modern daily life. ‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises ... Read more

The Peace of Meditation – Weekend Meditation Retreat

Glenrock Scout Centre Australia Hunter & Coastal Region Scouts, Rifle Rd., Whitebridge, NSW, Australia

The Peace of Meditation Weekend meditation Retreat @ Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp The retreat On retreat we stop all forms of business and other activities so as to focus on a particular meditation practice. The retreat conditions at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp provide a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind & gain deep experience of meditation. ... Read more

The Art of Forgiveness – Half Day Meditation Course

Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

  Saturday 16 March, 2-5pm, Bonny Hills Community Hall Being on the receiving end of the harmful speech and actions of others can hurt. Left unresolved, this pain can easily transform into feelings of anger or resentment and swiftly undermine our peace of mind, happiness, and harmony in our relationships. In this half day course, ... Read more

Letting Go, Moving On – Half Day Meditation Course

Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

Saturday 27 April, 2-5pm, Bonny Hills Community Hall We often find ourselves stuck in a mental rut, unable to let go of painful experiences. In this course, learn how to let go and move on and discover how to harness the strength within your own mind to rise above and transform your response to challenging events. Everyone ... Read more

Living in the Moment – Half Day Meditation Course

Bonny Hills Community Hall Graham St, Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

Saturday 15 June, 2-5pm, Bonny Hills Community Hall In our busy lives we find it very difficult to relax and enjoy the moment. Even while we are doing the things we like, our mind is never in the present, we are constantly making plans for the future or worrying about what might happen next. In this half day ... Read more

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