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A Meditation Day Workshop by the Lake

February 11

- $40 - $50














Date and Time:
10 – 4pm Sunday 11th February

10.00-10.15 reception
10.15-11.15 teaching
11.15-11.45 tea break
11.45-12.30 meditation/Q&A
12.30-1.45 lunch
1.45-2.45 teaching
2.45-3.15 tea break
3.15-4.00 meditation/Q&A

Cost: $50 full, $40 conc, free for LDKBC card holders

Start 2018 with a fresh new perspective on life. Discover how to find real happiness and contentment within through engaging in meditation. Learn how to transform your life by transforming your mind, and by doing so, make the most of the year ahead. On this day workshop, Mick will not only explain how to do meditation, but also give practical advice on how to set up a qualified meditation practice at home. There will also be ample opportunity to discuss and ask questions regarding meditation practice. The course will be suitable for everyone, especially absolute beginners.

The Teacher

Buddhist Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon will teach this day course. Kadam Mick is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre. He has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 13 years.




Booking is essential


February 11
$40 - $50


Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre
Lake St,
Warners Bay, NSW 2282 Australia
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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