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Introduction to Meditation; Weekend Retreat

April 20 - April 22

- $200

The Retreat:

The retreat conditions at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp provide a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind & gain deep experience of meditation. During the retreat, Resident Teacher Mick Marcon will explain the basics of meditation practice. Mick will guide each of the eight sessions over the weekend starting with an introduction on the Friday night. The retreat will conclude with a BBQ lunch on the Sunday.

All  accommodation and vegetarian meals will be provided.

This retreat is a great option for those who wish to learn how to meditate, for those who wish to improve their meditation skills or for those who simply wish to have a relaxing weekend!

The Details:

venue: Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp

date : 20th – 23rd April 2018

cost & booking: $200 per person all inclusive, $100 LDKBC card


4.00pm -7.00 pm registration
6.00pm -7.00 pm dinner
7.30pm -9.00 pm introduction session (session 1)
9.00pm -9.30 pm registration
silence begins at 10.00 pm

7.00am -8.00 am breakfast
9.00am -10.00 am (session 2)
11.00am-12.00 pm (session 3)
12.30pm-1.30 pm lunch (silence ends with lunch)
3.00pm-4.00pm (session 4)
5.00pm-6.00pm (session 5)
6.30pm – 7.30pm dinner
8.00pm-9.00 pm (session 6)
silence begins at 10.00pm

7.00am -8.00 am breakfast
9.00am -10.00 am (session 7)
11.00am -12.00 pm (final session)
12.30pm -1.30 pm lunch (silence ends with lunch)

Booking and prepayment is required. Book online or contact the centre. (Booking opening soon)


April 20
April 22


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