The Four Profundities – guided retreat

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW, Australia

  The Four Profundities -  guided retreat Join Resident Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon, as he explains and guides meditations on Buddha’s most profound teaching: The Four Profundities. Through contemplating and meditating on the true nature of reality, emptiness, we can solve all our problems and experience true inner happiness and freedom. Everyone is welcome to ... Read more

Learn to Meditate Day Retreat

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW, Australia

Sunday 14 January 9.30am - 4.30pm Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre 36 Texas St, Mayfield With Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon Meditation is a way of calming the mind and developing a more positive approach to life. Be guided through four simple meditation sessions that relax the body and mind, leading to a deep experience ... Read more


The Eight Auspicious Symbols meditation challenge

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW, Australia

  The Eight Auspicious Symbols meditation challenge The topic of the 2024 January meditation challenge is the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. The Eight Auspicious Symbols together symbolize the spiritual path that leads to freedom from suffering and the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. By gaining personal experience of the meaning of each symbol in ... Read more

The Way of Loving Kindness – The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya

Buddha Maitreya is the embodiment of the loving kindness of all the Buddhas. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation that connects us to Maitreya’s enlightened love, giving us great power in our spiritual development. When we have a strong loving mind, our whole experience of the world changes. In addition, others feel this change ... 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