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Rest & Relaxation weekend retreat @ Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp

October 28 - October 30

- $240

The retreat conditions at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp provide a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind & enjoy the peace of meditation. During the retreat, Resident Teacher Kadam  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 light lunch on the Sunday.

All accommodation and vegetarian meals are included.

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!

Venue: Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp

Date: 28-30 October 2022

Cost & booking: $240 per person all inclusive / $120 LDKBC members. Booking and pre-payment is required. Book online or contact the centre.

Accommodation: Basic dormitory accommodation with between 4-8 beds in each dorm room, note: no sheets/blankets provided on site so come prepared with bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, towel etc.
Alternatively camping is an option, just remember you must bring all bedding / camping equipment as none is provided on site.

Retreat Timetable:

Friday 28th October

Registration/Check-in 4pm – 7pm
Dinner 6pm – 7pm
Retreat introduction (session 1) 7.30pm – 9pm
Silence begins at 10pm

Saturday 29th October

Breakfast 7am – 8am
Teaching & meditation (session 2) 9am – 10am
Tea break 10am – 11am
Teaching & meditation (session 3) 11am – 12pm
Lunch (silence ends) 12.30pm – 1pm
Free time 1pm – 3pm
Teaching & meditation (session 4) 3pm – 4pm
Tea break 4pm – 5pm
Teaching & meditation (session 5) 5pm – 6pm
Dinner 6pm – 7.30pm
Discussion and Q&A (session 6) 8pm – 9pm
Silence begins at 10pm

Sunday 30th October

Breakfast 7am – 8am
Teaching & meditation (session 7) 9am – 10am
Tea break 10am – 11am
Teaching & meditation (session 8) 11am – 12pm (silence ends)
Lunch 12.15pm – 1.30pm



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, Mick inspires us to develop a pure and happy mind.


October 28
October 30


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