Xmas BBQ and Talk- Dec 2022

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW

Xmas BBQ & Talk - 10th Dec 2022 Everyone is invited to Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre’s 2022 Xmas BBQ & Talk. The day will start with Offering to The Spiritual Guide chanted meditation as traditional practiced on the 10th of each month. This will be followed by a special dharma talk with Resident Teacher Kadam ... Read more

Stress Free in 23 Meditation Challenge

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW

Stress Free 23 Meditation Challenge, Jan 16-19, 2023 @ Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre  Start 2023 Stress Free! Discover simple meditations that will help you keep a calm and flexible mind throughout your day. Learn how to overcome stress and anxiety, and find inner peace. Held over four consecutive nights, this year’s Stress Free in 23 ... Read more

ANXIETY Meditation Half Day Workshops

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW

Saturday 21st Jan @Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre 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 ... Read more

The Four Noble Truths Meditation Challenge

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW

The Four Noble Truths Meditation Challenge Jan 23rd-26th @Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre    The Four Noble Truths encapsulate the essence of Buddhism, offering clear and simple solutions for solving our problems and improving the quality of our daily lives. These teachings are just as relevant for us as they were when Buddha Shakyamuni ... Read more

What Was that all about ?

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW

What was that all about? Sat 28th January 2023, 7.00pm- 8.30pm@ Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre Topic: Imagine being able to die with confidence, without fear, confusion, or the thought ‘what was that all about?’ Throughout their life, many people feel lost and have no clear direction or understanding what the real meaning or purpose of ... Read more

Amitayus Retreat

Losang Dragpa Centre 36 Texas St., Mayfield, NSW

Amitayus Retreat Feb 4th-5th @Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre  On this weekend retreat we have the opportunity to increase our lifespan, merit and wisdom, through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus. Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves and attain the supreme happiness ... 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