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The Peace of Meditation – Weekend Meditation Retreat

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - March 10 @ 1:30 pm

The Peace of Meditation Weekend meditation Retreat @ Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp

The retreat
On retreat we stop all forms of business and other activities so as to focus on a particular meditation practice. The retreat conditions at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp provide a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind & gain deep experience of meditation. Everyone is welcome.

The topic
Meditation is a way of calming the mind, reducing stress and developing a more positive approach to life. The Peace Of Meditation weekend retreat will provide the perfect opportunity to discover inner peace and happiness that naturally arises within when our mind becomes still. This feeling of inner peace helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life and improve our relationships with others.

The details

Location  Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp

Date: 8-10 March 2024

Cost: $240 per person. Includes vegetarian meals and onsite accommodation.

Accommodation at Glenrock is basic as it is a Scout Camp and you have the option of camping or staying in a dorm.

Dormitory accommodation is either a room of 4- 8 beds and depending on numbers, it is possible two people will be in a room. You will need to bring all your linen and anything else for a good night’s sleep.

There are female and male dorms available.

Camping or bringing your campervan/camper trailer,  will require you to bring all camping gear and ensure you are equipped to handle all conditions.

Retreat Timetable:

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

 

About the Teacher:

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

Details

Start:
March 8 @ 4:00 pm
End:
March 10 @ 1:30 pm

Organizer

Kadampa Meditation Centre Newcastle
Phone
02 40230215

Venue

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