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Xmas BBQ and Talk- Dec 2022

December 10, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 Mick Marcon.
Finally we will enjoy a delicious vegetarian BBQ. The Centre will provide the veggie BBQ, feel free to bring a salad or dessert to share.
You are welcome to attend any or all of the day.


Chanted meditation 2.30 – 4.15pm
Dharma talk 5 – 6pm
Xmas BBQ 6 – 8.30pm

Cost & Booking/RSVP

Chanted meditation & BBQ: FREE

Dharma Talk: $10 full, $8 conc, free for members. Pay on the day.

RSVP Contact the Centre by the 9th Dec to attend the

Phone: (02) 40230215
Email: info@meditateinnewcastle.org

There is no need to book for
the Talk or the Chanted Meditation.




December 10, 2022
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre
02 40230215


Losang Dragpa Centre
36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 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