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August 2021

The Blissful Path online day-retreat with Kadam Mick Marcon

August 22, 2021
$40

The Blissful Path online day-retreat with Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon 'It is said that the benefits to be gained from engaging in the practice of Vajrayogini are limitless and that a thousand voices could never fully enumerate them'. On this brief day retreat Kadam Mick Marcon will give a basic commentary to, and guide the ... Read more

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Living in the Moment half-day course

August 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Losang Dragpa Centre, 36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
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$25

Living in the Moment half-day course In our busy lives we find it very difficult to relax and enjoy the moment. Even while we are doing the things we like, our mind is never in the present, we are constantly making plans for the future or worrying about what might happen next. In this half ... Read more

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September 2021

Medicine Buddha empowerment with teachings and day retreat on How to Become Medicine Buddha

September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021

With Resident Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of the healing power of all enlightened beings. His function is to liberate living beings from outer and inner sickness. On this very special weekend, Kadam Mick Marcon will grant the Empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give commentary to the Medicine Buddha Sadhana practice. The empowerment is like a beautiful ... Read more

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Meditations to Heal Ourselves and Others half-day course

September 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Half-Day Course  |  Sun 19 September|  10.00am–1.00pm ONLINE ONLY due to Covid-19 Our mind can be our greatest healer. Learn how to harness the power of the mind and actualize your potential for healing. On this half day course Buddhist teacher Kadam Mick Marcon will explain and guide a simple, yet profound meditation to transform ... Read more

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October 2021

How to Wake Up Smiling day retreat

October 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Day Retreat  |  Sun 3 October |  9.30am–4.30pm ONLINE ONLY due to Covid-19 Learn effective meditations that enable you to greet each day feeling positive and inspired. Discover how it is possible to turn every encounter into an opportunity to deepen your appreciation of life and the people around you. Everyone is welcome, no previous ... Read more

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The Importance of Patience half-day course

October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20

The Importance of Patience half-day course There are many difficult and unpleasant circumstances that we cannot avoid, but we can certainly avoid the unhappiness and anger these circumstances normally provoke in us. Training in patience is learning how to maintain a calm mind at all times even when faced with difficult circumstances. Patience is therefore ... Read more

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The Actual Roadmap to Freedom

October 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Of recent times there has been much talk about a roadmap to freedom; an external freedom granted through the lifting of certain restrictions, but this is only one type or level of freedom. Although in time we will enjoy this level of freedom again, we will continue to experience the results of a subtler level of restrictions ... Read more

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November 2021

Rest & Relaxation weekend retreat @ Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp

November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Glenrock Scout Centre Australia, Hunter & Coastal Region Scouts, Rifle Rd.
Whitebridge, NSW Australia
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$220

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. ... Read more

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December 2021

The Joy of Giving Xmas talk and BBQ

December 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Losang Dragpa Centre, 36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
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Free

The Joy of Giving Xmas talk and BBQ A generous heart gives rise to deep joy within ourselves and brings so many benefits to others. However, sometimes, especially around this time of year, ‘giving’ can feel stressful and expensive! Our ‘giving’ may even come with a sense of regret. In this talk, Kadam Mick will ... Read more

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Stages of the Path according to Offering to The Spiritual Guide

December 31, 2021 - January 6, 2022
Losang Dragpa Centre, 36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
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Stages of the Path according to Offering to The Spiritual Guide guided retreat   Offering to The Spiritual Guide  is a special Guru yoga of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa. Although the main practice is reliance upon the Spiritual Guide, it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path which lead to the ... Read more

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January 2022

24-hour Tara Chanting

January 8 - January 9
Losang Dragpa Centre, 36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
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free

The Retreat Come join us for 24 hour Tara Chanting. Tara chanting helps to overcome obstacles in our lives and to help us create causes for future good fortune. Arya Tara is a female Buddha, and her name means “Rescuer.” She is known for her wisdom & swift compassion and her ability to protect living ... Read more

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The Four Causes of Happiness – Guru Yoga guided retreat

January 11 - January 14

The Four Causes of Happiness - Guru Yoga guided retreat Happiness depends upon the mind; it depends upon developing and maintaining positive/virtuous thoughts. All things, including our thoughts depend upon causes. Positive thoughts depend upon four causes: imprints, the object, appropriate attention and the empowering blessings of enlightened beings. On this guided retreat, Resident Teacher ... Read more

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Torma Making Workshop

January 15 - January 16
Losang Dragpa Centre, 36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 Australia
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$40

Torma-making workshop with qualified Torma maker Happy Ho Torma making Tormas are traditional food offerings (usually made of marzipan or fondant) that are offered to the Buddhas in various ritual practices and prayers such as empowerments, retreats and chanted prayers. Representing an offering of great bliss, tormas can range from very simple to exquisitely beautiful. ... Read more

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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