Teachings & Retreats

ANNUAL RETREATS 

At the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Perth we hold a number of annual retreats of varying lengths and on various topics. Some retreats will be suitable for students of all levels, whilst some have pre-requisites.

Please see below for the a basic description of each of our annual retreats. Please note that dates and retreat topics are subject to change. Once dates and topcs are confirmed, retreat applications and further details will be available.

 


JANUARY MAHAMUDRA RETREAT

8 Days (Residential retreat) -  Commencing on the first Saturday in January 

Each year we hold an eight day Mahamudra retreat. This retreat comprises teachings and meditations on understadning and experiencing the conventional nature of mind, as well as the ultimate nature of mind, self and phenomena.

This retreat is suitable for both new students and advanced students. New students should have a basic understanding of Buddhism and some experience with Path to Enlightenment teachings such as attending our Sunday afternoon classes.

2019 Mahamudra Retreat - Commencing Saturday January 6th
Retreat applications will be available in term 4

 


EASTER RETREAT

3 days (Residential retreat) - Commencing Good Friday 2019

Previous subjects of our Easter retreat have included the practice and development of Calm Abiding (Single Pointed Concentration), the development of Bodhichitta - Great Love & Great Compassion and the practice of Lama Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga.

This retreat is generally suitable for both new students and advanced students. Any specific pre-requisities will be advised when the topic is announced.

2019 Easter Retreat - Commencing Good Friday
Full details and retreat applications will be available in term 4

 


JULY VAJRAYANA RETREAT

2 or 3 Weeks (Residential retreat)

On alternate years, we hold either a two week Yamantaka retreat or a three week Vajrayogini retreat. These retreats include teaching and meditation sessions and students will complete a mantra commitment. The retreat will conclude with a traditional fire puja. To be able to attend these retreats you must have received the appropriate Highest Yoga Tantra initiation and have some experience with the practice.

2019 - 2 WEEK YAMANTAKA RETREAT
Full details and dates for thsi reterat will be confirmed later this year.
Please email our office if you are interested in attending

 


 

SEPTEMBER QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY RETREAT

3 days (Non- residential) - Commencing on the Saturday of the WA Queen's Birthday long weekend 


Over the WA Queen's Birthday long weekend we hold a three day, non-residential retreat. This retreat comprises four sessions each day starting at 9.00am and concluding at 5.00pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Previous subjects of this retreat have included the practice of Green Tara, Medicine Buddha, White Tara and the 21 Taras.

This retreat is generally suitable for both new students and advanced students. Any specific pre-requisities will be advised when the topic is announced.

Please note that our 2018 Queen's Birthday retreat has been cancelled as our resident teacher will be leading a retreat at the Melbourne centre of the Tibetan Buddhist Society