Centre Retreats

Centre Retreats

What is a retreat?

During a retreat, we reduce our normal worldly activities and concentrate for a period of time on developing spiritual qualities and peaceful minds – finding happiness from within. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special opportunity.

We offer two types of retreats:

Urban Retreats

Urban retreats are usually a half day or a full day. The format for these retreats are generally one-hour sessions with  a short teaching and two or more guided meditations. There are breaks between each session. The purpose of these retreats is to introduce us to Buddhist meditation.  These retreats are suitable for all levels.

Annual Retreats *

Our annual meditation retreats offer you the opportunity to deepen your meditation experience. “Retreat” means withdrawing into meditation. The focus is on essential meditations drawn from the Buddhist tradition.
Akshobya Centre offers annual retreats throughout the year and are usually longer retreats. These deeper retreats are led by our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Khacho,   They are open to everyone.

Upcoming Retreats

Meditations for Relaxation: Mini Retreat

Saturday 1 April 

Time: 10:00 – 12:30pm

Cost: $24 (free for supporting members)

During this mini retreat, you will be guided through three simple guided meditations which are all forms of breathing meditation. These meditations help calm the mind, reduce stress, and give rise to an experience of inner peace and wellbeing. The first is a basic breathing meditation that helps to disengage the mind from the busyness of everyday life and create a special feeling of inner peace. The second combines mindfulness of the breath with visualization, or creative imagination, and leads to a deep feeling of inner calm and purity. The third is a special breathing meditation that combines mindfulness of the breath with the recitation of mantra. All these meditations can be practised by anyone.

Everyone is welcome!


10:00 – 11:00am session 1
11:00  – 11:20 break/ refreshments
11:20am – 12:30pm session 2


Intermediate Retreats

Aimed at students who have some familiarity with Kadam Dharma and who wish to deepen their inner experience of spiritual protection.


Date TBA  ~ part-guided

Create positive mental energy and receive blessings.


Date TBA ~ guided

Visualization and mantra recitation to purify negative karma.


Date TBA ~ part-guided

Reciting the name mantra of Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka.

Other Retreats

Amitayus Retreat

Nyungne Fasting Retreat

Lamrim Retreat

Refuge Retreat

Highest Yoga Tantra Retreat

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Vajrasattva Retreat

Refuge Retreat

Highest Yoga Tantra Retreat

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Vajrasattva Retreat