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

Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka Retreat

January 15 – 16

Cost: TBA

‘Lamrim’ is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings, where all the essential practices are arranged in a progression so that, through daily meditation, we can gradually increase the capacity of our mind. This retreat with Kelsang Khacho, will help us gain familiarity with all the stages and set us up for a successful meditation practice throughout the year ahead.

The retreat will use the prayers Prayers for Meditation, and each session will be an hour long.

Everyone is welcome!

 

Lamrim Retreat

January 17 -19

Cost: TBA

‘Lamrim’ is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings, where all the essential practices are arranged in a progression so that, through daily meditation, we can gradually increase the capacity of our mind. This retreat with Kelsang Khacho, will help us gain familiarity with all the stages and set us up for a successful meditation practice throughout the year ahead.

The retreat will use the prayers Prayers for Meditation, and each session will be an hour long.

Everyone is welcome!

 

Detox the Mind: a mini retreat

Saturday 28 January

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm 

Cost: $24 (free for supporting members)

In this afternoon of guided meditation and gentle silence, you will find the space and time to truly de-stress, disconnect from the distractions and busyness of daily life, and reconnect with a feeling of inner peace and contentment. This short afternoon retreat is accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to more advanced practitioners. We will learn and practice meditations for calming the body and mind. Each session will include brief instruction and guided meditation.

Schedule
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Session 1
3:15pm – 3:45pm – Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm – Session 2

Everyone is welcome!

 

Intermediate Retreats

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

GURU YOGA & MANDALA OFFERINGS

Date TBA  ~ part-guided

Create positive mental energy and receive blessings.

VAJRASATTVA PURIFICATION

Date TBA ~ guided

Visualization and mantra recitation to purify negative karma.

GURU SUMATI BUDDHA HERUKA MANTRA

Date TBA ~ part-guided

Reciting the name mantra of Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka.

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