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.

Clarity of the Mind Retreat

Saturday 19 June

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $24 (free for supporting members)

This sublime meditation on the clarity of the mind is deeply relaxing and empowering. Through it we gain deep insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind. This in turn, helps us to understand through our own experience how to actualize our potential for lasting happiness and freedom. By accessing the pure, clear nature of our mind, we gain the freedom to respond to our thoughts and feelings in the most constructive possible manner.

Everyone is welcome to this practical and insightful half day retreat.

Session 1:  10-11:30am
Break: 11:30 – 11:45am
Session 2:  11:45pm – 1pm