Welcome to our Retreat & Meditation course schedule

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For those who would like to spend in retreat, we offer a variety of deity, teaching and meditation retreats. Please check the flyers for details about the specific requirements and level of difficulty.

 


Eight Auspicious Nyung Na Retreats
with Ven Ailsa Cameron

Wednesday 24th May to Sunday 10th June*
Facility Fee $864*

Join us to bring to light positive states of mind and discover for yourself the nature of serious retreat during this special annual event.

A Nyung Na retreat is a two-day meditation, fasting and purification practice based on the sadhana of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. It is an extremely powerful way to heal illnesses, purify negative karma and open the heart to compassion. It is an effective spiritual, mental and physical detox. Each two-day Nyung Na involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts, maintaining silence and doing prayer recitations and prostrations. The second day includes fasting for 24 hours (taking no food or water).

 

This year we are celebrating twenty years of offering the Nyung Na retreat with eight of these inspiring two-day retreats. We will be giving priority to participants who choose to complete all eight  (two-day) retreats but you are welcome to participate in any single (two-day) retreat as bookings allow. Even doing just one Nyung Na is an extremely powerful method of cleansing negativity and accumulating merit. No specific empowerments are needed.

Nyung Na schedule as follows:

Introduction – 24 May 6.30 pm

Nyung Na 1 – 25 May 5.00 am – 27 May 7.00 am

Nyung Na 2 – 27 May 5.00 am – 29 May 7.00 am

Nyung Na 3 – 29 May 5.00 am – 31 May 7.00 am

Nyung Na 4 – 31 May 5.00 am – 2 June 7.00 am

Nyung Na 5 – 2 June 5.00 am – 4 June 7.00 am

Nyung Na 6 – 4 June 5.00 am – 6 June 7.00 am

Nyung Na 7 – 6 June 5.00 am – 8 June 7.00 am

Nyung Na 8 – 8 June 5.00 am – 10 June 7.00 am

Big Breakfast for all retreatants on 10 June  at 8.00am

Facility fee for each Nyung Na is $108 *
Facility Fee for the complete set of eight Nyung Nas is $864*

 *How Bookings for Nyung Na Retreat works

Nyung Nas are  a mentally and physically demanding practice with strict meal requirements. So that we can care for our retreatants, we include the meals and accommodation within the cost of the retreat. There is no need to book meals or accommodation separately –  instead when you make your booking you will be asked to add your accommodation option on line. The sooner you book the more options you will have for accommodation.

As it is a rare and precious opportunity to be able to complete eight Nyung Na retreats, preference will be give to those retreatants who book for the entire eight (two day) retreats. Bookings for fewer (two-day retreats) will open up in the first week of March and again will be attended to in strict booking order, based around the full-time  retreatants. While we will certainly to our very best to meet each accommodation request, we ask that you assist by being flexible wherever possible thereby allowing as many people as possible to participate in this special event.

Ordained in 1987, Venerable Ailsa is a close student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and has been editing his teachings since 1984 for the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Venerable Ailsa has led the annual Nyung Na retreats at Chenrezig Institute for many years.

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Heartspoon: Fearlessly Facing Death and Impermanence with Special Guest FPMT Touring Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Join us for these inspiring teachings on embracing change and living a life without regret as we explore the inspiring text Heartspoon by Pabonka Rinpoche.
Geshe Zopa is a fluent English speaker well known for his ability to inspire and connect with students from around the world.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa (born 1975) is a Nepalese Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Mahayana tradition. He is the resident teacher of the Losang Dragpa Centre of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Zopa is featured in the 2008 documentary film Unmistaken Child, which follows his search for the reincarnation of his beloved master, Geshe Lama Konchog. Zopa has also written a book about this search, titled Precious Holy Child of Kopan.

Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. book now
Facility fee $150 Book www.chenrezig.com.au


Shamatha Meditation Practice with Peter Shepherd

Shamatha meditation focuses on the calming practice of following the breath. Senior student Peter Shepherd will support your developing practice by gently leading you through a range of meditations. Join us for an inspiring afternoon of meditation practice.

Saturday 10 June 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee $25 

 

Peter Shepherd has completed the Discovering Buddhism course and a number of subjects from the Chenrezig Institute Buddhist Studies Program. Over the last decade he has completed a number of personal meditation and study retreats. He has been leading meditations for Chenrezig Institute for the past three years. book now


Shamatha Practice dayLam Rim Meditation Practice Day with Venerable Tsondru

The lam rim, or “graduated path,” is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings that details the stages in the complete path to enlightenment. Join us for a peaceful and motivating day of meditation. Suitable for everyone.

Saturday 1 July 9:30am – 3.30 pm,
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $25 Book www.chenrezig.com.aubook now

Venerable Tsondru is an accomplished student of our advanced study program with a natural affinity for teaching and sharing meditation.  

 


Making the Most of Meditation with Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim

To make the most of our meditation practices there are simple steps we can take to ready our body, open our heart and settle our mind. This powerful preparation was taught by the Buddha as a means to accumulate merit and purify negativities, helping us create the cause to experience every happiness up to enlightenment.

Saturday 22 July 9 am to Sunday 23 July 3:30 pm
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $108

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Calm Abiding Meditation Practice with Peter Shepherd

Shamatha or Calm Abiding meditation focuses on the calming practice of following the breath. Senior student Peter Shepherd will support your developing practice by gently leading you through a range of meditations. Join us for an inspiring afternoon of meditation practice.

Saturday 5 August 9:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee $25 

Peter Shepherd has completed the Discovering Buddhism course and a number of subjects from the Chenrezig Institute Buddhist Studies Program. Over the last decade he has completed a number of personal meditation and study retreats. He has been leading meditations for Chenrezig Institute for the past three years. book now


Comfort and Ease: White Tara Retreat with Venerable Ailsa

The practice of White Tara strengthens and restores good health and life-force energy by gathering all the various elements needed to sustain and nurture health and removing life obstacles. If one has experienced health issues, especially depression, or a loss of “lust for life,” the practice of White Tara can be especially powerful.

Please join us for this beautiful and inspiring Buddhist retreat based on chanting, meditation and making offerings to uplift your mind and spirit. The practice can also be dedicated to the health and long life of others.

Friday 18 August 6.30 pm to Sunday 20 August 3.30 pm
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $75 enrezig.com.au

Ordained in 1987, Venerable Ailsa is a close student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and has been editing his teachings since 1984 for the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.book now


 

Guided Meditation in the Gompa

gompa4_webEvery week we have guided meditations on Fridays from 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. They are led by Sangha members and are suitable for everyone.

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Meditation in the Community

A great way to establish a time each week to spend on your own inner development and to draw on the support of others in your daily practice. No charge and no need to book.

Meditation & Discussion with Lindsay Pratt 

Every Wednesday 6pm – 7pm

Millwell Road Community Centre, 11 Millwell Rd, Maroochydore.

Meditation with Peter Shepherd

Every Friday 6pm – 7pm

124 Bulcock Street, Caloundra (above Britannia Garage at Ramsdale’s Tang Soo Tao)

Please see our online calendar for the schedule of these classes