2021 Calendar

Melbourne Meditation Düntün Retreat Program

Date:
4 - 11 December 2021
Time:
See details below
Location:
Melbourne

Saturday December 4 to Saturday December 11, 2021

* Please be aware that due to the Covid pandemic this event may change as restrictions change across the country. 

Foundations of Samadhi
Without a foundation of samadhi or meditation, the many skilful methods of the Buddhist path will do little to transform our being. All Buddhist meditation is founded on the skilful practice of shamatha, that grounds us in our immediate reality; and the wisdom of vipashyana, that takes us beyond our habitual mind and opens us to the greater experience of awakening. 

The Foundations of Samadhi programs will run as week-long retreats - düntüns or literally seven-day sessions, starting on Saturdays, and ending a week later. The practice will be sitting meditation, combining shamatha and vipashyana as taught in the Tibetan Nyingma and Kagyu traditions.

The retreat is held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with Jakob Leschly as his resident instructor.

Venue: To be confirmed

Times: Registration between 1:00 - 4:30 pm on Saturday 4 December. We request everyone to be at the venue by 3 pm at the latest.

- Orientation at 5 pm

- Supper at 6 pm

- Dharma Talk at 7 pm

Registration: Registration will open closer to the event.

Cost and Accommodation Options: to be confirmed

Further enquiries: contact the retreat coordinator Liann lianne@somachi.com.au

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Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 4 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at office@si.org.au