Saturday 1 December | Improving Relationships

In this retreat, Gen Dawa will guide four sessions on improving relationships, sharing practical advice and guiding simple meditations for gaining deeper peace of mind.


8.30am   Registration and orientation**
9 – 10.15am   Session 1 – Four Things We Need to Know About Meditation
10.15 – 10.45am   Morning tea
10.45am – 12pm   Session 2 – Three Ways to Accept Difficulties
12.15 – 1.15pm   Lunch
1.30 – 2.45pm   Session 3 – Dropping Expectations
2.45 – 3.15pm   Afternoon Tea
3.15 – 4pm   Session 4 – The Beauty of Patience

Held from 9am-4pm in strict silence.

**Please arrive by 8.30am in order for registration and to receive instructions for the day before silence commences.

Location: Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal.

Cost: $60/50 conc. for the day. Cost covers morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea, and all sessions (talks and guided meditations are led by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dawa, who has over 10 years experience in guiding retreats).

Our meditation room is air-conditioned and carpeted. You must remove your shoes before entering, so you may want to bring socks. We have both chairs and cushions for floor. We offer bottled water by donation and have a small book & gift shop inside the main house. You may want to bring along a notepad & pen for taking notes.

Regarding Silence:
In order to reduce distractions and create an inner and outer environment conducive to mindfulness and concentration, the retreat will be held in strict silence. This includes all forms of verbal and physical communication including talking, mobile phones, notes between people and so forth. For your own benefit, please organise your external life so you will be able to remain mentally and physically on retreat without feeling the need or temptation to contact or worry about the ‘outside world’.


Khedrubje Centre » 165 Willoughby rd, Wamberal

The Teacher

The Teacher of these retreats is Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dawa.

Gen Dawa is the Resident Teacher at Khedrubje Centre. He has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, for 15 years and taught both in England and Australia. He is known for his kindness and humility.

Gen Dawa explains how to integrate ancient Buddhist wisdom into busy, modern life.
Gen Dawa teaches most of the classes in the Central Coast and Central West areas.

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