Courses & Retreats

Take a day or weekend out to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhist teachings. We hold courses, retreats and special events throughout the year. Everybody Welcome.

One Day Meditation Courses

Explore a specific topic in more detail at one of our monthly one-day meditation courses at the Surry Hills Temple. We hold 11 one-day courses throughout the year.

Self Esteem

Sun 20 Aug · 10am-4.30pm · $65

Learn how to develop a positive self-view, increase your good qualities, transcend your limitations and discover how you can feel confident all the time and in any situation.

Peaceful Mind in a Hectic World

Sun 24 Sep · 10am–4.30pm · $65

Although life is busy our mind doesn’t have to be. Switch off your busy mind and switch on an experience of inner calm.

Living Without Regret

Sun 22 Oct · 10am–4.30pm · $65

Learn practical tools to help combat regret, guilt and remorse and experience a feeling of mental freedom.

Special Events

We hold many special events throughout the year from special Public Talks with visiting International Teachers to away weekends and in-depth Buddhist classes and courses.

Learn to Meditate in Half a Day

Sun 27 Aug · 10am-1pm · $35

Learn the basics of meditation or brush up on your meditation skills. This morning workshop will give you the tools, confidence and inspiration you need to start your own meditation practice at home.

The Inner Science of Happiness

Wed 6 Sep · 7.30-9pm · $15

Where does happiness come from and is it really possible to be happy all the time? At this talk, delve into the world of Buddhist psychology and uncover your own potential for limitless peace, happiness and joy. Learn the inner science of happiness and apply it to your daily life.

The Path to Happiness Weekend Away

Fri 15 – Sun 17 Sep

A Special weekend away in the Berowra Valley National Park. Four senior Buddhist Teachers from NSW and the ACT will give teachings on the path to happiness & reveal how each of us can embark on a profoundly transformative path to happiness in our own life.

Meditation Retreats

Get away from it all and connect with your inner peace. We hold one-day retreats at the Temple as well as general away retreats, silent retreats and Buddhist retreats throughout the year.

Lamrim Retreat

Mon 21 Aug – Fri 25 Aug · Free

Deepen your experience of this special presentation of Buddhist meditations to make your life happy and meaningful, overcome your faults, and solve your daily problems.

Urban Meditation Retreat

Sat 14 Oct · 10am-3pm · $50

Take some time out and enjoy a day at the Temple immersing yourself in a series of gentle guided meditations to refresh, uplift and inspire your mind. Relax and rejuvenate and go back into your life feeling calm, positive and stress-free.

Limitless Mind Silent Retreat

Fri 3 Nov – Mon 6 Nov

Experience your limitless mind through meditating on Mahamudra. Meditating on these most profound and sublime instructions will open the gateway to enlightenment for us.

More information coming soon…