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.

Overcoming Stress & Anxiety

Sun 17 Jun · 10am–3.30pm · $65

Learn how to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety in daily life.

Self Confidence

Sun 15 Jul · 10am–3.30pm · $65

Develop a positive self-view and authentic self confidence.

Dealing with Difficult People

Sun 26 Aug · 10am–3.30pm · $65

Use meditation and other tools contained within Buddhism to improve and transform all relationships

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.

Introduction to Buddhism

Sun 3 Jun · 10am-1pm

Buddhist nun Kelsang Dana will explain the essential teachings of Buddha and why his timeless wisdom can help us find peace of mind in our busy modern times.

Empowerment of Dorje Shugden

Sat 23–Sun 24 Jun

This special weekend event will introduce you to the Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, our enlightened spiritual friend whose special function is to create the favourable conditions for our path to ultimate happiness.

Learn to Meditate

Sun 2 Sep · 10am-1pm · $35

Learn the essential tools of meditation and feel inspired to start your own meditation practice at home in this short morning meditation course.

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.

Refuge Retreat

Thu 24 – Wed 30 May

Deepen your refuge in the 3 Jewels of Buddhism and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

Guru Yoga Retreat

Thu 5 – Wed 11 Jul

If we wish to experience happiness and good fortune in our lives we need to accumulate merit.

The Blissful Path of Vajrayogini

Sat 18–Sun 19 Aug

A rare opportunity to deepen our understanding in the practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini.