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.
Sun 13 May · 10am–3.30pm · $65
Liberate yourself from the crippling mind of fear.
Overcoming Stress & Anxiety
Sun 17 Jun · 10am–3.30pm · $65
Learn how to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety in daily life.
Sun 15 Jul · 10am–3.30pm · $65
Develop a positive self-view and authentic self confidence.
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
Sun 18 Mar · 10am-1pm
Learn the essential tools of meditation and feel inspired to start your own meditation practice at home in this short morning meditation course.
The Power of Mindfulness
Tue 17 Apr · 7.30–9pm · $30
Join international Teacher Gen Kelsang Rabten at the SMC Conference Centre in the heart of Sydney CBD for a special event.
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.
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.
Sat 7 – Sun 8 Apr
This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the meditation practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara.
Still Mind Away Retreat
Fri 4–Sun 6 May · Yengo Valley · Central Coast
Take some time out of your busy life to deepen your meditation practice at this special away retreat in the tranquil Yengo Valley National Park.
Thu 24 – Wed 30 May
Deepen your refuge in the 3 Jewels of Buddhism and make progress on the path to enlightenment.