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.

Breaking Bad Habits

Sun 11 Feb · 10am–3.30pm · $65

This year break your bad habits for good!

Stop Worrying, Start Living

Sun 11 Mar · 10am–3.30pm · $65

Overcome worry, fear and stress and live your life with confidence!


Sun 13 May · 10am–3.30pm · $65

Liberate yourself from the crippling mind of fear.

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

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.

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.

Discover Strength Within

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Jun

Empowerment of Dorje Shugden & Teachings on Transforming Adversity.

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.

Mahamudra Retreat

Thu 11 – Mon 15 Jan

Meditate on the sublime teachings of Mahamudra. Experience a clear, spacious & profoundly peaceful mind & awaken your Buddha potential.

Essence of Dharma Retreat

Thu 25 – Mon 29 Jan

Immerse yourself in a series of step-by step meditations that remove the causes of suffering & lead to perfect happiness.

Urban Meditation Retreat

Sun 25 Feb · 10am-3pm

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.