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.


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.

Self Confidence

Sun 15 Jul · 10am–3.30pm · $65

Develop a positive self-view and authentic self confidence.

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.

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.

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.

Nyungnay Retreat

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.

Refuge Retreat

Thu 24 – Wed 30 May

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