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.

The Art of Self Acceptance

Sun 10 Feb · 10am–3.30pm

Gain the the freedom of genuine self-acceptance and let go of the burdens of self-consciousness and self-criticism.

Learn to Meditate

Sun 17 Feb · 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.

Love Without Pain

Sun 10 Mar · 10am-3.30pm

Identify and abandon the causes of pain in relationships with the people you love.

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.

The Science of Happiness: A Public Talk

Tue 9 Apr · 7–8.30pm · $30

Don’t miss this very special opportunity to discover how it is possible to use the science of happiness to transform your daily experience.

Green Tara Empowerment

Sat 18 – Sun 19 May

Gen Lhachog will grant the empowerment of female Buddha, Arya Tara, and give practical teachings on how to develop and increase our compassion and wisdom.

Inner Strength: A Public Talk

Fri 11 Jan · 7–8.30pm · $30

Join internationally renowned teacher and Deputy Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, for an extraordinary public talk this New Year.

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.

Guided Meditation Retreats

January 17-28

This January, be guided in two life-changing retreats on the Lamrim of Sutra and Tantra, based on the precious book Oral Instructions of Mahamudra.

Amitayus Retreat

Sat 23–Sun 24 Feb

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to increase life span, merit and wisdom through relying on Buddha Amitayus.

Meditation & Imagination

Noonaweena · 1-3 Mar

Take a real break and escape life’s busyness to immerse yourself in meditation, in serene surrounds just outside Sydney.