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.

Living Without Regret

Sun 22 Oct · 10am–4.30pm · $65

Learn practical tools to help combat regret, guilt and remorse and experience a feeling of mental freedom.

Love Without Pain

Sun 12 Nov · 10am–4.30pm · $65

Love can give rise to great happiness but all too often it seems to lead to pain and suffering.

Letting Go, Moving On

Sun 10 Dec · 10am–4.30pm · $65

Learn how to let go and move on from all the things that are holding you back in life.

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.

Overcoming Stress & Anxiety

Sat 28 oct · 2-4pm · $25

Overcome stress and anxiety and experience mental freedom at this afternoon course in North Sydney with Buddhist nun Kelsang Lhachog.

Birth, Death and Everything In-between

Fri 20 Oct · 7-8.30pm · $20

Join us at the Temple for an insightful, thought-provoking and life-changing look at the meaning of our life, death and all the stuff that happens in-between.

The Path to Happiness Weekend Away

Fri 15 – Sun 17 Sep

A Special weekend away in the Berowra Valley National Park. Four senior Buddhist Teachers from NSW and the ACT will give teachings on the path to happiness & reveal how each of us can embark on a profoundly transformative path to happiness in our own life.

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.

Mandala Retreat

Thu 5 – Wed 11 Oct · Free

Mandala means pure universe. On this retreat, strengthen your connection with your Spiritual Guide and enjoy the positive energy or merit that comes from making mandala offerings to the Buddhas.

Urban Meditation Retreat

Sat 14 Oct · 10am-3pm · $50

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. Relax and rejuvenate and go back into your life feeling calm, positive and stress-free.

Mahamudra Silent Retreat

Fri 3 Nov – Mon 6 Nov

Experience your limitless mind through meditating on Mahamudra. Meditating on these most profound and sublime instructions will open the gateway to enlightenment for us.