The Path to Happiness

Regional Weekend Away

15–17 Sep · Berowra Valley National Park

Join us at this special weekend away as four senior Buddhist Teachers from NSW and the ACT give teachings on the path to happiness, revealing how each of us can embark on a deep, meaningful and profoundly transformative path to happiness in our own life.

About the Weekend

This weekend presents a special opportunity to enjoy a spiritual break with other students from around our region while at the same time deepening your understanding of Buddha’s teachings. It will be held at Crosslands Retreat Centre in the Berowra Valley National Park. The peace and tranquility of the Berowra Valley provides the perfect getaway from our busy lives and the best environment to reflect, rejuvenate and recharge.

About the Teachings

The teachings, based on one of Buddha’s most famous teachings on the four noble truths, will explain how it is possible to overcome the painful, unpleasant and disturbing states of mind that obstruct our path to profound inner peace. Buddha’s teachings on the four noble truths explain the nature and origin of all our suffering as well as the inner path we can practice to bring about a permanent cessation of our suffering and problems.

The Teachers

Gen Kelsang Dawa

Gen Kelsang Dawa is the Resident Teacher at Khedrubje Buddhist Centre on the Central Coast. He has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 15 years. His gentle manner and kind heart exemplify the Buddhist way of life and show how the practice of loving kindness lies at the very heart of our ability to make spiritual progress.

Kelsang Drolchog

Kelsang Drolchog is the Resident Teacher at Bodhisattva Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Canberra and has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 15 years. Drolchog exemplifies faith and humility in action. Through her example and her clear and practical teachings we can easily understand how to integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.

Kelsang Lhachog

Kelsang Lhachog is the Resident Teacher at Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre in Sydney. Having studied Kadampa Buddhism for over 20 years, Lhachog is an inspiring example of Modern Buddhism in practice. Through the clarity and sincerity of her teachings, Lhachog inspires in people the confidence that they can make genuine progress on the spiritual path.

Kadam Mick Marcon

Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Newcastle. He has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 12 years. Kadam Mick’s sharp wisdom as well as his down-to-earth manner, make Buddha’s teachings easy to understand and practice, and help us to feel empowered in our spiritual life and in our ability to practice Buddha’s teachings.


The Venue

The Path to Happiness Weekend will be held at the Crosslands Youth and Convention Centre, 100 Crosslands Rd, Galston NSW. Set on 40ha of natural bushland in the Berowra Valley National Park on the Berowra River, Crosslands offers a beautiful backdrop for this weekend event.


Fee & Bookings

A variety of on-site accommodation options are available including camping, dormitory, twin and triple rooms with prices starting from $220 per person for the weekend inclusive of all meals and teachings. There is also an off-site option for those who wish to organise their own accommodation. Booking is essential. Booking terms & conditions as well as other useful information can be found here.

What People are Saying

“The Berowra Valley National Park offers a beautiful and peaceful setting, the perfect getaway from everyday life so you can really focus on developing inner peace and tranquility”  – Kate (ACT)

“I loved the opportunity to listen to four different teachers illuminate Buddha’s teachings. Each teacher inspired me and I came away so happy.” – Natasha (Sydney)

“The Regional weekend is an excellent way to connect with these amazing teachings, reflect on them and just simply relax.” – Mel (Newcastle)