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 KMC Sydney in Surry Hills.

Introduction to Buddhism

Sun 21 Jul · 10am–1pm

This course is perfectly suited for those developing an interest in Buddhism as well as those who simply wish to lead their life with more meaning, wisdom and compassion.


Sun 25 Aug · 10am–3.30pm

At this one-day course, Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lhachog will explain how we can learn to relax and truly enjoy life, by liberating our minds from the negative impulse of uncontrolled desire.


Sun 22 Sep · 10am–3.30pm

Buddha taught that our problems arise only when we respond with a negative state of mind. At this day course, learn simple techniques and meditations that will empower you to keep your inner cool.

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.

Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Summer Festival Review & Retreat · 17–18 Aug

Join us for a very special weekend of teachings and guided meditations. Gen Kelsang Lhachog will convey the teachings given at the New Kadampa Tradition’s Summer Festival 2019.

Learn to Meditate

Sun 8 Sep · 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.

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

13-15 Sep · Berowra Valley National Park

Don’t miss this precious opportunity to enjoy a spiritual break with other Buddhist practitioners from our region.

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.

Guru Yoga Retreat

Thu 11 – Wed 17 Jul

During this retreat, we have the opportunity to strengthen our connection with our Spiritual Guide through Guru Yoga.

Lamrim Retreat

Mon 19 – Fri 23 Aug

Lamrim is a series of 21 special Buddhist meditations that form the entire path to enlightenment.

Urban Meditation Retreat

Sun 27 Oct

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.