Retreats &
Special Events

Save these dates of our Festivals & Retreats

These festivals and retreats provide a precious opportunity to immerse yourself in peace and wisdom. And to explore and practice the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Below are the upcoming Canberra, national and international festivals and retreats.

You’ll receive teachings, empowerments and guided meditations – and be with a wide variety of people with a shared interest in inner peace. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of your experience.

You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.

Day Retreat: Inner Balance

Sunday 3 December at Red Hill

Enjoy two sessions of guided meditations with Buddhist nun Kelsang Dana, exploring powerful meditations from Buddhism that relieve our mind from the destabilising push and pull of everyday life.

Bookings & Info here

Guided Retreat: Inner Purity

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December at the Centre

Be introduced to four states of mind that provide a systematic and complete antidote for all mental negativity, and remove the inner causes of our problems and suffering.

Bookings & Info here

Australian Festival wth Dorje Shugden Empowerment

December 29 – January 3:

A New Year Event not to be missed!

Online & at KMCA in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

Bring in your new year at the tranquil Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, receiving this important empowerment and deep blessings, with like-minded people from across Australia. These teachings will be truly life-changing.

The wonderful international teacher, Buddhist nun  Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, will be teaching this Festival.

Info & bookings here

Hear a teaching from Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

Pathway to Bliss

Guided Highest Yoga Tantra Retreat

Sun 14 Jan at the Centre

Give breath to your practice with this day of guided retreat.

For those with HYT empowerments only. To book, please email info@meditateincanberra

Gratitude: A Day Retreat

Sun 21 Jan from 10am til 3pm

Take a day to relax and refresh your mind, and reset your perspective for the year ahead. Within Buddha’s wisdom, we can see we have so much to be grateful for – and this gives us the positive energy we need.

Bookings & Info soon


Australian Dharma Celebration

Easter 2024

Online & at KMCA in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

Gen Kelsang Rabten, our National Spiritual Director will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus, and give commentary to the practices of training the mind in the precious text, The New Eight Steps to Happiness.

Info & bookings to come

Country Weekend Retreat: Finding Your Purpose

Devote a weekend to immersing yourself in wisdom & clarity – enjoying guided meditations on Buddha’s Four Noble Truths guided by Kelsang Dana. Revel in inner & outer tranquility in this unique location.


Booked out – inquire about our next Weekend Retreat here

Contact Us

Telephone 0477 044 607


Offering Our Faith

Dharmachakra Day: Sun 2 June, 2024

at the centre at 7.30am, 10.30am & 2.30pm

In the lead up to Dharmachakra Day, we celebrate Buddha’s first teaching in this world. This day is also the birthday of Venerable Geshe-la, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. We express our faith and gratitude with a day retreat reciting special prayers and Venerable Geshe-la’s name mantra.

Inquire here