Retreats &
Special Events

Festivals & Weekend 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.

International Spring Festival

Accomplishing the Great Wisdom Protection

24 – 29 May – available online for 3 weeks

at Manjushri Centre in the UK

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will grant the blessing empowerment of & teach about Dorje Shugden, who averts obstacles to our spiritual practice and gathers all the conditions we need for success.

International Festival website

Winter Lake Retreat

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June

at Silver Wattle Retreat Centre on Lake George

Escape for a weekend to a serene place just outside Canberra – and replenish your mind with nourishing guided meditations.

Bookings now open – Info here

Country Weekend Retreat

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November

at Crooked Corner

Devote a weekend to immersing yourself in wisdom & clarity. Revel in inner & outer tranquility in this unique location in beautiful countryside two hours’ drive from Canberra.

Let us know you’re interested

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