august, 2023

sat19aug(aug 19)9:30 AMsun20(aug 20)5:00 PMBuddhist Detox Retreat – A Mind Lab Event9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (20) Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre, Blue Mountains, 5 Saywell Road, Katoomba NSW 2780 Event Organized By: Metta Centre Event Type :Meditation Conducted / Instructed,RetreatsEvent Region:Blue Mountains


Event Details

Presenters: Ven. Dharana Dassa Thero, and Ven. Dr. Mahinda Thero

Location: Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre, Katoomba

Cost: by Donation

Registration  (not via Eventbrite)

We all face challenges, problems and hardships. We all suffer. We may have come to accept this as a natural part of life. Yet in actual fact this suffering is based entirely in the ignorance of the mind. That means there’s an answer, a solution, a light at the end the tunnel. There is happiness. Though we may read about ‘suffering’ is mentioned in Buddhist textbooks, there’s a more profound meaning to it, a concept to be understood, provided that we’re ready to open our eyes. The first step to this happiness is the first step on the Noble Eightfold Path: ‘Right View’. Instead of trying to solve our surface level problems, we should reach within ourselves and solve the problem at its core. This retreat is to show us the way, to act as a lighthouse, a way to see through these predicaments. There’s no need for past experiences or knowledge of Buddhist teachings. We’re all starting fresh, detoxing our mind by showing it the right view. So as long as you’ve got an open mind and the will to keep pushing on towards the light, you’re welcome to join us as we take our first steps towards a happier life.

Join us on this special residential retreat organised by Metta Centre and Ministry of Nirvana at the Karuna Sanctuary, Katoomba. There will be talks, Q & A sessions, guided meditation, outdoor activities, campfire and more.

To ensure a comfortable stay, spaces are limited and bookings are essential. Please ensure you book to save your spot, and if you later cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so your spot is offered to someone else.

To book, please use the following link for registration: Please note that you if you book via Eventbrite that does not secure your registration

For further information please contact: 0425173612 or

About the location: Explore the Karuna Sanctuary here.



19 (Saturday) 9:30 AM - 20 (Sunday) 5:00 PM


Karuna Sanctuary Retreat Centre, Blue Mountains

5 Saywell Road, Katoomba NSW 2780


Metta or phone 02 9708 6200