october, 2024

sat05oct(oct 5)9:30 AMwed09(oct 9)5:00 PMFinding Inner Peace and Contentment An Urban Retreat9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (9) 158 Australia St, Newtown, Inner West, 158 Australia St, Newtown Event Organized By: Rigpa Australia Event Type :Courses/Teachings on Buddhism,Meditation Conducted / Instructed,RetreatsEvent Region:Inner West,Online


Event Details

In our busy, hectic lives carving out five days to rest deeply in meditation practice and the transformative power of the Buddha’s teachings is not always easy.

We’re delighted to announce that we have opened bookings for our October urban retreat so that you have the best opportunity to reserve that time. (Those of you in NSW, Queensland and South Australia can take advantage of the long weekend in those states.)

We warmly invite you to spend five days immersing yourself in the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition.

Join us in our Buddhist temple by the park, or online to:

  • establish or deepen your daily meditation practice
  • learn how to work with distractions and obstacles that may arise during your practice
  • hear, contemplate and meditate on the essence of the Buddha’s teachings
  • create space to experience genuine inner peace and contentment
  • begin a lasting transformation of your life


You will be supported by experienced meditation teachers Jan van der Breggen and Marianne Gizycki, and receive video teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, a renowned master of the Tibetan Nyingma lineage and Dzogchen, or “Great Perfection”, tradition. The Dzogchen approach cuts to the essence of Buddha’s teachings to shows us who we really are: clear, wise, and fundamentally good.


Each day, which will run from 9:30am to 5:00pm, will feature a rich yet spacious program of teachings, guided meditation, and time for reflection and discussion.


We strongly encourage you to join us in person at Rigpa Sydney (158 Australia St, Newtown) to get the most out of your retreat time, but an online option is available if you cannot get to Sydney.

More details and bookings


5 (Saturday) 9:30 AM - 9 (Wednesday) 5:00 PM


158 Australia St, Newtown, Inner West

158 Australia St, Newtown


Rigpa Australiamariannegizycki@gmail.com