november, 2022

mon14nov(nov 14)9:30 AMfri18(nov 18)5:30 PMFinding Inner Peace and Contentment9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (18) 158 Australia St, Newtown, Inner West, 158 Australia St, Newtown Event Organized By: Rigpa Sydney Event Type :Meditation Conducted / Instructed,RetreatsEvent Region:Inner West


Event Details

A Meditation Retreat in the Dzogchen Tradition

The essence of all Buddhist teachings is to arrive at lasting peace and happiness through transforming the mind. The Buddha taught the importance of recognizing the reality of suffering, abandoning its causes and that complete liberation is possible for each and every one of us.

We invite you to spend five days immersing yourself in the most ancient and direct stream of wisdom from within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition – one which shows us how to realize the innermost nature of our mind.

Join us in our buddhist temple by the park to:

  • establish or deepen a 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
  • learn how to bring about lasting transformation in your life
  • enjoy breaks and walking meditation in Camperdown Memorial Rest park next to our centre

You will be supported by experienced meditation teachers Dr Ian Gawler and Jane Gray, as well as receiving video teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche, a renowned master of the Tibetan Nyingma lineage and Dzogchen, or “Great Perfection”, tradition. Through presenting the Dzogchen approach that cuts to the essence of Buddha’s teachings, Rinpoche shows us who we really are: this unchanging, fundamental goodness or Buddha nature.

Each day will feature a rich yet spacious program of teachings, guided meditation, and time for reflection and discussion.

CPD for Health Professionals

Continuing professional development (CPD) is how health professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives. This course may be considered to be 30 hours of CPD for some professions. Please let us know if you would like Rigpa to provide you with a certificate as proof of attendance for your professional association.




Where: In-person at 158 Australia St, Newtown

When: Monday 14 November 13 – Friday 18 November

Time: 9.30am-5.30pm daily (plus optional morning meditation)

Rigpa Subscribers $265; Rigpa Subscribers Concession $195
Non-Subscribers $340; Non-Subscribers Concession $195
Student and 25 and younger $95
Benefactor: $480

Register now



14 (Monday) 9:30 AM - 18 (Friday) 5:30 PM


158 Australia St, Newtown, Inner West

158 Australia St, Newtown


Rigpa or phone 02 9211 5304 158 Australia Street, Newtown