Liberation From Attachment | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre


One-Day Urban Retreat


DAY:  Sunday May 5

TIME:  10:00am-2:30pm

TEACHER:  Rae Supeene

COST:  $20 / Members $10

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

REGISTRATION:   You may pay at the door for the retreat ($20) or pre-register online at the link below.


Information for Beginners

We have countless desires, but no matter how much effort we make we never feel that we have satisfied them.  We want all the best things – the best job, the best partner, the best reputation, the best house, the best car, the best holiday.  Anything that is not the best leaves us with a feeling of disappointment.  No worldly enjoyment, however, can give us the complete and perfect satisfaction we desire.  By controlling our desire we can be free from all problems and learn to make ourself happy all the time.

During retreat we temporarily withdraw from our usual routines and activities, and learn how to relax and develop peaceful, positive minds through meditation. 

10:00 – 11:00am :  Introduction and Session 1

11:00 – 11:15am:  Tea Break

11:15 – 12:15pm:  Session 2

12:15pm – 1:30pm:  Lunch Break

1:30-2:30pm:  Session 3


Rae Supeene is the Admin. Director for Bodhichitta Centre and has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years.  She is an experienced teacher and meditation leader. She presents Dharma with great warmth, clarity, and insight.


In each session we will experience a different in-depth meditation.  The session will begin with a detailed introduction to the object of meditation, followed by group chanted prayers to help prepare our minds, and then the in-depth guided meditation.  Meditation is the change agent for our minds.

Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q. Is lunch included?

No, but there is a great variety of nice restaurants in the area.

Q. Do I need to book in advance?

No, but booking in advance helps speed the line at the door and guarantees you a seat.   And it helps us plan better.  But we always save plenty of room for walk-ups.

And if you are a member, booking in advance secure your discount.


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