For All LTC Members and BEnefactors

Doing retreateven while still working at one’s jobis so beneficial as it allows you to make progress in your Dharma practice.

Retreat Room

Whether it’s a weekend Lamrim immersion or a short deity practice, we can help you tailor a perfect beginner’s retreat experience!

We are delighted to offer our inner-city Retreat Room to LTC Members for short-term retreat (from 2-3 nights up to 2 weeks). Let us help you select a topic, plan your schedule, organise supporting activities to do in the breaks, and supply a wealth of recommended reading!

“When you practice pure Dharma there is so much peace and happiness in your heart. When you are not practicing pure Dharma, you are doing something but it is not pure because your mind is stained or possessed by the thought of the eight worldly dharmas—attachment, looking for reputation, power, wealth, long life, health, and all the pleasures and comforts of this life for oneself…”

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • We know that finding time for retreat can be difficult. As an inner-city Dharma centre it is important that we are able to provide the means for retreating away from the eight worldly concerns.
  • The Retreat Room is available for all LTC Members. It has everything you need for comfortable retreat, including an altar and ritual items to borrow, a single bed with access to a bathroom and shower, and a kitchenette to re-heat meals. You’ll also have help planning your retreat, access to the library, and a daily debrief with either Miffi or Eddie.
  • You may already have a clear idea of the type of retreat you wish to undertake, but if you are uncertain, we can help you plan and set up your retreat, and provide simple deity practices, topic timetables, and recommended reading to make your retreat easily approachable and most beneficial. A popular choice is the 3-day Lam Rim Retreat following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s perfectly prescribed schedule and advice.
  • Use of the retreat room is by donation, a suggested $108 per night, but there is no set amount! Whether you make your donation at a hotel price or at a renunciate price – please offer what is comfortable and possible within your current means!
Dedicated Retreat room
Onsite Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Rice cooker
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery and plates
  • Kettle and plunger
  • Selection of tea and coffee
  • Ear-plugs and insect repellent (just in case)
  • Hot water bottle or heat-pack
  • Single bed
  • Linen and towels
  • Air-conditioning
  • Downstairs toilet and bathroom
  • Private porch and garden view
Everything for retreat
Supplied Dharma Items
  • Standard altar already set up
  • Altar supplies for you to use (incense, offering bowls, electric tea-lights)
  • Selection of seats (chair and table, cushion and table, kneeling stool, lounge chair)
  • Curated reading (we can help you select from the wealth of material just upstairs in our library!)
  • Bell and dorje to borrow
  • Mandala set to borrow
  • Prostration sliders to borrow
  • FPMT retreat kit (to help plan your topics and meditation schedule)
  • Daily debrief (with Miffi or Eddie)
  • Tsa-tsa painting kit for the breaks
Personal items
What you need to BYO
  • Gurus photos, deity photo
  • Offerings for the altar (food, flowers)
  • Personal ritual items
  • Your practice sadhana or retreat text
  • Your own plunger coffee or loose leaf tea
  • Your own food to re-heat
  • Your own milk
  • Toiletries
  • Soundfile/Youtube playing devices
  • Digital chargers

Booking Your Retreat

We recommend you start the night before, so that you can wake up in retreat. A good configuration is arriving Friday evening and finishing at lunch on Sunday or after the first session Monday morning.

The Retreat Room is offered for the use of all LTC Members (priority is given to LTC benefactors).

Use of the retreat room is by donation, a suggested amount is $108 per night. Whether you make your donation at a hotel price or at a renunciate price – please offer what is comfortable and possible within your current means!

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