This annual meditation retreat is one of the longest running and most popular held in Australia.
Meditation helps change undesirable habits and improve self-confidence, adding a touch of dignity and sacredness to our lives. It has a proven record in its ability to improve health, transform negative situations and awaken happiness and give a clear perspective on life. Calm Abiding Meditation can help you become relaxed, focused and peaceful. It enables you to identify the real causes of unhappiness and recover from stress, anxiety and tension.
To learn to meditate you need an experienced teacher and a well-defined path. Lama Choedak Rinpoche is a master of Calm Abiding Meditation having undertaken extensive retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist monastic tradition and taught in the west for many years. His profound explanation of meditation and its everyday relevance is renowned for its lucidity, authenticity and humour. His teachings are offered from the heart, spiced with the richness of his experience, dedication and realisation.
Retreat is the best method for learning the technique and tools of meditation. SIBA is a beautiful and friendly Buddhist retreat centre in the Snowy River Country of East Gippsland. The consecrated land, surrounding nature, comfortable accommodation, delicious food and the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere provide the perfect support for an enjoyable and successful retreat experience.
Newcomers to meditation will find the instruction clear and meaningful while experienced practitioners discover new tools for engaging with their meditation practice that they did not have before.
Lama Choedak Rinpoche will give the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion and impart the instruction on this daily sadhana practice and the recitation of the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM.
Participants who complete the 10 day retreat can stay on for the three day Train the Trainer retreat – an intensive training program to be able to facilitate 8-week Calm Abiding Meditation Courses.
Watch the YouTube clip of the 2012 SIBA 10-day Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat below: