Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Friday 24th June – Tuesday 28th June


We dedicate most of our time and energy trying to avoid problems by making changes to the external world. However, the main cause of our unhappiness and difficulties cannot be found in external conditions. The main cause of our unhappiness and difficulties is the negative karma we have created in the past through performing harmful actions. By relying upon Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification we will cleanse our mind of delusions, negativity and obstacles. Through special meditation and mantra recitation we have the great opportunity to purify our mind quickly, so that we can make swift progress on the spiritual path.

Everybody is welcome to this retreat.  There is no pre-required knowledge or experience in order to engage in this retreat.  Whether you are a Buddhist or not, beginner or a more advanced practitioner, EVERYBODY WELCOME.


There are three to four sessions per day. Each session lasts for one and a half hours and consists of chanted prayers in English and silent mantra recitation. During retreat everyone is asked to maintain silence from after the last session at night until after the second session the next morning. You are welcome to drop in for any or all of the retreat sessions.

Session Times

Friday 24th June Introduction with Kelsang Luma 9 – 10am

Friday 24th June – Tuesday 28th June

Ses 1: 7.30 – 9.00am

Ses 2: 10.30 – 12.00pm

Ses 3: 4.00 – 5.30pm

Ses 4: 7.30 – 9.00pm

with the following exceptions:

No 4th session Saturday 25th June OTSG 7.00 – 9.00pm

Session 2 Sunday 26th June –   begins 11.00am – 12.30pm

No 4th session Monday 27th June – FP Class 6.30 – 9.00pm

No 4th session Tuesday 28th June – GP class 7.00 – 8.30pm

Please note that session times vary. Please check our calendar on our homepage for updated session times.


Introduction is $10. There is no charge for retreat sessions  – donations welcome