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Annual Easter Retreat

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Annual Easter Retreat

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - April 18 @ 3:30 pm

EASTER RETREAT

Thursday 14 to Monday 18 April, 2022

at Maitripa Centre, Healesville & Online

 

Having the right vision is an important part of making our lives more significant… – Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX

Since the time of the Buddha, there has been a strong tradition among Buddhists of periods of retreat for practice, study and reflection. Retreat is valued as a time to step away from our daily life of distractions and obstacles, to be in a supportive and focused environment for an extended period of time.  Upholding the retreat format as provided by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, the Annual Easter Retreat includes structured time for Green Tara and Chenrezig pujas, meditation, recorded teachings by Traleg Rinpoche (read on for details) and yoga.

Whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, the retreat environment is an essential support on the Path.

The 2022 Easter Retreat will be a hybrid event which means you can attend the retreat either in-person at Maitripa Centre or online. 

In-person at Maitripa Centre – Waiting List Please note places for the Easter Retreat at Maitripa Centre are now full. If you would like to attend, please email us at and we will add your name to a waiting list. 

Online Retreat Tickets Enjoy the retreat from the comfort of your own space. For Our International friends, check corresponding times at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/


 
THE TEACHINGS



Living a Fulfilling Life by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX 


The daily teachings on Living A Fulfilling Life are approached by Rinpoche from three aspects: in relation to oneself, in relation to the world and other people, and in relation to ultimate reality.  These teachings inspire us to adopt what Rinpoche calls a “big vision” for our lives and our own potential. When we go beyond the confines of egoistic preoccupations and concerns, we can in fact begin to meaningfully integrate our spiritual and worldly goals.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX (1955 – 2012)
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX was Born In Eastern Tibet And Enthroned As The Supreme Abbott Of thrangu Monastery by his Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Rinpoche Underwent Rigorous Scholastic And Meditative Training Under Various Tibetan Buddhist Masters In India And Bhutan Before Coming To Australia In 1980. Rinpoche Became Well Known For His Erudition, Fluency In English And Background In Western Psychology, Comparative Religion And Philosophy. He Inaugurated The Annual Buddhist Summer School, Now In Its 38th Year. Rinpoche Is The Author Of A Number Of Books Including ‘The Essence Of Buddhism’ Now In Its Third Printing, ‘Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters’, ‘Moonbeams Of Mahamudra: The Classic Meditation Manual’ And ‘How To Do Life: A Buddhist Perspective’ To Name A Few. Read Rinpoche’s Full Biography here.
 
 

 

THE VENUE: MAITRIPA CENTRE

Established by Traleg Rinpoche, Maitripa Centre, is a retreat property set amongst the mountain ash forests, just outside the township of Healesville, Victoria. Maitripa Centre provides a tranquil and uplifting practice environment. Learn more about the venue here.

 

 
THE PROGRAM

Thursday
7:30pm         Welcome & Introduction
8pm               Chenrezig Puja

Friday, Saturday & Sunday   
6am               Green Tara Puja
7:30am         Breakfast
9am               Yoga & Meditation
10am             Break
10:30am       Meditation  (and teachings on Sunday)
12noon          Lunch

1pm                Karma Yoga
2:30pm         Teachings

4pm         Break
4:30pm               Meditation
5.30pm         Break

6pm               Dinner
8pm               Chenrezig Puja

Monday
6am               Green Tara Puja
7:30am         Breakfast
9am               Yoga & Meditation
10am             Break
10:30am       Meditation
11am              Teachings
12noon          Lunch & Clean-up
2:00pm         Teachings

3:30pm         Farewell & Thank You’s

*The program may vary from day to day with extra activities on some days

 

THE FOOD



A full vegetarian menu is included in your booking. Specific dietary requirements can be entered at check-out. The onsite cafe, Dogen’s Kitchen, will be open daily serving barista coffee and house made treats. 

 


TICKET INFO & BOOKINGS

Book for the full retreat for $500 (discounts apply – Under 35’s receive 30% off!). This includes access to the full program, private single room accommodation and vegetarian catering. All rooms are fully furnished & bedding is supplied. Twin room options are also available.

Waiting List Please note places for the Easter Retreat are now full. If you would like to attend, please email us at and we will add your name to a waiting list. 

Online Retreat Tickets Enjoy the retreat from the comfort of your own space. Tickets to join the retreat online will be available soon. 

* If you wish to attend the full retreat, but need time to purchase your ticket, please contact the office
* If you wish to attend the retreat, but cannot commit to the full duration, please contact the office to discuss part-time retreat options (pending availability)
* E-Vam Office Contact Details: or (03) 9387 0422

 

DISCOUNTS
 


HCC Holder 15% (code: concession) | Members 10% (code: member) | Students 30% (code: student) | Under35 30% (code: under35) | * please show proof of concession at check-in

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Details

Start:
April 14 @ 7:30 pm
End:
April 18 @ 3:30 pm
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Venue

Maitripa Centre
528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
Website:
www.maitripacentre.org

Organiser

E-Vam Institute
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