3-Day November Retreat

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3-Day November Retreat

November 17 - November 20

3-Day November Retreat
Teachings on Lojong
Maitripa Contemplative Centre & Online
From 6pm Thursday the 17 of November


3:30pm Sunday the 20th of November

Only Online Tickets Available

“All forms of meditation and action can be done only in one way and
that is to always try to develop a sense of sensitivity, openness,
tolerance, patience and understanding- no matter what we are doing….”
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, Talk 4.


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. Since the time of the Buddha, there has been a strong tradition among Buddhists of periods of retreat for practice, study and reflection. Upholding the retreat format as provided by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, the 2022 November Retreat includes structured time for walking and sitting meditation, Green Tara and Chenrezig pujas, 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 November Retreat will be a hybrid event which means you can attend the retreat either in-person at Maitripa Centre or online.

Held in a serene and supportive environment at Maitripa Centre, join other practitioners as we explore the teachings on Lojong.



“The teachings on mind training, or lojong, are an invaluable aid to practitioners because they show us how the wisdom and skillful means of the Mahayana can actually be put into action. They show us how to make it real.” Lion’s Roar, 2021

For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, lovingkindness, and joy for others. Known as the lojong–or mind-training, teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX gave extensive teachings on Lojong, culminating in his book “The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind” (Shambhala Publications, 2007). In this series of teachings, Traleg Rinpoche shows how Lojong provide the practical means to work with our minds so that wisdom and compassion can guide us in our interactions with others.

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 40th year. Rinpoche was 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.



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.







Online participants are very welcome and gain lots of support -Enjoy the retreat from the comfort of your own home and participate Via Zoom!  Online Retreat Tickets below…

All Times are in Melbourne AEST


**Please note Only Online Tickets Available**

Book for the full retreat for $456 (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.

* 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



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

I would like to apply for Dana – financial support to attend this course at E-Vam (https://evaminstitute.org/dana/)


November 17
November 20


E-Vam Institute
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Online and at Maitripa Cente
528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, VIC 3777
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