Annual Easter Retreat 2023

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Annual Easter Retreat 2023

April 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - April 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Thursday Evening 6 April at 7:30 pm to Monday afternoon 10 April, 2023

at Maitripa Centre, Healesville & Online


“Instead of putting trust in one’s normal everyday objects of security and refuge, there is no refuge compared to Guru Padmasambhava.”
–  Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IV


In all traditions of Buddhism, taking time for retreat away from the usual distractions and
one’s routine, enriches one’s practice and can build confidence in meditation. Upholding the retreat schedule provided by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, E-Vam Institute retreats include structured time for Green Tara and Chenrezig pujas, yoga, meditation, and teachings.

The teachings in this retreat are Traleg Rinpoche’s commentary of the “White Lotus: An explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava” by Jamgon Mipham.

Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche is a central figure in Tibetan Buddhism; for many
Westerners he can be a mystifying figure, how should we understand him? In these
teachings, Traleg Rinpoche elucidates both the context in which to appreciate Guru
Rinpoche and the multi-layered levels of meaning that make reciting the prayer a
meaningful practice in its own right. If you want to understand Tibetan (Vajrayana)
Buddhism, this prayer is essential.

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

The 2023 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 – Come and enjoy the retreat surrounded by the beautiful lush Toolangi forest amongst the upper Yarra Valley, with a stunning array of wildlife surrounding the centre. You will have the option to do a full or partial retreat (minimum 2 days).

Online Retreat Tickets Enjoy the retreat from the comfort of your own space. For Our International friends, check corresponding times at





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…





5pm – 7pm    In-Person Check in
6pm                Dinner
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

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

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


 ‘The Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava: Symbolism, devotion, inspiration.’ by Traleg Rinpoche IX


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.


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. 


Online tickets only currently available.

E-Vam Office Contact Details: or (03) 9387 0422


HCC Holder 10% (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 (


April 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
April 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Online and at Maitripa Cente
528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, VIC 3777
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