Buddhist Summer School 2024

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Buddhist Summer School 2024

January 13, 2024 - January 16, 2024

Annual Buddhist Summer School 2024
At Maitripa Centre & Online
13th – 16th January 2024


Start your New Year by immersing yourself in teachings from Theravada, Tibetan and Zen Buddhism.

A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by Asian cultures around the essence of the teachings of the Buddha who lived more than 2,500 years ago. The enduring nature of Buddhism is symptomatic of its integrity as a spiritual discipline that speaks to contemporary experience, especially in a world of increasing challenge and uncertainty.

The annual Buddhist Summer School has become one of the foremost gatherings in Australia for Buddhists from various traditions to discuss and explore topics related to philosophy, practice, and engagement with Western disciplines such as psychology. Bringing both insight and practical advice from each tradition, the Buddhist Summer School offers a genuinely ecumenical forum for exchange and learning.

In 2024, the Buddhist Summer School returns to Maitripa Contemplative Centre.  Bringing together both local and internationally streamed (remote) teachers, the Buddhist Summer School will be simultaneously presented in-person and online.

Come and enjoy the beautiful environment of Maitripa Contemplative Centre or participate in the Buddhist Summer School from your home. Either way, the Summer School offers a diverse and rich program for both experienced practitioners and those new to Buddhism.

Book your tickets here!

Our Esteemed Teachers

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
(Streaming live to Maitripa Centre and Online)
Meditation Master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition

Ekai Korematsu Roshi
(In-person and Online)
Soto Zen Master
Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community

Ajahn Hāsapañña
(In-person and Online)
Abbot of Dhammasara Nuns Monastery
Buddhist Forest Tradition

Sam Bercholz
(Streaming live from the California US to Maitripa Centre and Online)
Senior Teacher in Kagyu & Nyingma Tradition

Traleg Khandro
(In-person and Online)

Long-time student & wife of the late Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX
E-Vam Institute

Venerable Thich Linh Than
(In-person and Online)
Vietnamese Buddhism, Mahayana 
Abbot of Nalanda Institute Australia

Teishin Shona Innes
(In-person and Online)
Senior Teacher
Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community

Lama Jinpa
(Streaming live to Maitripa Centre and Online)

Tibetan Buddhism

Philip Greenway
(In-person and Online)

Jinesh Wilmot 
(In-person and Online)
Japanese Brush Calligraphy

Course descriptions and the program timetable will be announced soon.
Stay tuned!




Come and enjoy the Summer School experience at the beautiful Maitripa Centre. Established by Traleg Rinpoche IX, Maitripa Centre is surrounded by the beautiful lush Toolangi forest amongst the upper Yarra Valley, amongst beautiful diverse and established gardens, vibrant birdlife and the hundreds of acres of surrounding mountain ash forests. 

 Maitripa Centre is 5 minutes from Healesville Town and just 75 minutes from Melbourne CBD.

Delicious and healthy vegetarian food will be available to purchase onsite, with the opportunity to enjoy a barrister coffee and cake at Dogen’s cafe during the day and relax with a glass of wine at Apsara bar in the evening. All amidst a conducive environment of like-minded people, coming together to learn from the profound resource of practice and wisdom that the traditions of Buddhism have to offer.



The Buddhist Summer School offers an interactive online experience, with the ability to ask Teachers questions.

Online participants are very welcome and can enjoy the Buddhist Summer School from the comfort of their own homes!

*Secure your spot for the Full Summer School now! Partial tickets will be released soon.*

Online & In-Person Course costs: Full Summer School program tickets: $280 • Full day pass: $80 • Half day pass: $45

Course Discounts: HCC Holder 10% (code: concession) – Members 10% (code: member) Under 35 30% (code: under35) Students 30% (code: student)
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Accommodation at Maitripa Centre: Full Summer School: $240 • Single Room Accommodation for one night: $80 • Dormitory Accommodation for one night (male or female) $60 • Twin Room Accommodation for one night: $155

*Please note that meals are available to be purchased on site. Facilities for self catering are not available.



January 13, 2024
January 16, 2024