SCHEDULe of events

Pristine Awareness: Foundation for Buddhist Practice offers workshops, seminars, shortretreats and courses in meditation, mindfulness and the heart teachings of Buddhism live online, face to face and in recorded courses you can complete "at your own pace". The workshops and courses offered live online and face to face are listed below. The workshops and courses offered at your own pace (pre-recorded videos and audio) are listed HERE.

For full details of talks, classes and workshops continue scrolling. You can view and download our full schedule for 2023 HERE. Call 0431 185 312 for more information. 

The time zone for all live events is Australian Eastern Standard (Sydney). To check the time in your location use the Time Zone Converter.


Online Dharma Talks

We hold four Dharma Talks each year, aligned with the Southern Hemisphere seasons. The talks are held online using Zoom. In 2023 the topics will all be drawn from the book Luminous Awareness: A Guidebook to Awakening in Life and in Death by Pema Düddul. Although these talks are offered without charge, registration is required. You can join our mailing list for news and updates by contacting us.

 Summer Dharma Talk: The Path of Joy and Ease - 7pm Wednesday February 22nd 2023

Autumn Dharma Talk: Awakening the Heart - 7pm Wednesday April 26th 2023

Winter Dharma Talk: Bodhicitta: Ground, Path and Fruit  - 7pm Wednesday June 28th 2023

Spring Dharma Talk: Gaining Confidence in Buddha Nature - 7pm Wednesday October 25th 2023

Although these Dharma talks are offered without a set fee, donations are welcome and can be made below.

Annual Online Retreat ~ 2023 ~Dudjom Rinpoche’s ‘The Play of Thought'

7pm Friday June 9th to 8:30pm Sunday June 11th 2023

This will be our inaugural online practice retreat. In this first year we will be contemplating and putting into practice the short text Play of Thought by Kyabje Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche (1904 - 1987). Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's text introduces the nature of thought and how to approach the mind in meditation and daily life. This concise text makes clear how important cultivating awareness is to all traditions of Buddhism - from Sutrayana to Mahayana, from Tantra to Dzogchen. The retreat will require a commitment to attend all online sessions and to not engage in worldly activity for the duration of the retreat. Those who wish to do so can take the Anagarika or Gomi Genyen vows for the duration of the retreat. A small fee will be levied to cover the cost of the provided materials and the web conference tool. Members of the The Path of Joy and Ease Practice Program are exempt this fee. The session times are as follows:

Friday June 9th

  • 7pm - 8:30pm: Welcome and introduction to Dudjom Rinpoche's Play of Thought

Saturday June 10th

  • 9am - 10am: Commentary on Dudjom Rinpoche's Play of Thought
  • 10am -11am: Solitary Practice Session
  • 1pm - 2pm: Solitary Practice Session
  • 4pm - 5pm: End of Day Group Reflection

Sunday June 11th

  • 9:30am - 10:30am: Group Practice Session
  • 1pm - 2pm: Solitary Practice Session
  • 4pm - 5pm: Solitary Practice Session
  • 7pm - 8:30pm: Closing Discussion and End of Retreat Reflection

A small fee is requested for this retreat to cover the cost of provided materials (texts, handouts etc.) and associated teaching costs. The fee is $40 however a donation of any amount is welcomed. The retreat Zoom link will be sent out after registration.

Registration is required for this retreat.


Monthly Online Meditation Group

You are welcome to join the live online meditation sessions/classes. Before each sitting session there is a short dharma talk based on questions submitted earlier.

Meditation sessions are held using Zoom. They occur once a month on the first Sunday of each month at 9:30am

Although these meditation sessions are offered without a set fee, donations are welcome and can be made below.

The Path of Joy and Ease - Five Year Practice Program

Our long term practice program is for registered participants. The five-year practice program is focused on recognising and abiding in the natural state, which is spacious awareness alive with Bodhichitta. The program is based on the profound concept of natural unfolding – that by engaging in simple, essential practices all the realisations of the “higher” teachings such as Mahamudra and Dzogchen evolve naturally and effortlessly. The Five Year Program Sessions are usuallyon the first Sunday of each month at 10:30am. For more information about this program download the outline below or Contact Us

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