annual retreat

Awakening Joy and Ease

10am Saturday June 8th to 5pm Sunday June 9th 2024 AEST (Brisbane, Australia)
In-Person at The Rose Cottage, Newtown Park, Pottinger Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Also Livestreamed

The annual retreat is a core part of our program. In the 2024 retreat we will be contemplating and putting into practice the profound pith instructions of Kyabje Togden Amtrin about awakening to joy, the heart of enlightenment, and settling into the ease of our true nature. The retreat will also include transmission for all of the core practices of our Sangha. Kyabje Togden Amtrin's pith instructions make clear how important embracing joy and calm relaxation is to all traditions of Buddhism - from Sutrayana to Mahayana, from Tantra to Dzogchen.

As well as instruction on the Joy and Ease practice, transmission will be given for the Single AH practice, the Heart Essence of the Lama and the Sky-Gazing practice. The retreat will require a commitment to attend all sessions and to disengage from worldly activity for the duration of the retreat. 

All retreat attendees are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. On-site attendees are also required to abide by our Health & Safety Policy.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

The session times are as follows:

Saturday June 8th - Joy as the Heart of Awakening

  • 10am - 11:30am: Introduction to Togden Amtrin's pith instructions on joy and ease (livestreamed & recorded)
  • 11:30am -12pm: Practice transmissions & Group Practice Session - Joy & Ease (livestreamed & recorded)
  • 12pm - 2pm - Lunch Break (there will be an option to attend a group lunch)
  • 2pm - 3pm: Solitary Practice Session: Joy and Ease Walk (or sit). Online attendees practice at home.
  • 4pm - 5pm: End of Day Group Reflection (livestreamed & recorded)  & Book Launch – Resting in Joy & Ease by Pema Düddul

Sunday June 9th - Resting in Ease

  • 10am - 11:30am: Introduction to the Heart Essence of the Lama and Sky-Gazing (livestreamed & recorded)
  • 11:30am - 12pm Practice Transmissions & Group Practice Session (Sky-Gazing)
  • 12pm - 2pm - Lunch Break
  • 2pm - 3pm: Solitary Practice Session: Sky-Gazing and/or Joy and Ease Walk (or sit). Online attendees practice at home.
  • 4pm - 5pm: Closing Discussion and End of Retreat Reflection (livestreamed)

There will also be an option for a group dinner.

All dates and times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). To check the time in your location use the Time Zone Converter.

Download a printable version ofthe retreat schedule:

2024 Joy and Ease Retreat Schedule v1.pdf 2024 Joy and Ease Retreat Schedule v1.pdf
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Practice Texts
Day One
Day Two
Sky Gazing Practice and Commentary v3.pdf Sky Gazing Practice and Commentary v3.pdf
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The AH Practice v2.pdf The AH Practice v2.pdf
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Contacts

Wendi Forbes 0407 701 125

PA Admin: 0431 185 312

Location of the Retreat Venue
Newtown Park
Pottinger Street
Toowoomba, QLD 4350
 

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