Great Lakes Retreat 2020

We will share teachings on the Buddhist wisdom of meditation and compassion in the spirit of Dzogchen – the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Alongside the teachings, there will be instructions on meditation and time for practice and reflection guided by senior students.

The Retreat 

The Retreat will start at 5pm on 11 January and conclude in the afternoon on 18 January 2019.

This will be a practice retreat with ample opportunity to deepen our understanding. With a practice focus on awareness and non-distraction, together we will explore precious pith instructions of our lineage that authentically guide us on the path to revealing the potential of our true nature. 

The many meditation sessions will be enhanced by clarifications through a colourful program that features a variety of teachings on meditation given by Sogyal Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyal. There will also be plenty of opportunities to clarify your practice in small groups and in plenary sessions, if you so choose.

Coming together once again as a wonderful community of practitioners in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Lakes area will support us in creating the perfect environment for meditation to arise effortlessly. 

As someone said in their recent feedback: “This is the best way to become a potent force in holding Rigpa together and for the Dharma to become a potent force in our lives. This is the one thing we all want to do: to study and practice and actualize the dharma.”


If you have any questions you can contact

January 11th, 2020 5:00 PM   through   January 18th, 2020 5:00 PM
Tuncurry Memorial Hall, 7 Point Rd
Tuncurry, NSW
Phone: +61 2 9037 4002
Event Fee(s)
Retreat Fees - Early Bird 1
Adult Full Retreat - Benefactor $ 1,080.00
Adult 7 Day Retreat - Standard $ 695.00
Adult 7 Day Retreat - Concession $ 495.00
Adult 7 Day Retreat - Under 26 years of age $ 150.00
Adult, Teen or Child Full Retreat Not Attending Teachings or Rigpé Yeshé classes $ 0.00
Adult lunches
12th Jan $ 17.50
13th Jan $ 17.50
14th Jan $ 17.50
15th Jan $ 17.50
16th Jan $ 17.50
17th Jan $ 17.50
18th Jan $ 17.50
Rigpè Yeshè Donation Amount
Student Assistance Fund Donation Amount