Essence of Dharma

Step-by-Step Meditations to Perfect Happiness

Thu 25 – Mon 29 Jan

Make progress on the path to perfect happiness with this step-by-step guided retreat with Buddhist nun Kelsang Lhachog.

The Retreat Topic

Lamrim is a special set of meditation instructions that guide us from a state of suffering to the perfect happiness of enlightenment. By meditating on Lamrim we can solve our daily problems, deepen our experience of inner peace and make genuine progress on the spiritual path. During this retreat, Kelsang Lhachog will explain the key stages of the Buddhist path to enlightenment in conjunction with the book How to Understand the Mind by Meditation Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This retreat is a special opportunity to take Buddha’s teachings (dharma) to heart and gain personal experience of the liberating states of mind that Buddha himself realised.

The Sessions

This retreat is held at our modern urban temple in Surry Hills. The retreat will begin with an introductory talk on Thursday Night, Jan 25 at 7.30pm. Each session of the retreat is 1 hour long and consists of short chanted prayers sung in english, a teaching and guided meditation. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like. There is no need to book for sessions just come along! If you haven’t been to the Temple before, it is suggested that you arrive 5-10 minutes early to sessions so someone can show you around. For more information on session pricing and session times please see information below.

The Teacher

Kelsang Lhachog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre in Sydney. Lhachog has been training in meditation for over 20 years, including many retreats. Through her clear wisdom and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Lhachog is able to communicate the profundity of Buddha’s teachings in a way that is simple and easy to understand.

More Information

Everybody is welcome to attend this retreat regardless of experience. You don’t need to bring anything along to the retreat. If you would like to sit on the floor there are a limited number of cushions available. There will also be chairs. If you have any more questions about the retreat, please e-mail


The Venue

Kadampa World Peace Temple
693-695 South Dowling St


Fee & Bookings

• $8 per session
• $32 for 5 sessions
• Free for Mahasiddha KMC Members.


Date & Time

Thu 25 – Mon 29 Jan

Member Registration

There is no additional charge for Mahasiddha KMC Members. To learn more about membership click here.