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16 August @ 6:30 pm - 23 August @ 10:00 pm AEST


About Event:

At the request of our precious teacher, the infinitely kind Lama Zopa Rinpoche, we schedule a Mani Retreat each year and have done so since Rinpoche himself attended the first retreat with us in 2000. The practice engaged in is one written By His Holiness Dalai Lama himself and is a profound method for generating compassion for all.

Retreaters should plan to attend an introductory session at 6.30pm on Friday 16th August but are encouraged to come and help prepare the gompa during the afternoon. The retreat will continue with four sessions of led meditations per day, sessions which include visualising Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), generating great compassion for all beings, and reciting the mantra of Chenrezig OM MANI PADME HUM, until midday on Friday, 23rd September.

All are welcome to attend this beautiful retreat. There is no need to have taken the initiation. Materials and support will be provided.

About our retreat Leader

We are delighted that Ven Carla Tsultrim has agreed to lead this year’s Mani Retreat.

Ven Tsultrim was ordained in 2009 at Chenrezig Institute in Australia. She has spent much of the last several years in India and Nepal doing retreat, listening to different teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist lineages and visiting many pilgrimage sites. She is currently living in Brisbane and working at Karuna Hospice Service as a counsellor and the Spiritual Program Coordinator. She has worked for many years in suicide prevention and intervention.

She has a very strong conviction that most of us can find contentment in our lives irrespective of our external circumstances through understanding and training our minds, particularly through using mindfulness. She has a Bachelor of Counselling, a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Policy), and Master of International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution).

Event Schedule:

FRIDAY 16th: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
SATURDAY 17th – THURSDAY 22ND: 6.00am – 8.00pm
FRIDAY 23RD: 6.00am – 10.00pm

(note Geshe Tsultrim will be teaching at 10:30am on Friday 23rd as usual)

We hope to film a session on the first day (Saturday 17th Aug) and make it available on YouTube for those wishing to do the practice at home. Details here soon.

Please keep track of any mantras you recite at home and send your count to at the completion of the retreat.

The recommended contribution for the entire nine days of the retreat is only $210. Registration will be available from the beginning of June. See the early bird price for accommodation during the retreat below.

We are also encouraging students to attend the first weekend of the retreat if they are unable to attend all seven days. The recommended contribution for only the first weekend is $60. 

But you may pay whatever you are comfortable with starting as low as $1.

A payment from you of $105 (or $15 for a single day) will be very helpful

A payment from you of $210 (or $30 for a single day) will cover our basic costs.

A generous contribution of $280 or more (or $40 for a single day) will cover our costs and help us to continue to offer other teachings to so many – often subsidised or free of charge.

Sangha are always able to attend our courses free of charge but are encouraged to please register (using their coupon).

This retreat is open to everyone – in person or online – no need to have received an initiation or have studied extensivly. Our kind retreat leader will support everyone

Always contact to book your accommodation and meals at the centre separately.

Early Bird pricing of 30% off for accommodation at the centre is now available for the Mani Retreat and will last until mid July.
Please contact Claire at or on 0491 873 258 Thursday to Sunday 9am to 3pm for pricing and booking details.”


Register to attend the full event in-person:

43 in stock

Minimum contribution: $1.00

Register to attend only the first weekend 17th and 18th September

50 in stock

Minimum contribution: $1.00

Register to attend a single day 

50 in stock

Minimum contribution: $1.00


16 August @ 6:30 pm AEST
23 August @ 10:00 pm AEST
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Chenrezig Institute Gompa and Online
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Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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