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Finding Freedom – Meditations on the Mind with Rob Gillow – a weekend retreat

31 August @ 9:00 am - 1 September @ 2:30 pm AEST


Part of the Chenrezig Institute Introductory Program

“One should stabilise the mind in meditative concentration, since a person whose mind is distracted lives between the fangs of mental afflictions.”  Shantideva: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Operating from within the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often overlook our most essential relationship, the one that we have with ourselves. Caught up in the currents of responsibilities, commitments, and the constant clamour of distractions, we seldom prioritise the simple act of being present with our own minds. Even during those rare moments dedicated to relaxation—a leisurely walk or a session in the sauna—our minds often remain entangled in the relentless cycles of stress, planning, and the quest for relief from worries, anxieties, fears, and boredom.

This weekend course is an invitation to learn/relearn/practise some of the essential skills associated with the art of being present with our own minds. The practices, known traditionally as Shamatha and Vipassana, focus on the cultivation of mindfulness and insight. Together these meditation practices provide a genuine path to inner wellness, and outer harmony.

About the meditation leader:

Based on the Sunshine Coast, Robert Gillow is a counsellor, psychotherapist, and meditation facilitator. He has maintained a longstanding relationship with Chenrezig Institute since 2010, and over the past decade has dedicated much time to meditation retreat and immersion in the study of Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

Most recently he has completed a Bachelor of Counselling & Psychotherapy, enhancing his professional expertise and passion in the realm of mental health and spiritual well-being. He currently operates his psychotherapy business Eastern Sun Therapies from the Well-being Centre on Thursdays.


A contribution of $108 is recommended for this weekend retreat, but according to our new Pay by Donation policy you may contribute as little as $1. 

The Centre offering the session to its students at $1 will make sure everyone will be able to attend. 

A payment from you of $30 will be very helpful

A payment from you of $60  will cover our basic costs.

And a payment of $108 will cover closts and help us to continue to offer other teachings to so many – often subsidised or free of charge.

Register to attend in person

Suggested contribution: $108.00

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Minimum contribution: $1.00

This weekend retreat may also be attended online thanks to the wonderful work of our multimedia team! 

Note: when you register to attend online, please read the attached information and requests for the benefit of our students and volunteers: Information for online participants


Register to attend online

Suggested contribution: $108.00

Minimum contribution: $1.00


31 August @ 9:00 am AEST
1 September @ 2:30 pm AEST
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Chenrezig Institute Gompa
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, Queensland 4554 Australia
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