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Two-day Meditation Workshop with Jhampa

23/09/2023 @ 9:00 am - 24/09/2023 @ 3:00 pm AEST


About Event:

“Withdrawal can be the best way of stepping forward, and done well, a beautiful, freeing act of compassion.” David Whyte

Meditation is often mistakenly regarded as a disappearance or an escape, an escape from one’s life, responsibilities and commitments. Yet, to meditate is not to disappear or escape but to withdraw, to withdraw from exhausting constant entanglement and to then reappear again in the world renewed in a very real way.

This weekend meditation retreat will be an opportunity to withdraw and abide for two days in the natural environment of Chenrezig Institute and connect with one’s own experience through meditation, discussion, reflection and silence. The main practice will be drawing upon the methods of Shamatha meditation, “soothing the body, stilling the mind and illuminating awareness.”

This retreat will encourage a temporary disconnection from our daily engagements with the world and hence there will be periods of silence to assist in deepening the meditative experience.

It is recommended (though not essential) that prior to attending this retreat, participants attend at least one Meditation Practice Day with Jhampa (Karl) to reap the full benefits of the time in the weekend retreat.

About Teacher:

Jhampa (Karl William Gratton) was a monk at Chenrezig Institute for many years and is now a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in private practice on the Sunshine Coast and online. His meditation days at Chenrezig Institute include creative and integrative presentations and perspectives on meditation, mind and being human, as well as guidance in practice.

Register to attend:

The recommended fee for this weekend retreat is $120.

Never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma however, but please contribute what you are able to enable Chenrezig Institute to continue to offer these teachings at the centre and online. If the charge is too much for you, please contact to ask for a reduction.

Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge but are always requested to register using their discount voucher.


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23/09/2023 @ 9:00 am AEST
24/09/2023 @ 3:00 pm AEST
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