De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre (DTL) is a Buddhist retreat centre at the north-western end of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. We offer retreat accommodation in five self-contained earth-walled houses and hold an annual 10 day group meditation retreat.
The centre is under the spiritual guidance of Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche and is affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Please click here to access the FPMT Australia website.
De-Tong Ling is located on 1300 acres of wilderness, 3 kms from the coast with long views out to sea. The pure air and water of its pristine environment, and the deep silence of its remote location, provide ideal conditions for retreat.
We welcome retreat applications from all Buddhist traditions and other contemplative faiths. Experience in isolated meditation practice and willingness to abide by the centre’s protocols are essential.
If you are considering retreat at De-Tong Ling please read all the information on our web site under Retreating before contacting the Individual Retreat Coordinator Katrin Rehder via the Contact page or by phone: 83701193.
DE-TONG LING ANNUAL EASTER RETREAT 2015
Calm Abiding & Mindfulness
April 3 to April 6
The Easter Retreat is led by Venerable Thubten Dondrub, who has been a monk for over 30 years and is one of FPMT’s most senior teachers. He has led many of the famous Lam Rim courses at Kopan in Nepal as well as several retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Currently he is the resident teacher of Buddha House in Adelaide, South Australia.
This retreat will focus on developing the ability to calm and concentrate the mind in meditation and on applying mindfulness to all activities during the break times.
April 3 is dedicated to travelling to Kangaroo Island.
The retreat finishes mid-day April 6 and the afternoon is dedicated to returning to Adelaide.
The costs below include ferry to & from Kangaroo Island, transport to the Centre, accommodation & vegetarian meals.
Twin Shared: $470
For bookings and inquiries please send an email to Will Abram via the Contact page on the website, and tag your email “Easter Retreat”.
NEXT WORK SESSION
Another work session is scheduled for the stupa after Christmas this year – from Sunday the 28th of December to Sunday the 4th of January.
The session won’t involve skilled tradesmen, but will instead focus on further landscaping and beautification of the area around the stupa, including the creation of a Zen garden on the stupa’s western side, next to the new deck. There is also some painting to be done.
This work session is for anyone who would like to offer some volunteer time to the stupa and enjoy some time on KI and at De-Tong Ling without feeling too pressured. If you’d like to take some time off for sight-seeing that’s fine. There’ll be different kinds of work to suit everyone – kids, grandmas … they’re all welcome.
Attending involves staying in a tent, although there are a few spots inside… and some are very comfortable. First in, first served!
If you’re interested, please contact us from the website or ring Will on 0417 891 921.
Note: a daily payment of $13 is requested. This covers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as morning and afternoon tea breaks, gas and accommodation.