De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre (DTL) is a Buddhist retreat centre at the 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 Venerable Kyabje Lama 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.
The Centre is 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.
6th National 10 Day Lam-Rim Meditation Retreat
at De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre
Venerable Thubten Dondrub
Sunday 29th September – Wednesday 9th October 2013
Over ten days Ven. Dondrub’s guided meditations on the Lam-Rim will give students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the graduated path to enlightenment and to bring about deep, effective change in their hearts and lives.
October at De-Tong Ling is a pleasant time of spring wild flowers and mild weather. For this retreat the meditation room below the newly completed Enlightenment Stupa will be used.
The retreat leader is Venerable Thubten Dondrub, a practitioner of the Dharma with over 35 years experience and one of FPMT’s senior western teachers. He has the honour of leading the famous one month Graduated Path (Lam Rim) meditation course at Kopan monastery in Nepal no less than eight times, at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He is currently the resident teacher at Buddha House in Adelaide and has kindly agreed to lead this retreat at De-Tong Ling retreat centre.
Please take note of the following about this retreat:
- it fulfils the retreat requirement of the FPMT ‘Discovering Buddhism’ course.
- it is restricted to committed practitioners of the Tibetan tradition who have taken Refuge and have some familiarity with the Lam-rim.
- the 8 Mahayana Precepts will be taken most days and silence will be observed much of the time.
- it is best if participants have some familiarity with the 8 Mahayana Precepts, Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas and Vajrasattva practice as these will be done throughout the retreat.
Costs: Camping: $415 Dormitory style: $520 Eco-Lodge: $650
All fully catered meals and accommodation are included.
For inquiries and bookings please contact Katrin on 08 83701193 or email email@example.com