We acknowledge this land beneath us forms part of the traditional lands of Australian Aboriginal people. We stand here with respect for the spiritual ancestors of this island, for the Aboriginal women brought here from mainland South Australia and Tasmania, and their descendants. May all hurts be healed, may all sufferings cease and may all be at ease.

De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre (DTL) is a Buddhist retreat centre at the north-western end of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. We offer individual retreat accommodation in five self-contained earth-walled houses and hold two annual group meditation retreats, 4 days over Easter and 10 days in October.

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 and 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 by phone on 83701193 or by email. To send a message please go to the Contact Us page on this website, select ‘Individual Retreat’ from the options listed below Who are you after? and complete the email details.


Consecration Ceremony for the Enlightenment Stupa and Padmasambhava Statue
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

26TH May 2015
From 2 pm to approximately 5pm

Lunch will be offered to all guests at midday

After more than ten years of construction, the Enlightenment Stupa at De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre is complete. Last year a magnificent 2.7 metre statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) was built in the small pond adjacent to the Stupa.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) worldwide, will consecrate the Stupa and Padmasambhava statue as part of his Australian teaching tour.
This is a special historic moment for De-Tong Ling.  Apart from the significance of the consecrations, we are delighted that Rinpoche will be visiting the centre for the second time, the previous visit occurring in 1991.
The details of the programme for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Australian tour are here.

People can make their own arrangements to travel to De-Tong Ling or they can travel from Adelaide via minibus and ferry.
De-Tong Ling is arranging to hire a 12 seater minibus to take people to the consecration.  Cost per person is $130 (including ferry) but is dependent on the bus being full.
To book and pay for your place please contact Katrin on 0413823874 or send a message from the Contact Us page on this website; select ‘Stupa Consecration’ from the options listed below Who are you after? and complete the email details.
Bookings will not be held until payment is received.
The cutoff date for bookings and payment is Friday 8th May
In the event of the minibus hire having to be cancelled due to lack of bookings, all payments will be refunded.

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