Group Retreats

 9th National 10 day Lam Rim Meditation Retreat

30 September – 11 October 2017

Australian nun Venerable Tenzin Tsapel was ordained in 1985 and studied at Chenrezig Institute for 16 years with Khen Rinpoche Tashi Tsering. Venerable Tsapel was the resident non Tibetan teacher there and has also been resident teacher at Vajrayana Institute, Sydney, Chandrakirti Centre, New Zealand and Golden Light Sutra Centre in Mongolia. She has led many retreats and completed a number of solitary retreats including a 2 year Shamatha retreat at De-Tong Ling. She is currently a board member of Atisha Centre, Bendigo as well as project manager for its proposed nuns community building. She has recently been appointed SPC for the Heart of Wisdom Retreat at the Great Stupa in 2018





Prerequisites for attending

Those intending to participate in the retreat should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Participants need to be committed Buddhists, but to not have to have formally taken Refuge.
  2. Participants need to be familiar with the Lam Rim (Graduated Path) teachings. The retreat meditations are   guided, but participants do need prior knowledge and belief in the Lam Rim teachings, because the retreat is   aimed at those who wish to further explore and deepen their understanding and belief in these teachings.
  3. Have familiarity with the 8 Mahayana Precepts – ideally have taken hem before.
  4. Have some familiarity with the practice of prostration to the 35 Buddhas
  5. Have some familiarity Vajrasattva purification meditation

Information about items 3-5 can be found on the FPMT website:

The costs listed below cover transport between Adelaide and the centre (including ferry fares), accommodation, and vegetarian meals.
Camping $530
Basic dorm style $660
Premium twin share $815
Premium twin ensuite $870

Premium single $870
Members receive a 10% discount.

Registration closes 2 Sept 2017.

For enquiries, please contact the Retreat Centre Manager via the Contact Us page or follow the link to download:

DTL Lam Rim Retreat Info Pack 2017

October retreat Application form

Retreat Payment and Cancellation Policy
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required upon registration to secure a place in the retreat. Full payment is due by 2 September 2017. In the event of a cancellation after 2 September 2017 when full payment has been made, the policy is as follows: Between 14 and 30 days before retreat start date – loss of 70% of total cost by registered retreatant. Less than 14 days before retreat start date – loss of 80% of total cost by registered retreatant. Within 24 hours of retreat start date and once retreat has begun – loss of 100% of total cost by registered retreatant. In the event that the Centre is able to find a replacement for the cancellation in due time, a refund of 70% of total cost may be granted.

 Another Successful Easter weekend, Calm Abiding Retreat with Geshe Konchog Kyab.

Group photo perched on the ramp leading up to the Stupa at the end of retreat. Nothing but blue skies for 5 days.

Group photo inside the Gompa.

Fresh prayer flags going up. With a little bit of scratching heads going on. But Success !

Logistics at DTL is an opportunity for special people to bond

End of retreat site inspection of the new Retreat Centre under construction. Nods of approval by Geshe Kyab and retreatants