Easter Retreat and Working Bee

TCDF would like to announce that we will be hosting a short Easter Retreat at Dorje Ling followed immediately by a working bee. It is possible to come to both the retreat and the working bee or to either.

Easter Retreat

The retreat will be led by Maurice Oliver (pictured above) who is a long-time student of Geshe Thubten Loden and Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Maurice will lead in Mahamudra study and meditation guided by the book by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, “Gelug Mahamudra, Eloquent Speech of Manjushri”.

The retreat will commence on: Thursday evening 6th April 2023 (*not 7th*) and finish on Sunday evening 9th April 2023

The retreat is fully catered for, and accommodation is provided. Please see information relating to retreats at Dorje Ling here.

The cost for this retreat will be $330 with a concession fee of $280.

Registration is essential through our booking form (see below).

Working Bee

Immediately following the retreat there will be a working bee which starts on Monday the 10th of April and will continue until Friday the 14th of April.  You are welcome to attend for a shorter period, but we require definite dates for catering purposes.

In previous years this annual bee has been a great opportunity for our friends and families to come together and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our wilderness retreat centre whilst also adding their personal touch to that beauty. Appreciation and contribution…in whichever way we can. Some work on building while others rake and prune tracks, the garden, and this year we will also be contributing to repainting the main house.

Please do not self judge in what you think you can contribute as all skills and levels of skill are welcome. There is also time for morning meditation practice, walking on the forest tracks as well as swimming if the weather is inviting. You will be invited to work at a pace that is essentially sustainable for you.

Unlike previous working bees this one will be fully catered.  We have been extremely fortunate to find a wonderful cook, Wake, who has catered for previous retreats with us and has received superlative reviews. One participant commented that she would come just for the divine food!!

The catering fee for the working bee will be $40 per day.

Please register below by the 20th of March to ensure our caterer can prepare.

We hope to see you at Dorje Ling Retreat Centre for this special Easter gathering.

If you are planning on coming for the retreat, please fill in the form as fully as possible. For those attending the working bee, please only answer the questions you feel are relevant. Please note that we need full numbers and dates for catering purposes.