Urban retreat 2022

Courage, Clarity, Balance

– Dharma for Difficult Times –

Urban Meditation Retreat

12 – 13 November 2022

9am – 4pm

Bookings are essential. BOOK HERE.

How might we meet the uncertainties and stresses we are facing? It seems that more than ever we need a deep river of resilience within ourselves and within our communities. We need to steady the heart, clear the mind and strengthen our capacities to meet life as it is happening now.

Meditation practices, grounded in Buddhist wisdom, will be offered during this urban retreat. Settling into mindfulness, resting into wellbeing, embracing the difficult with love and understanding – these are all skills that can be developed. They’ll hold us in good stead over the course of our lives. As our hearts open and we come into balance we become more capable – less reactive and more responsive.

Beginners and more experienced meditators are welcome. There’ll be time for discussion and exploring your questions about meditation. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gather together in good company and deepen our practice.


Lizzie Turnbull is an Insight Meditation teacher who has been teaching meditation retreats since 2010. She has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years and is experienced in a range of traditions and approaches to meditation. Lizzie is also a somatic psychotherapist, educator and supervisor. She leads the Flowing Mountain meditation group in Brunswick Heads NSW.

Kate MacNicol is a long term member of the Hobart Meditation Centre and facilitator of retreats at Dorje Ling retreat centre. Her principal teachers are Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, Leander Kane and Tarchin Hearn of New Zealand. Kate has a depth of experience in Buddhist Pastoral Care in hospital settings.

Guy Turnbull has been immersed in Buddhist practice since the late ‘70’s. He has sat with a number of teachers in the 3 main traditions – Theravadan, Zen and Tibetan. His principal teacher is Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Guy is deeply involved with the Hobart Meditation Centre as one of the leaders in the annual program. He has led retreats at Dorje Ling in Lorinna, Tasmania and has been involved with the centre since its first retreat in 1977.

More information:

This event is a fundraiser for the Hobart Buddhist Meditation Centre.

Bookings are essential. BOOK HERE.

Attendance: In person and Zoom options are both available. Once you register a Zoom link will be sent to you.

What to bring: Bring a meditation cushion and mat. Chairs are available. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your lunch. Morning tea and tea and coffee will be available. Bring your own mug.

Covid guidelines: We follow current Tasmanian Government guidelines. Please do not attend the retreat if you are unwell.

Please Note: For people experiencing mental health conditions, meditation is not a substitute for professional clinical treatment. In particular, meditation may be harmful for people experiencing Complex Trauma, PTSD, significant Substance Dependence or Psychotic Disorders. If in doubt, please seek advice from a psychologist or psychiatrist and speak to our Retreat Manager before booking your place.

Photo credit: Charles Chadwick