A Balanced Life - Midweek Retreat | 17 - 19 Jan


Retreat Description.

Every day we work very hard to find happiness yet it remains elusive for us, whereas suffering and problems seem to come naturally, without any effort. Why is this?

According to Buddha, it is because the real cause of happiness – peace of mind – is very weak, while the real causes of suffering – inner turbulence and anxiety – are very strong in our mind. If we want to reverse this situation, we must strike a balance between our external activities and our inner experiences.

In this retreat learn how to unify meditation with daily life and find inner peace in every moment.



The teacher of this retreat is Kelsang Luma. With over a decade of experience as a teacher of modern Buddhism in The New Kadampa Tradition, Kelsang Luma is well-loved for her humble nature, energy, and joy in sharing Buddha’s teachings. Her practical and uplifting approach makes meditation and Buddhism accessible to all.


Retreat Information.

KMC Australia | 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk

Lunch and dinner are included in the retreat booking. If you have booked accommodation, breakfast will also be included.

Please note, we have made some changes to the meals that we serve during retreats. 
  1. All meals served will now be vegan with some non-vegan options such as yoghurt available on the side. 
  2. We can no longer guarantee allergen free meals or cater to individual dietary requirements. Our meals mainly use ingredients which are wheat free or gluten free, however there are times that the meal will contain traces of wheat or gluten, or the side dish is, for example, bread.

Bookings close 24 hours prior to the retreat starting. To join the waiting list for accommodation if sold out, please contact us here. 

Belgrave station shuttle available If you need a pick-up or drop-off service, $15 per person per trip. To book please contact us here. 

Retreat Timetable.

Wednesday 17th Jan
Registration | 5.30pm
Dinner | 6pm
Introduction | 7.30pm
Thursday 18th Jan
Session One | 9 - 10am
Session Two | 11am - 12pm
Lunch | 1pm
WFJ (optional) | 2 - 3.15pm
Session Three | 4.30 - 5.30pm
Dinner | 6pm
Session Four | 7.30 - 8.30pm
Friday 19th Jan
Session Five | 9 - 10am
Session Six | 11am - 12pm
Lunch | 12pm