Eight Steps to Happiness - Silent Retreat | 8 - 11 Mar


‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’ is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s detailed and practical explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings ‘Eight Verses of Training the Mind’ by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa.

Based on this inspiring text, be guided on a spiritual journey into the minds of love, compassion and wisdom. By engaging in retreat, we take a break from the busyness of life and use meditation to transform life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.

Surrounded by flower farms and the lush forests of the Dandenong ranges, treat yourself to a spiritual holiday at our beautiful meditation centre, and start your journey towards the everlasting happiness of enlightenment.



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.


Event 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.

  • All meals served are vegan with some non-vegan options such as yoghurt available on the side.
  • We cannot guarantee allergen free meals and it is not possible for us to 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 event 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.

    Friday 8th Mar
    Registration | 5.30pm
    Dinner | 6pm
    Introduction | 7.30pm
    Saturday 9th Mar
    Session One | 9 - 10.15am
    Session Two | 11.30am - 12.45pm
    Lunch | 1pm
    Session Three | 4.30 - 5.45pm
    Dinner | 6pm
    Session Four | 7.30 - 8.45pm
    Sunday 10th Mar
    Session One | 9 - 10.15am
    Session Two |  11.30am - 12.45pm
    Lunch | 1pm
    Session Three |  4.30 - 5.45pm
    Dinner | 6pm
    OSG (optional) | 7 - 9pm
    Monday 11th Mar
    Session One |   9 - 10.15am
    Session Two |   11.30am - 12.45pm
    Lunch | 1pm