Heruka Body Mandala - Guided Retreat | 15 - 18 Nov


To lead all living beings to the supreme happiness of enlightenment, all the Buddhas’ compassion appears in the form of Heruka. Through relying on Heruka with faith we will attain the realisation of the union of great bliss and emptiness, which is the actual quick path to enlightenment. The purpose of meditating on Heruka body mandala is to receive the powerful blessings of Buddha Heruka and his retinue within our channels and drops. Through these blessings we can be freed from any obstacles within our channels and drops, and our meditation on the central channel, indestructible drop and indestructible wind and mind will be successful. Because of this we shall easily develop and make progress in the five stages of completion stage, and through this fulfil our final goal. Join us in the idyllic environment of Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges for a retreat on the supreme practice of Heruka Body Mandala.



Gen Kelsang Rabten is the Resident Teacher of KMC Australia (Dandenong Ranges) and KMC Melbourne (CBD). Ordained in 1994, he has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 30 years. He has taught in many centres around the world including Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia.

Gen Rabten exemplifies the essence of the modern Kadampa’s way of life, brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

Event Information.

Address: KMC Australia | 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk

Meals: 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.

    Accommodation: If you book accommodation, please note the following is included:

    • Single Ensuite, Single, Pre-Erected Tent Twin, and Double Room: all linen and towel provided.
    • Dorm Rooms: A sheet and pillow with pillow slip is provided. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and towel.
    • Camping: you will need to bring everything.
    Shuttle: 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. 

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

    Retreat Timetable.

    To be added soon.