A Life Beyond Sorrow | Manjushri Empowerment & Commentary To The Four Noble Truths | 13 - 17 Sep


When we see things as they really are, our delusions naturally disappear and virtuous minds naturally manifest. Buddha’s teachings lead us to profound insights into the ways things are, as opposed to how they appear. In particular, the sutra on the Four Noble Truths lays out a clear pathway, to use wisdom to free ourself from all our delusions and attain the permanent inner peace called nirvana - a life beyond sorrow. During this special course you can receive the wisdom empowerment of Manjushri and rare teachings on the sixteen aspects of the four noble truths drawn from Ocean of Nectar and Venerable Geshe-la’s oral teachings.



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: Accommodation is available for the whole event only. 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.