Silence is Golden - Silent Midweek Retreat | 6 - 8 Nov


The world is a noisy place. There’s outer noise - talking, traffic, TV, social media; and inner noise - distractions, to-do lists and nagging thoughts. Silent retreats aim to quieten this noise so you can reset and recharge.

On a silent retreat, you can enjoy a digital detox, find beauty in your surroundings, and stay connected to your meditative experience. Our beautiful temple in the Dandenong Ranges is the perfect place for you to take a break from the noisy world and emerge better equipped to handle its stresses and stimulations.

The centre is surrounded by natural beauty and spectacular views, and our retreats are fully catered for with delicious vegetarian meals.


 The teacher of this retreat is Damian Auton. Damian is an experienced practitioner who has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for a decade. Damian is a kind and caring practitioner, who is much loved for his laid-back and easy to relate to teachings.

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.
    Wednesday 6 Nov
    Registration | 5.30pm
    Dinner | 6pm
    Introduction | 7.30pm
    Thursday 7 Nov
    Session One | 9 - 10am
    Session Two | 11am - 12pm
    Lunch | 1pm
    Session Three | 2.30 - 3.30pm
    Session Four | 4.30 - 5.30pm
    Dinner | 6pm
    WFJ w/ Tsog (optional) | 7.30 - 8.45pm
    Friday 8 Nov
    Session Five | 9 - 10am
    Session Six | 11am - 12pm
    Lunch | 12pm