Silence is Golden - Silent Retreat | 12 - 14 Jan


Retreat Description.

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 stimulation. 

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 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 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 12th Jan
Registration | 5.30pm
Dinner | 6pm
Introduction | 7.30pm
Saturday 13th Jan
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
Sunday 14th Jan
Session Five | 9 - 10am
Session Six | 11am - 12pm
Lunch | 12pm