To register for the retreat, please complete the form step by step (1 – 6). Then pay with your credit card.
Residential: 4 days before the retreat (Tuesday 8pm)
Commuting: 3 days before the retreat (Wednesday 8pm)
Online: 2 days before the retreat (Thursday 8pm)
If you are a current (financial) member of the Tibetan Buddhist Society and you wish to use your Retreat Discount Voucher for this retreat, do not complete this form, write to Events@Tushita.org
1 Personal Details
Your name (required*)
Your email address (required*)
Your phone number (required if you are attending onsite*, optional for online attendees)
Emergency contact/next of kin (required if you are staying at the centre overnight*, optional for others)
2 Attending the Retreat Weekend
Will you stay at the centre, commute or attend online? (required*)
Additional Information for newcomers (optional)
3 Facility Fee
The facility fee is levied to meet the costs of offering the weekend.
A concessional rate is provided for those on Australian Government Age and Disability pensions, Jobseeker and Newstart allowances, and the Low-Income health care card.
We do not accept the various government Seniors cards for concession.
How long will you attend the retreat weekend? (required*)
Please note that the weekend is designed as an immersion in Dharma and meditation rather than a selection of classes; hence, please choose from the available options.
Meditation Schedule (optional – tick the boxes if you want to retain a copy of the session times).
Please arrive 15 minutes before the first session and ensure you are settled in the meditation room before the session is due to begin.
What to expect onsite
The temple is 3 – 4 minutes walk from the car park.
The focus of the retreat weekend is the meditation sessions, each a combination of meditations and talks. There will be time in between sessions for refreshments and a short walk.
You can wear shoes in the dining room, but will need to remove them before entering the meditation room.
All meals will be provided for those doing the whole retreat. If you are doing part of the retreat, refreshments and meals will be provided during the period you attend.
Meals will be vegetarian. Dairy and soy milk will be available for hot drinks.
As the retreat is run by volunteers, we are unable to cater for special or preferential diets. If you have any queries, you can include them in the Queries box below.
We welcome and greatly appreciate every assistance with washing dishes and cleaning up.
An onsite checklist is provided for reference. You can keep a copy of any line you wish by ticking its checkbox.
Accommodation will generally be in single rooms unless requested otherwise.
If you wish to share a room with a family member or friend, do not submit this form now – please write toEvents@tushita.org
Bedrooms are furnished with at least a bedside table, chair, towel airer, and a heater. Your bed will be made up (unless you opt to bring your own linen) and a towel provided. Bathrooms are shared. Bring your own soap and toiletries.
Please ... no food or drinks in your room. (Plain hot/cold water is okay.)
Turn off the heater before going to bed and when leaving your room.
Before you depart, please remove the sheets, pillowcase, and quilt cover from your bed for laundering, and place all three plus your towel in the laundry basket provided. (Leave the quilt, etc on the bed.)
The retreat team will send you the GoogleMeet link the day before the retreat.
Please log in a few minutes before the first session.
Attending online for the first time
Each session will include a combination of meditations and talks.
To attend online you will need a Google account.
If you have not used GoogleMeet before, please refer to the instructions below. You can can keep a copy of selected lines by ticking checkboxes.
The Tibetan Buddhist Society
We are a not-for-profit and entirely volunteer organisation following Mahayana Buddhist principles and practices. The Society was established more than 40 years ago. For more information, please see the website.
5 Queries and Practical Matters
If you have any queries, please include them in the box below.
For everyone's good health and wellbeing, please do not attend the retreat weekend onsite if you have cold or flu-like symptoms or if you have recently had COVID.
To finalise your registration, please enter your credit card details, then press Pay now.
Please note that a cancellation fee of 3.5% will be levied to cover bank transfer charges if a refund is requested due to change of mind.
will be charged to your credit card