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37th Annual Buddhist Summer School
Start your New Year by immersing yourself in teachings from Theravada, Tibetan and Zen Buddhism.

Please also visit
Opening Forum
9:30am to 11am Saturday
The opening forum is an opportunity to hear the Summer School speakers engage in discussion of one of life’s big questions.
There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
The forum is free of charge and open to the public.


Teachers and session topics and times


Six Paramitas
Dungse Lama Pema Tsewang
Thrangu Monastery Canada
(Session times: 9:30am to 1pm on Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues)

Acceptance, Non-self, Idiosyncrasy, Non-conflict
Ajahn Hasapanna
Dhammasara Nuns Monastery
(Session times: 9:30am to 1pm on Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues)

Psychology of the Yogas
Dr Gidi Ifergan
Monash University
(Session times: 2:30pm to 6pm on Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues)

Fukan Zazen Gi
(On Universal Recommendation from Meditation and Buddhism)
Ekai Korematsu Roshi
 Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community 
(Session times: 2:30pm to 6pm on Sat/Sun)

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Teishin Shona Innes
 Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community
(Session times: 2:30pm to 6pm on Mon/Tues)
Teaching Program Schedule

The Summer School is held at the serene Maitripa Centre, Healesville. For the full experience, book your on-site accommodation starting at just $44/night. Book early as spaces are limited.

walking meditation


The full program is available here

Other activities include: movie screenings, meditation sessions with instructions, yoga on the lawn.

Activities for Kids

Kid's Yoga, art play, story time.

Meditation Hall Door


Dogen's Kitchen will be open daily for Mio Barista Coffee.
Saturday evening will be Momo Night  - Enjoy traditional momo's & tea! 
Locally inspired meals also available.

Tickets start at just $45. Come for the full event or any combination of days throughout.
Concessions apply, please present ID at the box office upon arrival.
Seniors 10% (code: senior) - Members 10% (code: member) - Students 30% (code: student) - Under35 30% (code: under35)


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