Myall Lakes Retreat

“The Myall Lakes Retreat is very special. It has always been very special. This time, it is going to be even more incredible. Because over the years, we learn and we go deeper and deeper.”

Sogyal Rinpoche, 2014

Date:15 January to 25 January 2015

Open to: The retreat is open to all

Location: Tiona Park, The Lakes Way, NSW

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The Myall Lakes Retreat is held in the majestic environment of Tiona Park, at the juncture of the beautiful Great Lakes of New South Wales and the vast Pacific Ocean. Similarly, the retreat also brings together the authentic and vibrant teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche with the warmth and care of the Rigpa students and volunteers who hold the retreat. Together, this creates the perfect conditions for you to explore these profound Buddhist meditation teachings and to deeply realise the incredible benefit they can bring to your every-day life.

Retreat Options

There are two options for the retreat:

  • The Short Option starting at 5pm on Thursday 15 January & concluding in the evening on Sunday 18 January
  • The Full Option starting at 5pm on Thursday 15 January & concluding in the evening on Sunday 25 January


Please register for the retreat online before the event begins.

Click here to register now and save up to $100 during the Early Bird period.

Note that the Early Bird Registration Period will conclude at midnight on 24 November 2014.


It is important to check-in with our Registration Team when you first arrive at the retreat. Registrations will be open from 12-4pm on Thursday 15 January 2015.

The first session for both retreat options start at the same time: 5pm on Thursday 15 January 2015.


The short option concludes in the evening of 18 January and the full option concludes in the evening of 25 January.

It is very important that you don’t plan to leave early. Rinpoche always recommends that people plan to leave the day after the end of your retreat, so that you don’t miss anything.


More information will be available soon. If you have any questions you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (02) 9037 4002


About the Retreat

This is a rare opportunity to experience, integrate and stabilise your understanding of authentic Buddhist teachings in a retreat environment.

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Getting There

Information about getting to the retreat, by bus, car or plane

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We recommend that you make a reservation as early as possible, as the region tends to get booked up during this holiday season. You will find the information below helpful to plan your accommodation.

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Meals are offered onsite and we provide a 'breakfast, lunch and dinner' option and a 'lunch-only' option. Special diets are catered for and the food is children-friendly.

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Children’s Program and Families

Rigpa warmly welcomes children, teenagers and families to our annual retreat at Myall Lakes. .

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Details on pricing for the short and long options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? See our frequently asked questions.

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Click here to register now and save up to $100 during the Early Bird period.

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