Australian Festival.

At this year’s Australian Festival Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the blessing empowerment of 1000-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of the compassion of all enlightened beings which has the power to protect everyone from their suffering and pain. Gen Rabten will also give teachings on the precious mind of bodhichitta – the best method for bestowing happiness, eliminating suffering, and dispelling confusion. According to Buddhism, there is no virtue equal to it, no better friend and no greater good fortune. In fact, Bodhichitta is the very essence of all eighty-four thousand instructions of Buddha. In Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Shantideva says “Those who wish to destroy their own suffering, those who wish to dispel the suffering of others, and those who wish to experience much happiness should never forsake the practice of bodhichitta”.

Event Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia.

The Australian Festival 2022 will be held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (KMCA) which is the national centre for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia.

Located an hour outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, it is the perfect place for experiencing inner peace.

- 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk VIC -

Festival Fees.

Bookings can be for whole event or per day and excludes accommodation fees. Lunch and dinner is included within the course fee.

Whole event: $320

Per Day:

Friday: $25 | Saturday: $90 | Sunday: $75 | Mon: $75 | Tues: $60 | Wed: $35

Festival must be paid in full at the time of registration.


Accommodation bookings include breakfast.

Single Ensuite Room: $600 whole event | Single Room: $450 whole event | Twin Room: $750 whole event | Double Room: $750 whole event | Dorm Room: $225 whole event | Pre-erected Tent with Single Bed: $375 whole event | Camping: $30 per night and $150 whole event

Late Bookings.

Bookings close 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

See Terms & Conditions for the full payment and cancellation policy.

Online Bookings. If you are wanting to attend the festival online, you will need to contact us here.

Audio Recordings.

Audio recordings are of teaching sessions only and do not include the empowerment, guided meditation or retreat sessions.

They can be purchased when making a booking. 

Audio Recordings are only available to those who have booked the festival.