Adult Retreat Fee

The Retreat will run between 11 January 2018 and 21 January 2018 and there are three fee options :

  • The Early Bird 1 retreat fee that concludes at midnight on the evening of 6 November 2017.
  • The Early Bird 2 retreat fee that concludes at midnight on the evening on 27 November 2017.
  • Full Payment of the retreat fee.

Please note, the teachings are free. The fees below cover the support that enables the teachings to be offered.

FULL RETREAT PRICES Under 26 Concession Full Benefactor
Early Bird 1 Price: Current until Monday, 6 November 2017 $150.00 $475.00 $795.00 $950.00
Early Bird 2 Price: Current until Monday, 27 November 2017 $150.00 $525.00 $845.00 $950.00
Standard Price: Begins on Tuesday 28 November 2017 onwards $150.00 $555.00 $895.00 $950.00

Concession – You may choose concession if you receive a Government pension or benefit, are unemployed or otherwise on a low income and paying a full fee would cause you difficulty. If you are under the age of 26 and require financial support to be able to attend the retreat, there is a separate fee for you. Please choose the under 26 fee instead.
Benefactor – As a benefactor, you are making an important contribution to the work of the retreat and to the important work of bringing the wisdom tradition of Tibet to the West. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. We greatly appreciate it.

Adult Meals

This year, we will be catering lunch only. The table below contains the prices for this meal. Please note:

  • The first meal will be lunch on Friday 12th January 2018.
  • The last meal will be lunch on Sunday 21st January 2018.
Catered Lunches
Adult lunch – standard & special diet (last meal lunch Sun 21st Jan) $165.00

Note: concession rates for meals are not available


Rigpa will be organising transport to and from Sydney and Newcastle on Thursday 11 January 2018 and the return trip on Monday 22 January 2018. More information on transport will be provided to those who book the bus during the week beginning 1 January 2018.

Type Cost
Bus One Way $39.00
Bus Return Trip $78.00

Note: concession rates for transport are not available

Rigpé Yeshé

We encourage parents to bring along their children to also benefit from the teachings and the atmosphere at the retreat. In order to make it easier for parents to participate fully we run a children’s programme – please go to Rigpé Yeshé page for more information. The costs are per child and per programme.

Early Bird 1 Early Bird 2 Standard Fee
Adventure Care Fees ages 5 – 12
Full $325.00 $350.00 $375.00
Concession $185.00 $200.00 $215.00
Dharma class fees
Full $90.00 $100.00 $110.00
Concession $70.00 $80.00 $90.00
Adult, Teen, Child Not Attending Teachings or Dharma sessions $ – $ – $ –
Young teen program fees ages 12 – 15
Full $235.00 $255.00 $275.00
Concession $105.00 $145.00 $155.00
Older teen program fees ages 16 – 18
Full $160.00 $170.00 $180.00
Concession $110.00 $120.00 $130.00

Rigpé Yeshé Meals

Children 5 to 12 years pay the “Child” catering rate. Teenagers between 13 and 18 years old may choose to pay the teen rate which will provide child’s meals but with larger portions or alternatively they may choose to pay the full adult rate and have the adult meals. Additionally, children under 13 years who require large serves should pay the teen rate. Children aged 4 and under eat for free.

Teen lunch standard & special diet $155.00
Child lunch standard & special diet $90.00
Child under 5 years of age (free meals) $ –

Rigpé Yeshé strives to include all those who wish to come to retreat: if you would love to come but are finding it difficult to pay the fees, please contact Allysan Armstrong-Brown as soon as possible at to discuss possible options.

Carbon Offset Scheme

Rigpa is collecting contributions to GreenFleet, an Australian not-for-profit organisation that is committed to securing a better future for our children by making it easy to offset emissions through native tree planting. You can read further about this here.

Recommended donation of $5

Payment Via Instalments

To help you manage your finances you are able to pay your registration fees in up to four monthly instalments.

If you choose to pay by instalments you will still receive the Early Bird 2 discount if you pay at least half of your registration fees by 27 November 2017, the final date to pay and receive this discount.