Numinbah Valley Retreat 2022

Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November 2022


Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November

Time to Retreat


A weekend of inner peace...

Escape the stress and busyness of life and enjoy the peace of meditation at a special mountain retreat. This special Numinbah Valley retreat will be guided by our Resident Teacher Gen Ani.

Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.

Getting frustrated, irritated and angry can start to become part of our daily experience. During this Retreat we will learn how to prevent these painful states of mind from arising and how to channel your thoughts in a more constructive direction.

Suitable for everyone, this retreat provides an excellent introduction to meditation, as well as an opportunity for those already familiar to re-inspire their practice. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience stillness within in the tranquil setting of a mountainside retreat centre in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The retreat begins with dinner on Friday night and finishes with lunch on Sunday. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind in the tranquil camp surroundings. The retreat is catered with delicious vegetarian food, and includes simple accommodation. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy yourself. Booking is essential – please book early to ensure a place.


The Log Cabin Camp – Natural Arch, Springbrook

The Camp is set on 20 acres of pristine rainforest adjacent to the Natural Bridge National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The Camp is a wildlife Refuge and Environmental Park. It is habitat for some of the rarer bird and animal life in Australia. A crystal clear creek runs along the bottom of the property with The Lamington National Park across the Creek.


A retreat is a time when we stop all forms of busyness and extraneous activities and spend time concentrating on a particular meditation practice. By observing silence on retreat, our mind will naturally become more calm and clear, and we will find it easier to clear away the distractions that interfere with our meditation practice. Through developing a clearer and more concentrated mind, we will be able to understand our meditation object more deeply and thereby gain a deeper experience of it.

From after breakfast until the end of the second session each day, we will refrain from verbal and physical interaction with others.


The retreat includes all meals and accommodation. This an onsite-only retreat and booking will be taken for the whole retreat only . Accommodation options include basic single-sex dormitories or camping.


  • Camping $275pp
  • Powered Site $310pp (limited numbers)
  • Single-sex dormitory $310pp

About The Retreat Leader

Gen Kelsang Ani
Resident Teacher Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Gen Kelsang Ani is the  Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane and Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Gold Coast.

Gen Ani has been studying and practising Modern Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 15 years. Gen Ani teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism accessible and applicable to all.


The Log Cabin complies with COVID-safe guidelines. All public areas are sanitised before our arrival and hand sanitiser will be available at all areas throughout the event. Social distancing measures will be in place and chairs may not be moved from their position. Shared tea and coffee stations will be operational, however it is vital that anyone using the shared catering, sanitise their hands prior to use.

Please note that social distancing and sanitising within the dormitories is the responsibility of dormitory occupants for the duration of the event.


  • If you are feeling unwell prior to arrival or have been in contact with anyone who is unwell, please do not attend the event – we will arrange a refund for you.
  • If you feel unwell at any time during the Retreat, you must present to the doctor on duty at the Retreat for assessment.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  • You will be required to sign in on arrival at the event and include your name, email address and phone number.

Our focus is to keep everyone safe and healthy and we appreciate your cooperation.

Registration from 4pm
on Friday 11 November

The Log Cabin 3360 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road Natural Bridge, Springbrook, Australia


If you have any questions, please contact us