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Springbrook Rainforest Silent Retreat

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR 2020 RETREAT. STAY TUNED FOR DATES OF OUR 2021 RETREAT. BOOKINGS WILL OPEN IN THE NEW YEAR.

Koonjewarre

FROM $295pp

Time to Retreat
Days
Hours

SPRINGBROOK RAINFOREST RETREAT

A weekend of inner peace...

Escape the stress and busyness of life and enjoy the peace of meditation at a special part-silent mountain retreat. This special Springbrook retreat will be guided by our Resident Teacher Gen Tsalden and will focus on meditations on the natural stillness and clarity of our mind to discover our own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness.

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.

RETREAT LOCATION

Koonjewarre is a camp and retreat centre located on the borders of the World Heritage-listed Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. There are a number of walks nearby where you can take in the natural mountain beauty of the National Park, with lush sub-tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, and an abundance of native wildlife. Popular throughout Queensland and Australia as a must-see tourist destination, Springbrook is a perfect place for retreat.

PART-SILENT RETREAT

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.

RETREAT FEES AND BOOKING

The retreat costs from $295 per person including all meals and accommodation (small fee for special diets). This an onsite-only retreat and booking will be taken for the whole retreat only . Accommodation options include basic single-sex dormitories or camping.

About The Retreat Leader

Gen Kelsang Tsalden
Resident Teacher Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Gen Kelsang Tsalden is a fully ordained Australian Buddhist nun who has practised Kadampa Buddhism for over 14 years, training in Sydney and the UK. With over 10 years experience as a Resident Teacher her clear, inspiring teachings and gentle manner make Buddhist wisdom accessible to all.

Gen Tsalden will introduce the retreat on Friday evening, then give teachings and guide meditation sessions throughout the retreat weekend.

COVID19 PRECAUTIONS & RESTRICTIONS

Koonjewarre 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.

YOUR COVID19 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

TIMETABLE
Registration from 4pm
on Friday 6 November

VENUE
Koonjewarre 2806 Springbrook Road, Springbrook, Australia

BOOKINGS CLOSED

If you have any questions, please contact us