Springbrook Rainforest Retreat
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 October 2021
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 October 2021
Time to Retreat
SPRINGBROOK RAINFOREST 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 Springbrook 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. During this Retreat we will learn Buddha’s special methods to develop our good heart that cherishes others
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.
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 (camping) per person including 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.
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.
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.
on Friday 29 October