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View from Kallara hilltop, Strathbogie Ranges

“Stay in your body. The silence is in your body. It’s not out there. It’s in your body. Stay in your body, and you’ll be surprised what happens. To really become immersed in the silence, you need to free your body – purify your body of the past. Only then will there be silence. And that silence is overwhelming, it’s indescribably beautiful. You don’t come in and out of it – it’s always there. It’s all one. There’s no two. It’s all one.”

– Linda Clair

RETREATS IN 2017*

*unless otherwise specified, all prices are in Australian dollars. Photo credit: greataussiewalks.com.au – A view from the Pichi Richi ranges towards Quorn

We understand that sometimes you are unable to attend a booked retreat. See cancellation policy for current retreats. Some retreats also have a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Some small retreat venues take limited numbers. A waiting list is then offered.


Kallara, June, 4-Day Retreat

Last updated: May 22, 2017 at 14:50 pm

 

KALLARA, 3–7 JUNE, 4-DAY RETREAT

Sat 3rd – Wed 7th June, 2017, Residential 4-Day Retreat Euroa, Victoria

A 4-Day silent residential meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR

kallara retreat buildingsThe retreat will start on Saturday 3rd June at 2.30pm and finish on Wednesday 7th June at 1pm. The cost for the retreat is AUD$560 and this includes all food, accommodation and teaching. You need to bring your own bedding, which includes pillow*.

Kallara Conference Centre is nestled in the scenic foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, and backs onto native bushland with lots of wildlife and scenic walking tracks.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 3rd June 2.30pm–9pm (arrive by 2pm)
Sunday 4th June 6.30am–9pm
Monday 5th June 6.30am–9pm
Tuesday 6th June 6.30am–9pm
Wednesday 7th June 6.30am–1pm

COST
AUD$560. This retreat is residential only.
A deposit of $100 is required to register for this retreat, or you are welcome to pay the full amount.

Lunch is not provided on the 1st day (Saturday 3rd June), so please bring your own lunch.

ACCOMMODATION
Shared accommodation and shared bathroom facilities.
*A light blanket, sheets, one pillow and light doona can be supplied and laundered by Simple Meditation for those who are unable to bring their own bedding. This will cost an additional $50. You can choose this option on the registration form (we need to know before retreat starts).

BRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
There are a limited number of extra floor mats and meditation cushions (zafus), but if possible, please bring your own mats and meditation cushions or stools. There are plenty of chairs for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor. In consideration of other participants please limit your use of scented products at retreat.

You can find out some more information about Kallara at the conference centre’s website. The nearest town is Euroa. The Kallara Conference Centre is about two hours north-east of Melbourne.

 Kallara - view of surrounding countrysideREGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Kallara 4-Day Retreat, 3 – 7 June 2017. Retreat Code: Kallara June
It will be helpful if you can email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation when you have made a payment. Thanks.

Read FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd, Boho South VIC 3669  See Google Map. see weather.

Take care on the roads when travelling to retreat as wombats, koalas and kangaroos live in this area. Expect cool weather. If travelling by car through mountains, from the east coast, check road conditions are favourable.

Enquiries can be made through Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net .

Please complete registration by Friday 12 May, 2017 (3 weeks before)
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Pearl Beach, NSW, June, 2-Day Retreat

Last updated: May 22, 2017 at 14:48 pm

 

PEARL BEACH, NSW, 24–25 JUNE, 2-DAY RETREAT

Sat 24th – Sun 25th June 2017, non-residential, weekend retreat

Pearl Beach, retreat Linda ClairA 2-Day non-residential silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR, from Saturday 24th June to Sunday 25th June at Pearl Beach, (1 hr 30min  north of Sydney) NSW.

Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 24th June 9.30am–6pm (arrive by 9am)
Sunday 25th June 9.30am–6pm. Optional early morning sit, 6.30am.
retreat schedule (2pp pdf)

FOOD
Morning tea and refreshments provided. This retreat is self-catered. Please bring a plate of food to share each day for lunch (suitable for vegetarians please).

BRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
There are a limited number of extra floor mats. Bring your own meditation cushions or stools if you  have them.

COST
2-Days: $170, includes teaching.
1-Day only: $85, includes teaching. First time attendees may benefit most from Saturday, when more instruction may be given on technique.

This is a small retreat venue. A waiting list will be offered when retreat is full.

REGISTRATION
Bookings can be made through Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net   When emailing to book could you please provide a contact phone number (we will only contact you by phone if we have not received your payment and need confirmation of your attendance).
You will receive Direct Deposit details by email. Retreat Code: PB June

ACCOMMODATION NEARBY
You will need to take care of your own accommodation.
We are looking into possible shared accommodation for participants who need to travel to this retreat. Pricing and other details will depend on numbers of interested people.

If you would like to share accommodation nearby with other retreat participants please email Roger at simplemeditation.net@gmail.com with your request and we will keep you informed. Details are still being finalised.
To book for the retreat email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net
It will be helpful if you can email Lara when you have made a payment. Thanks.

See Cancellations and Refunds. Share accommodation will be an added cost. There will be a cancellation fee for cancelled accommodation.

Venue:
108A Diamond Road, Pearl Beach, NSW (15 minutes from Woy Woy train station)
Sydney to Pearl Beach or Sydney to Woy Woy by train

Please complete registration by Friday 9 June, 2017 (2 weeks before) to allow us to contact a waiting list 
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Perth, July 4-Day Retreat

Last updated: May 22, 2017 at 14:52 pm

 

PERTH, 8–11 JULY, 4-DAY RETREAT

Sat 8th–Tue 11th July, 2017  residential/non-residential, 4-day retreat. 

Pallottines Epiphany Retreat Centre RossmoyneA 4-day residential / non-residential silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR from Saturday 8th July to Tuesday 11th July, at The Epiphany Centre, Rossmoyne.

The cost of the retreat is AUD$590 and includes all food, accommodation and teaching. The retreat is fully catered. Dheera Payler will be preparing delicious vegetarian food.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 8th July  9.30am–9pm (arrive by 9am)
Sunday 9th July  6.30am–9pm
Monday 10th July 6.30am–9pm
Tuesday 11th July  6.30am–6pm

COST
Residential 4-days $590 (includes all meals, teaching and accommodation)
(UPDATE)
Non-Residential Days – Day 1, $120 (includes meals and teaching)
Non-Residential Days Days 2 & 3, $130 (includes meals and teaching)
Please arrive on time for 6.30am sit, where scheduled. If you are unable to make it you are welcome to join at breakfast (8.30am).
Day 4 is not available as a single day.

A deposit of $100 (or full amount) is required to register for this retreat. Any queries contact Nirmala on 0424 048 354, or lindaclairinwa@gmail.com

ACCOMMODATION
The Epiphany Centre is a small retreat centre set in parkland and a 10min walk from the beautiful Canning river. It has shared accomodation and shared bathroom facilities. You can bring your own bed linen (suitable for single bed), or hire a linen pack for $13 per person. Linen pack consists of sheets, pillowcase and towel. All beds have woollen blankets.

In consideration of others, please do not use perfumed products during the retreat.

Extra nights’ stay in shared accommodation (at the retreat centre), either side of the retreat, may be available. Contact Nirmala on lindaclairinwa@gmail.com

Epiphany UAC Retreat Centre outdoorBRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
Please bring your own meditation stools, cushions and mats.There are chairs for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
REGISTER for the 4-Day Perth Retreat July 2017.
Retreat Code: Perth July
It will be helpful if you can email Nirmala at lindaclairinwa@gmail.com when you have made a payment. Thanks.

See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue: St Vincent Pallotti Epiphany Retreat and Conference Centre, 50 Fifth Avenue,  Rossmoyne, Perth, Western Australia. This venue is in a suburb situated between Fremantle and the airport. See venue website.

Retreat-related enquiries can be made at lindaclairinwa@gmail.com (note: this email address goes to Admin, not Linda) or phone Nirmala on 0424 048 354.

Please complete registration by Friday June 23rd, 2017 (2 weeks before)

 
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Verona, Far South Coast NSW, July 2-Day Retreat

FAR SOUTH COAST NSW, 22–23 JULY, 2-DAY RETREAT

Sat 22nd – Sun 23rd July 2017, non-residential, weekend retreat

TussaberryverandahA 2-Day non-residential silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR, from Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 23rd July at Verona (near Quaama, 35mins north of Bega), Far South Coast NSW.

Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 22nd July 9.30am–6pm (arrive by 9am)
Sunday 23rd July 9.30am–6pm. Optional early morning sit, 6.30am.
retreat schedule (2pp pdf)

FOOD
Morning tea and refreshments provided. This retreat is self-catered. Please bring a plate of food to share each day for lunch (suitable for vegetarians please).

BRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
There are a limited number of extra floor mats. Bring your own meditation cushions or stools if you have them. If you would like to purchase a zafu (meditation cushion), for pickup at this retreat, contact us at least 3 days before at lindainnsw@gmail.com.

COST
2-Days: $170, includes teaching.
1-Day only: $85, includes teaching. Please indicate on the registration form which day you would like to attend.
This is a small retreat venue. If the link is not active, this retreat may be full now. If you would like to go on a Waiting List you can email here. or contact bookings at lindainnsw@gmail.com with your request.

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Register for the 2-Day Verona, NSW Retreat July. Retreat code: NSW July
It will be helpful if you can email lindainnsw@gmail.com when you have made a payment. Thanks.

See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue:
159 Upper Brogo Rd, Verona NSW (Tussaberry Farm, 1.59km from the Princes Hwy turnoff into Upper Brogo Rd).

Enquiries can be made through lindainnsw@gmail.com (this email address goes to admin) or phone Nij on 0408 094 919. For late bookings  please phone 0408 094 919.

Please complete registration by Friday 7 July, 2017 (2 weeks before)
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Kallara, September 7-Day  Retreat

KALLARA, 9–16 SEPTEMBER, 7-DAY RETREAT

Sat 9th – Sat 16th September, 2017, Residential 7-Day retreat Euroa, Victoria

outside verandah KallaraA 7-Day silent residential meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR

The retreat will start on Saturday 9th September at 2.30pm and finish on Saturday 16th September at 1pm. The cost for the retreat is AUD$915 and this includes all food, accommodation and teaching. You need to bring your own bedding, which includes pillow*.

Kallara Conference Centre is nestled in the scenic foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, and backs onto native bushland with lots of wildlife and scenic walking tracks.

Upon arrival find out your room allocation and settle in. The first sit is at 2.30pm.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 9th September  2.30pm–9pm
Sunday 10th September  6.30am–9pm
Monday 11th September  6.30am–9pm
Tuesday 12th September  6.30am–9pm
Wednesday 13th September  6.30am–9pm
Thursday 14th September  6.30am–9pm
Friday 15th September  6.30am–9pm
Saturday 16th September  6.30am–1pm

COST
AUD$915 (includes all meals, teaching and accommodation). This retreat is residential only.
A deposit of $200 is required to register for this retreat. You are welcome to pay the full amount on registration.

ACCOMMODATION
Shared accommodation and shared bathroom facilities. Sun Hyland will be preparing delicious vegetarian / vegan food. Lunch is not provided on the 1st day (Saturday 9th September) so please bring your own lunch.

*A light blanket, sheets, one pillow and light doona will be supplied and laundered by Simple Meditation for those who are unable to bring their own bedding. This will cost an additional $50. You can choose this option on the registration form (we need to know if you need bedding before retreat starts).

BRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
There are a limited number of extra floor mats and meditation cushions (zafus), but if possible, please bring your own mats and meditation cushions, or stools. There are plenty of chairs for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor. In consideration of other participants please limit your use of scented products at retreat.

You can find out some more information about Kallara at the conference centre’s website. The nearest town is Euroa. The Kallara Conference Centre is about two hours north-east of Melbourne.

Kallara 7-Day Retreat, Sept 2016koala in the grounds of Kallara

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Kallara 7-Day Retreat, 9–16 September 2017.  Retreat Code: Kallara Sept
It will be helpful if you can email Lara when you have made a payment. Thanks.

Read FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd, Boho South VIC 3669  See Google Map. see weather.
Take care on the roads when travelling to retreat as wombats, koalas and kangaroos live in this area.

Enquiries can be made through Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net .

Please complete registration by Friday 18 August, 2017 (3 weeks before)
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Spain Oct 5-Day Retreat 2017

SPAIN, OCT 5-DAY RETREAT

Thur 12th – Mon 16th October 2017, 5-Day retreat
Cordoba, Spain

A 5-Day silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR

Betania casa de espiritualidad This 5-day Silent Meditation Retreat will be held at the Betania casa de espiritualidad (Betania house of spirituality), in the historic city of Cordoba, Southern Spain (about 1 hour 40 minutes by train from Madrid).

The retreat will start at 9.30am Thursday 12th October and finish at 5.30pm Monday 16th October. 

Retreat Schedule
Thursday 12th October 9.30am – 9pm (arrive by 9am)
Friday 13th October 6.30am – 9pm
Saturday 14th October 6.30am–9pm
Sunday 15th October 6.30am–9pm
Monday 16th October 6.30am–5.30pm
retreat schedule pdf

COST
Residential, 495 € (Euros) (includes all meals, teaching and accommodation for 4 nights at Betania).
Non-residential, 395 € (Euros) for 5 days, includes teaching, lunch and supper.

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
Accommodation is very comfortable and simple. Single rooms are available for each participant, and each room has its own bathroom. Food will be simple vegetarian, with vegan options available.

It may be possible to stay a night before and after retreat. We will post details when we have more information.

WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your own meditation cushions or stools. Chairs will be available for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor. The day’s schedule will include an evening meditation.

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Register for the 5-Day Spain Retreat 2017  Retreat code: Spain Oct
It will be helpful if you can email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net when you have made a payment. Thanks.

Australia – Retreat participants from Australia can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit. When you have submitted the registration form contact Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net for payment details.
Rest of the World, incl Australia – Retreat participants can pay with PayPal in euros.

See Cancellations and Refunds

Venue: Betania casa de espiritualidad, Calle Villanueva de Cordoba, 16. 14012 Cordoba Spain.
Retreat Enquiries (English speakers): please email bookings@simplemeditation.net


ESPAÑA. RETIRO DE 5 DÍAS EN OCTUBRE de 2017

Jueves 12 a lunes 16 de octubre de 2017. Retiro de 5 días
Cordoba, España

Retiro de meditación de 5 días con LINDA CLAIR

Betania casa de espiritualidad. Este retiro de meditación en silencio tendrá lugar en Betania Casa de Espiritualidad en la histórica ciudad de Córdoba, en el sur de España (aproximadamente 1hora y 40 minutos de Madrid en tren).
El retiro empezará a las 9:30 de la mañana el jueves 12 de octubre y terminará el lunes 16 de octubre a las 5:30 de la tarde.

Horario del retiro
Jueves 12 de octubre 9:30 am – 9 pm (Llegar a las 9 am)
Viernes 13 de octubre 6:30 am – 9 pm
Sábado 14 de octubre 6:30 am – 9 pm
Domingo 15 de octubre 6:30 am – 9 pm
Lunes 16 de octubre 6:30 am – 5:30 pm

PRECIO
Residentes: 495 € (incluye todas las comidas y alojamiento de 4 noches en Betania)
No residentes: 395 € por 5 días. Incluye enseñanza, almuerzo y cena.

ALOJAMIENTO Y COMIDA
El alojamiento es muy cómodo y simple. Hay habitaciones individuales disponibles para todos, y cada habitación tiene su propio cuarto de baño. La comida será simple, vegetariana, y habrá opción para veganos.

CANCELACIONES Y REEMBOLSOS
Retiro de 5 días, España del 12 al 16 de octubre de 2017
En el momento de la inscripción para el retiro se requiere un depósito de 100 € o el pago completo.

CANCELACIONES
– Las cancelaciones efectuadas hasta el 21 de septiembre incluído (3 semanas antes) incurrirán en un cargo de 100 €
– Quienes cancelen su inscripción entre el 22 de septiembre y 2 días antes del retiro recibirán un reembolso del 50%
– No habrá reembolso en caso de no asistencia o cancelación el día previo.

Lugar: Betania casa de espiritualidad. Calle Villanueva de Córdoba, 16. 14012 Córdoba
Consultas sobre el retiro: email a bookings@simplemeditation.net

REGISTRO
Información sobre el retiro (en español)
Porfavor, contactar con:
Paco:  f-prior@hotmail.com 34 957042895 y 34 600551813
Rafael: rafaeru@yahoo.com 34 957084555 y 34 670362968

Please complete registration by Thursday 21 September, 2017 {3 weeks before)

 

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