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Kallara Retreat – view from 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

See Cancellation Policy and bookings info 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.


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, (UPDATE) 7am.
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.

UPDATE 15 July: WE HAVE TWO SPACES AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 22 JULY. If you would like to attend this retreat please contact bookings at lindainnsw@gmail.com or phone Nij on 0408 094 919.

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, not Linda) or phone Nij on 0408 094 919.


 

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Pearl Beach, 12–13 August, 2-Day Retreat 2017

PEARL BEACH, 12–13 AUGUST, 2-DAY RETREAT

Sat 12th – Sun 13th August 2017, non-residential, weekend retreat

Pearl Beach, retreat Linda ClairA 2-Day non-residential silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR, from Saturday 12th August to Sunday 13th August at Pearl Beach, (1 hr 30min  north of Sydney) NSW.

Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday 12th August 9.30am–6pm (arrive by 9am) Optional evening sit 7.15pm.
Sunday 13th August 9.30am–6pm. 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 if retreat is full.

REGISTRATION
For bookings please contact Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net   When emailing to book could you please provide a contact phone number.
You will receive Direct Deposit details by email. Retreat Code: PB August. It will be helpful if you can email Lara when you have made a payment.

ACCOMMODATION NEARBY
We are looking into possible shared accommodation nearby for this retreat. Pricing and other details will depend on numbers of interested people.

If you are interested to share accommodation with other retreat participants, please email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net so we can keep you informed.

Share accommodation is an added cost. There will be a cancellation fee for cancelled accommodation.

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


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Kallara, September 7-Day  Retreat 2017

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 12–16 October, 5-Day Retreat 2017

SPAIN, 12–16 OCTOBER, 5-DAY RETREAT 2017

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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Kallara 2–6 December, 4-Day Retreat 2017

KALLARA, 2–6 DECEMBER, 4-DAY RETREAT

Sat 2nd – Wed 6th December, 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 2nd December at 2.30pm and finish on Wednesday 6th December 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 (that includes a 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 2nd December 2.30pm–9pm (arrive by 2pm)
Sunday 3rd December 6.30am–9pm
Monday 4th December 6.30am–9pm
Tuesday 5th December 6.30am–9pm
Wednesday 6th December 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 2nd December) 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
REGISTRATION FORM COMING
Retreat Code: Kallara Dec
It will be helpful if you can email Lara at bookings@simplemeditation.net when you have made a payment.
For late bookings please contact Lara.

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 inhabit this area.

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

Please complete registration by Friday 10 November, 2017 (3 weeks before)
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