“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 2018*
*unless otherwise specified, all prices are in Australian dollars.See Cancellation Policy and Bookings Info for current retreats.
Some small retreat venues take limited numbers of participants. A waiting list is then offered.
Sat 10th–Sun 11th February, 2018 Non-residential weekend retreat Adelaide South Australia
A 2-Day silent non-residential meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR. Participants can come for 1 day or both. Meditate with Linda in a small, intimate environment.
Saturday 10th February 9.30am–8.30pm
Sunday 11th February 9.30am–5.30pm
Morning tea and refreshments provided. Please bring a plate of food to share (suitable for vegetarians) for the day/s you are attending.
Non-Residential Weekend: $180 1-Day option: $95
BRING MEDITATION STOOLS OR CUSHIONS
Please bring your own mats and meditation cushions or meditation stools. Chairs are available. If this is your first time to a Simple Meditation retreat and you are only attending 1 day, consider attending Saturday, as more instruction may be given for newcomers.
BOOKINGS and PAYMENT
For bookings and enquiries email Lara at email@example.com.
Payment is by Direct Deposit or cash on the day. Retreat code: Adelaide Feb
VENUE: 43 Mitchell Street, Millswood, South Australia.
Sat 17th – Sat 24th March 2018, Residential 7-Day retreat Euroa, Victoria
A 7-Day silent residential meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR
The retreat will start on Saturday 17th March at 2.30pm and finish on Saturday 24th September at 1pm. The cost for the retreat is AUD$925 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. You may be on a roster for light duties during retreat. Rosters, room allocations and interviews with Linda are posted in the dining hall. Interviews will depend on participant numbers. In larger retreats it may not be possible to include them in the schedule.
Saturday 17th March 2.30pm–9pm
Sunday 18th March 6.30am–9pm
Monday 19th March 6.30am–9pm
Tuesday 20th March 6.30am–9pm
Wednesday 21st March 6.30am–9pm
Thursday 22nd March 6.30am–9pm
Friday 23rd March 6.30am–9pm
Saturday 24th March 6.30am–1pm
AUD$925 (includes all meals, teaching and accommodation). This retreat is residential only.
A deposit of $200 is required to register for this retreat, or you are welcome to pay the full amount on registration.
There will be delicious vegetarian food prepared by Sun Hyland. It may also be gluten free.
We cannot guarantee to cater for all diets but if you have a food allergy that you think we should know about please tell us in the “Any other comments” section of the registration form.
Lunch is not provided on the 1st day (Saturday 17th March) so please bring your own lunch.
Shared accommodation and shared bathroom facilities. Depending on retreat numbers, sharing may not be necessary but you can nominate to share with a friend if you like (with their consent). Let us know in “Any other comments” section of the registration form.
*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.
REGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Kallara 7-Day Retreat, 17–24 March 2018
Retreat Code: Kallara March
It will be helpful if you can email Lara when you have made a payment. Thanks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sat 14th – Sun 15th April 2018, Non-residential weekend retreat, Far South Coast NSW
A 2-Day non-residential silent meditation retreat with LINDA CLAIR at the locality of Verona (between Cobargo and Quaama, and 35mins north of Bega), Far South Coast NSW.
Suitable for beginners or experienced meditators. Meditate with Linda in a small, intimate environment.
Morning tea and refreshments are provided, otherwise this retreat is self-catered, so please bring a plate of food to share each day for lunch (suitable for vegetarians please). If you need some suggestions just email Retreat Enquiries (see below).
BRING MEDITATION STOOLS or SITTING CUSHIONS
There are a limited number of extra floor mats for use. Bring your own meditation stools or cushions if you have them. Space is limited but we try to make some chairs available for alternate sitting.
Tusssaberry Farm is partly forested, with an orchard and creek. You may like to bring sturdier shoes for outside exploring.
The meditation room is a shoes-off area but you are welcome to bring indoor shoes for the verandahs and kitchen.
2-Days: $175, includes teaching. Bring a plate of food to share.
1-Day option: $90, includes teaching. Bring a plate of food to share.
Please indicate on the registration form which day you would like to attend.
If you have specific dietary requirements it is fine to bring your own lunch.
REGISTRATION and PAYMENT
Registration 2-Day Verona Retreat April 2018. Retreat code: NSW April
It will be helpful if you can email admin at email@example.com when you have made a payment. Thanks.
159 Upper Brogo Rd, Verona NSW (Tussaberry Farm, 1.59km from the Princes Hwy turnoff into Upper Brogo Rd), two farmgates on the left after the bitumen road finishes. Road is suitable for an everyday vehicle.
For enquiries, please contact Nij at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 094 919
Sat 5th–Thurs 10th May, 2018 Residential/Non-residential, 5-Day retreat, Woodstock USA
This 5-Day Silent Meditation Retreat with LINDA CLAIR will be held at a beautiful, old farmhouse set on a large wooded property near Woodstock, New York, about 2 hours from New York City.
Quiet, private and inviting, this venue is ideally suited to reflection, contemplation and spiritual practice. The retreat will be catered with simple delicious vegetarian meals.
Residential 5-days USD$750 (limited spaces available) includes all meals, teaching and accommodation.
Non-Residential 5-days USD$630, includes all meals and teaching.
Saturday 2.30pm–8.30pm USD$75, includes dinner and teaching
Saturday 2.30pm until Sunday 8.30pm USD$235, includes meals and teaching. Non-residential, but if you need to stay overnight please contact us for some options.
Saturday 5th May 2.30pm–8.30pm (arrive by 2pm)
Sunday 6th May 6.30am–8.30pm
Monday 7th May 6.30am–8.30pm
Tuesday 8th May 6.30am–8.30pm
Wednesday 9th May 6.30am–8.30pm
Thursday 10th May 6.30am–1pm. Lunch will be provided.
Residential space is limited, so please register early. Accommodation is dormitory style (no private rooms) with separate sleeping areas for males and females. There are some mattresses and these will be allocated to early registrations.
Generally residential participants will need to bring sleeping bags, sleeping pads/mats and bedding (including pillows). More information can be obtained by contacting Paul at email@example.com
Please bring your own towels and toiletries and in consideration of others, please limit your use perfumed products during the retreat.
BRING MEDITATION STOOLS / CUSHIONS
Please bring your own meditation stools or cushions including floor mats or blankets.There are chairs for those who like to alternate their sitting or prefer not to sit on the floor.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
A deposit of USD$200 (or full amount) is required to register for this retreat.
(All participants, local & international) To register please send an email to Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, the city/state/country where you live, phone number and email address.
You will be sent PayPal or Direct Deposit details (Direct Deposit, Australia only).
Direct Deposit – to help us ID your bank transfer please include your initials, and the retreat code: Wood.
Venue: Woodstock, NY – about 2hrs from New York City. Contact us for details.
A comprehensive information sheet can be emailed to you.