Some people find it easier to take a step back and refocus more than others. For these people, they can find that special thing within themselves wherever they are. It could be influenced by personality and/or upbringing, or it could be the result of long years of practice.
For some, going away on dedicated retreats is the best way to find focus amidst a busy life. And even those who are more centred than others can benefit from going on a retreat. After all, being away from one’s hectic routine and simply taking the time to reflect and meditate is beneficial to anyone.
Whether you are based in Australia or you’re there for a trip, visiting an Australian retreat centre is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. The good news is that there are many retreat centres around the country, so the chances are that you will find one that is easy to get to.
Here are some reputable Australian retreat centres which you can consider to help you find that focus. And, even if you are not a resident, and you do not have your own means of getting around, there is no need to worry. You can ask local contacts to drive you, or you can always check sites which allow you to compare car rental deals so you don’t have to deal with additional stress.
Bodhi Tree Retreat Centre
This retreat is located at 78 Bentley Road, Tullera, NSW. It follows the Theravada tradition and runs retreats nine months in a year. The accommodations are very basic, following the dormitory style. All meals are vegetarian, and the kitchen is shared. They do not charge fixed fees, but you are encouraged to donate as much as you want.
Julatten Mountain Spa Retreat
The Julatten Mountain Spa Retreat is a non-faith based retreat location found in 27 English Road, Julatten, QLD. The setting is a lush rainforest, which will certainly soothe your soul. Accommodations are private eco-friendly cabins.
Mangrove Yoga Ashram
This ashram will probably require you to get a car of your own as it is one of the more remote centres. About 90 minutes from Sydney, you will find Mangrove Yoga Ashram at 300 Mangrove Creek Road, Mangrove Creek, NSW. The ashram holds the distinction of being the oldest and largest residential yoga centre south of the hemisphere, and people really do go to great lengths to visit. One distinctive feature of the ashram is that it welcomes families and children as well.
Tarkira Tree Rainforest Retreat and Healing Therapies
Adjacent to the Tarra Bulga National Park, the Tarkira Tree Rainforest Retreat offers highly personalised retreats for individuals or couples. More than specific programs to help you focus and re-energise, you can also simply take in what nature has to offer. The retreat is found at 1990 Tarra Valley Rd, Tarra Valley, VIC.
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