The Hills Retreat
THE HILLS RETREAT
A meaningful and relaxing weekend away
NUNYARA CONFERENCE CENTRE • BELAIR • 26-28 APRIL 2024
Retreat gives us the opportunity to relax, unwind and gain a deeper experience of meditation and inner peace. At our Hills Retreat, we will be emphasising the practice of patient acceptance, cherishing others and considering their happiness as important. The practice of patience is not passive but very powerful. It is a special attitude that deals with all of life’s challenges with a peaceful mind and loving heart.
When our inner world is transformed into acceptance, love and compassion, the outer world will follow. If we truly want our lives and our world to be different, this needs to be our daily life practice. All problems arise from excessive self-focus, attachment, anger and unrealistic expectations of ourself and others. Patient acceptance dissolves all these problems. With our mind of love, we will always have space for everyone.
The retreat is suitable for both beginners and those looking to deepen their practice.
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 peaceful surroundings. The retreat is catered with delicious vegetarian or vegan food, and includes simple accommodation options. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy yourself. Booking is essential – please book early to ensure a place. Everyone is welcome.
Nunyara Conference Centre is located near the beautiful Belair National Park in the Adelaide Hills. One of the few relatively undisturbed areas of native vegetation in the Adelaide Hills region, Belair National Park is full of woodlands and lakes to explore, with walking tracks suitable for all levels of fitness. Popular throughout Australia as a tourist destination, the Adelaide Hills are a perfect place for retreat.
RETREAT FEES, ACCOMMODATION & BOOKING
Retreat pricing starts from $320 per person including all meals and accommodation. All rooms at Nunyara contain several beds and an ensuite shower. You can choose the number of people to share with – on your own, with a buddy, or with two other retreaters. Toilet facilities are shared. This is an onsite-only retreat and bookings must be made for the entire retreat. See below for how to book.
The 2024 timetable will made available closer to the retreat.
Kelsang Monlam is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Adelaide and has been teaching meditation and buddhism since 2008. Monlam presents Buddha’s teachings in a light and practical manner, and inspires us through example to incorporate Buddha’s teachings into our daily life.
$440 per person
$370 per person (each person needs to make a separate booking)
3-Person Shared Room
$320 per person (each person needs to make a separate booking)
Linen Pack (Pillow, sheets, pillowcase, blankets and a towel)
$25 per person
All meals are included in the accommodation cost.
If you prefer not to opt for the linen pack, only extra blankets are provided by the venue, so you'll need to bring everything else.
Can I book for part of the retreat?
The Hills retreat is designed to be an escape from the stress and busyness of our everyday lives. As such bookings are only available for the whole retreat. This is important to get the most out of the retreat.
Can I stay offsite/caravan/camp?
Sorry, no. We are bound to the terms of hire of the venue, and can only use the facilities as specified in the booking options and on our website.
Can I bring my own food for meals?
The catering is provided by the venue and under the terms of hire of the venue alternative meals are not allowed. However, you can bring your own vegetarian snacks for in-between mealtimes, if you wish. We can cater for gluten-free and vegan options, and may be able to look into other special dietary requirements if necessary.
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions.
HOW TO BOOK
NOTE: Please make a separate booking for each person. If there is someone you wish to share with, please let us know in the 'Additional Information' section at the bottom of the form.
1. Click an accommodation type below.
2. Choose an option from the drop-down menu on the next page. You need to choose a meal option - vegetarian or vegan - and if you would like to add a linen pack for an additional $25. You can indicate any special dietary requirements in the 'Additional Information' section at the bottom of the form. Please read the options carefully before making your choice.
3. Click 'Add to Cart'.
4. Click 'Proceed to checkout'.
5. Fill in your personal details for the booking. In the 'Additional Information' section at the bottom of the form, please indicate if you have special dietary requirements or if you have a preferred roommate.
6. Check the 'I have read and agree to the website terms and conditions' box.
7.You can pay either securely by credit card or via your PayPal account, if you have one. Payment must be received in full to secure your place.
BOOKINGS CLOSE MONDAY 15TH APRIL AT 5PM.
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The Hills Retreat April 2024 – Twin Room$370.00 – $395.00
The Hills Retreat April 2024 – Single Room$440.00 – $465.00
The Hills Retreat April 2024 – Male 3-Person Shared Room$320.00 – $345.00
The Hills Retreat April 2024 – Female 3-Person Shared Room$320.00 – $345.00
VENUE: NUNYARA CONFERENCE CENTRE, BELAIR
REGISTRATION will begin at 5pm on Friday 26th April. Please bring your booking confirmation.
If you haven’t booked a linen pack, don’t forget to bring all your own bedding (including a pillow) and a towel.
There is onsite parking at the venue.
We can’t wait to see you!