Glass House Mountain Retreats

October – Fri 11 – Sun 13

November – Fri 15 – Sun 17

Glass House Mountain Retreats

October – Fri 11 – Sun 13

November – Fri 15 – Sun 17

About our Glass House Retreats

Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation retreat for yourself. Be guided to cultivate greater inner peace through practical Buddhist teachings and meditations. In between retreat sessions, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Glass House Mountains and the company of like-minded people. These meditation retreats provide a wonderful opportunity to unwind, relax and gain a more positive perspective on life.

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 tranquil surroundings, taking in views of the Glass House Mountains. The retreat is catered with delicious vegetarian food, and includes accommodation. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy yourself.

These retreats sell out very quickly.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

August Retreat Topic

Eight Steps to Happiness - Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sep

“Pure happiness can only be attained through developing our mind…Through improving our qualities of love, compassion and wisdom we can gradually eliminate all our suffering and problems, and eventually attain the everlasting joy of full enlightenment.”

Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

On this weekend meditation retreat in the Glass House Mountains, discover how to transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights that help us improve our relationships and develop greater patience, empathy and compassion in our daily life.  Teachings and meditations at this retreat will be based on the book New Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Sorry, the August Glass House Mountains retreat has sold out.  Please click below to join the waitlist.

October Retreat Topic

How to be kind to your mind - Fri 11 Oct - Sun 13 Oct

Do you feel sometimes you could take better care of your inner world?

Would you like to cope better or feel more relaxed?

Would life be easier if you could shake bad mental habits and strengthen your positive, peaceful states of mind?

Probably, most of us would benefit from looking after our mental health a bit more. And methods exist to help us do so. In particular, through Buddhist meditation, you’ll become able to find peace, build up your inner protection and feel mentally nourished.

There are so many benefits to be had!

  • Stop stress, overwhelm and anger from building up;
  • Intervene at an early stage when your mind is causing you suffering;
  • Learn how to cope with grief, anxiety, depression and other difficult states of mind;
  • Experience daily peace & relaxation;
  • Build an inner toolkit to help you as you journey through life.

Treat yourself. Care for your own mental health and well-being during this weekend meditation retreat with Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Ani. There will be talks, meditations, discussions and time to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Be kind to your mind and return to daily life re-energised and inspired.

November Retreat Topic

How To Solve Our Human Problems - Fri 15 Nov - Sun 17 Nov

“The instructions given in this book are methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.”

Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The book How to Solve Our Human Problems by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a scientific exploration of the causes of our daily problems and difficulties, and the solutions to them. It shows how to use Buddha’s teachings to change our world by changing our mind.  On this weekend meditation retreat in the Glass House Mountains, our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Ani will give practical commentary to this precious text.

Dates & Times

Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September – SOLD OUT

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October – Book Now

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November – Book Now

Venue

Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge is located 70 kilometers north of Brisbane in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. This unique property at the base of Mt. Tibrogargan – a huge monolith which is higher than Uluru and 23 million years older – has beautiful gardens, which are a sanctuary for wildlife. The accommodation offers flexible configurations – enjoy a room to yourself, share with a friend or partner, or come as a small group of three or four.

ADDRESS: Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge | 198 Barrs Road, Glasshouse Mountains

Accommodation options & cost

Glass House Mountains Eco Lodge offers unique and comfortable accommodation. Delicious vegetarian meals and refreshments are provided and retreat prices are inclusive of food, accommodation and all retreat sessions.  If you are sharing a room, please book the Retreat Fee option ($260 per person) for all additional people.

Beerwah Room $540 (additional retreat fee if sharing)

One queen bed and one single bed, ensuite bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee for one person – if sharing your room, please book additional retreat fee per person.

Orchard Room $540 (additional retreat fee if sharing)

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee and all meals – if sharing your room, please book each additional person as a ‘roommate’.

Family Forest Room $560 (additional retreat fee if sharing)

One queen bed and one bunk bed, ensuite bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee and all meals – if sharing your room, please book each additional person as a ‘roommate’.

Train Carriage $660 (additional retreat fee if sharing)

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee and all meals – if sharing your room, please book each additional person as a ‘roommate’.

Mt Tibro Room $690 (additional retreat fee if sharing)

This room is perfect to share with a friend or two. One queen bed, two single beds in separate rooms (one mezzanine), shared full bathroom. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee and all meals – if sharing your room, please book each additional person as a ‘roommate’.

Bungalow $660 (additional retreat fee if sharing)

One queen bed, full bathroom, kitchen and living room. Reverse cycle air conditioning. Price includes retreat fee and all meals – if sharing your room, please book each additional person as a ‘roommate’.

Our Teacher

The teacher of this weekend meditation retreat is Gen Kelsang Ani.  Gen Ani is Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane and teaches all the main classes and courses at the Centre. Gen Ani has been studying and practising Modern Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. She teaches with warmth and compassion, making modern Buddhism accessible and applicable to all.

What to Expect

The weekend will be one of inspiration and relaxation.  Located in the stunning Glass House Mountains, you’ll enjoy getting out of the city and in an environment conducive to meditation and retreat.  The gentle program includes plenty of time to enjoy the area.

Everyone is welcome.