Retreats for 2019
“Living in Harmony with the Cycles of Life”
Arriving Monday 10th June and departing Friday 14th June
(Please note this is a short Retreat)
Facilitators: Lyn Edwards & Gay Robinson
Australasian Lodge Mothers.
Regardless of our age, over the course of our life we naturally process through cycles. We move effortlessly from one to another like ascending the spiral of life.
During this Retreat we will explore how the different cycles affect our being; healing the past; acknowledging with joy the present cycle and preparing for our next cycle, so we live in Harmony with all life.
Cost: $800 which includes accommodation, all linen, meals and all activities. Members discount price—$750
A deposit of $100 required to secure a place on the retreat. Please email email@example.com for bookings.
If you request a single room there will be an additional charge of $50.
“Stillness—Our Inner Life”
Arriving Saturday 6th July and departing Friday 12th
Facilitator: Susan Cooper from our Melbourne Lodge
“Stillness” – regardless of our age, life situation, work commitments, stillness is something we all benefit from, but, in this hectic world how do we find stillness.
During this week, Susan will be encouraging us to remember the importance of our inner life amidst the noise and clatter of the outer world using the teachings of White Eagle.
Some of the Topics will be :-
* What is stillness?
* What practices are helpful in achieving stillness
* Challenges of the Mind
* How can Prayer and Mindfulness help in our quest for Stillness.
* Harmony, balance, patience and acceptance—qualities we need to tap into the peace of our spiritual essence while living in the world.
The week will be punctuated with meditation as well as discussion as we connect to our deepest selves and rest in the centre of our own being where peace abides.
Cost: $850 which includes accommodation, all linen, meals and all activities. Members discount price—$800
A deposit of $100 required to secure a place on the retreat. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings. If you request a single room there will be an additional charge of $50.
“The Creative Self as a Spiritual Path”
Arriving Sunday 20th October and departing Friday 25th
Anna Hayward, International Speaker from the Headquarters
of the Lodge in England will be facilitating this retreat.
Anna has a wealth of experience in the teachings of White Eagle plus Counselling in the Light of White Eagle’s teachings.
Anna’s description of the Retreat is:- ‘White Eagle is clear that being creative is about plugging into and earthing the creative power of life, releasing a potential which can transform. In accessing parts of ourselves which lie beyond the rational mind, we become more sensitive and develop the imagination. The angels draw close.
Creativity is not limited, it is not limited to a few and it is not limited in its effects – it is. Neither is it about comparison, but importantly about each one’s uniqueness. As you create, you recreate yourself. During this retreat, we explore a variety of creative paths in a relaxed and non-challenging way.’
The Lodge will be providing some art materials, but you may like to bring any art materials you are used to using, your camera and any musical instrument you may like to play. Please note that no one is expected to share their experiences or share anything they produce unless they want to.
Cost: $900 which includes accommodation, all linen, meals and all activities. Members discount price—$850
A deposit of $100 required to secure a place on the retreat. Bookings can be made in writing, over the phone or by emailing—email@example.com . If you request a single room, there will be an additional charge of $50
TRAVEL INFORMATION TO THE TEMPLE
Brisbane is the closest major airport to the Temple. The other alternative is Maroochydore Airport (a.k.a. Maroochy Airport.) Arrivals and Departures from Maroochydore Airport are far less stressful than going to Brisbane. It is a much smaller airport and the waiting time for luggage is less. The flight may be slightly more expensive but it is worth paying for the more relaxed atmosphere.
FROM THE AIRPORT:
HIGHLAND CONNEXION – DOOR TO DOOR
Phone: 0409 488 104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web page: www.highlandconnexion.com.au
CON-X-ION DOOR TO DOOR
Phone (07) 54 770 888 Toll Free 1300 631 064 or 1300 956 203
CON-X-ION TO CALOUNDRA DROP OFF POINT
The bus will drop you off at the Racecourse just outside Caloundra where someone from the Lodge will meet you and bring you to the Temple. This is a 40 minute drive from the Racecourse to the Temple.
There will be a charge for this service of $20 one way. Please pay this additional charge to the Lodge driver personally. As you can appreciate the driver is a volunteer and may be hesitant in asking for remuneration, so please have it ready to give to them.
Catch airport bus to Roma Street Transit Centre in the city and then train to Landsborough Railway Station. Someone from the Lodge will meet you and bring you to the Temple. There will be a charge for this service of $15 one way. Please pay this additional charge to the driver personally, who meets you at the pick-up point and brings you to the Temple. As you can appreciate the driver is a volunteer and may be hesitant in asking for remuneration, so please have it ready to give to them.
The Star Retreat Centre is set amongst the rolling, green hills. With its peaceful surrounds the Centre is an ideal place for all who seek refreshment, peace and quiet and a sense of just ‘being.’
Well appointed accommodation for 10 people includes 3 twin share and 4 single bedrooms. There is a large meeting room, a comfortable lounge, a dining room and a kitchen. Enjoy breakfast on the patio overlooking the lush valley dotted with dairy cattle. The tranquil gardens surrounding the Temple are a perfect setting for personal meditation.
In keeping with the philosophy of the Lodge the Centre is strictly vegetarian meals which may include dairy and egg products.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING RETREATS
By attending retreats, you are giving yourself a wonderful opportunity to tap into the source of your being, to go within to that inner place of stillness beneath all thought, into the very heart of God, our Creator, that spark within our heart chakra. To do this it helps us greatly if we take the opportunity to withdraw from the outer world of hustle and bustle for a time.
The Retreat Centre and the Temple are prepared environments where stillness and peace is encouraged. You will find no TVs or newspapers in the complex. For this reason we ask you not to use your mobile phones, fax machines, computers, ipods etc as they will detract from the inner peace you are seeking to attain during your stay.
Need some time for yourself? A private retreat for a few days at the Star Retreat Centre and Temple of Light, Maleny, Queensland is the answer.
The Centre is also available to like-minded groups who are in sympathy with the teachings of the Lodge. Groups such as yoga groups, meditation & study groups, writing and art groups would find the venue ideal and appealing.
Prices are available on application, for further information:
From Marian Linch “My first retreat. This has been an experience I will never forget. I didn’t know why I had come, but now I know how to continually connect with my Higher Power – the Christ without and within and my love and sense of purpose is now so beautiful and strong. I will go forward in ‘Truth and Love’.