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Universal Responsibility

At the Wellbeing Centre we are adopting an attitude of universal responsibility to care for everyone, not just Buddhists but all sentient beings. Lama Zopa Rinpoche calls this the “Bodhisattva Attitude”.With this in mind, Chenrezig Institute runs a wellbeing program that will be of benefit to those who are looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.

The Wellbeing Centre is dedicated to sharing authentic and well-established techniques for good health and genuine happiness. Our presenters are experienced and qualified in ancient medical traditions, contemplative approaches, modern scientific methods and more. This program will provide people with tools to improve their quality of life, increase our capacity to be of benefit to others and further expand the Chenrezig Institute Community.

Here’s what’s happening in our Wellbeing Center Program.

This space is also available to hire. Please scroll down for more information.

 

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Hire The Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Centre features glass panels overlooking the treetop canopy, flooding the space with natural light. White walls, timber floors and wrap around verandas make it a beautiful, private venue for group hire.

A Perfect venue for:

  • Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Retreats, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Feng Shui workshops, Art Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Meetings, Craft Groups, Team Building, Workshops, Tibetan Medicine Courses…….and so on

The Wellbeing center can be hired by groups for activities that align with the core values of Chenrezig Institute and the Buddhist teachings.

More about the space:

The hall is 15 meters by 8 meters in size and is ideally suited for:

  • Up to 50 participants in classroom-style
  • Up to 25 participants for more physical activities such as yoga or art courses.

Adjacent to the hall on the veranda there are tea and coffee making facilities and a bathroom.  Underneath the Wellbeing Centre, there are two toilets, two showers and an eight-bed dormitory with undercover area overlooking the bush.

Rates and Availability

Our weekends fill up quickly with some groups organising their annual retreats more than a year in advance. Please contact the Spiritual Program Coordinator with potential dates for your booking via SPC@chenrezig.com.au

Wellbeing Centre Hire

Inclusions:

  • Tea (black and green) coffee (instant) milks (dairy and soy) spring water. A selection cakes, chai and espresso are available for purchase in the Big Love cafe a ten-minute walk away.
  • Data Projector – Please note there is no internet connection in this space.
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Presenters Chair and side table
  • Chairs (fifty)
  • Break out space with carpets, couches and cube seating, depending on your set up.
  • Meditation mats and cushions
  • Comfortable cushions and light blankets
  • Trestle tables (5)
  • Some yoga equipment
  • Fans and heaters

As part of the hire agreement, we ask each group to ensure that the members of their group are familiar with our Code of Conduct.  Wellbeing Centre Hire does not include set up, pack down or cleaning. Each group is responsible for these tasks as part of the hire agreement.

Daily Rate$150 Talk to us about your needs.
Weekend Rate$300(5:30 pm Friday evening to 5:30 pm Sunday)
Weekly Rate$1000For seven-day hire

Meals and Catering

Meals for retreats are served in the Big Love Cafe,  a ten-minute walk away.   Morning and afternoon tea platters, chai and cake can be provided as an alternative for an additional charge. Please discuss your groups’ requirements with the SPC.

Accommodation Options

We can accommodate approximately fifty guests across the property. There are a variety of accommodation options ranging from shared dormitory rooms through to private etreat cabins. You can view them all here.  

Packages

To help you plan your retreat we’ve created these packages for you.

Dormitory Room PackageAvailability:

Dorms are same sex. There is a four-bed dormitory on the hill near the café and eight-bed dormitory below the Wellbeing center. There are a total of 12 beds at this rate.

Weekend Rate

 

$108 per personInclusions:

Meals from Supper on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday and two nights accommodation in a dormitory

Weekly Rate$379.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from supper on first evening to lunch on final day and seven nights’ accommodation in a dormitory

Single Room Package

 

Availability:

The lower level of the Lotus House offers three single rooms. They include a single bed and a study desk.  All rooms share the unisex bathroom and toilet facilities located at the end of the building on the ground floor.

The Wellbeing center offers two single rooms. With a toilet on the same level and unisex showers on the floor below. There are five rooms available at this rate.

Weekend

 

$159.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from Supper on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday and two nights accommodation in a lotus house single room

Weekly$554.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from supper on the first evening to lunch on final day and seven nights’ accommodation in a lotus house single room

Twin Room Package

 

Availability:

The upper level of the Lotus House offers four twin rooms meaning there are eight beds available at this rate. All rooms share a unisex bathroom and toilet facilities located at the end of the building on the ground floor.

 

Weekend$135.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from Supper on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday and two nights accommodation in a lotus house twin room

Weekly$335.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from supper on the first evening to lunch on final day and seven nights’ accommodation in a lotus house twin room

Retreat Cabin (Shared Bathroom)

 

Availability:

Retreat Huts 1, 2 & 3 are also located on the southern side of the hill below the Gompa. They have kitchen facilities, hotplate, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle. These Huts do not have an en-suite bathroom but share a bathroom close-by instead.

Weekend$195.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from Supper on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday and two nights accommodation in a retreat cabin

Weekly$680.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from supper on the first evening to lunch on final day and seven nights’ accommodation in a retreat cabin

Retreat Cabin (ensuite Bathroom)

 

Availability:

Retreat Huts 4 & 5 are located on the southern side of the hill below the Gompa. They have kitchen facilities, hotplate, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle.
These huts also have their own en-suite bathroom.

Weekend$215.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from Supper on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday and two nights accommodation in a lotus house single room

Weekly$750.50 per personInclusions:

Meals from supper on the first evening to lunch on final day and seven nights’ accommodation in a lotus house single room

 Booking and Cancellation Policy

To confirm a booking we require a deposit of 25% of your total invoice (hall hire, meals, and accommodation). The balance of your invoice is due 14 days before your event.

Accommodation and Hire Bookings Refund Policy

Full refund on request from date of purchase up until fourteen days prior to the booking. Between thirteen days and three days prior to the booking 50% refund on request. Two day’s prior to the date of the booking there is no refund. We do not offer refunds if you don’t turn up on the day.

Meal Refund Policy

For meal booking of 10+ people, a 25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Lunch and Supper bookings must be canceled before 10 am (with proof of purchase) on the day of the meal for a refund or to be rescheduled.

Marketing your Retreat

When you book a retreat at Chenrezig Institute you are welcome to create a poster to be added to our visiting groups’ noticeboard. Unfortunately, we are unable to advertise your course through printed programs and other online media.

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