Big thinking has been a big part of Chenrezig Institute from the very beginning.
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.
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 [email protected]
|Wellbeing Centre Hire
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||$1000||For 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.
We can accommodate approximately fifty guests across the property. There are a variety of accommodation options ranging from shared dormitory rooms through to private retreat cabins. You can view them all here.
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 seven 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 seven days prior to the booking 50% refund on request. Seven days 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.