Retreats for 2023

We are happy to share with you our Retreats for 2023.  Hope you feel drawn to attending one or both.



finding joy in lifeJoy in Living  – SEPTEMBER RETREAT      

 Arriving Saturday 2nd September after 3 pm and departing Thursday 7th September after breakfast    (Please note this is a short Retreat)

The World and Humanity are going through a transition stage where everything is uncertain.  During this retreat we plan to lighten our hearts and minds so that we can find the joy in living.  Laughter, light-hearted discussions, the joy in nature will be on the agenda.  Let’s all find that child-like joy in just being.

Cost: $900 which includes accommodation, all linen, meals and all activities.       Members discount price—$850    If you request a single room, there will be an additional charge of $50

A deposit of $100 required to secure a place on the retreat. Please email for bookings. 

only a few places left so book now.




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.


CON-X-ION DOOR TO DOOR       Phone 1300 920 914    Web page:

PICK ME UP AIRPORT TRANSFERS   Phone 07 54484941 or  Mobile 0432 243 903    Web Page:

AIRLINK TRANSFERS   Phone: 07 5458 9998   Web Page:


4U TRANSFERS   Phone: 0498 761 184   Web Page:

BEYOND TRANSFERS   Phone: 0412 590 404   Web Page:

RAIL     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 directly 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.


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’.