Retreats for 2022
We sincerely apologise but with the current situation regarding covid, we are looking at ways we can host live-in Retreats this year. However, you are welcome to come to the Centre for a private retreat.
We are however, in the process of setting up the facility to conduct Zoom Retreat days. As soon as possible we will post information here as well as emailing our data base.
Please, stay well, safe and happy in the Light of the Star.
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:
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’.