8 / 259 Glen Osmond Rd,
T: 61 8 8379 9001
What happens in a typical day
on a Lifeflow retreat?
A typical day begins with a guided meditation session in the hall (which you are free to attend or not as you feel). This is followed by breakfast and free time to go for a walk or just enjoy the beautiful natural landscape of Tara Hills and the surrounding countryside. Then there is a class where you can learn more about meditation and discuss your experience. After class there is morning tea, followed by a meditation session, a short break and then a stretch and breathe session (stretching exercises similar to gentle yoga).
Lunch is followed by a deep relaxation session and time for an afternoon rest (or a longer walk if you prefer to be outside at this time). Afternoon tea is then available and this is followed by the second class for the day. After class you have time to go for an evening walk, followed by a guided meditation session and dinner.
Your day ends with an evening relaxation and meditation session.Keeping talking to a minimum
To ensure you gain the maximum benefit from your retreat experience, we have found it best to keep conversation to a minimum once the retreat is well underway. This gives everyone space and time to explore their own retreat experience.
We allow plenty of time to settle in at the start of the retreat: the first dinner and breakfast allow an opportunity to chat with your fellow retreatants. After the first class on the second day, we ask everyone to keep to minimal talking until the last session of the retreat. The retreat concludes with a final lunch which provides the opportunity to socialise with your fellow retreatants.
There are plenty of opportunities to discuss any questions you may have in the classes, and of course you can also talk to any of the teachers during the retreat.
We ask too, for the comfort of all retreatants, that everyone maintain silence as much as possible in the accommodation building.
When you have booked into a retreat we will give you the direct phone number for Tara Hills Retreat Centre. If you like, you can give this number to family or friends as an emergency contact while your phone is off. Our teachers constantly check this number during the retreat and will contact you immediately if needed.
If you do need to keep your phone on, we ask that you put it to silent mode and refrain from using it in or near the accommodation building or anywhere that will disturb others.
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Respecting the privacy of others
Please call us prior to booking into a retreat
If you have concerns about any of the points above, please call us to discuss prior to booking into a retreat.
We have adopted these guidelines as we have found they help everyone to gain the maximum benefit from the time spent in retreat.
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