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SIBA Retreat Centre

· W Tree, Victoria
108 acres hosted by George P.
4 lodging sites · 2 Vehicle/Tent sites · 1 tent site
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SIBA Retreat Centre is a beautiful and friendly Buddhist retreat centre in the Snowy River country of East Gippsland, Victoria. Formerly ONTOS, it was founded by Lama Choedak Rinpoche and formally opened and consecrated by His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche in 2006. During this time His Eminence gave the centre the dharma name 'Tsarchen Choeling'. SIBA has all the conditions for the perfect retreat. Simply being at SIBA calms the senses and heals the mind. SIBA is a welcoming and peaceful refuge and its unique atmosphere is well known to visitors. There is a year-round varied programme of retreats, mostly led by Lama Choedak Rinpoche and some by SIBA residents or visitng teachers. These include: - Calm Abiding Meditation – each year Lama Choedak Rinpoche leads a four-day retreat during the March Labour Day holiday (VIC) and a ten-day retreat late September/early October which is the most popular retreat of the year. - White Tara (with Lama Choedak Rinpoche) – a beautiful meditation for developing kindness and compassion, increasing spiritual vitality and overcoming fears. Australia Day holiday, January. - Health and Wellness – revitalise your mind and body through yoga, meditation and alternative health practitioner consultations. Easter holiday. - Medicine Buddha (with Lama Choedak Rinpoche) – discover the connection between wholesome thoughts, your health and happiness. August. - Tai Chi and Meditation – Tai Chi Academy of Canberra present the teachings and practice of moving and sitting meditation. Mid-April. - One-month Ngondro (with Lama Choedak Rinpoche) – intensive group and individual practice sessions on the preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism. End of the year. - Nyung-ne – devotional meditation practices combining the Eight Buddhist Precepts. - Yoga – several times each year yoga retreats are held by visiting teachers. SIBA is run and maintained by a group of friendly residents dedicated to the principles of peacefulness, service and kindness.
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48 Ratings · 40 reviews
Diana D.recommends
April 7, 2024
Jambala Cottage
Perfect again
Another wonderful, peaceful stay at Jambala Cottage. Perfect getaway for us. Thank you again George
Samuditha W.recommends
April 1, 2024
SIBA Camp #1
We had a really nice and cozy long weekend in the retreat at a tent site and we loved it. George was so friendly and went beyond with finding a best spot for us. Definitely coming back again.
Mark T.recommends
March 19, 2024
Jambala Cottage
Peaceful way to reconnect
SIBA is an off the beaten track beautiful retreat run by kind and dedicated people. The remote (off the grid other than common area) setting added a layer of peace and tranquillity to our stay. Highly recommend for people wanting to hit the pause button and get in touch with the moment
John K.recommends
March 4, 2024
SIBA Retreat Camping unpowered site
Peaceful and relaxing retreat centre. Very clean amenities and well equipped kitchen.
Steph F.recommends
January 23, 2024
Wilderness Cabin 4
The bed is comfortable, the view is lovely; the cabin has everything you need for basic cooking and then there is access to the kitchen in the main building. George was very helpful with advice about the area and quickly replaced a gas stove that was faulty. Such a peaceful place. Thanks for a great stay.
F. L. K.recommends
January 14, 2024
Wilderness Cabin # 3
A beautiful, picturesque and peaceful place! The cabin was perfect and we had a restful sleep. Communication and instructions were also so helpful.
W Tree, Victoria, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Ngarigo and Kurnai (Gunai) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by George P.Joined in February 2021
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