These are meditation retreats that put nature at the centre of the program. Much of the time is spent outdoors, in the forest, under the sky.


With silent bushwalking and innovative approaches to meditation, we will deepen our awareness of the land, trees, rocks, plants, birds and animals, using all our senses, and intuition, to engage with them on energetic, spiritual and physical levels.

We will learn skills to increase the sense of wholeness and connection in our lives, to be re-charged, and to harmonise our daily life and our communities with the needs of the natural world.


The program includes some periods of silence, including part of the bushwalking. Free time between sessions allows guests to rest and explore. The retreat is limited to small numbers. Students of all levels of experience in meditation and bushwalking are welcome. If there are areas of particular interest or specials needs, i.e. injuries, please let us know in advance so we are able to better tailor the program to suit you.

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2-day retreat: 7pm Fri until 3pm Sun


3-day retreat: 7pm Fri until 3pm Mon


4-day retreat: 7pm Fri until 3pm Tues

2-day retreat: $ 375 or $ 415


3-day retreat: $ 560 or $ 620


4-day retreat: $ 750 or $ 830


Price includes program, accommodation & food and varies with level of accommodation


For full range of price options, see below

Jocelyn Bennett, ph 03-5797 0229

2-day retreats

$ 375 per person: tuition + all meals + sharing bedroom (2 or 3 people in a room)

$ 415 per person: tuition + all meals + one person to a bedroom


3-day retreats

$ 560 per person: tuition + all meals + sharing bedroom (2 or 3 people in a room)

$ 620 per person: tuition + all meals + one person to a bedroom


4-day retreats

$ 750 per person: tuition + all meals + sharing bedroom (2 or 3 people in a room)

$ 830 per person: tuition + all meals + one person to a bedroom


Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  1. ~ GST is included in these prices

  2. ~ Deposit to secure booking: $ 100 for 2-day retreats, $ 150 for 3-day and 4-day retreats

  3. ~ Balance to be paid 3 weeks before retreat

  4. ~ Deposit will not be refunded if booking is cancelled by guest less than 3 weeks before retreat

  5. ~ Full fee is forfeited if booking is cancelled by guest less than 1 week before retreat

Paul Macgregor, co-founder of Clearview Retreat, first gained insight into the intrinsic power of the natural world, when, at the age of 18, he walked for three days cross-country through rural Victoria, ignoring roads and fences, avoiding other people, sleeping with the stars and waking up with the kangaroos looking down at him. In the years since, he has walked in many wild places around eastern Australia, and hiked up sacred Taoist mountains in China. He has also undertaken many inner journeys with the aid of yoga, tantra, meditation, deep tissue bodywork, reiki and dreamwork. He was drawn to the land and forests of Clearview Retreat, and here realised the importance of combining his inner and outer journeying, to assist others to explore the Nature in their nature.

Each morning of these retreats features a long guided forest walk, which take us into the heart of the native forests surrounding Clearview Retreat, allowing us to experience the powerful energy of the trees, the ancient granite rocks, and the unique ecology of this rich natural community. Meditation techniques will enable us to gain greater intimate awareness of the forest world, and connect more deeply with living creatures.


Mindfulness Nature Retreat - with Anja Tanhane


Connecting Your Soul to Nature - with Paul Macgregor


Mindfulness Nature Retreat - with Anja Tanhane


New Year Retreat - with Paul Macgregor


Deepening Mindfulness (4 day) - with Anja Tanhane


Connecting Your Soul to Nature - with Paul Macgregor


Deepening Mindfulness (3 day) - with Anja Tanhane


Mindfulness Nature Retreat - with Anja Tanhane


Connecting Your Soul to Nature - with Paul Macgregor


Mindfulness Nature Retreat - with Anja Tanhane

15-17 Sept 2017 (2-day retreat)


29 Sept-1 Oct 2017 (2-day retreat)


10-12 November 2017 (2-day retreat)


30 Dec 2017-1 Jan 2018 (2-day retreat)


9-13 March 2018 (4-day retreat)


16-18 March 2018 (2-day retreat)


8-11 June 2018 (3-day retreat)


14-16 September 2018 (2-day retreat)


28-30 September 2018 (2-day retreat)


16-18 November 2018 (2-day retreat)

Home-cooked, delicious, inspiring vegetarian meals are provided, beginning with the first night’s dinner. Special diets are catered for.


The retreats are held at Clearview Retreat, ninety minutes north of Melbourne in the King Parrot Valley in central Victoria. Clearview Retreat backs onto the Tallarook forest and ranges, with immense views 100 kilometres across to Mount Buller and other spectacular mountain ranges.

Anja Tanhane is a registered music therapist, qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, and Tai Chi instructor. She has also completed the Professional Training in Buddhism and Psychotherapy course (2 years post-graduate) through the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists. A meditation and Tai Chi practitioner for over twenty years, she regularly teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course at the Livingstone Community Centre, and facilitates weekend mindfulness retreats throughout the year. She has provided workplace training in mindfulness and self care to a wide range of community health and service providers, hospitals, and social workers. She has also offered rejuvenation days -incorporating mindfulness and self care - for community leaders and volunteers in bushfire-affected areas.

www.mindfulnessmeditation.net.au

More retreats will be scheduled for 2018 - check the website later for updates or ask to be put on our email list.

(*Clearview Retreat also offers yoga retreats, and food retreats.

See Weekend Mountain Yoga Retreats and Food Retreats for details.)

We are one with nature, but often we forget that connection. On this retreat we will let go of the busy-ness of daily life, and relax our minds and our hearts into the stillness that resonates in the core of all living things. Meditating into this place of deep rest and peace, we open ourselves up to reflection, understanding and inspiration. We come alive to what the land, the rocks, the trees, plants, animals and birds can teach us. We will tune into our inner rhythms of natural breathing, take long mindful forest walks, watch the rising of the sun and the moon, and explore the power of soundwork and chanting to transform our inner feelings and harmonise with the life around us. From this place of balance, we can return to our lives renewed and re-energised, in touch with our soul’s desires and attuned to making them manifest.

This is an invitation to take time out to relax, rejuvenate, and learn new ways of becoming more present to our lives. Through guided meditations, daily Tai Chi and nature walks, as well as free time for reflection and rest, you will have opportunities to learn meditation for the first time, or deepen your current practice. Group discussions will explore core principles of mindfulness, and why it is a valuable tool for dealing with stress. You will learn simple ways of incorporating mindfulness into daily life, and leave with resources to support your ongoing practice. Neuroscience has shown mindfulness to be a skill which can enhance our health and wellbeing. It helps us to connect better – with ourselves, with other people, with nature. A weekend retreat in a beautiful bushland setting is the ideal way to explore the role this ancient practice can have in our modern-day lives.

This is an invitation to take time out to relax, rejuvenate, and learn new ways of becoming more present to our lives. Through guided meditations, daily Tai Chi and nature walks, as well as free time for reflection and rest, you will have opportunities to learn meditation for the first time, or deepen your current practice. Group discussions will explore core principles of mindfulness, and why it is a valuable tool for dealing with stress. You will learn simple ways of incorporating mindfulness into daily life, and leave with resources to support your ongoing practice. Neuroscience has shown mindfulness to be a skill which can enhance our health and wellbeing. It helps us to connect better – with ourselves, with other people, with nature. A weekend retreat in a beautiful bushland setting is the ideal way to explore the role this ancient practice can have in our modern-day lives.

The summer solstice has come, and the living landscape commences the new year with the season of radiance and warmth. During this retreat we will experience how the land, and our selves, are transformed by this radiance. Each day we will greet the rising of the summer sun. On our long morning forest walks, we will feel the sun’s energising of the world, with each of our six senses, using meditation, body work and movement, chanting, and sound work. In the quiet of the afternoons, we will explore the renewing energy in our own bodies, using guided imagery, relaxation and intuitive drawing to connect our own vitality with that of the wider natural world. As the sun sets at end of each day, we will turn our focus to summer’s night, when the vibrant energies of the moon, fire and the stars come into their own.

In our often-busy lives, we may have few precious opportunities for taking time out to really slow down - to breathe, reconnect, become more centred and grounded. A three-day mindfulness retreat in a peaceful bushland setting can allow us to really deepen our experience of mindfulness, of simply being present. The retreat is suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators, and will include guided mindfulness meditations, Tai Chi, nature walks, as well as periods of silence and of quiet reflection. Participants will learn about the principles of mindfulness and how these can be applied in our daily lives, and the weekend will offer some group discussions as well as the option of one-to-one interviews with the teacher. The focus of the weekend will be the experiential learning which comes through moment-by-moment presence, and participants will be guided and supported throughout in cultivating greater mindfulness in their lives.

We are one with nature, but often we forget that connection. On this retreat we will let go of the busy-ness of daily life, and relax our minds and our hearts into the stillness that resonates in the core of all living things. Meditating into this place of deep rest and peace, we open ourselves up to reflection, understanding and inspiration. We come alive to what the land, the rocks, the trees, plants, animals and birds can teach us. We will tune into our inner rhythms of natural breathing, take long mindful forest walks, watch the rising of the sun and the moon, and explore the power of soundwork and chanting to transform our inner feelings and harmonise with the life around us. From this place of balance, we can return to our lives renewed and re-energised, in touch with our soul’s desires and attuned to making them manifest.

‘The more space we make for stillness and silence, the more we have to give both to ourselves and to others.’ - Thich Nhat Hanh. In our everyday lives, we’re often so busy focusing on the needs of others that we can miss out on connecting and listening to our inner self. A four-day mindfulness retreat in a peaceful bushland setting can allow us to deepen our experience of mindfulness, of simply being present. This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators, and will include guided mindfulness meditations, Tai Chi, nature walks, as well as extended periods of silence and quiet reflection. We will learn about the principles of mindfulness and how these can be applied in our daily lives, and the weekend will offer some group discussions as well as the option of a one-to-one interview with the teacher. Over the four days, we will be encouraged to slow down, explore moment-by-moment presence, and cultivate greater mindfulness in everyday life.

We are one with nature, but often we forget that connection. On this retreat we will let go of the busy-ness of daily life, and relax our minds and our hearts into the stillness that resonates in the core of all living things. Meditating into this place of deep rest and peace, we open ourselves up to reflection, understanding and inspiration. We come alive to what the land, the rocks, the trees, plants, animals and birds can teach us. We will tune into our inner rhythms of natural breathing, take long mindful forest walks, watch the rising of the sun and the moon, and explore the power of soundwork and chanting to transform our inner feelings and harmonise with the life around us. From this place of balance, we can return to our lives renewed and re-energised, in touch with our soul’s desires and attuned to making them manifest.

This is an invitation to take time out to relax, rejuvenate, and learn new ways of becoming more present to our lives. Through guided meditations, daily Tai Chi and nature walks, as well as free time for reflection and rest, you will have opportunities to learn meditation for the first time, or deepen your current practice. Group discussions will explore core principles of mindfulness, and why it is a valuable tool for dealing with stress. You will learn simple ways of incorporating mindfulness into daily life, and leave with resources to support your ongoing practice. Neuroscience has shown mindfulness to be a skill which can enhance our health and wellbeing. It helps us to connect better – with ourselves, with other people, with nature. A weekend retreat in a beautiful bushland setting is the ideal way to explore the role this ancient practice can have in our modern-day lives.

This is an invitation to take time out to relax, rejuvenate, and learn new ways of becoming more present to our lives. Through guided meditations, daily Tai Chi and nature walks, as well as free time for reflection and rest, you will have opportunities to learn meditation for the first time, or deepen your current practice. Group discussions will explore core principles of mindfulness, and why it is a valuable tool for dealing with stress. You will learn simple ways of incorporating mindfulness into daily life, and leave with resources to support your ongoing practice. Neuroscience has shown mindfulness to be a skill which can enhance our health and wellbeing. It helps us to connect better – with ourselves, with other people, with nature. A weekend retreat in a beautiful bushland setting is the ideal way to explore the role this ancient practice can have in our modern-day lives.