Springbrook Theosophical Retreat Centre
A centre of harmony and spiritual refreshment
Owned by The Theosophical Society in Australia (HQ located in Sydney), the Springbrook Theosophical Retreat Centre in the mountains behind the Gold Coast offers a variety of theosophical programmes throughout the year, and is rented by various compatible organisations for their own events.
There is a resident caretaker to look after the center, coordinate bookings, and supervise its use by other groups. The centre is available for hire by TS branches, Lodges or members and also by other groups that have compatible objectives and practices.
It is a perfect setting for educational programmes and spiritual retreats. You can sit beside a stream of running water or wander along a forest walk listening to the birds. Gazing at the vista from the crest of the waterfall, there is an all pervading sense of Oneness with all life.
Four modern brick accommodation blocks each contain six single rooms. The rooms are equipped with wash basins, and the comfortable beds have doonas and electric blankets. Each block has its own showers and toilets. Up to 29 people can be accommodated. A dining hall with fully equipped commercial standard kitchen and a large meeting hall with sound system complete the complex.
Only vegetarian food is permitted. No consumption of alcohol or use of drugs is allowed. The Centre and its grounds are a no-smoking area.
LOCATION: 2184 Springbrook Road, Springbrook, QLD
The Retreat Centre is on the Springbrook plateau behind the Gold Coast at about 1000m altitude. Turn off the Pacific Highway at Mudgereba. It is about a 30 minute drive (22km) from Mudgereba up a steep twisty road. Trailer caravans and long buses are not allowed on that road because of the sharp bends and narrow curved bridges. There is an alternative route from Nerang. The driveway to the Retreat Centre is on the right just before the fork to Lyrebird Ridge and is clearly signed. The gate is locked except when events are on. At other times, entry is by arrangement with the caretaker.
On-site caretaker: Kay Shiefelbeim .
Tel: (07) 5533 5211 email
For details of Theosophical Society events at Springbrook run by the National Headquarters see national website.
For details of events organised by SE Queensland centres
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