4 days, 3 nights
Duration

SUNSHINE COAST QUEENSLAND

WITH 2 DAY INTERGRATED PROGRAM AT CHENREZIG INSTITUTE

Needing a bit of time out just for you? Our 4 day post conference tour takes in Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast and the Chenrezig Institute. This is one of the oldest Buddhist retreats and study centres in Australia. Nestled amongst the picturesque hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and established in 1974, the Institute was among the first Tibetan Buddhist centres in the Western World and remains one of the largest. The Institute is home to a Tibetan teacher, a large number of nuns and monks, and a thriving community of students, volunteers and guests. Join us on this unique journey which includes a fully integrated 2 day program for you to enjoy.

Our first stop of the tour is Australia Zoo where you will get to see and touch some of Australia’s furriest and friendliest creatures along with many others from around the world. During the integrated program at Chenrezig, you will be able to take part in the various Sangha practices and many other community activities. Wander the beautiful grounds set amongst the rain forest and get to feel the sand between your toes at one of Queensland’s best beaches, Mudjimba, for an ocean blessing.

This is a short, relaxing break to end your time in Australia.

 

TOUR DATES

30 June – 3 July 2019

TOUR COST (includes GST)

Dormitory Room: A$725 per person

Twin Room: A$780 per person

Single Room: A$830 per person

Airfare (not included) : Sydney – Maroochydore Airport –Sydney approximately $320 return or A$160 one way *exact prices available at booking

DURATION

04 Days, 03 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience a fully integrated and unique program at Chenrezig Institute
  • Marvel at the Sunshine Coast’s beautiful coastline and lush rain forests
  • Take part in a unique ocean blessing
  • Visit the iconic Australia Zoo to learn about Australia’s rich native wildlife

TOUR ROUTE

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DestinationAUSTRALIA
Day 1

30 June 2019

Arrival & Australia Zoo

You will be picked up from Maroochydore Airport at 11:00am and driven to Australia Zoo. Enjoy the day exploring this world famous zoo that was started by wildlife warrior Steve Irwin. In the afternoon we will travel to the Chenrezig Institute in Eudlo in time for our welcome dinner.

Overnight: Chenrezig Institute

Day 2

1 July 2019

Chenrezig Institute

Today we will commence our 2 day integrated program at Chenrezig. In the morning we will take part in a welcome session – including an introduction to the community of nuns, an insight into the life of a nun and a tour of Tashi House. We will then take part in the morning practice of Guru Puja with guided explanations on the different elements of the ceremony.

At lunch time we will dine with the Chenrezig community and enjoy a delicious and wholesome vegetarian lunch. Following lunch there will be a meditation session, followed by a tour of the peaceful Garden of Enlightenment. Following this we will take part in the Protector Practices with some more guided explanations.

For dinner we will once again meet with the community to feast on nutritious vegetarian food. We will end our evening with a talk delivered by a Geshela or nun.

Overnight: Chenrezig Institute

Day 3

2 July 2019

Chenrezig Institute

We will start our morning practice and join in with the puja ceremony. The rest of the morning walk down to the Garden of Enlightenment or spend some time quietly around the grounds of the Institute.

After our community lunch we will take part in a meditation session followed by protector practices. In the evening we will enjoy our last community dinner before an offering and thank you ceremony.

Overnight: Chenrezig Institute

Day 4

3 July 2019

Ocean Blessing & Departure 

This morning we will visit a beautiful local beach for a unique ocean blessing. Following this you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sydney at 1pm. Once in Sydney you will then catch your international flight home.

INCLUDES

Pick up and drop off to Maroochydore Airport

Bus to Mooloolaba and Australia Zoo

3 nights’ accommodation at Chenrezig Institute

Entry to Australia Zoo

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Donation to Sakyadhita International

EXCLUDES

Return airfares from Sydney to Maroochydore Airport (approximately A$160 each way)

Lunch Day 1

Australian entry visa

Dana

Spending money


50% Deposit of Tour Cost / Person



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