Silent Mindfulness Long Weekend Retreat

Silent Long Weekend Retreat Overview

Adele runs a yearly 3 night silent retreat which is a lovely opportunity to pause, rest and care for the mind, body and heart. Join us for a mindful long weekend of meditation, movement, nature, wonderful vegetarian food and connection. Suitable for anyone who has done at least a one day silent retreat and wishing to deepen his or her mindfulness practice. The focus will be on mind-body connection, quieting the mind and opening the heart.

There will be silent periods of lying, sitting and walking meditation as well as some mindful movement.  Daily talks, meditation instructions and kindness and compassion will be on offer.

Adele teaches in a trauma-sensitive mindfulness framework… and sometimes silent meditation is not appropriate if you have a background of trauma.  Do be in touch if you want to discuss your suitability for the retreat with Adele. 

The Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning The Illawarra is a twelve-acre property offering wonderful meditation facilities including a balance of landscaped gardens, open grassed areas and natural bushland. Comfortable single bedrooms with ensuite, featuring timber and sandstone.

All food prepared and served at the retreat centre is pure vegetarian.

The 2023 October long weekend retreat is now booked out. Keep an eye out here or through Openground for the next – likely to be the June long weekend in 2024. Please Contact Adele directly to be on the waiting list as spots often come up.

[Thanks to Sarah Termytelen for permission to use her beautiful digital painting of Wilton retreat centre]

Especially if you’d like to discuss whether the long weekend retreat would be suitable for you.

See this page for Adele’s guided meditations 

To be kept informed about Mindfulness & Explain Pain offerings (3-4 emails per year)

Long Weekend Retreat Costs & Teaching Donation

Accommodation & Food

Standard Rate 

Price – $750 (inc GST)

Supporting Rate (subsidise another)

Price – $850 (inc GST)

Supported Rate (be subsidised by another)

Price – $650 (inc GST)

(The price is cheaper if you have someone you have arranged to share with twin-share. Contact Adele for details.)

Teaching is by donation – the invitation is to pay what you think the course teaching is worth within your means either before or after the course. A donation is expected.

Teaching donations can be paid by PayPal or credit card amounts as follows:


Credit card $25
Credit card $50
Credit card $100
Credit card $200
Credit card $250

Donations go towards subsidising the formal, more expensive meditation courses such as MBSR and the full MSC programme.

Long Weekend Retreat Dates and Times

29 September – 2 October 2023

Starts 4.30pm Friday and concludes 2pm Monday

2024 likely to be a similar format over the June long weekend. 8-10 June 2024.

Long Weekend Retreat Venue

Venue and Catering

Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton, NSW

150 Macarthur Drive, WILTON  NSW  2571    |    T: 02 4630 8124