Laughing Buddha Retreats


Enveloped by nature – tranquillity bounded by bush, ocean and river

Welcome to the Laughing Buddha retreat centre at the Ballina Beach Village – just 1.5 hours drive from the Gold Coast or 2.5 hours from Brisbane.  Our retreats are well attended by guests as far away as Perth, Melbourne and Singapore, Japan, America, Canada, UK and all around Australia.  Many retreat guests come here on a regular basis to enjoy the serene eco paradise location, and to totally unwind from their busy and pressured lives.

Our program is designed to introduce you to yoga, meditation and if you choose vegetarian food.  We will be doing Kirtan (a form of meditation through chanting); yoga (including yoga nidra for relaxation); meditation; drumming and mindfulness (with written journals).

You may choose to upgrade to single or double accommodation (with a friend) in a superior cabin with bathroom.  Our food package which is both nutritious and very, very delicious and filling, with a high vegetable protein content so you won’t feel hungry or crave have cravings (from welcoming afternoon tea to brunch and the final farewell).

Please email Rachel on [email protected] Rachel is our retreat organiser and will be able to talk to you about the program and the accommodation.

Or ring the office on 0266863347 and ask for Rachel.

Review: I have just returned from 10 days in a comfortable cabin… it was extremely relaxing in the lead up to Easter! I joined in the yoga retreat, which was a great small group of like minded people. I loved the sound of the beach close by and even the rain on the tin roof of the cabin for a couple of nights. The café has great well priced food, and very friendly helpful staff! Easter became a bit more hectic, but all in all everyone was well behaved and respectful of others. Very clean and tidy! Jane, 1.4.16