Retreats - Ballina Beach Village

Laughing Buddha Retreat Centre
Ballina Beach Village, Dolphin Bay

Enveloped by natural beauty – tranquility bounded by bush, ocean & river.


Welcome to the Laughing Buddha retreat centre at the Ballina Beach Village just 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast or 2.5 hours from Brisbane.

We cater to small, medium and large residential retreat groups (10 to 300 people).

If you are a retreat or event organiser, please consider holding your next event at the Ballina Beach Village.  We can offer you exclusive use of the Village or you can conduct your retreat with minimal cost and effort on your part by using our event management team to handle all the catering and accommodation bookings and payments. You only have to arrange your retreat, conference, or event and leave all the accommodation and food bookings and arrangements to our very professional and supportive staff.

We offer a wide range of accommodation to suit most budgets and needs – from budget to superior. And we find camping is also a sought after option. Our catering staff are outstanding, and we can offer gourmet retreat menus that will delight your participants – as well as nourish them.

We welcome each year such wonderful retreats as Diamond Way Buddhist Festival; Path of Love; Red Lodge; Living Love; Path of Dzar; Deva Premal and Miten; Sacred Earth, Dancing in Freedom, Dancing in the Air, Yoga with Kym – Om Shanti Yoga Retreats, 200 hour on site yoga schools – to name just a few; as well as many churches (Forward Church Gold Coast; Seventh Day Adventist ministries Lismore).

We cherish our retreat groups and at all times strive to offer a beautiful natural environment, where spirituality, physical fitness, learning, networkinga and personal growth  is supported by our special peace and serenity.

If you would like to know more about how we can assist you run your most successful event ever – please contact [email protected] or call 02 6686 3347.

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