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Wake Up Sydney Retreat

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - March 8 @ 3:00 pm

Dear friends,

It is with great joy that we send out the registration form for  our upcoming 2020 Wake Up Retreat with the theme ‘Finding your own way home’ 

Led by Plum Village Monastics, brother Phap Hai and sister Uu Bat, this joyful and special retreat will be a deep dive into the mindful way of the heart. We will enjoy deep and practical sharings on opening our heart, nurturing awareness, and discovering and walking our unique path. There will be a number of innovative and creative activities offered throughout this retreat! Come join us.

To register please follow the link below (to google form); further retreat details are also below in this email.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email – [email protected]




When: ‪Friday 6 March (from 3pm) ‪until Sunday 8 March (to 3pm) 2020Three. Please arrive after 3pm to register and settle in.

Where: Kihilla Conference Center 5-17 Queens Road LAWSON NSW 2783

Cost: $200 for food, accommodation and running costs

$250 if you wish to offer support to friends who require financial needs.You are most welcome to donate more. We do not take any profits from the retreat and any funds that we have in addition to costs will be donated to Plum Village Australia- Nhap Luu Stream Entering Monastery in Victoria.

To find out more about Plum Village Australia- Nhap Luu Stream Entering Monastery please visit:


RSVP: This retreat has a limited number of places which are available on a first come first served basis, so please fill out the online registration form and make your payment ASAP to secure your place. Preference will be given to Wake Up practitioners (if not a regular wake up practitioner preference will be given to those within the Wake Up age range 17-36).

Meals: All of the delicious food will be vegan and prepared with love! Please inform us if you have any specific dietary requirements/food allergies.

Communications: For the duration of the retreat, we invite you to refrain from using social media/internet. If required, you may use your phone to make contact with family.

Accommodation: rooms are twin share (same sex).

Transport: The venue is about 20-25 minutes walk from both Lawson or Faulconbridge station. If walking is not manageable for you there is also carpooling option. We will be coordinating car pooling / lifts and will do our best to arrange transportation for everyone.

Working meditation: We may ask for some assistance from participants during the retreat for basic set up / cleaning up and cooking 

Sustainability: We are hoping to minimise unnecessary waste during the retreat. Please note below that we are requesting you bring re-fillable water bottle, and re-usable container for picnic lunch.



  • Flashlight
  • Loose pants for comfortable sitting and modest clothing
  • Enough warm clothes. Also clothes for wet weather, insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Meditation cushion (if you have one)
  • Ear plugs and eye mask, if you are a light sleeper
  • Shoes for bushwalking
  • Slip-on shoes, that can be easily removed for entering meditation hall and indoor shoes to wear inside, where outdoor shoes are not allowed
  • Refillable water bottle and reusable container for picnic lunch
  • Towel
  • Personal toiletries

With a smile,

Wake Up Sydney 2020 Registration Team


March 6 @ 3:00 pm
March 8 @ 3:00 pm
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