One Heart Meditation Retreats with Aruna Giri

“Be Still,
Look within,
Rest into the core of your Being.
Peace and Contentment is your Essence.”

Aruna Giri

A Meditation Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to quietly look within. When we retreat from the world of our normal everyday lives, the workings of the mind can be more easily seen. Identification with conceptual belief patterns can be released, revealing a Silence and Stillness that is full of love and peace, the Essence of our Being.
Retreats bring together like-minded individuals, creating an energy and community where one’s meditation practice and inquiry into Life can further deepen and become firmly established. Aruna’s retreats are suitable for both the beginner and the experienced. The retreats are mainly conducted in silence except for the evening talk and discussion, guided instructions, relevant questions and the first and last meals of the retreat. Instructions and guidance in different meditation techniques will be given. These will involve the breath, body sensations, Self-enquiry and walking meditation. Aruna will give some talks with discussion and question time. Private one on one interviews will also be offered to help clear any doubts that might arise for participants. An optional morning Yoga Asana session is offered each day.

Venue & Accommodation & Meals

On all the Retreats delicious and healthy vegetarian meals, beverages, fruit and snacks will be provided. We are happy to cater for any special dietary requirements. The Healesville Retreats are held at the beautiful and peaceful Maitripa Contemplative Centre near Healesville, Victoria. The centre is set on 50 acres and is surrounded by State Park forests. All participants will have their own room with shared toilet and shower facilities. All participants are asked to contribute a small amount of time helping in the kitchen and general cleaning. For more details about the 10 Day South India Retreat click here.

What to Bring:

  • Yoga Mat
  • Meditation cushion or stool- if you have one- if not we can provide this or a chair
  • Meditation & Yoga blanket(s) or shawl- to keep warm
  • Warm clothes
  • Towel & Toiletries
  • Walking shoes to enjoy the surrounding bush
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellant
  • Torch

Prices and Bookings

The Weekend Retreat is $440 or $400 concession.
The 4 Day Retreats are $680 or $640 concession.
The 6 Day New Year is $870 or $820 concession.
The 10 Day South India Retreat is $950.
All prices include all sessions (meditation & yoga), delicious and healthy meals and accommodation. To register for a Retreat please click here. To secure your place a deposit of $100 is required.
Full payment is due two weeks before the start of the retreat.

Refund Policy

A non-refundable and non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your place. If there is a cancellation one week or more before the start of the retreat the full amount MINUS the non-refundable deposit of $100 will be refunded.
For any cancellations less than one week before the start of the retreat there will be no refund. If the retreat is cancelled by the Organisers, then your full payment including your full deposit will be refunded.

For more information:

For bookings and more information, please see Aruna’s website: or contact Aruna Giri on 0424 401 583.