Events Calendar


Most offerings are open to everyone staying at Bellbunya (costs negotiable)

September 2016

Bellbunya Community Open Day  - the first Saturday of each month

 Saturday 3 September from 1 to 5 pm

Come and
join us f
or a relaxed afternoon where you can have a cuppa and chat with community members and others and participate in whatever activities are going on at Bellbunya on the day! It could be gardening or a craft session or a walk to the lagoon through the bush regeneration area. 
Healing sessions may be available... A tour of the land and Community, Q&A with a Bellbunya community member is always an option.

Check the website for any special offerings for the day. And please let us know that you're coming by email or phone 5447 0181.


Mindfulness and Kindness Retrat

a weekend in November or December 2016

Expressions of interest open

Friday from 6 pm (arr. 3-5 pm) to Sunday at  3 pm

with NeLi Martin 

ABOUT THE RETREAT Amidst the pressures of modern living, meditation offers a direct pathway to discover inner peace and cultivate a boundless heart. This

retreat will take the form of sitting, standing, moving and lying down mindful and other meditation practices drawn from a secular Buddhist Dharma approach. 

It offers the opportunity to learn, explore and deepen the profound and transformative practices of loving kindness (metta) and insight (vipassana).The retreat will include periods of silence to support deep rest and self- nurturing. There will also be short Dharma talks and meditation instruction.

All activities will be scheduled for support and optional to allow for individual needs. The retreat is suitable for those new to meditation practice and those with experience.

NeLi has been curious about the mind for more than 25 years. She integrates psychology training with many years of Buddhist Dharma mindfulness study and practice together with Yoga Teaching and practice. She very interested in how the science of mindfulness can be applied in the Western world and looks for ways to integrate it into her life and the life of those she comes in contact with. She teaches from a secular Dharma approach, guided by Stephen Batchelor. Read more at

NOTEWe ask you to commit to attending the entire retreat. If you cannot do this for any urgent or unexpected reason, please let us know. Your whole hearted commitment supports your fellow participants and expresses respect to yourself and the practice.

Please bring warm (layered), loose comfortable clothes and sitting equipment including a mat, cushions and shawl / blanket if you have any (chairs will be available). Please let us know of any special diet (other than vegetarian) or other needs.

When: Arrive between 3-5pm for a 6pm start on Friday, finish 3pm on Sunday 

Where: Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park

Cost: TBA - Between $250 and $300.  Includes twin or bunk room accommodation (single option no longer available) and delicious nutritious vegetarian food (Friday dinner to Sunday lunch)

Numbers are limited.

Cost doesn’t include any payment to NeLi, She, like many Buddhist Dharma teachers, chooses to offer this retreat on a dana (generosity) basis, as has been the tradition for over 2500 years. There will be a dana box at the end of the retreat for offerings to NeLi. (Please bring cash or cheques for this purpose – there is no ATM handy). NeLi relies on these offerings to cover living expenses. 

Enquiries: Email

Ongoing 2016

Book yourself in for some rest and relaxation!

Spend a night or three with the Bellbunya Community. Relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful surrounds with friendly people. We also have many talented therapists here who are qualified and experienced in a range of modalities - have a session then spend some time relaxing at Bellbunya... Fill in the form and we'll be in touch.

What's going on around the place?

Yandina Community Garden has regular and FREE Saturday morning workshops on subjects ranging from using tropical vegetables, to worms, to basket weaving to biochar. Check out the Yandina Farmers Market first and wander over for the 9.30 start (but come earlier for a seat). Well worth attending!

Permaculture Noosa  hold meetings every third Thursday of the month at the Cooroy State Primary School Hall, Elm St, Cooroy (on the way to Pomona) from 7.00pm. It starts with a Marketplace selling members' produce and products, speakers begin around 7.30, with supper (for a gold coin donation) at 9.00pm. The meeting is open to the public (another gold coin for non-members). For further info phone Bill, 5472 5192.

Transition Sunshine Coast have a regular stall at The Big Pineapple, Woombye, on Saturdays. Ph 5442 2118 or 0438 562 118 for more information

Sustainable Sunshine Coast has been developed, in partnership, by the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council, and Sunshine Coast TAFE. Its aim is "to bring together sustainability information and resources that are both Sunshine Coast relevant and easily accessible to help you on your sustainability journey".

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