Events Calendar



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


LoJong residential retreat with Venerable Lobsang Namgyel

Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd September
Venerable Namgyel is a Western senior monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. With an array of life experiences, a unique, friendly and humorous style Venerable makes students feel comfortable from the start. His western view of Buddhism allows students to understand the Buddhist philosophy in a very experiential manner.

This 4-day retreat will combine LoJong and Lam Rim.

Cost: $575  includes accommodation in en-suite twin rooms, all meals, facility fee, teachings and course materials.

Arrival from 3pm Thursday, retreat information at 5pm followed by dinner. Evening teaching with Venerable Namgyel at 7.30pm.

Be ready for an early start with morning meditation at 7am the next 3 days.          

Every day completes with an evening meditation at 7.30pm.

Meditation sessions are lead by a senior student of Venerable Namgyel

Final teaching session finish at 3pm Sunday, departure by 4pm.

Numbers are limited.

For further information please contact Bente:


Evolving Heart - Silent Meditation and Yoga  Retreat

Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018

Friday from 6 pm (arr. 3-5 pm) to Monday at  2 pm
with NeLi Martin and Zoe Zohs

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness… the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man (sic) will have discovered fire.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love ~ Rumi

When: Arrive between 3-5pm for a 6pm start on Friday, finish 2 pm on Monday 

Where: Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park

What: NeLi and Zoe connected over a mutual love and deep practice of both Buddhist Insight Meditation and Yoga. In the spirit of Generosity, they will combine these teachings and practices, both ancient and modern.

Cost: NeLi and Zoe will offer the retreat teachings for dana; generosity*
Costs for food and accommodation are $490
*(Dana; Generosity. In the Buddha’s tradition, teachings were always offered freely. More about Dana

Numbers are limited.

About the Retreat: Zoe 0497 073 835; NeLi 0420 221 461 


Bellbunya Community Open Time  - the second Saturday of each month

 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.

Ongoing 2017

Book yourself in for some rest and relaxation!

Spend a couple of nights or more 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?

Hinterland Feijoas Farm Shop, gallery and Food Van open every Saturday  9 am to 3 pm at 131 Browns Rd, Belli (right across the road from Bellbunya)
When the farm is open kids can run around, play with Sally and Peter’s mini-ponies Twinkle Toes and Smokey the Bandit, and the mini-goats Em and Ellie, and other farm animals. Organic tea and coffee, cakes and light lunches from Myrtle the retro coffee van, and also a great farm shop filled with artisan gifts and gourmet goodies from around the district.
Group bookings are welcome from any interested parties, including clubs. Events can be tailored to suit your group’s needs, and can include morning or afternoon tea. Contact Sally on 0409 829 899 or 5447 0532 to book a time. Groups can come all year and any day by arrangement.

Weekend getaway idea .... Visit Eumundi Market on Saturday morning, come out to Belli for lunch at Hinterland Feijoas, book in to Bellbunya for Saturday night and have breakfast across the road at Hinterland Feijoas on Sunday morning! Sit around for a chat and light lunch then make your way home rejuvenated! On Saturday evening there are plenty of good eateries at Eumundi or join the community for dinner.

Belli Meet Up
is a weekly opportunity for Belli area neighbours to get together at the picnic shelter
at the corner of Browns Rd and Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd. Share a morning cuppa (bring your thermos) to start the day, chat, network, enjoy. It won't eat into your day - from 7 am every Thursday for an hour or so. Just turn up and meet your friendly neighbours.

Mary Valley Permaculture is a friendly and casual group of locals interested in growing food! Meetings monthly at the Ridgewood Hall on the Cooroy-Belli Rd near the Skyring Rd intersection, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6.45 for 7 pm start. Gold coin to support the Hall. Contact for more info.

Yandina Community Gardens demonstrate organic food production using Permaculture design principles.
·     Water-wise tropical vegetables are propagated in the nursery from stock grown in the gardens and are available for sale to the public.
·     The water-efficient aquaponics project produces organic vegetables and fish.
·     ‘Sustainable living’ projects demonstrate energy-efficiency and the use of renewable resources, for example the solar hot water and photo-voltaic systems on The Blue House roof and the’ straw bale shelter’ for the garden volunteers.

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) Doors open at 5.30pm when meals will be available before the meeting. A market takes place where surplus home grown pro-
duce and plants are shared by giving, exchanging or selling. Entry is a gold coin donation for non-members. The meeting begins at 6.30pm and the night is complete with a “bring a plate” shared supper at 8pm. All welcome. For further info phone Bill, 5472 5192.

Transition Sunshine Coast "This exciting community movement is inspiring people to stand up, get together and create the future they want.
It works because it provides the tools and skills to make that happen.
It works because it's about cooperation and collaboration.
It works because it enables and supports people to do what they are passionate about and what they feel called to do. It's about community action in our quest to move from fossil fuel dependency to local resilience.
Ph 5442 2118  for more information