Vijayaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre

Vijayaloka, at Minto, just one hour from the centre of Sydney, is the retreat venue for the Sydney Buddhist Centre (SBC). The buildings stand on 3.7 hectares of largely pristine bushland on a sandstone escarpment above the upper reaches of the Georges River.

Since its purchase in 1994 Vijayaloka has provided supportive conditions for spiritual practice and growth for large numbers of practitioners. Cared for by the SBC sangha, the property provides a beautiful, peaceful, dedicated space for meditation, spiritual practice and community-building.

Vijayaloka is home to one of Sydney’s few remaining koala colonies and to wallabies, kangaroos, ring-tailed possums, various species of reptiles and a wonderful variety of birds.

Our address is: 
Vijayaloka Retreat Centre
36 Howard Road
Minto Heights NSW 2566

Meditation and mindfulness practice is conducive to our recovery from the addictions that hold...

Fri 26 Oct 2018, 7:00pm - Sun 28 Oct 2018, 3:00pm

Open to all Order Members, this retreat will focus on deepening creative engagement with...

Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:00pm - Fri 23 Nov 2018, 3:00pm

Come together as part of a community of practitioners in ideal conditions at our retreat centre...

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7:00pm - Sun 25 Nov 2018, 3:00pm

Learn to meditate, come together with others of like mind, and cultivate new qualities in a...

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7:00pm - Sun 25 Nov 2018, 3:00pm

Engage with the beautiful bushland at Vijayaloka, on the outskirts of Sydney. We will meditate...

Fri 14 Dec 2018, 7:00pm - Sun 16 Dec 2018, 3:00pm

Explore meditation, develop awareness and ignite the imagination. 

A rare opportunity to...

Wed 26 Dec 2018, 3:00pm - Tue 01 Jan 2019, 3:00pm

Vijayaloka Newsletter July 2018

A glorious winter weekend was the backdrop for the recent Working With Nature Weekend out at Vijayaloka. Between 25 and 30 of us spent the time together.  As we have found previously, these weekends attract lots of new people so we had a mix of introductory meditation and dharma activities focusing on the Four Reminders, as well as enjoying getting to know each other while engaging in activities each of us chose - for the benefit of others. Everyone had such fun!

A few photos capture a little bit of the inside and outside projects we tackled.

Where there is smoke...!...

Vijayaloka Newsletter

Dear Sangha Friends

On the last Friday in July several of us had a day out at Vijayaloka. Some of us attended a Vijayaloka team meeting and others spent the day working outside. Whether meeting or working we all enjoyed our time in the beautiful winter sunshine. A shared campfire lunch topped it off in Sydney sangha style!

In the Vijayaloka team, a high priority for discussion was developing a list of work options for the upcoming Working With Nature Retreat which is to be held this weekend on 14/15/16 August. This retreat looks set to be a wonderful opportunity to come...