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

An opportunity to engage with the beautiful bushland at Vijayaloka, on the outskirts of Sydney....

Fri 29 Sep 2017, 7:00pm - Mon 02 Oct 2017, 3:00pm

Meditation and mindfulness are a powerful means of coming into your potential. On this retreat...

Tue 26 Dec 2017, 12:00pm - Mon 01 Jan 2018, 12:00pm

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...