22 - 25 Apr 2016 Liberté - Anzac retreat

Anzac Long Weekend Meditation Retreat

22 – 25 Apr 2016


Dear Kim,


I'd to like to thank you, the volunteers and specially Phra Mana for sharing his wisdom with us all.

I've already transferred the donation to show my gratitude for once again, being able to learn how to be happier and peaceful within.

My mother, even with poor English, was able to receive the teachings  from Phra Mana and leave to retreat feeling free from anxiety, understanding better how to deal with attachment, which she suffers from living so far from me.

A priceless life change after all.

I'll be back with my partner next time.

 Best regards with love and gratitude

 Yasmine & Karine


I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the monks Kim! What a beautiful experience and a beautiful home. I am so very grateful. You are a wonderful host and garderner. Thank you! :) 



Hi Kim,

I wanted to pass on my huge thanks for the ANZAC long weekend meditation retreat I just attended at Sunnataram Forest Monastery, it was a very inspiring weekend. The beautiful & peaceful location, the delicious food (which I'm trying not to be attached to!), and of course Phra Mana's wonderful teaching all combined to create a very special few days.

I am looking forward to paying a Sunday visit soon to show my boyfriend around and I am hoping to also attend the Queen's birthday retreat in June as well. I will keep practising what I have learnt and think it will be really beneficial to attend the retreats quite regularly to consolidate the teachings.

Once again, thanks for a wonderful retreat.

Warm regards,



Hi Kim

Wonderful to spend the weekend with you all. Phra Mana is lucky to have you and he is amazing.

 I am still trying to process everything I learned, but it's nice to remember things throughout the day. My favourite has been calling my negative emotions 'visitor' - I then laugh and then the negative emotion becomes less.

I would like to join the June long weekend retreat if possible - are you able to include me in my own cabin please?

Thank you.



Hi Kim,

Me and Rita would like to thank you for everything. It was my first time to explore Buddhism, but I enjoyed it very much. Now, we are back to our normal life and reality and we both feel that our mind is much clearer now. This weekend Phra Mana has taught us more than we could imagine. In the future, we will definitely visit Monastery again and hope somehow to support and express our appreciation. 

We also would like to express a special thank to Phra Mana for his wise words and especially his smile. When we have a difficult moment in the future, we only need to imagine his smile, to feel better :) 

Thank you once more and hope to see you soon.

Anton and Rita


Dear Kim,

We absolutely loved the retreat! Thank you to Phra Mana, the other monks and you and your team of wonderful volunteers for all the effort that you put in to make us comfortable.

The teachings were insightful as usual and the food absolutely yummy. What more can you ask for from a retreat.

Much metta to all of you there,

Suji and Bill


Dear Kim 

thanks for the lovely retreat!

Also thanks for sending the photo. 

thank you 

kind regards



Thanks so much Kim,

We really enjoyed the latest retreat. Thank you to Phra Mana for his patience, wisdom and loving kindness.

Happy In, happy Out.

Kind Regards




Hi Kim,

The retreat lived up to all my expectations. (Hut no.8 exceeded them!) The beautiful surroundings,  and the loving kindness, wisdom and generosity of the Sunnataram people give me fresh spirit at each visit. Thanks to you, Phra Mana, Phra Khru, Lama Ken, Peter and all the volunteers for everything you do.

Best wishes, with metta



Hello there,

Thank you for having us on the Anzac long weekend retreat. Everything was delightful and insightful. Thank you to the monks , Kim and  volunteers for the preparation of the wonderful food. Look forward to coming back. Still enjoying the serenity of Bundanoon in my meditations even in the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

Kind Regards



HI Kim,

Belated thanks for all your efforts, and the efforts of the monks and the volunteers, in running the retreat on the long weekend. It was a wonderful experience - I got a lot out of it and am grateful to you all for extending such care towards us all.  Thanks again, Kim.



Dear Phra Mana, Kim and everybody else at the retreat,

Thank you for everything I had such a great time and learnt so much, Phra Mana is a wonderful teacher and made me laugh a lot. I'm coming back. This was a wonderful experience for me.


Thank you to the volunteers the food  was beautiful.

Kind Regards



Hi Kim,

Thanking you, Phra Mana, Luong, the volunteers and everyone that made the long weekend an unforgettable experience.




Hi Kim

Thank you for the helpful information, much appreciated.

I thought as much, many commented how much they liked Phra Mana's character and his approach the teachings.

Look forward to seeing you in June, and thank you.




Hi to the Sunnataram family,

Thank you for yet another wonderful retreat! I learn something new each time and I'm always amazed at how well the beautiful teachings are taught.

Thank you for all of the hard work you all put in to make it possible.

With much metta,

Sherien :)


Dear Kim

Just wanted to say thank you, I am so very grateful.

I have never felt so grounded and calm - many many thanks to Phra Mana and co. for all the love and kindness and guidance. Felt I achieved so much in such a short space of time.

The entire weekend was so very well organised, a real credit to all those who put it together.

Look forward to my next visit :)


Keep smiling

Warm Regards



Thanks for everything. It was an amazing retreat.

Pleasure meeting you all.

Kind regards






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