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Getting there

It is possible to travel by car or train (book through Country Link). If travelling by train, pick up from Stroud Station is available on request.

Stroud Monastery is located on St Clair’s Rd (off Buckett’s Way) Stroud, 1 kilometre North of the town, next to the golf club. NB. The sign on the Bucketts Way is easily missed so keep a lookout.

From Sydney or Newcastle. Driving north on Pacific Highway about 30km past Raymond Terrace you will turn left on Buckets Way. The Monastery is about 1km after the village of Stroud on right hand side past golf club. (The Monastery and Golf Club share a boundary.) Driving South from Taree or Forster via Gloucester (or East via Dungog) along the Bucketts Way the turn is to the left, on a rise as you approach the golf course, about 1km before town.

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Special Considerations

Access: Unfortunately the venue is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle,
  • A cushion and/or yoga mat (if you prefer to sit on the floor or would like a cushion for your chair),
  • A wrap or cardigan in case it gets cold,
  • An umbrella in case it rains,
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that are easily slipped off and on.

If you are staying at the Monastery bring all of the above PLUS:

  • Bedding: Sheets and pillow case and/or preferred bedding (all beds at the monastery have mattress cover, pillow and light weight quilt/doona);
  • Towel,
  • Toiletries, medications and all personal needs,
  • Torch

Room allocation

All bathrooms are shared.

Most rooms are single bedrooms. The remaining rooms are twin or triple share or double. Double rooms will be allocated to couples registering together – unless otherwise requested.

All beds have a mattress cover, pillow and lightweight quilt/doona. You must bring your own sheets and pillowcase and/or other bedding if preferred. (And your own towel.)

Rooms are not heated or air-conditioned.

The meditation hall is a short 3 min walk up the hill from the main accommodation and dining area. Most rooms are near the dining area. A few shared rooms are adjacent to the meditation hall.

All rooms will be allocated in order of registration.


CANCELLATION POLICY: When cancellation of registration is received at least one week prior to close of registration (25/4/2023) Mindful Works undertakes to refund the amount paid less 25% admin fee. When cancellation is received less than one week prior to close of registration or any time thereafter, Mindful Works will hold credit to the value of the amount paid less 50% (25% admin fee + 25% cancellation fee).