Intensive Mindfulness Retreat

Mindfulness Training, Courses and Workshops

Deepen your personal practice and understanding of mindfulness meditation and its clinical implementation within MiCBT.

This retreat is a great opportunity to maintain yearly MiCBT professional development and catch up with experienced and committed MiCBT clinicians and teachers. It is a near-silent retreat, with a predominantly meditative content. 

The main purpose of the 3-day intensive retreat is to deepen the practice of mindfulness meditation and acquire further personal benefits for professionals who have attended an MiCBT Foundation or Applied Course. The retreat also provides a more advanced understanding of mindfulness meditation and its fundamental purpose in the wider Buddhist teaching of the Eightfold Noble Path and its relevance to MiCBT. 

Participants also have the opportunity to attend a free yoga class in the morning (optional). The venue is a traditional meditation centre (ashram) where every attendee participates in 30-minutes of daily service. The service activities of the centre can include gardening, picking vegetables and helping to cook a vegetarian lunch or making bread or goodies, office work and maintenance, sustainable building projects, environmental developments, library and other interesting creative projects and aspects of the ashram. The fee is kept purposefully low to facilitate frequent attendance for MiCBT clinicians and teachers. 


Participants must have completed an MiCBT Foundation or Applied Course.

Who should attend? 

 Registered and currently practising psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists, mental health nurses, professionally qualified counsellors, professionally qualified psychotherapists. 

Learning objectives

You will develop greater levels of awareness and equanimity. You will learn the structure, content and purpose of the Eightfold Noble Path, of which mindfulness is a part. You will also learn to implement mindfulness meditation during MiCBT with greater knowledge and confidence.


Standard Share Room: Early Bird Fee: $590 | Regular Fee: $630 
Twin Share Room: Early Bird Fee: $790 | Regular Fee: $830
Single Room: Early Bird Fee: $920 | Regular Fee: $960

Respecting others: Snorers please reserve a single room, bring a tent or bring an understanding room mate for a twin share. If someone is relocated due to your snoring, you will be charged a single room fee.


Rocklyn Yoga Ashram is nestled within the depths of Wombat State Forest (approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne). Enjoy delicious, balanced vegetarian food, with lots of grains and fresh vegetables mostly from the ashram organic garden or sourced from organic local farmers in the neighbourhood.


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Jill, PhD, GradDipMiCBT, RN, RM, Melbourne commented on 02-May-2018 01:53 PM5 out of 5 stars
Thank you Bruno for offering this 3-day retreat. A vital part of deepening practice.
Nicholas Laurence, DClin, Wellington, New Zealand commented on 30-Apr-2018 12:57 PM5 out of 5 stars
Really helped to deepen my understanding of the practice, resolved some things I'd been stuck on for years, really glad for the high quality instruction and the chance to spend several days just focused on practice.
Patrea O'Donoghue, MPsych, MAPS - Brisbane QLD commented on 26-Apr-2018 11:03 AM5 out of 5 stars
I was impressed by the effects that an intensive amount of mindfulness practice can have, even in the context of a short 3-day retreat. I had a profound experience that Bruno was able to clearly explain. Bruno demonstrated skillful group facilitation of the daily discussions. Perhaps I could sum up my praise by saying that I wanted the retreat to continue! I will definitely attend future MiCBT retreats with Bruno.
Mikako Naito, MPsych Clin, Gold Coast commented on 26-Apr-2018 08:02 AM5 out of 5 stars
The experiential awareness I gained at the retreat demonstrated that daily maintenance practices, which I never skip, are purely for maintenance. I cannot recommend regular silent meditation retreats highly enough to anyone who wish to advance their mindfulness skills and understanding.
Magali Couineau, Mpsych, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 26-Apr-2018 06:26 AM5 out of 5 stars
A wonderful opportunity to refine practice and learn..
Nicola Carter, Clinical Psychologist, Springwood, NSW commented on 09-Oct-2015 12:04 PM5 out of 5 stars
A highly valuable opportunity for clinicians working with MiCBT to significantly further develop their skills and effectiveness in understanding and applying MiCBT with clients
David Hunnerup, MHSocial Worker, Tas commented on 08-Oct-2015 08:23 PM5 out of 5 stars
Always always always a deeper awareness of self (or "not-self")
Jill, Registered Nurse/Researcher/Mindfulness-based Emotional Fitness Consultant 08-Oct-2015 09:11 AM5 out of 5 stars
Pauline Enright, Counsellor, Tasmania commented on 08-Oct-2015 8:11 AM5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the training. It was challenging on many occasions but that is okay as it helps you to learn more and deepen your understanding. The group interacted well and contributed to the learning. I also enjoyed Bruno's insights and the opportunity to touch base with him and other meditators and strengthen my own resolve with the practices.
Boyd Cowley, Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 08-Oct-2015 7:37 AM5 out of 5 stars
A very important opportunity to deepen one's understanding of the mind and MiCBT.
Lily from Sydney commented on 28-April-2014 2:43 PM5 out of 5 stars
It has been a great experience and learning for me professionally and personally! Cathy's food is yummy and provided a calm and caring environment to practice. The content of the teaching was enjoyably complex and thought provoking. Bruno and other participants at the retreat made it easy to understand and take it in. This is a training that I would go back again! Thankyou
David Hunnerup, Mental Health Social Worker: Launceston commented on 01-May-2013 5:44 PM5 out of 5 stars
It made crystal clear the fluidity and connectivity of 1.lack of balance, 2. physical pain, and 3. emotional pain. It made it crystal clear what to do about it!