Raja Yoga Meditation Retreats
@ Illawarra

Affectionately known as ‘Wilton’, the Illawarra Brahma Kumaris Retreat Centre, when purchased in 1999, was in great need of refurbishment. With immense love, determination, and the vision of many over the years, the Centre now shines like a jewel in the crown of The Brahma Kumaris in Australia.

The gardens are a much loved feature of Wilton, and during every retreat the veggie garden, orchard and grounds are enjoyed by all who come.

The Centre can accommodate up to 40 participants for residential retreats. Retreats for outside groups including Buddhists, psychologists, different yoga modalities and professional groups learning the art of meditation are also hosted.

We also offer The Brahma Kumaris' core curriculum Raja Yoga Meditation courses and a variety of workshops, talks and one day programs.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Brahma Kumaris Illawarra
150 Macarthur Drive, Wilton, NSW 2571
02 4630 8124

One hour south of Sydney, the Centre is accessible by car and train. Picton railway station is 20 minutes away by car or taxi.

The Team

Our team members are Phillippa Andrew, Matthew Martin, Di Gamble, Max Fox and Tracey Harrex.

We live as a spiritual community and together create and maintain a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere for everyone where they can experience personal benefit and learn practical skills to live peacefully in a sometimes-chaotic world.


The Place


Don't see what you are looking for? Please contact us to find out about activities we have at the Centre if they're not listed here.


The most important thing to know about our Retreat Centres is that The Brahma Kumaris community values a healthy, safe, clean and spiritual environment.  We strive to create a conducive atmosphere where everyone can benefit and feel safe.

In keeping with our spiritual principles, smoking, drinking alcohol and consumption of non-prescription drugs or take-away meals (and meat) are not permitted in buildings or around the grounds.

Everyone needs to book in for our retreats and our website system operates on a first come first served basis. Often our retreats can get booked out, so please only book when you are committed to attend the retreat, as you may prevent another being able to book in.

Request for Confirmation emails are sent out a week prior to the retreat for you to confirm or cancel your place.

Each Retreat Centre offers a different range of activities.  Here in the Illawarra, we offer morning meditation before breakfast. During the retreat program there will be facilitator input, meditation experiences, group activities, personal reflection time and conversations with other like-minded people.
We offer freshly prepared vegetarian meals, which are cooked in a state of meditative reflection and served in an atmosphere of peace for all registered participants.

We cater for gluten and dairy free special diets only.

The Brahma Kumaris share their spiritual knowledge free of charge (worldwide) in the spirit of making it available to everyone. The Centre is run by volunteers who are financially independent.

Although our programs have no fixed fee in the spirit of community service, guests are encouraged to make a financial contribution towards the running costs of meals, accommodation and the maintenance of facilities at the Retreat Centre. For further information, please email or phone.