"What a wonderful place to relax,laugh, learn how to meditate. Calm and sensible information on dealing with stress, and a range of everyday challenges we all face, is offered in serene surroundings. It has been such a pleasure to attend retreats and seminars with others from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, to think about kindness, positive thoughts, inner happiness and spiritual growth."
"Safe. Comfort. Alignment. Connection with authentic self. So amazing and real!"
"The most accommodating people I have ever met. Everything is easy, kind, peaceful- nothing is too much trouble & every detail, every comfort is taken care off. I feel so looked after coming here and it's the perfect place to reset"
"I have been a keen student of the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University since 2008. The Brahma Kumaris spiritual retreats are designed to give participants the opportunity to connect with a higher spiritual power and path. The Brahma Kumaris demonstrate a deep knowledge of the value of meditation and spiritual growth, and this flows through retreats. Knowledge is passed on at a group and individual level with calm reassurance. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and make their own decisions. My confidence grew with the new found freedom instilled by the Brahma Kumaris. Attending a Brahma Kumaris retreat is like being handed a Treasure Map, one that gives all the important clues or landmarks necessary to find the treasure but excludes the details of the journey because these must be sought out, discovered and explored through experience. The Illawarra Centre is a haven for people. The spiritual instruction, rich opportunity for meditation and very comfortable facilities offer a warm welcome to people hoping to live in a more principled and satisfying way."
"I have enjoyed a very special relationship with the Brahma Kumaris Organisation for the past 8 years through regular community meditations and weekend retreats. It is a pleasure to visit the centre and am always welcomed with great kindness and generosity of spirit. In my opinion, the Organisation operates to high ethical standards showing respect for all, including the environment, while encouraging sound values for living. My thanks to you all."
"I come to Brahma Kumaris in the Blue Mountains to attend spiritual retreats. I feel lighter, happie. I feel more trusting of myself and less needing to control life's situations. People at Brahma Kumaris are beautiful, kind and friendly, the food is wonderful and the environment is fantastic, surrounded by trees."
"I have attended the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in the Blue Mountains for a number of retreats and have always enjoyed them very much. I have learned new skills which have helped me invaluably in my daily life.The people there are incredibly kind, gentle, generous and accommodating. The food is wonderful and served with so much love and the environment is exquisitely beautiful."
Anne M. Pauli
"...each time I visit the Wilton retreats, I reap many rewards. The centre is beautifully cared for and exceptionally well run. The team give so much of their time and each has a personal commitment to provide guests with spiritual growth, support and education, which challenges and inspires us as individuals to be the 'best we can be'. I honour each of them and the external presenters they engage with. The setting in the Australian bush is spectacular."
"… calms you down and make you feel ready to face the world again."
"… offers a practical spiritual knowledge that is helpful to everybody, especially young people. The classes taught me to hold myself responsible for my own thoughts and feelings, which I think is crucial."
"Nurturing environment, nourishing, peaceful."
"Life changing. Beautiful people, kind, godly."
"Welcoming & accessible, altruistic & comforting."
"As examples of people who truly live their values."
"Experienced, warm and giving teachers. So much knowledge imparted in a beautiful, natural bushland setting. So conducive to rest and spiritual rejuvenation."
"BKs provided a wonderfully refreshing spiritual retreat in an amazing bush setting."
"The wonderful Brahma Kumaris volunteers create an atmosphere of peace and kindness. I was welcomed with an open heart and was provided with a safe space to learn and grow. Thank you for helping me hear the voice of my soul."
"Another beautiful retreat at the BKs, which reaffirmed that I can change my life in a positive way with simple daily practices including meditation. BK brothers and sisters are living evidence of a positive lifestyle that can change the world for the better."
"What a delight to have held our meditation retreat at the Brahma Kumaris centre in Wilton… special to share and experience a living spiritual community especially one whose value of being of service for the higher good of others resonated so much with our own purpose. We felt abundantly nourished by the beautiful food, the friendly service and the lovely ambience of the grounds and gardens."
"Peaceful, invigorating, refreshing, spiritual knowledge. pure and sincere."
"If you are holding a retreat with the aim is to support body and soul, then we highly recommend this little oasis in Wilton."
“Heaven on Earth because it’s so peaceful and loving here.”
“An openness to give and share love, peace and knowledge in a nurturing and safe environment.”
“Welcoming environment; warm and friendly and helpful people. Doing a great thing for humanity to educate people to think in a more positive way to benefit the rest of the world.”
“A centre for pure humanity. A place where beautiful souls unite and recharge their energies.”
“It’s a real good escape from the stresses of this world.Many life lessons are obtained from this retreat that have the ability to change one’s life for the better.”
“A beautiful serene place with no noise; just surroundings of peace and comfort. To feel time just for me. I feel a better person within being a part of it.”
“Love, dedication, positive energy. Learning and sharing from the heart. It is an oasis in the middle of a jungle.”
“A very worthwhile seminar to enrich your life. Stunning. Peaceful. A treasure. Unique.”
“Beautiful, sociable group of people that extend their love for each other out to others and educate in the aspects of self love”
"Beautiful, serene, calm oasis where you can collect your thoughts and take a break before going back into the crazy world."
"The people here are gentle, kind, loving, share their learnings of the soul’s purpose. Made a profound difference in the lives of all who attended the retreat."
"The teaching of love, peace and harmony throughout the world."
"Peaceful, gentle, accepting, generous, kind, and making a positive difference in the world."
"Worthwhile and beautiful place to go to. Highly recommend. Respect the organisation and what they contribute to people's well being."
"I couldn’t more highly recommend the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in the Illawarra. It is an ideal retreat environment with sprawling grounds filled with native birdlife and lush vegetation. The modeling of spiritual principles offered by the Brahma Kumaris volunteers adds a valuable dimension to the retreat experience. The food is delicious and varied and includes such delights as homemade bread and homemade ice-cream. The meditation hall is spacious and well equipped with a high standard of audio and lighting options available. Feedback from our students was exceedingly positive."