Inner Light, Brilliant Life 2020
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Inner Light - Brilliant Life

Inside every one of us is a luminous spiritual field of self-discovery. Mystics of all ages have connected with that, and now in our modern times we have the capacity to do so too. This inner light is filled with such peace, reassurance, joy and bliss. Every time we touch it our sense of calmness and empowerment seems to grow, and daily connection with this brings deeper fulfillment to our lives.

"Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will burn only who you are not,
and set your heart free" Mooji (disciple of Papaji)

Seek and find the One: the part of self that is in common with all living beings. Then, bring that wellspring of wisdom and grace into all parts of your life!

In order to find that deeper wisdom and attunement, we have to disappear into the process...much like a caterpillar when it becomes a butterfly. Are you ready to give yourself the time and space to go deep and experience the light and wisdom of your truth, in a beautiful, relaxed, luscious setting?

Join Shakti Durga for a 6 day retreat at Cypress Lakes Resort in the beautiful Hunter Valley of NSW, Australia.

The Experience
  • Be gently challenged to deeply awaken to the spiritual fire within
  • Connect with the universal oneness and source of all inspiration, that this may fuel your life, guide your decision making and bring your inner light into all life challenges, that every part of your life flows at the highest vibration
  • Through teachings and discourse, be given tools to enable you to use that spiritual fire to blaze through any life difficulties into full self-realisation
  • Learn a mantra that connects you to your inner light
  • Meditate deeply with Shakti Durga's supercharged assistance
  • Enjoy spiritual music that uplifts you, opens your heart and moves you to your very core
  • Discover a wellspring of energy that is highly attractive and magnetic to what it is you wish to pull into your life, to opportunities, fortuitous circumstances, inspiration, loving empowered relationships. This will bring out the best in yourself and others thus helping you to live a more loving, connected and harmonious life
  • Meet amazing people who are also on a journey into the light, while having their feet firmly on the ground, helping to create heaven on Earth
  • Open to stimulation of your intellect and emotional capacity (IQ and EQ)
  • Learn some tools to stay grounded, present and connected wherever you are, in whatever work, personal, creative or spiritual environment you find yourself in


Shakti Durga exudes radiant golden light and brings her presence, wisdom and loving guidance to assist us to move beyond our limitations of personal conditioning and identity.
Interaction with a Spiritual Master activates hidden codes within our being, helping us to radiate that same kind of strength, spirit, humour, warmth and love. For the big journey, the journey of spirit and soul, it is a profound gift to have a coach, a 'tour guide', as you climb the spiritual mountain and find more blazing self, more potential, opportunity and magic than you could imagine.
"Each and every living being is an embodiment of the imperishable Self. The highest purpose of life is to awaken to this truth experientially as the very core of our existence. An awakened Master is the midwife to this rebirth as pure consciousness." Mooji (disciple of Pataji)

A word of caution: Do not come if you don't want your life to change! This will be a transformational retreat, you will leave different to how to you arrived.

The Venue

Cypress Lakes Resort is located in Central Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, NSW Australia. The 300 acre resort is bordered by the rich vineyards of the many wine estates in the area as well as the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. 

Facilities include two restaurants, three swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts, a beautiful golf course and bikes are available for hire. A wide variety of self-contained accommodation set against a stunning backdrop of rolling greens and spectacular Broken Back Mountain Range ensure a comfortable and relaxed stay. The address is 15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin NSW Australia.
The Golden Door Elysia Spa is within walking distance for those wishing to self-nurture. 


There are two types of accommodation being offered to retreat participants - single room in a 2-bedroom apartment and twin share room in a 2-bedroom apartment, both including vegetarian breakfast and lunch.  You may wish to prepare your own dinner or eat at either of the restaurants on site.

A further option of attending the retreat with no accommodation is also available, which may suit people who live in the area.  This option will include vegetarian breakfast and lunch.

If you are unable to attend for the week, there are options to attend the retreat with no accommodation for 1, 2 or 3 days (note: specific days apply - see registration details).  This option will include vegetarian breakfast and lunch.  If you would like this option but would like to stay on site, please contact and we will see if accommodation is available for a short stay.


Cost for this rich opportunity


 Twin Share Room in a 2-bedroom apartment

(We would ask that if you snore to please consider a single room so as not to disturb other retreat participants)

per person

 Single Room in a 2-bedroom apartment
per person

 Full Retreat No Accommodation
per person
 Day Rate (max 3 days**)
 ** 1 day Sat, 2 days Sat/Sun, 3 days Sat/Sun/Mon
(all options also allow the participant to attend the Friday
afternoon opening session 6 December)
per day per  person
    Please note the apartments have two bedrooms which can be a single or a twin share.  The single option gives the participant a room to themselves in a two bedroom apartment where the other bedroom will be occupied by either another person who chose a single or two people who chose twin. Similarly with twin option, the participant will be sharing a room with another participant in one room and will have either one or two people in the other bedroom.
    Check-in and retreat registration will be 2pm-3pm and the first session will commence at 4.00pm.
    A deposit of AUD$800 will secure your place. Final payment is due and payable by 1 November 2020. Please note any cancellation will incur an administration fee of AUD$300 plus any costs and expenses already paid on behalf of the participant. And for any cancellation within 21 days of the commencement of the retreat only the tuition will be refunded.  For more information please read the booking conditions.

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     Price includes:

    • Tuition fee
    • Administration fee
    • Staff expenses
    • Single or Twin share accommodation, depending on the package selected
    • Full buffet breakfast and hot buffet lunch
    Price excludes:
    •  Meals other than those stated
    • Transport to and from the venue
    Additional Information
    No meat, alcohol or recreational drugs are allowed during this retreat. 
    If you have any special dietary requirements please ensure you answer the question on dietary needs on the registration form and give details so we can ensure you are fully looked after.


    'This inner light retreat was profound and was with an amazing group of light filled beautiful people.'
    Joanne, Newcastle, Australia  
    'A residential retreat away with Shakti Durga is different to retreats at the Abode [Cooranbong Centre]. There is a conscious intention to create a container specifically for the development and support of participants. This is done in beautiful surrounds which evoke relaxation, self-care and enjoyment along with the experiential learning. It was a very fulfilling experience!' MT, Cooranbong, Australia
    'What has unfolded for me is nothing short of miraculous, I am overwhelmed with love just writing and contemplating the grace that has flowed during this retreat. I feel as if so much of my life and what I have learned now makes sense and I feel so very grateful for being a part of this beautiful group of caring and compassionate souls.  Shakti Durga's gentle and compassionate guidance has allowed me to accept myself, embrace my life and I pray that as I venture out into my life again that I am able to use all that I have learned to play my part in this ever unfolding plan of peace. The venue, food, services and accommodation were all fabulous. Endless gratitude and love!' JM, Cooranbong Australia

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