FrontPageThe Centre for Ecology and Spirituality is situated

80 km from Melbourne in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.

It is located among light forest and abounds in native fauna and flora.

The Centre provides an opportunity for people to spend time on the spiritual and ecological dimensions of their lives. It offers space for reflection, discussion and education. The teaching emphasis at the centre is not so much religious as spiritual in the broader sense, especially as it concerns an attitude and identification with the earthed tradition and what it means to be a human in an evolving universe.
The Centre wishes to be inclusive and welcomes all interested in the link between ecology and spirituality. The Centre is dedicated to the promotion of a sound spirituality which recognises the ecology of Creation and the connectivity and balance of all life. The Centre also endeavours to gain insight into the role of the Human in what has now come to be known as the Ecozoic era of the world.

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The TeamThe Centre at Glenburn was founded in the year 2000 by Brothers Leonard Sheahan and Trevor Parton. For 2017 the community at Glenburn comprises three Christian Brothers, and one Sister of the Mission.  Leonard handles enquiries for retreats and accommodation, while Trevor conducts the retreats and workshops, unless otherwise specified in the program.


Retreats at Glenburn

Enjoy a restful and reflective retreat at the Centre for Ecology and Spirituality at beautiful Glenburn. Compassion and care for all life, social and ecological justice, a new mystique of Earth, and an ecological conversion of mind and heart, are examined through scripture, reflection, dance, ritual and immersion in the beautiful forests of the Great Dividing Range. Linen and meals provided. Deposits for retreats are non-refundable.

 Private Retreats

Many people ask about coming up to do a private retreat.  This can be done individually or in small groups, and spiritual companioning or other inputs are available. Catering can be provided or retreatants can self-cater.  A self-contained flat is available for anyone wanting to make a quiet retreat surrounded by the beauty of nature. The flat may also be used for an extended stay by someone wishing to take some sabbatical time, or by married couples or a small family group. Normal daily rate is $110 per person (fully catered). Please enquire on 61 3 5797 8532 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is accommodation for around a dozen people and there is also a 'Hermitage' unit where people can come and spend some quiet time by themselves or with the community. 

Online Course

Information on our online course can be found on the Online Course menu item above.