The Gateway Retreat

The Gateway Retreat

"A lived experience of the power of the collective"
6 day intensive in Kensan, Mindfulness and Dialogue
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What is The Gateway Retreat?

The Gateway Retreat is a 6-day immersion experience that teaches the mindset, values and way-of-being
needed to create harmonious, inclusive and wise groups. Experience being able to
express openly, listen deeply and accept others without fear or favour.

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The Gateway Retreat - Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom

Learn how to make sound decisions with others, touched
by what is common and decent in us all. The Gateway Retreat evokes experiences of connection to a greater wisdom
beyond the individual mind.

Learn about Collective Wisdom

The Gateway Retreat Benefits


Experience an inclusive group that honours the balance between respecting the self, and the group. A harmonious way of being in group, underpinned by
wise mindsets and strong values.

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What People Are Saying

I found a deep reflection of myself which I’m confident will stay with me. A reminder and remembering of my natural state, which I forget in our manufactured society.
Ian Martin
IT Consultant
The Gateway was a call to this lone wolf to return to the pack. To return to a fuller and more natural way of being with myself, and being in relationship. A way to fully live and trust this one wild and precious life!
Heather Albrecht
Strategic Marketing & Training Consultant / Digital Connections
Kensan makes me realise that I don’t want to die wondering!
Richard Kirwood
The Gateway Retreat was an experience like no other - a retreat where all my beliefs, behaviours, attitudes and patterns came up for timely review and deep investigation. The way in which this happened was unlike anything I have experienced before, especially considering the retreat doesn’t teach ‘tools’ or ‘techniques’; Rather, it calls us forth to a whole new way of being.
Kellie Graham
Executive Coach
After so many years of looking, Kensan taught me how to see. This week changed my life forever. The world would be an amazing place if we all practised Kensan. Do this, and make your world, and the world a better place.
Darren Naftal
Director / DN Architecture
I arrived at this Kensan retreat having a healthy level of awareness and experience working with people. This retreat made shifts in me that showed me how subtle and deep my beliefs were, and how unaware I can be.
You must do this before the sand runs out in the hourglass!
Stephen Halsall
An amazing opportunity to explore self, connection and truth in a profoundly different way. The revelations have changed me.
Stephen Armytage
MD and Founder / Gymea Retreat

Only Be Taken Once

The Gateway Retreat is a uniquely designed ‘threshold experience’ that a person can only do once in their life.
It’s akin to traversing a passage to a new level of personal understanding and group harmony.
Are you ready to step through the gateway?

Learn about The Process


The Gateway Retreat bridge


Learn how the Japanese art of Kensan can
teach a group to access the power of the Collective Mind
through a process of deep group inquiry.

Learn about Kensan

Japan garden


Learn how to be more present, focussed
and attentive to your life ‘here and now’, through a range
of mindfulness techniques.

Learn about Mindfulness

Wisdom appears when we are willing to be together
in patience, acceptance and curiosity

Stunning location

At The Gateway Retreat, you can expect to find clean, comfortable, charming facilities… warm, attentive and caring service… a secluded and tranquil environment in which to relax and drop into the retreat experience.

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Gourmet food

For 6 days you will be treated to delicious organic Ayurvedic inspired vegetarian meals and drinks, bringing together a mouth watering mix of Indian, Middle Eastern, Malaysian and Australian cuisine.

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  • Mount Warning

See Our Upcoming Retreats

Our retreats are run in Northern NSW, Australia at the base of the majestic Mount Warning,
35 minutes from Gold Coast airport and 2 hours from Brisbane. 

Eventbrite - Collective Mind - 'The Gateway' (TAS)