Jhana Grove is a dedicated meditation retreat centre nestled in a valley of the Darling Scarp adjacent Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpentine. It can accommodate up to 60 guests at one time each with their own room and ensuite. This allows a great deal of privacy and thus maximises the benefits of meditation practice. Connected to the cottages, by a covered walkway, is a large, air-conditioned meditation hall with three adjoining halls for the convenient practice of walking meditation. There is also a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, as well as laundry, office, and storage facilities. A small caretakers residence completes the centre.
Meditation is well-known to relieve the stresses of modern life and enhance one’s health. It is also known to the Buddhist world as the essential path to inner peace and eventual enlightenment. It is for this reason that the Buddhist Society of Western Australia built the “Jhana Grove Meditation Centre”. It is located on a secluded piece of land surrounded by natural forest in the hills above Serpentine, just 1km from Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery.
Regular formal residential retreats are led by the Sangha of nearby Bodhinyana and Dhammasara Monasteries. For experienced/serious spiritual practioners Sangha mentored self-retreats are also offered. The minimum stay for self-retreats is 7 days. All retreats focus on meditation and retreatants follow the 8-precepts of Buddhism. Noble Silence is kept during almost the entire time.