Cloud Mountain Retreat

Cloud Mountain Retreat is beautifully situated at the foot of the Southern Grampians ranges in the picturesque town of Dunkeld. The home provides uninterrupted views of Mt Abrupt and Mt. Sturgeon surrounded by ancient red gums, farmlands and the Dunkeld Arboretum. It is a short one kilometre relaxing walk along salt creek to the town center.

Cloud Mountain Retreat takes its name from the often hidden appearance of the mountains when under cloud. The home has a Zen styled atmosphere designed to give those who stay a tranquil and supportive environment. A mediation room, garden and plenty of space for quiet reading and rest is provide.

Calendar of events in 2018

February 24 Saturday: 9.30-4.30      Orientation, Mediation & Practice day
March 9-12 Friday – Monday            Dunkeld & Peaks Pilgrim Walk
March 24 Saturday: 9.30-4.30           Orientation, Mediation & Practice day
April 20-23 Friday – Monday            Zen/Contemplation Residential 3 Day Retreat  
May 4-7 Friday – Monday                 Dunkeld & Peaks Pilgrim Walk
August 24-26 Friday – Sunday         Emotional Intelligence, Compassion & Mindfulness Retreat
September 1 Saturday: 9.30-4.30     Orientation, Mediation & Practice day
September 14-18 Friday – Tuesday  Dunkeld & Peaks Pilgrim Walk
October 12-14 Friday – Sunday       Zen week-end Walking Retreat

Retreat Information

CMR  conducts a number of retreats within Contemplative Zen streams. Rev. Paul Sanders is an appointed associate Zen teacher of Roshi Bob Walker USA, Diamond Sangha. Paul is also a Uniting church minister and has contemplative training.


Dunkeld pilgrim walks information.

CMR in association with others is launching a new initiative ‘Dunkeld and Peaks Pilgrim Walks’awe discovery and reflection. ‘These will be offered quarterly and provide a Camino styled walk around the Southern Grampians. Themes such as:  Simplicity,  Clarity,  Change, Connecting with place, Appreciation for earth, people, bio-diversity and creating a space for soulful and mindful  practices.


Encouraging Words

A regular newsletter is posted underneath offering a reflection around themes relating to meditative practice and living.

Returning to the Source


Swallowing the universe


Practicing with our life


What is the self?


The cave of the heart.


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Contact Us

Cloud Mountain Retreat

77 Armitage Street, Dunkeld Victoria

Phone: 03 5577 2354 Mobile: 0407 833 515