Four Winds Garden Retreat

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Four Winds Garden Retreat
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Tradition/Linage Forest Tradition, Thai, Lao
Main School Theravada
Contact Infotmation
Address 1076 Bramston Beach Road
Bramston Beach
Queensland 4871
Australia
Country Australia
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Phone (07) 4067 4184
Email cde.fourwinds@gmail.com



Four Winds Garden Retreat

Four Winds is located 80 ks south of Cairns, North Queensland, on a 66 acre property, 26 acres of which is in World Heritage rainforest. The property is close to rainforest, waterfalls and pristine beaches. It is an idyllic place to develop a meditation centre.

Peter and Nancy Cowham are the Directors of Four Winds. Both have a long association with Buddhist meditation and practice. Nancy was one of the early lay residents at Wat Buddha Dhamma after it was founded in 1978.

Peter spent five pansahs as a bhikkhu in NE Thailand between 1977 and 1983. His uppacchaya was Venerable Luang Por Chah of Wat Pah Pong. Peter was privileged to have practiced under Luang Por for he last five years of his effective teaching life before diabetes debilitated the famous Ajahn. Peter learnt to speak and read Thai and Lao and compiled translations of Luang Por's talks during the time he spent with him. A recent pilgrimage to visit Ajahn Chah's memorial at Wat Bah Pong has inspired Peter and Nancy to reconnect with their heritage and make available a retreat facility for Buddhist meditation and practice in the forest tradition of Thailand and Lao.

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Four Winds Garden Retreat