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The Archer Mountain Community, a place for Earth Centred Spirituality, offers an opportunity for you to take some time to stop and explore who you are and where you are on your journey through life. Touch your story, feel the grass between your toes, meet the mountain, smell the earth, taste good food. Come for Sabbatical Time, Individual/Earth Retreats, Reflection Days, Spiritual Direction/Counselling, Daily Meditation, Teacher Inservice. We have an ongoing calendar of retreats and workshops but can also tailor programs for individuals or groups.
 
Just north of Brisbane, overlooking the beautiful Stanley River Valley at the base of Mount Archer we provide a space to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself and the Earth. We provide accommodation for up to 6 people in private single rooms and cabins with a possibility of twin share and/or couple accommodation. 

The Archer

                        Natural sanctuary

                                                            Mountain meets valley


                                                                                                        Sky touches mountain

                                                                                                                                                    Earth nourishes human nourishes earth



The Archer offers the opportunity for people seeking an earth-centred spirituality to companion one another for empowerment. As companions we recognise the evolving consciousness of the earth community.  We seek a more sustainable way of living and a deeper sense of the sacred in our lives.

We are challenged and nurtured by: 

     Being contemplative and listening to earth’s rhythms
     Seeking new understanding of our place in an evolving universe
     Engaging with the cry of the earth and the earth community
     Living responsibly in the local community
     Learning the wisdom of the original custodians of land and waters
     Offering hospitality and welcome in gratitude
     Enjoying the peace, beauty, solitude and silence of this land.

We recognise the power of story.  As Thomas Berry reminds us:

The moon was shining over the bay
And Thomas asked the moon, “What should I say?”
The moon answered, “Tell them my story!”
He asked the wind, “What should I say?”
The wind answered, “Tell them my story!”
He posed the question to the oak, “What should I say?”
And the answer was the same.
“Tell them my story!
Tell them the mountain story, the human story, the river story, the indigenous story, the sacred story.
Tell them the Great Story!”

Thomas Berry