Archer Earth Community

The Archer no longer provides a place for retreats, however the Archer Earth Community is continuing as a community centered on Earth Centred Spirituality.

The community meets monthly to celebrate Agape, usually on the second Sunday or Monday of the month.  On the first and third Wednesday of the month the community gathers either in person or virtually for meditation. 

Archer Earth Community gathers at 2461 Sandgate Rd Boondall 4034.

Archer Earth Community is currently in the process of revisioning its identity and offerings and may be contacted at

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands of South East Queensland in which we gather as a community.  We pay our respect to the  Aboriginal people of the Brisbane River Valley and Kilcoy region, the Jinibara People, and in particular, the Dungidau people, centred in the Kilcoy region; the Gubbi Gubbi people of the Sunshine Coast; the Turrbal, Yuggera and Yugambeh People of Greater Brisbane and the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay. These are the local People, who walked this country for thousands of years.

We acknowledge their descendants who still walk this land.

We honour their spirit and their story and their ongoing connection and stewardship of this land upon which we gather, walk and reflect.

We invite you to pause to connect with the Spirit of the land and to reflect on the invitation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to 'walk with them in a movement of the Australian People for a better future'.

Archer Earth Community
Natural sanctuary
Mountain meets valley
Sky touches mountain
Earth nourishes human nourishes earth

Our Vision


The foundation stories for the Mount Archer Eco-Spirituality Retreat Centre are The New Universe Story, The Christian Story and The Founders’ Stories of Edmund Rice and Mary MacKillop. These stories shape the following vision.

The essence of The Archer is its oneness with the whole Earth Community, its spirituality as Earth-centred spirituality, and its story as part of the unfolding story of the Universe – the cradle of all sacred stories. 

Oneness invites us into an inner quiet and stillness nourished by the presence and silence the land holds. Earth-centred spirituality invites us to deep listening to the land. Story invites us into insight and understanding of our spiritual roots.

The Archer is both a place and a community of beings, living and non-living. Those who come here are invited to deep listening to the land as sacred, to their own stories within the context of The Universe Story, and to the cry of Earth which is impoverished due to  “the harm we have inflicted on her”. (Laudato Si’ #2) 

Mindful of the above, The Archer is  a place of hope, shaped by the chaos and creativity embedded in our evolving Universe. 

The Archer acknowledges the wisdom of the Dungadai people of the Jinibara nation, the original custodians of this land, and seeks ways to creatively engage with, and learn from, them.

The Archer offers the spaciousness and silence that heals. It challenges and nurtures all who come by inviting them to be attuned to Earth’s rhythms, and to live interdependently and responsibly within their own particular ecosystems.

I asked the moon what should I say and the wind said “Tell them my story”

And I asked the wind what should I say and the wind said “Tell them my story”

And I asked the clover out on the lawn, what should I say and the clover said “Tell them my story.”

My story, the mountain story, the river story, your story, the indigenous story, the great story.....

~ Thomas Berry