Our story

Lifeflow Meditation Centre is a non-profit, independent organisation established in Adelaide in 1981.

Since then it has steadily moved towards the common goal of translating the knowledge, skill and wisdom of the meditation tradition (principally two of the Buddhist traditions – Tibetan and Burmese) into a form that is relevant and applicable to contemporary Australian life.

Lifeflow owes its existence to the effort and dedication of the Director, Dr Graham Williams, and the many members who contribute time and energy to the organisation, both on a paid and a voluntary basis.

Our teachers

Our teachers

We have highly qualified and experienced meditation teachers at all courses and retreats, each with a minimum of ten years training with Lifeflow.
City studio

City studio

Find out more about our main teaching studio at Frewville.

Tara Hills Retreat Centre

Tara Hills is Lifeflow’s principal retreat centre. It is set amongst the peaceful environment of Native Valley in the Adelaide Hills and provides an ideal space for retreats.

Benefits of meditation

Discover for yourself how easy it is to meditate, you can feel the benefits immediately.

Lifeflow Meditation Benefits
Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and Mindfulness

What is meditation? What is mindfulness? Learn about both.
Mindfulness at Lifeflow

Mindfulness at Lifeflow

Gain in depth background on how meditation and mindfulness work together.

Lifeflow shop

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Lifeflow has something to suit everyone.

Membership

Membership

Membership opens the door to a range of members-only classes and retreats, member discounts and access to the Lifeflow Library. Membership is open to everyone – whether you are new to meditation or have been practising for years.
Kurlana Mallee Sanctuary

Kurlana Mallee Sanctuary

Kurlana Mallee Sanctuary is an isolated bushland retreat property about 2½ hours from Adelaide, near Waikerie and Barmera, in the Murray Riverland.
Values of the Centre

Values of the Centre

The Centre has a set of values which provides the basis for its work in the Australian community and for members to act skilfully and develop the quality of wisdom and the capacity to care for others.
How we operate

How we operate

The Centre is a non profit association and operates with a mixture of paid and voluntary staff, plus the support of many members. Find out about our Board, management, code of conduct and more.

Has almost completely eliminated my insomnia. I am much happier and enjoying life more.

- Mary, Learn to Meditate course

Thank you so much for a life changing week at the retreat. I am still feeling the benefits and remain calmer than I have been in a very long time.

- Carolyn, 7-day retreat participant

Feel calmer, less overwhelmed when very busy. More aware of the ‘now’.

- Kris, Level 2 course

We received great feedback from the sessions. Even the most hardened anti-meditators were won over.

- Nina Lucas, Senior Learning and Development Officer, Marketing and Communications, Super SA

I feel calmer, more peaceful and more confident I can meet difficult emotions.

- Teresa, Learn to Meditate course

… Mindfulness and meditation [at Lifeflow] has truly transformed my life, more than anything I've ever encountered before. I am more confident, happier and healthier than I've ever been…

- David Trousdell, Head of an Independent Senior School (Adelaide)