We are often asked questions such as the following. We hope this will assist you in deciding which programmes you would like to register for.
Q: How can I become a friend of the JSC?
Q: How can I receive a copy of your annual programme and newsletter?
Q: How much does it cost to attend programmes and retreats at the Janssen Centre?
A: As we are a not-for-profit organisation, we have a suggested or recommended amount for most events. These donations help us to cover our costs and to continue to provide a wide range of programmes and events. The suggested donations for 2015 are:
Weekend Retreats (7pm Friday to Sunday afternoon) Live-in: $205.00. Live-out: $150.00 (Concession Card Holders Live-in - $145. Live-out: $130)
- Two day retreats (9am Saturday to 4pm on Sunday) Live-in: $185.00. Live-out: $130.00 (Concession Card Holders Live-in - $135. Live-out: $100)
One night stay $70.00 (includes, breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas)
Day visits including use of a bedroom, lunch and teas - $70.00
Day visits (excluding use of bedroom) includes lunch and teas - $60.00
Requested donations vary according to the length of programmes less than a full day. See advertisements.
A deposit of $50.00 per person is requested when making a booking.
Q: Do you have live-in accommodation?
A: Yes, the Centre has 19 bedrooms. Please see our Facilities Page.
Q: Do you have facilities for people with special needs?
A: Three of our bedrooms on the ground level have full wheel-chair access. Toilet, bathroom and shower are disabled-friendly. The chapel, dining room, meditation lounges and meeting rooms are designed to allow easy access by wheel-chair. The cook is also able to cater to special dietary needs.
Q: How is payment made?
A: Your donation can be made by cheque or cash. Unfortunately we do not have facilities for payment by credit card or efpost.
Q: Where is the Janssen Centre located?
A: Located in the foothills of the Dandenongs, the Centre is in the residential suburb of Boronia, 29 km east of Melbourne, near Ferntree Gully. Melways Map 64.
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Q: What sort of clothing should I bring?
A: It is advisable to bring warm clothing in the winter and good walking shoes. In-door slippers or shoes are also recommended.
Q: What else should I bring?
A: Bring only a warm and a loving heart – all else will be provided.
Q: My question is not in the above list; who should I contact?