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Stories Around Mana by Rainer Huebner

Like captivating tales around the campfire. Discover the stories that weave together the creation of Mana. Written by Trustee and Founding Guardian, Rainer Huebner.


Have you ever wondered how Mana came to be what it is today?

In his reflections of life at the age of sixty, Rainer Huebner, trustee and founding guardian of Mana Retreat Centre, set upon the journey of documenting the stories that invoked the conception of this beautiful land and retreat space.

From its founding years as baron cattle farm, to the early development of Tara School for Steiner education. Onto to the Retreat Centre that we have come to love. This book verses his-story, as builder, creator, visionary, singer, dancer, father, husband, guardian and trustee at Mana.

In the folds of its pages, this short booklet paints a picture of the people, buildings, gardens and regenerated forests that have blossomed over the years.

Discover the story of the Crystal on the Mountain.

How they found the land, or the land found them.

The path to non-toxic, eco-friendly buildings.

The beginnings of the Tara Choir… and more.



Whether you have visited Mana or not, this booklet awakens a heart felt story that stirs anyone who has a dream and a desire to live it.

We hope the essence of Mana can be captured through its pages and that you will be inspired, as we have been.




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Stories Around Mana by Rainer Huebner

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