Good Life Institute

About This Center

The Good Life Institute offers the Good Life Experience retreat programme - Better Than I Used To Be. This programme incorporates the Foundation of Goodness philosophy based on good leadership, life experiences, inner beauty and the art of happiness. The Better Than I Used To Be retreat programme is complemented by restful and inner growth activities geared towards peace of mind.

Our mission is to help people unwind and secure more clarity of thought, rejuvenate, refresh and to inject positive spirit to understand the true nature of life during the good and adverse times we encounter.

The effort, time spent and thoughtful process of making the retreat meaningful. The volunteering activity is a brilliant one.

Venue Highlights

Your time will be spent against the backdrop of the stunning South Coast of Sri Lanka at the MCC Centre of Excellence in Seenigama. The sun, sand and sea is our backyard! We are located close to some key landmarks, such as the Galle Fort, which is a colonial fort and harbor that was built by the Portuguese. In your free time, there are so many other things for you to experience in the South Coast, from strolling along secluded beaches, visiting Buddhist temples, enjoying the local cuisine at the various cafes and restaurants and taking part in water sports & other local activities.


Guests will have the option to stay at the Lahiru Villa, which is located at the MCC Centre of Excellence and has four comfortable ensuite a/c rooms with twin beds. The rooms open out to a central swimming pool, living and dining area. The communal lounge has satellite TV and a DVD player. There is also a washing machine available. Free Wifii is available throughout Lahiru Villa.

Lahiru Villa has only 4 bedrooms available, therefore accommodation will be allocated on a first come first served basis at the Villa.

Triple Room - USD $60

Double Room - USD $45

Single Room - USD $35

The other option is for guests to stay at nearby villas and hotels. The Good Life Institute has partnered up with a number of villas and hotels close to the MCC Centre of Excellence. Once you sign up for the programme, the Good Life Institute team will be able to provide you with more information regarding these.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Fresh, local vegetables and fruits locally grown will be served during breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay. Healing ingredients like turmeric, garlic, fresh coconut, ginger and cinnamon will be used to make nourishing vegetarian meals. These ingredients impart simple and delicious flavors to the meals.

Eating a balanced, nourishing vegetarian diet helps guests detox their bodies, be healthy and feel good. A menu will be provided for them to select what they want to be served.

Authentic Sri Lankan food will be made by professional Chef Asiri who has years of experience from some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. The team will make reasonable substitutions as necessary and accommodate any dietary restrictions.


The MCC Centre of Excellence, Foundation of Goodness, is located in Temple road, Seenigama - Aluthwala Rd, Hikkaduwa 80240. The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport, which is around 2.5 hours drive from Seenigama. The team is happy to arrange transport to and from the airport. The cost of the airport transfer will depend on the number of people travelling together and type of vehicle used.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Having our beautiful baby boy 3 months ago gave me a new perspective and outlook moving forward. Liana

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.