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What is Insight Meditation? What is Dana? General retreat information

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Profiles of Australian dharma teachers

Retreats and Other Residential Programs, Online retreats,

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
Exploring Presence - The Way of Awareness
5 - 11 August
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Patrick Kearney and Emma Pittaway
935 shared
1235 single
635 own vehicle
Embodied Awakening
12 - 17 August
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton, Sydney area Lizzie Turnbull
780 twin share
980 single
680 concession (twin share)
Realising Emptiness with Serenity, Insight and the Four Divine Abodes
2 - 7 or 2 - 11 September
6 or 9
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville  (Sydney area)
and online
Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown
$30 registration
food and accommodation:
1034 6 nights
1470 9 nights
Insight Meditation: The Way of Wisdom

Registration and details
26 August - 1 September
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson 770 twin share
1100 single
530 van site
Satipatthana: Twenty Eight Day Retreat
2 - 30 September
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath, NSW
Patrick Kearney
1770 single
Fully booked, waitlist available

Insight Meditation and Qigong: Embodied Wisdom and Compassion
30 September - 6 October
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi and Shirsha Marie
780 twin share
1080 single
540 van camping
Insight Meditation: Open Heart, Open Mind

Registration and details
14 - 21 October
Kallara, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges
Carol Perry and Angela McGee
920 single
Spring Meditation Retreat
21 - 24 October
Glenbarr Homestead, Strathalbyn, SA
Anna Markey and Jenny Taylor
Earlybird: 475 (380 concession)
Standard: 495 (400 concession)
High Country Walking Retreat 5 - 12 December
(new dates)
Pygmy Possum Lodge, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park Victor von der Heyde and Suzie Brown 1030 single room
fully booked, waiting list currently closed
*This cost does not include any payment to the teacher(s). Teachers rely on dana (literally "generosity") for these programs and there is usually a box at the retreat for this purpose.
Bookings are open for all the progams listed. There are other retreats and programs planned, they're shown in the Insight Meditation News and they'll appear on this table when bookings open.

Insight Meditation Groups and Centres

Adelaide Ashtree Sangha Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Bellingen Tallowwood Sangha Melbourne
Melbourne Insight Meditation Group
Blackheath Cloud Refuge Newcastle
The Sit In
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane DharmaCloud Rockhampton Rockhampton Insight Meditation
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Meditation Group Sydney
SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Brunswick Heads
Flowing Mountain Meditation Group
Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Inner West Kookaburra Sangha
Cairns Insight Meditation
Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha

Still Water Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha
Lismore Kuan Yin Meditation Centre

Dharma and Climate Change Possible adverse meditation experiences       


Site last updated 25th July 2022. Site Information.
Photos: by Ken Golding from the 2008 Dharma Gathering (1) and 2008 yatra (2, 3) and by Kay Burns (4) from the 2011 Far South Coast yatra.
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