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

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Retreats and Other Residential Programs, Online retreats,

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
High Country Walking Retreat 5 - 12 December

Pygmy Possum Lodge, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park Victor von der Heyde and Suzie Brown 1030 single room
fully booked, waiting list currently closed
Freedom of the Heart: Understanding the Buddha's teachings on Liberation

6 - 12 January 2023
6 Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Radha Nicholson and Priscilla Maxwell
770 shared
1100 single
525 campervan

Remembering the Present
13 - 22 January 2023 9
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Patrick Kearney
waiting list only
Insight into Freedom
21 - 28 January 2023
7 Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi and Will James
900 shared
1250 single
550 campervan
700 concession

Seeing That Frees: Samadhi, Emptiness, Dependent Arising
12 - 19 March 2023
Chakola, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Victor von der Heyde
940 single
840 twin share
600 camping
*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 Lismore Kuan Yin Meditation Centre
Bellingen Tallowwood Sangha Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Blackheath Cloud Refuge Melbourne Melbourne Insight Meditation Group
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha Newcastle The Sit In
Brisbane DharmaCloud Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Meditation Group Rockhampton Rockhampton Insight Meditation
Brunswick Heads
Flowing Mountain Meditation Group
SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Cairns Insight Meditation
Sydney - Inner West Kookaburra Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha

Still Water Sangha
Hobart Insight Meditation
Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

Dharma and Climate Change Possible adverse meditation experiences       


Site last updated 22nd November 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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