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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2017

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Getting up Close: a Women's retreat
31 August - 3 September
3Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, VictoriaJess Huon
Insight/Mindfulness: Freedom of the Heart
1 - 7 September
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWEllen Davision and Radha Nicholson
595 standard, 655 single room (limited), 390 camping
Spring Recollective Awareness Retreat
14 - 17 September3Gorricks Run, Upper McDonald, NSW (Sydney area)
Winton Higgins and Sylvie Vanesse
300 standard,
330 supporting,
240 concession, scholarships available

Satipatthana Retreat
15 - 22 September7Buc Lin Meditation Centre, Adelaide
Patrick Kearney
360 standard; 310 concession
Insight Meditation: Long Weekend Reteat 30 Sept - 2 October
BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Michael Dash 285
Dharma Yatra
8 - 15 October7Nightcap National Park, Northern NSW
Victor von der Heyde and Ronny Hickel 490
Satipatthana Retreat 13 - 22 October
BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Patrick Kearney 785 
Womens' Silent Meditation Retreat: Awakening Wisdom, Awakening Love

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20 - 23 October3Yarrahappini, Grassy Head, Mid North Coast NSW
Radha Nicholson and Jude Baderle
385 single, 330 shared, 75 day
Insight Meditation: Open Heart, Open Mind
20 - 27 October7Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
Subhana Barzaghi, Carol Perry and Angela McGee570 - fully booked
Cultivating the Heart with Serenity and Insight: a Silent Beach-side Retreat
10 - 13 or 17 November3 or 7Yarrahappini, Grassy Head, Mid North Coast NSWMal HuxterFor 7 days: 777 - 847 earlybird (before 10 Oct); 805 - 875 standard
Embodying Self-Compassion: A Buddhist Experiential Retreat for Women
17 - 22 November
5Bowral, Southern Highlands, NSW
Lizzie Turnull and Joyce Kornblatt
725 standard, 755 benefactor rate, concessions available. All single rooms
Meditation retreat: Going to Ground (Recollective Awareness)
24 - 30 November6Glenbarr Homestead, Strathalbyn, SA
Anna Markey and Jenny Taylor
Early bird (if paid by 13 Oct): 795 waged / 630 concession; standard 825 / 660
Taking Refuge in Freedom: a Forest Retreat

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26 November - 1 December
5Forest Meditation Centre, the Channon, Northern NSW
Christopher Titmuss and Radha Nicholson315
Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation: a Silent Insight Meditation Retreat

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3 - 9 December6Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWChristopher Titmuss and Radha Nicholson680 standard
440 camping

Insight Meditation and Yoga: Seeds of Joy, Paths to Freedom
8 - 10 December2Bellbunya Eco Retreat, Belli Park, SE Queensland
Neli Martin and Courtney Zoes
*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 Goolwa (SA)  Goolwa Dharma Group
Alice Springs Desert Buddha Sangha Lismore Kuan Yin Meditation Centre
Bellingen Tallowwood Sangha Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Blackheath Cloud Refuge Melbourne - East Brunswick Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - CERES
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha
Brisbane DharmaCloud  Melbourne - East Malvern Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - BSV
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Byron BayBay Insight MeditationSydney
SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Canberra Heartwood Insight  Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha 
Daylesford (Vic) Whitegum Sangha Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

Dharma and Climate Change Past events:    Dharma Yatras 2006-2015;      Dharma Gatherings: 2006, 07, 08


Site last updated 20th August 2017. 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.