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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2017

Description Dates

Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Satipatthana 19 - 28 May

Jhana Grove, Serpentine, WA Patrick Kearney  650 (full retreat) 280 (weekend)

Insight Meditation: Finding Your Own Way

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24 - 31 May

Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, Springbrook, South East Queensland Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull 640 standard
730 benefactor
550 concession
200 young people (18 - 25, two places)

Insight Meditation: Cultivating Wisdom and Awareness

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9 - 16 June

Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW  Subhana Barzaghi and Alan Bassal 750 standard
850 single room with ensuite; 485 camping

Waking Up to the Present: The Path to Serenity and Insight

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9 - 23 June

3, 9, 14
Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria Patrick Kearney 340 (3 days), 700 (9 days), 1040 (14 days) 
Insight Meditation: Wisdom, Love and Liberation
22 - 28 July
6Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWWill James and Radha Nicholson600, subsidies available, limited camping at 400
Mindfulness and the Four Heart Qualities 13 - 18 August

Mt Carmel Retreat, Varroville, Sydney area Mal Huxter 650 (single ensuite room)
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
Insight Meditation: Long Weekend Reteat 30 Sept - 2 October

BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Michael Dash 285
Satipatthana Retreat 13 - 22 October

BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Patrick Kearney 785 

*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 Bay Bay Insight Meditation Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney  SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators) 
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 10th May 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.