Insight Meditation in Brisbane


DharmaCloud runs occasional Insight Meditation courses or practice days in Brisbane and offers annual week-long meditation retreats.

A weekly meditation group, the Heart Insight group, meets in West End.


2015 Springbrook retreat

Insight Meditation: Finding your own Way
with Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull
Springbrook, SE Qld
Wednesday 26 August - Wednesday 2rd September 2014

Bookings will open in March

Victor von der Heyde has been practicing meditation for over thirty years. He studied with a wide range of teachers in India, Nepal, the US, the UK and Australia and these included Insight Meditation, Zen, and non-aligned teachers. He has taken dharma teaching roles since the early 1990s and has been leading yatras since they started in Australia in 2006. Victor worked for many years as a counsellor and is chair of the Bodhgaya Development Association, an aid organisation that supports literacy and self-sufficiency programs in India

Lizzie Turnbull has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1985 beginning in the Vajrayana tradition and then in Zen and Western Insight, encountering a number of teachers along the way. She began teaching Insight meditation retreats in 2010. For many years she has been interested in integrating the Buddha Dharma into the areas of the social sciences and psychotherapy. Lizzie was a director of Somatics Body Oriented Psychotherapy Training in Sydney and now teaches and supervises on the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) professional training programme in Buddhism and Psychotherapy. She has a private practice in the Byron Shire.


DharmaCloud Library: There is a library for people who come to DharmaCloud events on a regular basis. It requires a $10 refundable deposit to become a member. The book catalogue is in two sections: A to K and L to Z.


DharmaCloud email list: We have an email list for people who would like to receive occasional emails - very occasional - of DharmaCloud events. This is just for people in Brisbane and different from the list used for the quarterly Insight Meditation News. If you'd like to be on this list, please email us (email address below).


For further information call (07) 3343-8243 or email



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