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.


Day of Practice at Springwood

10th August 2014 with Victor von der Heyde, 9:30 - 5:00pm
at the Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre

This is a chance to have a silent day of practice in the bush close to Brisbane. The talks will include guidance on spacious awareness and practices related to not self/anatta.

If you’d like to come, please email


Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

6 week course starting 29th August 2014, with Lynn Kelly
at the Quaker Meeting House, Kelvin Grove

Lynn Kelly is an experienced meditation instructor, authorized by the Community Dharma Leadership program, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (California, USA, 1999). Lynn has been a follower of the Buddha’s teachings for more than 25 years.


2014 Springbrook retreat

Insight Meditation: Finding your own Way
with Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull
Springbrook, SE Qld
Wednesday 27 August - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Registration form

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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