Insight Meditation

Brisbane, South East Queensland, Northern NSW



DharmaCloud is an Insight Meditation group which presents and supports Western Buddhist teachings. It runs occasional Insight Meditation courses, practice days and an annual retreat. It has been running Buddhist programs since 1995. An overview of past retreats and workshops is listed here. DharmaCloud also provides a listing of other Insight Meditation groups and retreats in Australia through the www.dharma.org.au website.

A related weekly Insight Meditation group, the Heart Insight group, meets on Sunday nights in West End in Brisbane.



A six week Intermeditate Level Insight Meditation Course led by Victor von der Heyde will be offered on Wednesday evenings from the 7th February to the 14th March 2018 at the Yoga Physio studio at 115 Haig Road, Auchenflower.


Insight Meditation: Finding your own Way

with Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull
Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, Springbrook, Gold Coast Hinterland
Wednesday 23rd - Wednesday 30th May 2018


Victor von der Heyde has been practising meditation for thirty five. He studied with a wide range of dharma teachers, has spent over two years in silent retreats and has taken dharma teaching roles since the mid 1990s. Victor has an interest helping people understand the varieties of meditation so that they're in a position to choose what works for them. He has had a long term focus on environmental ethics, he spent two decades helping manage a small overseas aid organisation and worked for many years as a counsellor.

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


Triple Gem retreat with Lulu Cook

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September 2018 at Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre
This is a Heart Insight Meditation Group event.


2019 Autumn Springbrook retreat dates: 22nd - 29th May 2019

This annual weeklong retreat will be held again at the Theosophical Society Retreat Centre in Springbrook and led in 2019 by Victor von der Heyde and Neli Martin.




The DharmaCloud Library
is currently at the Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre. It's available on their practice days and at other times by arrangement.



There are
audio recordings of the 2012 DharmaCloud retreat led by Stephen and Martine Batchelor at the Sine Cera Retreat Centre in Northern NSW. The retreat was called Self, Consciousness and Namarupa: A Study Retreat



DharmaCloud email list: We have an email list for people who would like to receive occasional emails - very occasional - of DharmaCloud events. This is a separate from the list for the Australia-wide quarterly Insight Meditation News. If you'd like to be on the DharmaCloud list, please email us (email address below).


DharmaCloud is an unincorporated not-for-profit association, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. It is supported by a small group of volunteers. All programs are run on a dana basis. There is a constitution which outlines the operation of the group.

For further information call (07) 3343-8243, (02) 9427-3605 or email



dharma.org.au home