Insight Meditation Retreats

DharmaCloud runs Insight Meditation practice days and retreats, both in the Brisbane area and in Northern NSW.

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


2017 Springbrook retreat
Insight Meditation: Finding your own Way

with Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull
Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, Springbrook, Gold Coast Hinterland
Wednesday 24th May - Wednesday 31st May 2017

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Victor von der Heyde Victor von der Heyde has been practising meditation for over thirty years. He studied with a wide range of Dharma teachers in India, Nepal, the US, UK and Australia and has spent over two years in silent retreats. He has taken Dharma teaching roles since the mid 1990s and has as interests in engaged Buddhist practice and helping people understand the different types of meditation so that they're in a position to choose what works for them. Victor 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 Byron

11th June (Sunday): Morning of practice with shared lunch at Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre, 223 Dennis Road, Springwood (about 25 to 30 minutes drive south from Brisbane city centre). Arrive between 9:00 and 9:20 for a 9:30 start. There are chairs and some cushions and mats in the meditation hall but if you have your own sitting gear, you might like to bring that. No need to book, but please bring a plate for the shared lunch. Lunch will be at 1:00. There'll be three sittings in the morning, half hour breaks for walking meditation and/or tea, and a short talk on "experimenting with the balance of focus and tone in practice".

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