Victor von der Heyde

has been involved in Buddhist practice since the mid 1970s and has spent over a year in silent retreats. He studied with a wide range of teachers overseas (India, Nepal, US, UK) and in 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. He has a particular interest in helping people understand the different types of meditation so that they're in a position to choose what works for them. He's also interested how we respond to climate change and ways that Buddhist practice may influence this response. Victor worked for years as a counsellor and has a long history with the Bodhgaya Development Association, a volunteer aid organisation that supports literacy and self-sufficiency programs in India.


Audio recordings

2013

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice  2nd April, Bluegum Sangha, 53 mins.

Attitudes to practice: Factors that contribute to different attitudes and how our attitude can influence what happens (part 1)  19th May, Heart Insight Group, Brisbane, 27 mins

Attitudes to practice: Factors that contribute to different attitudes and how our attitude can influence what happens (part 2)  26th May, Heart Insight Group, Brisbane, 30 mins

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice - Part 1  16th June, Heart Insight Group, 43 mins

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice - Part 2  23rd June, Heart Insight Group, 36 mins

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice - Part 3  30th June, Heart Insight Group, 19 mins

2014

Reflections on Recollective Awareness, 27th May, Bluegum Sangha, 34 mins

2015

Common Places where Practitioners Hang their Hat, 15th March, Heart Insight Group, 36 mins

Ethics: Engaged or Marginalised?, 29th March, Heart Insight Group, 33 mins

2016

Eros and Practice - Part 1, 5th June, Heart Insight Group, 23 mins

Eros and Practice - part 2, 12th June, Heart Insight Group, 24 mins

 

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Teaching schedule 2016-17

2016

18th February: talk at Golden Wattle Sangha, Bondi Junction, Sydney, Honouring our empty selves

23rd February: Bluegum Sangha, North Sydney, Samadhi: Perspectives and Practices

25th February: Golden Wattle Sangha, Bondi Junction, Samadhi: Perspectives and Practices

5th March: Day of Practice at Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre, Springwood, Brisbane

19th April: Bluegum Sangha, North Sydney: Eros and Practice

21st April: Golden Wattle Sangha, Bondi Junction: Eros and Practice

28th April: Beaches Sangha, (Northern Beaches, Sydney): Eros and Practice

14th May: Daylong yatra in Noosa area, with Neli Martin

25th May to 1st June: Finding Your Own Way retreat, with Lizzie Turnbull, at Springbrook, SE Qld. Organised by DharmaCloud.

4th June: Day of Practice at Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre, Springwood, Brisbane

5th June: Heart Insight Group, Brisbane: Eros and Practice - Part 1

12th June: Heart Insight Group, Brisbane: Eros and Practice - Part 2

19th June: Heart Insight Group, Brisbane: Soulfulness and Stress


2017

24th to 31st May: Finding Your Own Way retreat, with Lizzie Turnbull, at Springbrook, SE Qld. Organised by DharmaCloud. Bookings will open in late January 2017.


 





 

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