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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 20

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
At least some of these retreats have been cancelled or may be cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Others may run but with an online format. 

Insight Meditation: Cultivating Wisdom in the Face of Climate Change

Registration form
5 - 12 June
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry, with Suzie Brown, Beth Hill
800 shared;
875 single;
550 camping
Waking up to the Present: the Path of Serenity and Insight

5-8, 5 -14, 5 - 19 June
3, 9 or 14
Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
Patrick Kearney
3 day: 360 shared room; 9 day (wait list only), 1020 single, 800 shared; 14 day (wait list only) 1550 single, 1290 shared
Embodied Awakening
31 July - 5 August
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton, NSW Liz Turnbull
750 twin share;
950 single;
650 twin share concession
Cultivating Serenity, Insight and the Heart Qualities 28 August  - 6 September, or 28 August to 2 September
9 or 5 Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, ( Sydney area) NSW Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown 1461 single room 9 nights;
1345 shared room 9 nights;
870 single room 5 nights;  803 shared room 5 nights
High Country Walking Retreat
7 - 14 December
Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Victor von der Heyde and Suzie Brown
980 (Open for registration but payment arrangements not finalised)
*This cost does not include any payment to the teacher(s). Teachers rely on dana (literally "generosity") for these programs and there is usually a box at the retreat for this purpose.
Bookings are open for all the progams listed. There are other retreats and programs planned, they're shown in the Insight Meditation News and they'll appear on this table when bookings open.

Insight Meditation Groups and Centres

It appears that no groups are currently meeting face to face, but many groups have online zoom meetings. Please check the group websites.
Adelaide Ashtree Sangha Lismore Kuan Yin Meditation Centre
Bellingen Tallowwood Sangha Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Blackheath Cloud Refuge Melbourne - East Brunswick Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - CERES
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha Melbourne - East Malvern Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - BSV
Brisbane DharmaCloud Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Meditation Group Sydney SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Inner West
Kookaburra Sangha
Canberra Heartwood Insight Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Daylesford (Vic) Whitegum Sangha Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

Dharma and Climate Change   Past events:    Dharma Yatras 2006-2015                         Dharma Gatherings: 20060708


Site last updated 28th April 2020. Site Information.
Photos: by Ken Golding from the 2008 Dharma Gathering (1) and 2008 yatra (2, 3) and by Kay Burns (4) from the 2011 Far South Coast yatra.