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What is Insight Meditation? What is Dana? General retreat information

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Profiles of Australian dharma teachers

Retreats and Other Residential Programs, Online retreats,

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
Insight Meditation: Awakening the Heart and Mind

Registration form
11 - 18 June
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry with Suzie Brown
850 standard shared
955 single,
570 camping (4 places now available due to Melbourne lockdown.Two are camping sites).
Remembering the Present
11 - 20 June
 3 or 9
Patrick Kearney
3 day: 100
9 day: 280
Stillness, Insight, Liberation
30 July - 5 August
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Radha Nicholson and Will James
750 shared
900 single
550 camping
Embodied Awakening
6 - 11 August
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton, Sydney area Lizzie Turnbull
675 concession
Silent Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Serenity, Insight and the Heart
27 August - 5 September, or 27 August -  2 September
6 or 9
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville (Sydney outskirts)

Online option
Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown
9 days: 1500 single room
6 days: 1064
Online option: no cost apart from dana
Insight Meditation: Freedom of the Heart
10 - 16 September
6 Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson
840 single
720 shared
480 camping/van
High Country Walking Retreat
6 - 13 December
Pygmy Possum Lodge, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Victor von der Heyde and Suzie Brown
980 single room
fully booked, short waiting list
New Year Retreat: Strengthening the Two Wings of Awakening
29 December - 7 January
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton, Sydney area Jill Shepherd
Twin share: 1300
Single: 1600
*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

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. Currently not meeting face to face.
Daylesford (Vic) Whitegum Sangha Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha

Still Water Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

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Site last updated 3rd June 2021. 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.
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