An Australian Network for Insight Meditation and Dharma Practice


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 and Qigong: Embodied Wisdom and Compassion
30 September - 6 October
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi and Shirsha Marie
780 twin share
1080 single
540 van camping
Insight Meditation: Open Heart, Open Mind

Registration and details
14 - 21 October
Kallara, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges
Carol Perry and Angela McGee
920 single
Spring Meditation Retreat
21 - 24 October
Glenbarr Homestead, Strathalbyn, SA
Anna Markey and Jenny Taylor
Earlybird: 475 (380 concession)
Standard: 495 (400 concession)
The Way of Mindfulness

21 - 30 October
Patrick Kearney
250 standard
200 for experienced people w/o interviews
50 weekend
Insight Meditation
4 - 9 November
The Monastery, Urbrae, Adelaide
Allan Bassal and Kate Duncan
825 twin share
975 single
Stillness, Insight, Wisdom
4 - 10 November 6 Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Will James and Radha Nicholson
850 twin share
1200 single
600 van site
650 concession
Mindfulness and the Way of Insight
11 - 20 November (or 11 - 13 Nov)
9 (or 3
Jhana Grove, Serpentine, WA
Patrick Kearney
680 earlybird
730 standard
210 weekend earlybird
260 weekend standard
High Country Walking Retreat 5 - 12 December

Pygmy Possum Lodge, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park Victor von der Heyde and Suzie Brown 1030 single room
fully booked, waiting list currently closed
Seeing That Frees
12 - 19 March 2023
Chakola, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Victor von der Heyde
940 single
840 twin share
600 camping
*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 Melbourne Insight Meditation Group
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha Newcastle The Sit In
Brisbane DharmaCloud Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Meditation Group Rockhampton Rockhampton Insight Meditation
Brunswick Heads
Flowing Mountain Meditation Group
SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Cairns Insight Meditation
Sydney - Inner West Kookaburra Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha

Still Water Sangha
Hobart Insight Meditation
Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

Dharma and Climate Change Possible adverse meditation experiences       


Site last updated 22nd September 2022. 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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