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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2018

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Insight Meditation: Freedom of the Heart/Mind

Application form

20 - 27 January7Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWSubhana Barzaghi and Will James
720 twin share, 770 single, subsidy for those under 25 and in financial difficulty
Insight Meditation: Satipatthana
9 - 18 February9BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains, NSW
Patrick Kearney
835 waiting list only
Tasmania Dharma Yatra
23 February - 4 March
Tasman PeninsularJess Huon & Ronny Hickel
Now fully booked.
Insight / Vipassana

Registration form
23 - 28 March March5Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWEllen Davison
Insight Meditation: Deepening into Stillness
27 April - 2 May5Wilton, Sydney area
Subhana Barzaghi and Alan Bassal
645 standard
515 concession
Supported Solitary Retreat

Registration forms (pdf)
Registration forms (doc)

30 July - 29 August 2018,
or first half or second half

30 or 15
Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, VictoriaInterviews: Subhana Barzaghi, Ellen Davison, Victor von der Heyde, Mal Huxter, Kirsten Kratz, Christine Thompson
1980 for 30 days
1000 for 15 days

Insight Meditation: Satipatthana5 - 14 October9BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains, NSWPatrick Kearney835
*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

AdelaideAshtree SanghaGoolwa (SA)Goolwa Dharma Group
Alice SpringsDesert Buddha SanghaLismoreKuan Yin Meditation Centre
BellingenTallowwood SanghaMedlow BathBlue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
BlackheathCloud RefugeMelbourne - East BrunswickMelbourne Insight Meditation Group - CERES
Bundanoon (NSWSouthern Highlands SanghaMelbourne - East MalvernMelbourne Insight Meditation Group - BSV
PerthPerth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West EndHeart Insight Meditation Group
SydneySIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum CreekWomen's GroupSydney - Eastern SuburbsGolden Wattle Sangha
Canberra - LynehamCanberra Insight Meditation GroupSydney - Lower North ShoreBluegum Sangha
CanberraHeartwood Insight
Sydney - Northern BeachesBeaches Sangha
Daylesford (Vic)Whitegum SanghaWoolongong / IllawarraOcean View Sangha

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Site last updated 19th January 2018. 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.