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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2018

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Recollective Awareness
16 - 18 March
Glennbar Retreat Centre, Strathalbyn, South Australia
Anna Markey
Earlybird: 250, 200 concession
Standard: 275, 220 concession

Insight / Vipassana

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23 - 28 March March5Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWEllen Davison
Silent Meditation and Yoga
Mindfuless and the Four Heart Qualities

6 - 11 April
3 or 5
Lokananda Retreat Centre, Point Pass. SA
Mal Huxter and Monique Leverington
450 (3 night)
650 (5 nights)
Far South Coast Dharma Yatra
20 - 29 April
9Tanja to Mt Gulaga, South East NSW
Victor von der Heyde and Jenny Taylor
Now fully booked
Insight Meditation
26 - 29 April
North Farm Retreat Centre, Bellingen, NSW
Will James
250 camping, 330 shared rooms
Insight Meditation: Deepening into Stillness
27 April - 2 May5Wilton, Sydney area
Subhana Barzaghi and Alan Bassal
645 standard
515 concession
Insight Meditation: Finding Your Own Way

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23 - 30 May7Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, Springbrook, Gold Coast Hinterland, Qld
Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull All single rooms:
690 standard
780 benefactor
600 concession
250 young adults (18 - 25, 2 places only)
Insight Meditation: Awakening the Heart and Mind

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8 - 15 June
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWSubhana Barzaghi and Carol PerryStandard shared rooms: 750
Single rooms with ensuite: 810
Camping: 500
Embodied Awakening
6 - 11 July
Wilton, Sydney areaLizzie Turnbull
Twin share rooms: 645 standard
710 supporting
525 concession
Single room: 895
Supported Solitary Retreat

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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

Cultivating the Heart through Serenity and Insight
31 August - 7 September
3 or 7
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varoville (Sydney area), NSW
Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown
3 day: 375 - 425;
7 day: 830 - 910
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 27th February 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.