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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2019

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
Embodied Awakening
19 - 24 July
Brahma Kuraris Centre, Wilton, NSW Lizzie Turnbull
750 twin share standard, 650 t/s concession; 950 single
Insight Meditation: Deep Inquiry: the Heart of Wisdom Teachings

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19 - 26 July 7 Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Radha Nicholson and Will James
750 shared
850 single (limited); 500 camping (limited)
Buddhist Meditation and Creativity Retreat

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9 - 15 August
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Subhana Barzaghi and Liz Turnbull
Twin share: 700;
Single (limited): 750; camping (limited): 450
Compassionate Heart, Wise Mind: the Buddha's Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion

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30 August - 5 September
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson
670 standard;
730 single room (limited);
430 camping
Cultivating the Heart-Mind with Serenity and Insight
30 August - 8 September
(or 3, 6)
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, (Sydney outskirts) Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown
9 nights: 1280/1165 (single /twin share)
6 nights: 900/820
3 nights: 610/560
All rooms have ensuites
Satipatthana retreat
15 - 24 November
BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Patrick Kearney 835
Insight Dialogue
5 - 9 December
Kincumber, Central Coast, NSW
Gregory Kramer
*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
Daylesford (Vic) Whitegum Sangha Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

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19th June 2019. 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.