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Profiles of Australian dharma teachers

Retreats and Other Residential Programs, Online retreats,
2023 - 24

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
Secular Dharma and Ethical Living: How to Engage in a World in Crisis
3 - 10 December
St Joseph's Retreat Centre, Kincumber, NSW
and online
Stephen Batchelor, Winton Higgins, Lenore Lambert
1550 twin share
1850 single
350 online

Meditation and Inquiry
9 - 15 December
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Radha Nicholson and Will James 750 shared
1150 single
600 concession
550 van camping
Renewing, Reconecting, Releasing  and Finding Ease
29 December - 7 January
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton NSW
Jill Shepherd
1589 single
1301 twin share
1157 concession
Freedom of the Heart
5 - 11 January 2024
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Radhi Nicholson and Priscilla Maxwell-
600 van camping
850 shared room
1220 single room with ensuite
Insight into the Dharma
20 - 27 January 2024
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi and Will James 1000 shared room with ensuite
1400 single room (wait list)
650 van camping (wait list)
Deepending Practice: a Month-Long Residential Retreat
26 January - 23 February
BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains NSW
Patrick Kearney
*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.

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Adelaide See Coast and City 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
Dubbo Insight Meditation
Sydney - Narrabeen
Still Water Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha
Hobart Insight Meditation
Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

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Site last updated 24th November 2023. 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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