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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2019

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Deepening into Stillness
22 - 27 March
Brahma Kuraris Centre, Wilton, NSWSubhana Barzaghi and Alan Bassal
750 twin share standard; 840 t/s supporting; 650 t/s concession
950 single
Autumn Insight Meditation Retreat
28 - 31 March
North Farm, Bellingen, NSW
Will James
290 camping; 365 shared room; 140 for young people (16-25)
Insight/Vipassana: The Path of Awakening

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29 March - 3 April
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWEllen Davison
620 single room
370 camping
Insight Meditation: Ways of Taking in the World

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Registration form (doc)

22 - 29 May
Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, Springbrook, SE Qld
Victor von der Heyde and Neli Martin
670 standard
760 benefactor
580 concession
All single rooms
Two places for young people (18 - 25) at 300
Insight Meditation:  Awakening the Heart and Mind

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7 - 14 June
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWSubhan Barzaghi and Carol Perry
780 standard shared room; 850 single room with ensuite; 500 camping
Embodied Awakening
19 - 24 July
Brahma Kuraris Centre, Wilton, NSWLizzie Turnbull
750 twin share standard, 650 t/s concession; 950 single
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 MountainsPatrick 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 SanghaLismoreKuan Yin Meditation Centre
BellingenTallowwood SanghaMedlow BathBlue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
BlackheathCloud RefugeMelbourne - East BrunswickMelbourne Insight Meditation Group - CERES
Bundanoon (NSW)Southern Highlands SanghaMelbourne - East MalvernMelbourne Insight Meditation Group - BSV
BrisbaneDharmaCloud PerthPerth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West EndHeart Insight Meditation GroupSydneySIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum CreekWomen's GroupSydney - Eastern SuburbsGolden Wattle Sangha
Canberra - LynehamCanberra Insight Meditation GroupSydney - Inner West
Kookaburra Sangha
CanberraHeartwood InsightSydney - Lower North ShoreBluegum Sangha
Daylesford (Vic)Whitegum SanghaSydney - Northern BeachesBeaches Sangha
Goolwa (SA)Goolwa Dharma GroupWoolongong / IllawarraOcean View Sangha

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Site last updated 9th March 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.