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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2018

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Insight Meditation: Wisdom, Love and Liberation

2 - 8 August
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWWill James and Radha Nicholson
700 shared room
760 single room (limited rooms)
450 camping
Insight Meditation: Awakening to Wisdom and Insight

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31 August - 6 September6Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWEllen Davison and Radha Nicholson645, limited scholarships
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
Befriending the Body
15 - 20 September
5Wilton, Sydney areaLizzie Turnbull and Joyce Kornblatt
725 basic
755 benefactor rate, concessions available
Reflective Meditation: Spring Retreat
19 - 24 September5Glenbarr Retreat Centre
Strathalbyn, South Australia
Anna Markey, Linda Modaro, Nelly KauferEarlybird: 735 waged, 590 concession;
Standard: 760 waged, 610 concession
Evolving Heart: Meditation and Yoga
28 September - 1 October
Bellbunya Eco Retreat, Belli Park, SE Qld
Neli Martin and Courtney Zohs
Insight Meditation: Satipatthana5 - 14 October9BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains, NSWPatrick Kearney835
Insight Meditation: Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation

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2 - 8 November
6Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWChristopher Titmuss and Samantha Coker-Godson
750 standard
500 camping
some subsidised places
*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 7th July 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.