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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2018

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Trephina Gorge Nature Retreat

17 - 26 August
East MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
Jess Huon and Ronny Hickel
Insight Meditation: Awakening to Wisdom and Insight

Registration form
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
Reflective Meditation Retreat
28 -30 Sept, or 28 Sept - 3 Oct
2 or 5
Campfire in the Heart, Alice Springs, NT
Jenny Taylor, Linda Modaro, Nelly Kaufer
475/860 rooms
375/640 camping, some concessions
Insight Meditation: Satipatthana5 - 14 October9BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains, NSWPatrick Kearney835
Insight Meditation: Open Heart, Open Mind

19 - 26 October

Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
Carol Perry and Angela McGee
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
Satipatthana Retreat
2 - 11 November
Buc Lin Meditation Centre, Buckland Park, South Australia
Patrick Kearney
360 standard
310 concession
From Insight Meditation (Vipassana) to Freedom

Contact Jen Ireland cycad5 [at] iprimus.com.au
10 - 15 November
Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon, NSW
Jess Huon and Christopher Titmuss

This retreat is fully booked but it is possible to go on the waiting list
New Year Retreat: Reflections from Stillness
27 December to 1 January
Brahma Kuraris Centre, Wilton, NSW
Alan Basall and Angela McGee
795 twin share
710 twin share concession
970 single room
*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 21st August 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.