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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2018 -19

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*
Insight Meditation: Open Heart, Open Mind

19 - 26 October

Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
Carol Perry and Angela McGee
Silent retreat: Metamorphosis

Booking details
24 - 28 October
Orana camp, Lauderdale (near Hobart), Tasmania
Jess Huon
Insight Meditation: Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation

Registration form

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
Insight Meditation: Spring retreat
22 - 25 November3
North Farm, Bellingen, NSW Mid North Coast
Will James
280 camping
350 shared room
Insight Meditation: Dharma Inquiry with a Creative Twist

Registration form
1 - 7 December
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWRadha Nicholson and Jude Baderle
630 shared room
690 single room
390 camping
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
Insight Meditation and Dharma Inquiry
26 January - 2 February 2019
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSWSubhana Barzaghi and Will James
750 share, 850 single, 500 camping, subsidy for people under 25
Supported Solitary retreat

Registration forms
1 - 31 March 2019, or 1 - 16 March, or 16 - 31 March
15 or 30
Vejjasala, Wingello, Southern Highlands, NSW
Supporting teachers: Subhana Barzaghi, Victor von der Heyde, Jess Huon, Patrick Kearney, Kirsten Kratz, Carol Perry
2400 for 30 days
1250 for 15 days
all single rooms
*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 16th October 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.