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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2016

Description Dates

Place Teacher(s) Cost ($)*

Insight Meditation: Finding your own Way

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25 May - 1 June

Theosophical Society Centre, Springbrook, Gold Coast Hinterland, SE Qld Victor von der Heyde and Lizzie Turnbull 635 standard; 725 benefactor rate; 545 concession rate. All accommodaton in single rooms

Insight Meditation: The Boundless Heart

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3 - 8 June

Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Subhana Barzaghi and Ellen Davison 525, limited scholarships available, 330 camping

Meditation and Creativity: Impossible Joy

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9 - 14 June

Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Subhana Barzaghi and Joyce Kornblatt 560, limited scholarships available, 360 camping 
Satipatthana: Path of Serenity and Insight

10 - 24 June

(or 10 - 19 June, or 10-13 June)

Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria Patrick Kearney  990 (14 day), 670 (9 day), 320 (3 day long weekend)
Establishing Mindfulness: the Way of Serenity and Insight 8 - 17 July

Jhana Grove Meditation Centre, Serpentine, WA  Patrick Kearney 580 early bird, 630 full rate. Also weekend rates

Insight Meditation

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15 - 22 July

Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Radha Nicholson and Will James  675, subsidy available for those under 25 or in financial difficulty 

Insight Meditation: Freedom of the Heart, Non-Dual teachings of Liberation

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19 - 25 August

Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson  585, 370 camping, 645 single room 
Satipatthana retreat 2 - 17 September

BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Patrick Kearney 975
Befriending the Body: An Experiential Retreat for Women  9 - 14 September 

Hartzer Park Bowral, NSW Lizzie Turnbull and Joyce Kornblatt 650 basic, 680 benefactor
Recollective Awareness 21 - 26 October

Campfire in the Heart, Alice Springs Jason Siff and Jenny Taylor 810(single), 680(twin or double), 535 (camping)
Recollective Awareness 28 October - 1 November

Casa Pallotti, Millgrove, near Warburton, Victoria Jason Siff and Matthew Young 350 (camping), 470 (shared room), 590 (private room)

Insight Meditation Retreat for Women: Resting in Stillness

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4 - 7 November

Yarrahapinni, Stuarts Point, Near Macksville, NSW Mid North Coast Radha Nicholson and Judy Baderle 295 (early bird), 320 (shared room), 360 (single room)

Insight Meditation: Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation

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17 - 24 November

Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Christopher Titmuss and Radha Nicholson 700 

*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 these tables when bookings open.

Insight Meditation Groups and Centres

Adelaide Ashtree Sangha Goolwa (SA)  Goolwa Dharma Group
Alice Springs Desert Buddha Sangha Lismore Kuan Yin Meditation Centre
Bellingen Tallowwood Sangha Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Blackheath Cloud Refuge Melbourne - East Brunswick Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - CERES
Brisbane- Morningside DharmaCloud  Melbourne - East Malvern Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - BSV
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Byron Bay Bay Insight Meditation Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Canberra Heartwood Insight Sydney SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Daylesford (Vic) Whitegum Sangha Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha  

Dharma and Climate Change

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Past Events

 Dharma Yatras 2006-2015 Dharma Gatherings 2006, 07, 08

Site last updated 22nd May 2016. 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.