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Profiles of Australian dharma teachers

Retreats and Other Residential Programs, Online retreats,

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
The Winter of our Content
2 - 16 June
9 or 14 Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
Patrick Kearney
9 day shared 820
9 day single 1120
14 day shared 1306
14 day single 1706
Insight Meditation: Awakening the Heart and Mind
9 - 16 June
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry 1265 single
915 shared room
635 campervan site

Awakening Mind, Body and Heart: the Joy of Mindfulness
11 - 17 June
James Baraz, Suzie Brown, Zoh Zohs and Nadine Levy
Remembering the Present
6 - 17 July
Patrick Kearney
250 with interviews
200 w/out interviews
50 weekend w/out interviews
Impossible Joy: Celebrating Life in the midst of the Difficult. A Buddhist creativity and meditation retreat
7 - 13 July
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi, Shirsha Marie, Sally Portnoy
830 shared room
1130 single
580 van
Seeing That Frees retreat

7 - 14 July
The Gathering Place, Dickson, Canberra Victor von der Heyde
1140 single room
615 campervan or sleeping at home
Exploring the Teachings of the Buddha
14 - 20 July
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Radha Nicholson and Will James
shared room: 750
van: 550
Practicing Intimacy
4 - 13 August

Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria Patrick Kearney and Robyn Gibson
shared room 820
single room 1120
28 day retreat
25 August - 22 September
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Patrick Kearney
Stillness and Seeing Serenity and Insight with a Boundless Heart
1 - 10 September
6 or 9
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre (near Sydney)
and online
Mal Huxter
6 nights: 1075
9 nights 1515

Open Heart, Open Mind
13 - 20 October
Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria Carol Perry and Angele McGee
shared room 673
single room 973
The Way of Insight
6 - 15 October 9
Patrick Kearney
250 with interviews
200 w/out interviews
50 weekend w/out interviews
High Country Walking Retreat
10 - 17 November
Pygmy Possum Lodge, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Victor von der Heyde and Suzie Brown
1050 single
*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.

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Adelaide See Coast and City Sangha
Lismore Kuan Yin Meditation Centre
Bellingen Tallowwood Sangha Medlow Bath Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Blackheath Cloud Refuge Melbourne Melbourne Insight Meditation Group
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha Newcastle The Sit In
Brisbane DharmaCloud Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Meditation Group Rockhampton Rockhampton Insight Meditation
Brunswick Heads
Flowing Mountain Meditation Group
SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Cairns Insight Meditation
Sydney - Inner West Kookaburra Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Dubbo Insight Meditation
Sydney - Narrabeen
Still Water Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha
Hobart Insight Meditation
Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

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Site last updated 19th May 2023. 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.
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