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Retreats and Other Residential Programs 2019

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
Spring Insight Meditation Retreat
7 - 10 November
North Farm, Bellingen, Mid North Coast NSW
Will James
290 camping; 365 shared room
Insight Meditation: Going to Ground
15 - 20, 15 - 17 November
5 or 2
Bemboka, Far South Coast NSW
Jenny Taylor
480 or 450 early bird; 230 or 200 early bird for 2 days
Cultivating Serenity, Insight and the Heart Qualities
15 - 22, or 15 - 18 November
7 or 3
Yarrawarra, Corindi Beach, Mid North Coast NSW
Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown
7 day: 685 single room; 615 shared room; 505 camping; 3 day: 265 shared, 215 camping; Day ticket: 30
Satipatthana retreat
15 - 24 November
BMIMC, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains Patrick Kearney 835
From Insight Meditation to Transformation

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23 - 29 November
Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon, NSW
Christopher Titmuss
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: A Silent Meditation Retreat

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30 November - 6 December
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Christopher Titmuss and Samantha Coker-Godson
740 standard; 820 single room, 500 camping.
This retreat is now fully booked
Insight Dialogue
5 - 9 December
Kincumber, Central Coast, NSW
Gregory Kramer
New Year Retreat: Releasing and Renewing, Strengthening the Two Winds to Awakening
27 Dec - 5 January
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton, Southern Highlands NSW
Jill Shepherd
1260 standard (twin share);
1530 single room;
1125 concession

New Year Retreat
28 December - 1 January
Apollo Bay, Victoria
Neli Martin and Anton Eastick
620 single room;
510 shared room;
430 camping
Insight Meditation: The Inner Revolution
24 - 31 January 2020
Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW Subhana Barzaghi and Will James
775 shared room;
875 single room;
550 camping
Satipatthana Retreat
31 January - 21 February
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath
Patrick Kearney
1350 single room
waiting list only
Cultivating Serenity, Insight and the Heart Qualities 15 - 22, or 15 - 18 May 2020
7 or 3 Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, ( Sydney area) NSW Mal Huxter and Lisa Brown 1110 single room;
1020 shared room;
650 single room 3 nights;  600 shared room 3 nights
*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

Adelaide Ashtree 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
Bundanoon (NSW) Southern Highlands Sangha Melbourne - East Malvern Melbourne Insight Meditation Group - BSV
Brisbane DharmaCloud Perth Perth Insight Meditation Group
Brisbane - West End Heart Insight Meditation Group Sydney SIM (Sydney Insight Meditators)
Byron Shire - Possum Creek Women's Group Sydney - Eastern Suburbs Golden Wattle Sangha
Canberra - Lyneham Canberra Insight Meditation Group Sydney - Inner West
Kookaburra Sangha
Canberra Heartwood Insight Sydney - Lower North Shore Bluegum Sangha
Daylesford (Vic) Whitegum Sangha Sydney - Northern Beaches Beaches Sangha
Goolwa (SA) Goolwa Dharma Group Woolongong / Illawarra Ocean View Sangha

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Site last updated 26th October 2019. 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.