Victor von der Heyde

has been practising meditation for thirty years. He studied with a wide range of dharma teachers, has spent over two years in silent retreats and has taken dharma teaching roles since the mid 1990s. Victor has an interest helping people understand the varieties of meditation so that they're in a position to choose what works for them. He has had a long term focus on environmental ethics, he spent two decades helping manage a small overseas aid organisation and worked for many years as a counsellor.



Teaching schedule 2018


14th January: Heart Insight Meditation Group, West End, Brisbane Working with Feelings/Emotions

21st January: Heart Insight Meditation Group, West End, Brisbane Naikan: Exploring Gratitude

7th February - 14th March: Six week intermediate level Insight Meditation course on Wednesday evenings at Yoga Physio, Auchenflower, Brisbane.

25th March: Sydney Insight Meditators: Morning of Practice at the Hut of the Happy Omen, in Cheltenham, Theme of talk/discussion: Dependent Arising in the Everyday World

5th April: Golden Wattle Sangha, Bondi Juntion, Sydney Naikan: the Buddhist-based Practice exploring Ethics and Gratitude

12th April: Beaches Sangha, Northern Beaches, Sydney Working with Feelings/Emotions

20 to 29 April: Far South Coast (NSW) Dharma Yatra, co-teaching with Jenny Taylor. Fully booked.

23rd to 30th May: Insight Meditation: Finding Your Own Way, retreat at Theosophical Society Retreat Centre, Springbrook, Qld. Co-teacher: Lizzie Turmbull. Bookings open. Registration form in doc format.
Registration from in pdf format.

10th June: Heart Insight Meditation Group, West End, Brisbane Vedana: Beyond the First Glance

17th June: Heart Insight Meditation Group, West End, Brisbane Working with and Appreciating Desire

1st July: Sydney Insight Meditators: Morning of Practice at the Hut of the Happy Omen, in Cheltenham. Theme of talk/discussion: Ways of Looking in Practice, and Seeing Practice as largely Ways of Looking.

5th July: Golden Wattle Sangha, Bondi Juntion, Sydney Working with Emotions and Other Mind States

23rd July: Bluegum Sangha, Don Bank Museum, 6 Napier St, North Sydney What is Insight Meditation? An exploration of different views and how they have an impact on how practice develops.

30th July: Bluegum Sangha, Don Bank Museum, 6 Napier St, North Sydney Working with Emotions and Other Mind States

2nd August: Beaches Sangha: Vedana: Beyond the First Glance

30 July to 29 August: Supported Solitary Month, Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria. Now Cancelled

11th November: Heart Insight Meditation Group, West End, Brisbane: What contributes to a nourishing and sustainable meditation practice - Part 1

18th November: Heart Insight Meditation Group, West End, Brisbane: What contributes to a nourishing and sustainable meditation practice - Part 2

2nd December: Sydney Insight Meditators: Morning of Practice at the Hut of the Happy Omen, Cheltenham. Theme: Embracing Desire

3rd December: Bluegum Sangha, North Sydney, Sydney, Guided meditation

6th December: Golden Wattle Sangha, Bondi Juntion, Sydney Embracing Desire

10th December: Bluegum Sangha, North Sydney, Sydney, Naikan: the Buddhist-based Practice exploring Ethics and Gratitude


Audio recordings


2018

Working with Emotions and related Mind States, 14th January 2018, Heart Insight Group, 27 mins

2017

Shifting views of Metta and Mudita, 16th July 2017, Intermediate Level course


2016

Eros and Practice - Part 1, 5th June, Heart Insight Group, 23 mins

Eros and Practice - part 2, 12th June, Heart Insight Group, 24 mins

 2015

Common Places where Practitioners Hang their Hat, 15th March, Heart Insight Group, 36 mins

Ethics: Engaged or Marginalised?, 29th March, Heart Insight Group, 33 mins


2014

Reflections on Recollective Awareness, 27th May, Bluegum Sangha, 34 mins


2013

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice  2nd April, Bluegum Sangha, 53 mins.

Attitudes to practice: Factors that contribute to different attitudes and how our attitude can influence what happens (part 1)  19th May, Heart Insight Group, Brisbane, 27 mins

Attitudes to practice: Factors that contribute to different attitudes and how our attitude can influence what happens (part 2)  26th May, Heart Insight Group, Brisbane, 30 mins

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice - Part 1  16th June, Heart Insight Group, 43 mins

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice - Part 2  23rd June, Heart Insight Group, 36 mins

Ethics, Climate Change and Practice - Part 3  30th June, Heart Insight Group, 19 mins


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