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Retreats and Other Residential Programs, Online retreats, 2024-25

Description Dates
Place Teacher(s) Cost ($) excluding dana*
Unbounded Spirit, Embodied Freedom
5 - 11 July 6 Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Alan Bassal, Kate Ami, Ali Barlow
1500 single
1100 shared room
800 campervan
The Inner Rhythm of Being
19 - 24 July
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton (Sydney area) Alan Bassal and Renata Malinauskas
905 shared room
1170 single room
815 concession
The Path of Awakening
19 - 25 July
6 Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Radha Nicholson and Will James
single room 1370
shared room 950
concession shared roon 700
van camping 650
9 Day Silent Retreat
16 - 25 August
3 or 9
Pallotti College, Yarra Valley
Patrick Kearney and Robyn Gibson 3 day: 590
9 day: 1520
Waking up with Serenity, Insight and a Boundless Heart
30 August - 8 September
6 or 9
Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville (Sydney area)
or online
Malcolm Huxter
150 online
1150 (total) 6 nights
1590 (total) 9 nights
Embodied Awakening
13 - 18 September
Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton (Sydney area) Lizzie Turnbull and Renata Malinauskas
905 shared room
1170 single room
815 concession
The Way of Insight
13 - 22 September
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath
Patrick Kearney
(waiting list only)
Emptiness and the Mysteries of Imaginal Perception
4 - 11 October
The Gathering Place,
Victor von der Heyde
1140 single residential
615 non-redential
Embodied Wisdom and Compassion: Insight Meditation and Qigong
5 - 11 October
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Subhana Barzaghi and Shirsha Marie 1380 single
960 shared room
660 van camping
Mindfulness, Breathing and the Heart
30 November - 5 December
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay Mal Huxtrer and Lisa Brown
1590 single room*
1095 shared room*
745 van camping*
* early bird discrounts available (before 30 June)
28 Day Retreat
17 January - 14 February 2025
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath Patrick Kearney
*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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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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