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Weekend & Retreats Schedule

2017 - 2018 Retreats
Residential Retreats

The Path of Awakening - Insight /Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Thursday March 30th – Tuesday April 4th 2017

Teacher: Ellen Davison
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay NSW

This 5 day retreat will include meditation instructions on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, meditation periods of sitting and walking, Dharma talks, mindfulness work periods, and individual interviews.

For further information and bookings contact Jen on 02 66886366 or email: cycad5(at)iprimus.com.au

Download flyer here (1.8MB pdf)

Download Registration Form here (600kb MSWord.docx)


A residential Zen Retreat
Thursday April 20th (evening) – Sunday 23rd

Teacher: Ellen Davison
Venue: Dorrigo

This 3 day residential Zen Sesshin (retreat) in Dorrigo will include meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, chanting, Dharma talks, and individual interviews.

Ellen is a Zen teacher within the Diamond Sangha Lineage established by Robert Aitken Roshi. Ellen leads Zen groups in Lismore and Bellingen and leads Sesshin (Zen Retreats) in Australia.

Contact: Vince at bellingenzengroup(at)gmail.com or phone 02 6655 0189


The Heart of Inquiry – Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion
June: Friday 9th – Friday 16th
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi and Allan Bassel
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay.

This retreat is for both experienced and new meditators

Download flyer here (70kb pdf)

Download Registration Form here (130kb MSWord.doc)

For further information, please contact:
Ali Barlow, email: alibarlow(at)netspace.net.au, phone: 0406 016 408


Freedom of the Heart - A six day silent Meditation Retreat
September: Friday 1st - Thursday 7th
Teachers: Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

This retreat consists of sitting and walking meditation, open inquiry sessions, group and individual meetings with the teachers, an optional morning yoga period, Dharma talks, and guided meditations.

Download flyer here (650kb MSWord,docx)

Download Registration Form here (160 kb MSWord.docx)

Contact: Victoria email vjwight@gmail.com


Hazy Moon Spring Sesshin (Zen Retreat)
September: Saturday 23rd – Friday 29th
Teacher: Ellen Davison
Venue: Mullumbimby (TBA)

This 6 day sesshin will allow and encourage participants to settle deeply into the silence and stillness of the practice and to explore the deeper questions and issues which often arise in the course of one’s life. Ellen is a Roshi in the Diamond Sangha lineage and has been leading sesshin in Australia for over 15 years.

Download flyer here (400kb MSWord.docx)

Download Registration Form here (20kb MSWord.docx)

Contact: inahall(at)outlook.com


November: Sunday 26th – Friday December 1st
A Silent Meditation Retreat
Teachers: Christopher Titmus and Radha Nicholson
Venue: Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon.

Contact Jen:66886366; or email: cycad5(at)iprimus.com.au


December: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th
A Silent Meditation Retreat
Teachers: Christopher Titmus and Radha Nicholson
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay.

Info on www.insightmeditationaustralia.org   www.dharma.org.au

2018 Retreats

Supported Solitary Month
Monday 30th July - Wednesday 29th August 2018

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi, Ellen Davison, Victor von der Heyde, Mal Huxter, Kirsten Kratz and Christine Thompson
Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria (East of Euroa)

First half: Monday 30th July - Tuesday 14th August
Second half: Tuesday 14th August - Wednesday 29th August

We are pleased to offer, for the first time in Australia, this supported solitary retreat, providing a valuable opportunity for experienced mediators to engage in a longer period of intensive personal practice, in the company of others. This will be the only retreat of its kind in the country, and is offered to support the broader Australia-wide Insight Meditation community.

Participants can set their own retreat schedule: there will be no formal retreat schedule, teachings or dharma ‘talks’, (apart from possibly two set sitting times in the day that participants can choose to come to or not) and the meal times. All participants need to have attended at least three week-long teacher-led silent meditation retreats previously.

A daily mindfulness work period will be part of each day’s practice.

Download flyer here (240kb pdf)

Download Registration Form here (620kb MSWord.doc)

Non-residential Retreats

Zazenkais – a day of Zen meditation
June 18th – a one day Zazenkai from 9am to 4pm

November 18th – a one day Zazenkai from 9am to 4pm

Contact: Vince at bellingenzengroup(at)gmail.com


October: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th
A 2 day non- residential retreat
Teacher: Patrick Kearney

Venue: Kuan Yin Meditation Centre

Patrick has over 30yrs experience in meditation practice and teaches retreats throughout Australia.  Patrick emphasises the importance of developing independence in practice through the dynamics of meditation and the theory which guides it. Contact: Sonya: 0417470514

Download the Day of Mindfulness and Retreat Schedule for 2017 here (60kb MSWord.docx)
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