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Weekend & Retreats Schedule

2018 Retreats
 
Residential Retreats

The Path of Awakening - Insight /Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Thursday 23rd - 28th March 2018

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 and is an opportunity to stop and enter the stillness and silence within that brings forth our innate wisdom, equanimity and connection with all of life.

This retreat offers an ideal opportunity for established meditators to deepen their practice. Those new to meditation can experience a valuable but gentle introduction to silent meditation and the Dharma teachings in a welcoming, supportive environment.

The retreat program consists of sitting, walking and guided meditation. Meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with the teacher, evening Dharma talks and optional Yoga/exercise periods are also included. Three delicious vegetarian meals are provided each day.

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

Download flyer here (600kb MSWord.docx)

Download Registration Form here (1.6MB MSWord.docx)

 

May: Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th
A residential Zen Retreat (sesshin) with Ellen Davison in Dorrigo.

This sesshin will include meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, chanting, Dharma talks, and individual interviews. Ellen is a Zen Roshi within the Diamond Sangha Lineage established by Robert Aitken Roshi.

Contact: Vince on 02 66550189 or email:bellingenzengroup(at)gmail.com 

 

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)

 

September: Friday August 31st -Thursday September 6th
Awakening to Wisdom and Insight
A 6 day silent Meditation Retreat with 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.

Info at www.dharma.org.au or www.insightmeditationaustralia.org

 

September: Saturday September 29th – Friday October 5th
Hazy Moon Spring Sesshin (Zen Retreat)
A 6 day Zen Sesshin (retreat) with Ellen Davison at Mullumbimby.

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.

Contact: inahall(at)outlook.com

Registration forms: www.insightmeditationaustralia.org

 

December: Saturday 1st – Friday 7th
Meditation and Inquiry A Silent Meditation & Inquiry Retreat with Radha Nicholson
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay.

Info at www.dharma.org.au or www.insightmeditationaustralia.org

 
Non-residential Retreats

April: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd
A Weekend non-residential Retreat with Patrick Kearney
Venue: Kuan Yin Meditation Centre

This weekend of Mindful meditation is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. Patrick has over 30 years experience in meditation practice and teaching retreats throughout Australia. Patrick emphasises the important of developing independence in practice through the dynamics of meditation and the theory which guides it.

Contact sonyanourse(at)hotmail.com

 

October: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th
A 2 day non-residential retreat with 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 sonyanourse(at)hotmail.com

 
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