Retreats

Nine Day Retreat with Lesley Lebkowicz

with Lesley Lebkowicz

September 14 - 23, 2018
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Lesley Lebkowicz has practised with Western teachers and Burmese meditation masters in the Mahasi lineage of Insight Meditation in Burma, Nepal, the United States and Australia since 1983. Her main teachers have been Michele McDonald, Sayadaw U Pandita, John Hale and Sayadaw U Vivekananda. Lesley’s teaching focusses on developing a loving gentleness towards our own […]

Long Weekend Retreat with Michael Dash

with Michael Dash

September 29 - October 1, 2018
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
The focus of this retreat is on realistic and practical understanding of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation with an emphasis on personalising the practice and using it in everyday life. Michael Dash has been a Buddhist practitioner for over twenty years, studying in Australia, Thailand and Burma, where he trained in satipatthāna vipassanā meditation in the […]

Nine Day Retreat with Patrick Kearney

with Patrick Kearney

October 5 - 14, 2018
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation centre
Patrick teaches satipaṭṭhāna, the way of mindfulness, in the lineage of Mahāsī Sayādaw. He emphasises the cultivation of a felt continuity of awareness by tracking the elemental flow of experience that lies beneath our habitual concepts and reactions. As we become intimate with what is already present we discover the radical simplicity of the practice, […]

Seven Day Retreat with Steven Smith

with Steven Smith

October 19 - 27, 2018
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Anchored in the Theravadan Buddhist Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw since 1974, Steven Smith was trained and sanctioned as a teacher by the late revered monk and meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita. Steven teaches Vipassana and the Divine Abodes (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity) in meditation retreats in Asia, Hawai’i, North America and Australia. He co-founded […]

Nine Day Metta Retreat with Sayādaw U Indaka

with Sayādaw U Indaka

November 23 - December 2, 2018
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Sayadaw U Indaka is the abbot of the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centres (CMMC) in Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin. On his first retreat at BMIMC Sayadaw will conduct a 10-day intensive metta (lovingkindness) retreat with the support of his translator Mimmi. Mimmi (May Myint Oo) has practiced vipassana and metta meditation for many years. Since 2004 she is […]

Unwrapping Insight- Weekend Retreat with Andrew Luff

with Andrew Luff

January 11 - 13, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
This retreat will focus on learning how to meet a our experience with a gentle intention, giving permission for experience to arise so we can become familiar with it, developing  a gentle familiarity with our experience as it gives rise to calm and wisdom. Andrew Luff (Nipako), has been practicing Dhamma for over 22 years. He has been […]

One Month Retreat with Patrick Kearney

with Patrick Kearney

January 25 - February 22, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation centre
Patrick teaches satipaṭṭhāna, the way of mindfulness, in the lineage of Mahāsī Sayādaw. He emphasises the cultivation of a felt continuity of awareness by tracking the elemental flow of experience that lies beneath our habitual concepts and reactions. As we become intimate with what is already present we discover the radical simplicity of the practice, […]

Seven Day Retreat with Steven Smith

with Steven Smith

March 8 - 16, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Anchored in the Theravadan Buddhist Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw since 1974, Steven Smith was trained and sanctioned as a teacher by the late revered monk and meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita. Steven teaches Vipassana and the Divine Abodes (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity) in meditation retreats in Asia, Hawai’i, North America and Australia. He co-founded […]

Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation

with Danny Taylor

March 22 - June 15, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre & Buddhist Library
This integrated process over three months is for people interested in the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation & life. It consists of four events, starting with a weekend at BMIMC, followed by three half-days in Sydney. Meditation will be central, but explored in its Buddhist context as a foundation for living. The format will allow us to experiment with integrating meditation into our everyday lives, while appreciating the Buddha’s core messages. This process is open to complete beginners and more experienced meditators.

Three week retreat with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

April 5 - 26, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Venerable Sayalay Daw Bhadda Manika is a resident teacher at the Panditarama International Meditation Centre in Lumbini, Nepal. This is the second retreat she has conducted at BMIMC. Sayalay speaks excellent English. This retreat is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. Preference will be given to yogis able to sit the full three weeks.

Weekend Retreat with Tara Frances

with Tara Frances

May 10 - 12, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Tara encourages a relaxed and spacious approach to meditation to support the development of confidence and independence in practice.  The weekend comprises instruction and formal practice sessions in both metta (lovingkindness) and mindfulness meditation, as well as an engaged attention to everday activities. These will be presented within the context of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.

Nine Day Retreat with Lesley Lebkowicz

with Lesley Lebkowicz

May 17 - 26, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Lesley Lebkowicz has practised with Western teachers and Burmese meditation masters in the Mahasi lineage of Insight Meditation in Burma, Nepal, the United States and Australia since 1983. Her main teachers have been Michele McDonald, Sayadaw U Pandita, John Hale and Sayadaw U Vivekananda. Lesley’s teaching focusses on developing a loving gentleness towards our own […]

Nine Day Retreat with Jill Shepherd: Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

with Jill Shepherd

August 2 - 11, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion This nine-day retreat will provide an opportunity to strengthen both the wisdom and the compassion wings of awakening.  We will explore a variety of different practices taken from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, alongside the four brahmavihara heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Each day, there will be sessions of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, group discussion, individual meetings with the teacher and a period of optional, gentle mindful movement. There will be a period of relational meditation on the first two and last two days, while the…

Two Week Retreat with Venerable Virañani

with Venerable Virañani

September 6 - 22, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
This retreat is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators, and will include both Metta & Vipassana practice The practice of loving-kindness (mettā bhāvana) aims at the cultivation of a loving, benevolent attitude towards all living beings. Since the time of the Buddha, this form of meditation has been used as a practice in itself, and as a support for the development and deepening of insight.  

Long Weekend Retreat with Michael Dash

with Michael Dash

October 5 - 7, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
The focus of this retreat is on realistic and practical understanding of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation with an emphasis on personalising the practice and using it in everyday life. Michael Dash has been a Buddhist practitioner for over twenty years, studying in Australia, Thailand and Burma, where he trained in satipatthāna vipassanā meditation in the […]

Seven Day Retreat with Steven Smith

with Steven Smith

October 18 - 26, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Anchored in the Theravadan Buddhist Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw since 1974, Steven Smith was trained and sanctioned as a teacher by the late revered monk and meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita. Steven teaches Vipassana and the Divine Abodes (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity) in meditation retreats in Asia, Hawai’i, North America and Australia. He co-founded […]

Nine Day Retreat with Patrick Kearney November 2019

with Patrick Kearney

November 15 - 24, 2019
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation centre
Patrick teaches satipaṭṭhāna, the way of mindfulness, in the lineage of Mahāsī Sayādaw. He emphasises the cultivation of a felt continuity of awareness by tracking the elemental flow of experience that lies beneath our habitual concepts and reactions. As we become intimate with what is already present we discover the radical simplicity of the practice, […]