Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
with Jill Shepherd
March 24 - April 2, 2023
Over the course of nine days, we will explore a variety of foundational Buddhist practices, including the Four Establishments of Mindfulness that orient us to deep freedom, the four Brahmavihara practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity that open the heart and mind, and some relational practice meditating together in pairs or small groups, to strengthen our sense of community.
with Michael Dash
April 7 - 10, 2023
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.
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
with Danny Taylor
April 28 - 30, 2023
This integrated process is for people interested in the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation & life. It consists of three events, starting with a weekend at BMIMC, and two 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.
Five-day Retreat with Lesley Lebkowicz
with Lesley Lebkowicz
May 19 - 24, 2023
Lesley has been practicing vipassana meditation for 40 years and has spent several years in silent retreat in Australia, the USA and Burma. She has worked as a teacher, counsellor and writer and currently divides her time between formal spiritual practice and writing. Lesley founded and led the Canberra Insight Meditation Group for 13 years. Her teaching highlights a kindly connection and acceptance of our experience.
15 day retreat with Sayalay Bhadda Manika
with Sayalay Bhadda Manika
August 5 - 20, 2023
This is a residential retreat, with Sayalay connecting in via Zoom from Nepal. It is an 8 precept retreat (no meals after midday). Suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators.
October Long Weekend Retreat
with Tara Frances
September 29 - October 2, 2023
The weekend comprises instruction and formal practice sessions in both metta (lovingkindness) and mindfulness meditation, as well as an engaged attention to everyday activities. These will be presented within the context of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.