Retreats

Long Weekend Retreat with Lesley Lebkowicz

with Lesley Lebkowicz

April 24 - 28, 2020
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 Lesley Lebkowicz

with Lesley Lebkowicz

May 8 - 17, 2020
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 […]

Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation

with Danny Taylor

May 29 - 31, 2020
Followed by Saturday half-days in Sydney: 20 Jun, 25 Jul & 29 Aug. | 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 at the Buddhist Library 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…

Two Week Retreat with Venerable Virañani

with Venerable Virañani

August 1 - 15, 2020
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.  
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16-day retreat with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

September 4 - 20, 2020
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.
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Long Weekend Retreat with Michael Dash

with Michael Dash

October 3 - 5, 2020
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 […]

Eight Day Retreat with Steven Smith

with Steven Smith

October 16 - 24, 2020
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 […]
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Nine Day Metta Retreat with Sayādaw U Indaka

with Sayādaw U Indaka

November 20 - 29, 2020
Sayadaw U Indaka is the abbot of the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centres (CMMC) in Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin. On this 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 […]