Retreats

Seven-day study retreats (Douglas Park)

with Bhikkhu Anālayo

July 14 - 28, 2018
Over the course of six classes, this course explores what the Buddha was pointing to when he stated that all experience is impermanent (anicca), unsatisfactory (dukkha), and not-self (anatta). Focusing particularly on the aspect of anatta, we will approach this key teaching in a variety of ways, to help understand how it leads to greater ease, happiness, and freedom in our lives.

One Month retreat with Ariya Baumann

with Ariya Baumann

August 3 - September 1, 2018
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Ariya B. Baumann (formerly Ven. Ariya Nani) was a Buddhist nun for 21 years, ordained in Burma by Sayadaw U Janaka. For many years she had been guiding foreign meditators at the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center. She now lives in Switzerland and teaches mettā and vipassanā retreats worldwide. For further detail see Ariya’s blog. This […]

9 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 […]

9 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 […]

9 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 […]