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Start Your Week Well – Monday Morning Online Sitting

Open Dates
Start your week well by joining BMIMC for a regular Monday morning Zoom sitting hosted by Jill Shepherd and others from the BMIMC community.

Dhamma Talk – A Genealogy of Insight (Online)

with Patrick Kearney

September 6, 2023
The practice of insight meditation (vipassana bhavana) is something many meditators in the west take for granted. It is easy to forget or overlook just how revolutionary the modern form of practice developed by the late Mahasi Sayadaw has been, and the importance of the Mahasi lineage in the propagation of Insight practice among lay people. In this live Dhamma Talk, Patrick will explore the history of Insight in the Mahasi lineage, from its early origins in the 19th century to the current day. There is no charge to join, but any donations to Patrick are greatly appreciated.

Dhamma Talk – Contemporary Theravāda (Live Stream)

with Patrick Kearney

September 13, 2023
Online
In the modern Burmese insight movement students are trained in classical insight meditation (vipassanā bhāvanā). They attain a level of understanding (ñāṇa) and return to their normal lives. If the students are Burmese Buddhists, they enter the meditation centre from a deep intuitive understanding of their own tradition and return to this tradition, where they can now make sense of what happened to them inside the centre. But what about students from outside the world of Theravāda Buddhism?...

Two-week Retreat

with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

August 2 - 18, 2024
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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.

Dhamma Service Weekend

August 24 - 25, 2024
BMIMC
Join your fellow yogis for a weekend of joyful service helping with maintenance, gardening and cleaning. It's wonderful way to make new friends and be a part of the BMIMC community.

The Way of Insight

with Patrick Kearney

September 13 - 22, 2024
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation centre
Nine Day Retreat In this retreat we will practise mindfulness and explore its application to the discovery of insight. For the Buddha, “insight” means seeing into the three universal characteristics of impermanence or change (anicca), pain or dis-ease (dukkha) and not-self (anattā). These characteristics reveal a world entirely different from the one we have taken for granted as “real” or “normal.” In this new world, we discover what the Buddha calls Dharma, the way life actually flows, and learn to live flourishing lives that benefit both us and those around us.

Long Weekend Retreat

with Michael Dash

October 5 - 7, 2024
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.  

Seven-day Retreat

with Lesley Lebkowicz

October 19 - 26, 2024
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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.

28-Day Satipatthana Retreat

with Patrick Kearney

January 17 - February 14, 2025
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, […]

Three-week Vipassana Retreat

with Ariya Baumann

March 7 - 30, 2025
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
The practice of vipassanā meditation leads to a profound understanding of reality and ultimately to complete liberation. Through 'seeing clearly' (vipassanā) all experiences and processes in body, heart and mind, false views and concepts are exposed and right view is established...

Three-week Vipassana Retreat

with Sayādaw U Vivekananda

April 12 - May 2, 2025
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Due to the especially high demand for Sayadaw's teaching, registration for this retreat will be by ballot. Click through to register for the ballot. The ballot will be drawn 27 June. 

Seeing clearly, finding freedom

with Jill Shepherd

May 9 - 18, 2025
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
This nine-day retreat for experienced meditators will focus on deepening insight into the three universal characteristics of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self, because directly experiencing the truth of these three characteristics is the key to living our lives with more ease, peace, and freedom.

The Way of Insight

with Patrick Kearney

September 12 - 21, 2025
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation centre
In this nine-day retreat we will practise mindfulness and explore its application to the discovery of insight. For the Buddha, “insight” means seeing into the three universal characteristics of impermanence or change (anicca), pain or dis-ease (dukkha) and not-self (anattā)...

Long Weekend Retreat

with Michael Dash

October 4 - 6, 2025
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.