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

with Jill Shepherd

August 2 - 11, 2019
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…
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Two Week Retreat with Venerable Virañani

with Venerable Virañani

September 6 - 22, 2019
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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Long Weekend Retreat with Michael Dash

with Michael Dash

October 5 - 7, 2019
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
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 Retreat with Patrick Kearney November 2019

with Patrick Kearney

November 15 - 24, 2019
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, […]