Retreats

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 […]
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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, […]
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New Year, new beginnings

with Jill Shepherd and Graham Wheeler

January 15 - 19, 2020
As the New Year rolls in, this four-day residential retreat will provide a rare opportunity to slow down, take stock, release what’s no longer needed, and re-connect with our deepest aspirations. In support of this process, we will deepen the practice of insight meditation through a range of different techniques found in the Satipatthana Sutta, […]

Three-week Retreat with Patrick Kearney

with Patrick Kearney

January 31 - February 21, 2020
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, […]
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One Month retreat with Ariya Baumann

with Ariya Baumann

March 6 - April 4, 2020
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 […]

Easter Retreat with Tara Frances

with Tara Frances

April 10 - 13, 2020
Tara encourages a relaxed and spacious approach to meditation to support the development of confidence and independence in practice.  The retreat comprises instruction and formal practice sessions in both metta (lovingkindness) and mindfulness meditation, as well as an engaged attention to everday activities. These will be presented within the context of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.

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…

Nine Day Retreat with Venerable Virañani

with Venerable Virañani

July 31 - August 9, 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.  

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.

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 […]