Retreats

Nine Day Retreat with Patrick Kearney

with Patrick Kearney

February 4 - 13, 2022
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, and we learn to “live independently, not clinging to anything in the world” (Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta MN 10).
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Two-week Retreat with Ariya Baumann

with Ariya Baumann

March 11 - 26, 2022
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 […]
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Easter Retreat with Michael Dash

with Michael Dash

April 15 - 18, 2022
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.  
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Foundations of Buddhism and Meditation (Weekend retreat + two half days in Sydney)

with Danny Taylor

May 27 - 29, 2022
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
This integrated process is for people interested in the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation & life. It consists of three events, starting with a weekend at BMIMC, and two half-days 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 more experienced meditators.
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Two Week Retreat with Venerable Virañani

with Venerable Virañani

July 30 - August 14, 2022
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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.   If due to travel restrictions Ven Viranani is unable to attend the retreat in person, she will be teaching remotely via big screen in the Dharma Hall, and interviews will take place via…
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Eight-day retreat with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

August 20 - 28, 2022
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Venerable Sayalay Daw Bhadda Manika is a resident teacher at the Panditarama International Meditation Centre in Lumbini, Nepal.  Sayalay speaks excellent English. This retreat is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators.   If due to travel restrictions Sayalay is unable to attend the retreat in person, she will be teaching remotely via big screen in the Dharma Hall, and interviews will take place via zoom.
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28-Day Retreat with Patrick Kearney

with Patrick Kearney

September 2 - 30, 2022
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, […]
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Eight Day Retreat with Steven Smith

with Steven Smith

October 21 - 29, 2022
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 […]
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Weekend Retreat with Tara Frances

with Tara Frances

November 4 - 6, 2022
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
Tara encourages a relaxed and spacious approach to meditation to support the development of confidence and independence in practice.  The weekend 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.
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Eight Day Retreat with Lesley Lebkowicz

with Lesley Lebkowicz

November 18 - 26, 2022
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 […]
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