Retreats & Events

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.

Two-week Retreat

with Sayalay Bhadda Manika

August 2 - 18, 2024
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.
Spaces 7
Open

Dhamma Service Weekend

August 24 - 25, 2024
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
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.
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Long Weekend Retreat

with Michael Dash

October 5 - 7, 2024
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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Seven-day Retreat

with Lesley Lebkowicz

October 19 - 26, 2024
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.
Spaces 9
Open

28-Day Satipatthana Retreat

with Patrick Kearney

January 17 - February 14, 2025
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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Three-week Vipassana Retreat

with Ariya Baumann

March 7 - 30, 2025
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...
Spaces 7
Open

Three-week Vipassana Retreat

with Sayādaw U Vivekananda

April 12 - May 2, 2025
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. 
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Seeing clearly, finding freedom

with Jill Shepherd

May 9 - 18, 2025
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.
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The Way of Insight

with Patrick Kearney

September 12 - 21, 2025
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)...
Spaces 3
Almost full

Long Weekend Retreat

with Michael Dash

October 4 - 6, 2025
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.  
Spaces 17
Open