Retreats & Events

  • Female Single Room – AUD $955.00
  • Male Single Room – AUD $955.00
  • Single Room (Any Gender) – AUD $955.00

Concession discount available upon registration for people who are unable to afford the full price due to financial hardship.

If your room option is FULL, please Join Waitlist

Date & Time Details: Starting time: Friday 9 May after 4pm for a 7pm start Finishing time: Sunday 18 May with lunch

Location: Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

Address: 25 Rutland Rd, Mellow Bath 2780

(02) 4788 1024

Course code: JS1-25

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Seeing clearly, finding freedom

with Jill Shepherd

May 9 - 18, 2025

This retreat is open to people who have done at least two previous silent insight meditation retreats of nine days or longer.

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.

In service of that freedom, we will explore practices from the Four Establishments of Mindfulness that support transformative insight; the four Brahmavihāra qualities of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity that open the heart and mind; and some relational practice meditating together in pairs or small groups, to strengthen our sense of sangha/community.

Each day will include a mix of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, optional mindful movement, small group discussion and individual meetings with the teacher.



Jill Shepherd
Jill Shepherd began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centres and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand. She spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, where she participated in several long retreats and Buddhist study programmes, as well as offering weekly meditation classes at a nearby prison. She is a graduate of the IMS / Spirit Rock teacher training program in the US, under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and Gil Fronsdal. She lives in Aotearoa / New Zealand…
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