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Ellen Davison
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Will James
Patrick Kearney
Anna Markey
Radha Nicholson
Carol Perry

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Meditation Groups

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Ashtree Sangha

Ashtree Sangha is an Insight Meditation Group (Vipassana) based in Adelaide.

Ashtree Sangha meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month, at
Hatha Yoga Shala, 172 Hutt Street, Adelaide.
3.00-5.00pm Meditation, discussion and exploration of a text

The format consists of a 45 minute meditation period, followed by a discussion of the meditation. This year, on the 2nd Sunday of the month, we are studying a text: Jason Siff's Unlearning Meditation. We read some of this in the group and discuss the implications.

The group sessions are open to anyone interested in Insight Meditation, beginners included.

For more information please visit:

Blue Gum Sangha - Blue Mountains

The Bluegum Sangha is a Buddhist insight meditation community on Sydney’s North Shore. It supports its members’ development both as meditators and as practitioners of the dharma in all its aspects.

We meet each Wednesday for meditation and dharma teachings at Crows Nest. This group is for people who have some background in meditation and who are comfortable sitting for 45 minutes in silence.

New people are welcome!

The Bluegum Sangha is linked to Sydney Insight Meditators and Australian Insight Meditation Network.

For further information, please contact Betsy Faen (committee chair) (02) 9913 2979
or Sarah Napthali (commitee secretary)

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Bay Insight - Byron Bay

Bay Insight Meditation presents the teachings of the Buddha in the tradition of Insight Meditation (Vipassana).

Bay Insight Meditation is held each Tuesday from 7.30 - 9.00pm at Suffolk Park Hall, Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park.

The group leaders are Radha Nicholson and Ellen Davison who are both members of the Australian Insight Teacher Circle. Sessions are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Instruction will be provided to beginners.

The usual format is a silent meditation starting at 7.30pm, followed by a break for tea which will provide an opportunity to meet others interested in the Dharma. This will be followed by a talk or related dharma activity and finishing around 9.00pm.

You don't need to let anyone know that you are coming - just turn up. Please bring a cushion. All welcome.

The evening is supported by Dana (donation).

For further information call Annie on 6685 9004, Radha on 6687 1762
or email us at

Goolwa Dharma Group - Goolwa Beach

Meets every second Monday 10.00 - 12.00
Pioneer Hall. Walker Pl. Middleton

Meditation, discussion and exploration of a text.
Anyone is welcome to attend

Retreat Days
Mindfulness Day (Date to be announced)
Mundoo Channel Dve. Hindmarsh Island 10.00-4.00pm

Recollective Awareness Retreat (Autumn) 22nd - 24th February 2013
With Anna Markey
Glenbarr Retreat Centre Strathalbyn.

Recollective Awareness Retreat 17th - 23rd April, 2013
With Jason Siff and Anna Markey
Glenbarr Retreat Centre, Strathalbyn

RA Group Retreat 24th - 27th April 2013
With Jason Siff. Hindmarsh Island

Recollective Awareness Retreat (Spring) 13th - 15th September, 2013
with Anna Markey
Glenbarr Retreat Centre, Strathalbyn.

Pioneer Hall, Walker Pl. Middleton.
1.30-4.00pm Held after Dharma Group meetings and shared lunch.
Dates to be announced.

RA Group Practicum 28th April 2013
With Jason Siff Willunga Show Hall. 9.30-4.30
(A post retreat workshop for those interested in RA approach.)

For further information contact Anna

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Heartwood Insight Canberra
'Heartwood Insight Canberra' meets weekly in North Canberra.
Please email deborah.vertessy(at)

The Friends Meeting House, 17 Bent Street, Turner Canberra

Kuan Yin Meditation Centre - Lismore

The Kuan Yin Meditation Centre located in Lismore in Northern New South Wales was established by Subhana Barzaghi who is a teacher in both the Zen and Vipassana traditions. The Dojo was purpose built by Subhana as the first Zen Temple in Australia.

The Centre supports both Vipassana and Zen groups.

The Kuan Yin Insight Meditation Group meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:40 pm. The program includes sitting and walking meditation, guided meditation, interviews, Dharma talks and Dharma discussion under the guidance of Ellen Davison, an Insight (Vipassana) Meditation teacher and Zen teacher in the Diamond Sangha lineage. The orientation of the Wednesday evening group is Insight Meditation.

The Zen Group meets from 6:30 - 8:30 pm every Monday. The program includes guidance and instruction on Zen meditation practices, chanting, Dharma talks and Dharma discussion. Interviews are also available.

The Kuan Yin Meditation Centre is co-ordinated by a committee who also organise monthly Days of Mindfulness which are usually on the third Saturday of each month. Guest Dharma teachers/leaders from different Buddhist traditions are invited to give talks and lead a discussion at the end of the day.

The committee also organises longer retreats.

Please contact Ellen Davison (02) 6688 6112 or

Tallowwood Sangha - Bellingen

Tallowwood Sangha is a meditation group practicing in the Insight Meditation tradition under the guidance of Will James.

Tallowwood Sangha meets 7pm every Monday night at the Bellingen Yoga Studio, Crown St, Bellingen. The evening program includes sitting and walking meditation, occasional Dharma Talks or group discussions. The evening concludes around 8.30pm.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome, just turn up or if you have any questions please ring Will 02 6655 1445

A donation (dana) is appreciated to cover the venue hire.

Download Tallowwood Sangha information sheet here (1.8MB MSWord.doc)

For more information on any of these events please contact Will James 02 6655 1445

Visit Will's website

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Melbourne Insight Meditation Group

Every Monday and Wednesday night at 7.15pm for 7.30pm sit

Cushions provided or bring your own if you can or prefer
7pm introduction for new members (please book in)

Monday Venue: CERES Education Centre, CERES Environment Park.
Enter from Lee Street, East Brunswick (see flyer)

We meet in the newly renovated Education Centre: enter via the main gate in Lee Street, it’s the 2nd building on your right

$8 venue cover charge (includes tea!) and donations for teachers welcomed

Download flyer (300kb.pdf)

Wednesday Venue: Buddhist Society of Victoria
71-73 Darling Road, East Malvern (see flyer)

Free with donations for teachers and venue welcomed

Download flyer (250kb.pdf)

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A Celebration of the Dharma and Women’s Wisdom

Come and join a gentle exploration of women’s inner lives.
The day will offer guided and silent meditation, short Dharma topic, inquiry and shared lunch. The meetings aim to evolve according to the needs of the participants.

Facilitator: Carol Perry
Carol Perry has practiced meditation for 35 years, she leads retreats and days of mindfulness and is a senior teacher with Melbourne Insight Group. Carol has a mindfulness-based therapy practice (Hakomi) in Lismore NSW.

Monthly Meditation Day - third Sunday, no bookings required.

There will be three non-residential weekends of mindfulness at Possum Creek in 2015:
16th & 17th July 2016

Please contact Marita for details:
Marita 02 6684 7142 or email:

Download flyer here (200kb pdf)

Other Insight Meditation organisations

Insight Meditation
Sydney Insight Meditators
Access to Insight
Dharma Facilitators Programme

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