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: http://coastandcitysangha.weebly.com/
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 Insight Meditation presents the teachings of the
Buddha in the tradition of Insight Meditation (Vipassana).
We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:15pm to 9:00pm at The
Temple Byron (former Aikido Centre), 46 Melaleuca Drive.
Melaleuca Drive goes off to the right opposite the industrial
area, as you are coming into Byron from the highway along
The group leaders are Radha Nicholson and Ellen Davison
who are both members of the Australian Insight Teacher
Sessions are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.
Instruction will be provided to beginners.
The usual format is a silent meditation starting at 7.15pm
followed by a break for tea at 8.00pm, which will provide
an opportunity to meet others interested in the Dharma.
This will be followed by a talk or related dharma activity
that will finish around 9.00pm.
You don't need to let anyone know that you are coming
- just turn up. There is no cost involved but donations
will be gratefully accepted to cover expenses and support
For further information call Annie on 6685 9004, Radha
on 6687 1762
or email us at
Goolwa Dharma Group -
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
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
The Friends Meeting House, 17 Bent Street, Turner Canberra
‘Knowing the way by heart’
A day of Mindful awareness based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
14th March 2016.
You are invited to share in a day of silence and mindful communication at The Friends Meeting House, 17 Bent Street, Turner. Canberra from 9am to 5pm. We will explore through a range of meditation techniques natural ways of being. We will use Mindfulness of breathing and body as gentle reminders of the simplicity and beauty of existence. We will explore our feelings of dissatisfaction and worry, by sitting with body/mind sensations without judging, as they arise. In this way we will work towards being more in touch and grounded and able to recognise thought patterns and processes which are not useful and create suffering for ourselves and others. This day of mindfulness practice offers the opportunity to establish a deep connection to an expansive silence and awareness based on Buddhist ethics and philosophy.
The day of practice includes
• Meditation instructions • Sitting and walking meditation • Q&A • A Dharma talk • Loving Kindness meditation
What to bring:
• Please bring cushions if sitting on the floor • Bring with you shawl, blanket, yoga mat for lying down • Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch
A small payment of $10 on the day would be helpful in paying for the venue. No pre- booking is required. However, please email: christineheartwoodthompson(at)yahoo.com.au to register your interest and for further information.
Following Buddhist practice, the teachings are given freely as Dana. You may wish to offer Dana in return.
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 on Wednesday
evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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 (Vipassana)
The Zen Group meets from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on the second
and fourth Mondays of each month. 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
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
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.
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 www.willjamesinsight.com
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Insight Meditation Group
Every Monday and Wednesday night at 7.15pm for 7.30pm
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
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
Wednesday Venue: Buddhist Society of Victoria
71-73 Darling Road, East Malvern (see flyer)
Free with donations for teachers and venue welcomed
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A Celebration of the Dharma and Women’s
Come and join a gentle exploration of women’s inner
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:
18th & 19th April 2015
18th & 19th July 2015
17th & 28th October 2015
Please contact Marita for details:
Marita 02 6684 7142 or email:
Other Insight Meditation organisations
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