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Insight Meditation Australia Not doing any evil
Cultivating the good
Purifying the heart -
This is the teaching of the buddhas. (Dhammapada 183)

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Bobbi Allan
Subhana Barzaghi
Ellen Davison
Mal Huxter
Will James
Patrick Kearney
Anna Markey
Radha Nicholson
Carol Perry



Patrick Kearney

Patrick Kearney

Patrick has over 30 years experience in Buddhist meditation, in both the Zen and Theravada traditions. Since 1984 he has trained in vipassana (insight) meditation in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. His teachers have included Robert Aitken Roshi, Christopher Titmuss, Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Sayadaw U Janaka, John Hale, Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

Patrick teaches retreats, workshops and classes around Australia and abroad. He teaches both the techniques of meditation and the theory that underlies them. Understanding both, a student can become independent and self-directed.

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Patrick’s teaching is informed by his background. He teaches in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw, seeking ways to bring this practice to a contemporary Australian context.

He emphasises the need for a theoretical understanding of the Buddhadharma as a support for practice.

Only with the mutual support of theory and practice can we begin to understand the depths of the Buddha’s teaching, and so apply this teaching to our lives.

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