Alan Bassal

Alan Bassal

Vipassana Insight Meditation

Alan has been studying and practicing Buddha’s teachings for over 35 years beginning in the Vipassana meditation tradition and then developing in Eastern & Western Insight.

For over 28 years he worked internationally in the field of management education and organisational change. He is a certified Hakomi therapist and for many years has integrated mindfulness and psychotherapy into leadership development.


Alan leads retreats in Wilton and Byron Bay, regularly teaches at the Golden Wattle Sangha in Sydney and is a founding director of the Insight Meditation Institute.

His Insight Meditation teaching is founded on the deep and timeless wisdom of the Buddha dharma, with an eclectic and contemporary perspective. He encourages people to awaken to each moment and realise the fulfilment they seek.

For further information: email alangbassal(at)

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'When in the seen will be merely what is seen; in the heard will be merely what is heard; in the sensed will be merely what is sensed; in the cognised will be merely what is cognised.

Then there is no you in connection with that. When there is no you in connection with that, there is no you there.

When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two.

This, just this, is the end of suffering’

Bahiya Sutta Ud 1:10