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Insight Meditation Australia “The spiritual life does not have gain, honour and fame for its goal, or the attainment of virtue or the attainment of meditative concentration or knowledge and vision. But unshakeable freedom of mind is the goal of the spiritual life
(Majjhima Nikaya 29; The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Heartwood)

Profiles & Schedule

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

Christine Thompson



Ellen Davison

Ellen Davison

Ellen has practiced meditation in both the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She practiced Zen in Japan in the early 1970's and from 1977 practiced with Robert Aitken Roshi in Hawaii, founder of the Diamond Sangha.

In 1979 Ellen came to Australia with her partner Leigh, and settled on the Dharmananda Community, where they continue to live. She continued her practice and study of the Dharma with teachers of the Diamond Sangha lineage and with a number of Insight Vipassana teachers including Christopher Titmus and Patrick Kearney.

Ellen is a guiding teacher at the Kuan Yin Meditation Centre in Lismore and Bay Insight in Byron. She leads Zen and Insight/Vipassana retreats and workshops in Darwin, Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Ellen's approach to meditation practice is to facilitate inquiry into the Dharma and foster the direct seeing into experience which leads to understanding and wisdom.

Ellen is a registered psychologist and works as a counsellor.

For further information, please contact Ellen

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Share the wise, compassionate and liberating teachings of the Buddha Dharma

Provide teachings that offer healing of the body, heart and mind of the individual and wider community

Embody the teachings and integrate them into our daily lives

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Develop meditation on loving kindness for ill-will will be abandoned

Develop meditation on compassion for any cruelty will be abandoned

Develop meditation on appreciative joy for any discontent will be abandoned

Develop meditation on equanimity for any aversion will be abandoned

Develop meditation on the perception of impermanence for the conceit ‘I am’ will be abandoned

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