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2016 - 2017 Insight Meditation Australia Retreat Schedule
For details of the Teachers, please see their individual profile and schedule.

2016 Dec | 2017 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov

 

Mindfulness Immersed in Body – A Satipatthana retreat
30 November – 6 December 2016

Teachers: Patrick Kearney and Kit Laughlin
Venue: Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This retreat is suitable for experienced and beginning practitioners. BUBS is a lay society that propagates Theravāda Buddhism, and it is situated in the Petaling Jaya district of Kuala Lumpur. BUBS engages in a range of community activities, including hosting retreats and workshops by visiting teachers. This retreat provides a taste of meditation practice when it is firmly embedded within its tradition.

In this retreat, Kit Laughlin will be co-teaching with Patrick. He will teach an early morning exercise session, lead guided meditations in the lying down posture, and provide individual consultations on posture problems. Kit is the creator of the Stretch Therapy and Strength & Flexibility exercise modalities. He is a long-time meditation practitioner who brings to his practice a depth of knowledge of the human body rarely found in the specialised world of Buddhist meditation. For more information about Kit, visit his website at www.kitlaughlin.com

Cost & further information:
Cost: As BUBS is a Theravāda Buddhist organisation, the retreat is held on a dana, or “gift,” basis.

Enquiries & bookings: Register online at: bubsoc.org

For further information, email Sis. Y Y Kow at yykow1(at)gmail(dot)com

For general information about BUBS, visit their website at bubsoc.org

Mindfulness Immersed in Body – A Satipaṭṭhana Retreat
8th - 20th December 2016

Teachers: Patrick Kearney and Kit Laughlin
Venue: Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), Taiping Malaysia

This retreat is suitable for experienced and beginning practitioners. SBS is a monastery and retreat centre located in the hills above Taiping, located on the west coast of peninsula Malaysia about 100 km south of Penang. The venue is beautiful, and the community is extremely supportive. This retreat provides a taste of meditation practice when it is firmly embedded within its tradition.

In this retreat, Kit Laughlin will be co-teaching with Patrick. He will teach an early morning exercise session, lead guided meditations in the lying down posture, and provide individual consultations on posture problems. Kit is the creator of the Stretch Therapy and Strength & Flexibility exercise modalities. He is a long-time meditation practitioner who brings to his practice a depth of knowledge of the human body rarely found in the specialised world of Buddhist meditation. For more information about Kit, visit his website at www.kitlaughlin.com

Cost: As SBS is a Theravada Buddhist monastery, the retreat is held on a dana or "gift" basis.

Information & bookings:
For general information on SBS, see their website at sasanarakkha.org

For information about the retreat, and to book your place,
contact the SBS Office by emailing office(at)sasanarakkha(dot)org

2017

Insight into the Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings
An Insight Meditation Retreat
21 - 28 January 2017

Teachers: Will James and Subhana Barzaghi
Venue: Sangsurya Byron Bay

Insight Meditation - known as Vipassana in the Theravada Buddhist tradition - engages in the practice of ethics, mindfulness, depths of meditation, opening of the heart and wisdom teachings. It reveals the freedom possible in this very life.

Download flyer here (360kb pdf)

For further information and application form, http://www.tallowwoodsangha.org.au/events.html#upcoming

Cultivating the Heart.
A course of workshops training in mindfulness, kindness, compassion, joy and peace
Over 8 Saturdays in February, March, April and May 2017

Facilitated by Malcolm Huxter Clinical Psychologist
Venue: Byron Bay, NSW

Collectively these workshops will aim to enable participants to:
• Understand and practice insight and serenity meditation
• Understand and practice mindfulness, loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity as meditation practices as well as ways of being in daily life
• Understand and practice ways to heal and transform destructive thoughts, emotions, and psychological patterns to awakened, insightful and serene ways of well-being
• Balance emotions
• Engage in practices that incline towards genuine happiness and away from reactive habits that lead to misery
• Enhance sublime relationships with oneself and others
• Approach difficult relationships with self and other using warm friendliness, compassion and equanimity
• Cultivate appreciation and gratitude

These workshops are suitable for anyone, lay or professional, who aspires towards the above aims. Though experience in meditation will be an advantage it is not necessary for Workshop 1 & 2. Previous experience with meditation is a requirement for workshop 3 & 4. The workshops would be helpful as professional development opportunities for therapists, educators and programme leaders. Medicare rebates are possible for up to 10 sessions for some individuals on GP’s Mental Health Care Plans.

Download flyer here (700kb pdf)

Download Information Sheet here (70kb MSWord.doc)

For more detailed information and registration forms contact Mal Huxter malhuxter(at)gmail.com


India, Bodhgaya, Bihar
Thai Monastery Wat Buddhagaya
February 12-19 2017

Teacher: Radha Nicholson

Planning is underway for a weeklong residential retreat at the Thai monastery, Wat Buddhagaya in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India in February 2017.

The Lord Abbot has kindly offered facilities and food for retreatants. This is a unique opportunity to do a silent meditation retreat in the new purpose built meditation centre just a few hundred metres from where the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree 2600 year ago. The new meditation hall is partially underground to facilitate silent practice. Rooms have attached bathrooms.

Christine Thompson from Australia has kindly agreed to assist me.

Contact: Radha radhanicholson(at)gmail.com

Cultivating mindfulness and the heart qualities
Fri 24th Feb, Sat 25th, Sun 26th February 2017

Facilitator: Mal Huxter, Clinical Psychologist
Venue: The Relaxation Centre Brisbane

Friday 24/2/17-7.00-8.30pm
Talk: Cultivating mindfulness, loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

The talk will involves an overview of mindfulness and the four heart qualities and how their cultivation leads to the transformation of suffering to wellbeing, peace and genuine happiness. It will involve a power point presentation and be followed by a short meditation practice with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Weekend workshop/urban retreat
Saturday 25/2/17 focusing on mindfulness and equanimity
Sunday 26/2/17 focusing on compassion, loving kindness and appreciative joy.

The workshop /urban retreat will provide basic guidance in and the opportunity to practice mindfulness, equanimity, compassion, loving kindness (metta) and appreciative joy as meditations. The workshop/urban retreat will involve small and large group interactive discussion, reflection, experiential exercises sometimes in pairs, mindful movement, guidance and periods of meditative silence.

Download flyer here (150kb pdf)

Bookings:
To book into the talk please follow this link:
http://www.relaxationcentreqld.org/programme/cultivating-mindfulness-and-the-heart-qualities/

To book into the workshop-urban retreat at the Relaxation Centre Brisbane, please follow this link:
http://www.relaxationcentreqld.org/programme/a-weekend-of-mindfulness-and-cultivating-the-heart/


 


 
 
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