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Profiles & Schedule

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

Christine Thompson




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2017-18 Insight Meditation Australia Retreat Schedule
For details of the Teachers, please see their individual profile and schedule.

2017 Nov | Dec | 2018 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug| Sep | Oct |

Cultivating the heart with serenity and insight: A silent seven-day beach side meditation retreat
10th-17th November 2017

Teachers: Mal Huxter, clinical psychologist and meditation teacher
Lisa Brown , psychologist and yoga teacher
Venue: Yarrahapinni Adventist Youth Centre (near Scotts Head NSW)

Training in focussed attention, mindfulness, loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.  To cultivate relaxation, wellbeing and a serene, kind and open heart.

Download information sheet here (50kb MSWord.docx)  

For more information and booking go to:

"Going to Ground" Recollective Awareness Retreat
24th - 30th November

Teachers: Jenny Taylor and Anna Markey
Venue: Glenbarr Retreat Centre. Strathalbyn

For many of us life is full: the needs of family and community are pressing, and concerns for the world can feel overwhelming. How to maintain energy and motivation to care for the places and people we love, and for ourselves?
The retreat offers an opportunity to not only look within your own heart, but also to reflect on your life as part of the larger life of place, community, our planet. Of all times in the life of our planet, it seems crucial now to live by the sober truth of our non-separation from each other and from the world.

This retreat is intended to help you reconnect with what inspires and sustains you.  In talks and discussions we will take up the theme of 'going to ground'.  

In a supportive environment, you can reflect, listen deeply, and unwind. We hope that you will return home refreshed, perhaps with more understanding of yourself, your place in the world, and what you have to offer the future.

Download flyer here (440kb MSWord.docx)

For further information
Ph: Barb Kirke on 08 8555 0247 or bkirke(at)

A Forest Retreat
Sunday 26 November - Friday 1st December, 2017

Teachers: Radha Nicholson and Christopher Titmuss.
Venue: The Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon.

A silent Insight Meditation Retreat. The retreat is a training for the realization of freedom from the problematic and is a classical mindfulness/insight meditation retreat. Meditation instructions, dharma talks, individual interviews and inquiry sessions. No groups.

Download flyer here (310kb pdf)

Download Registration Form here (35kb MSWord.docx)

Note that conditions at this retreat are basic and must be discussed with Jen prior to booking.
Contact: Jen email: cycad5(at)

Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation:
A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat
Sunday Dec 3 - Saturday December 9, 2017
Teachers: Christopher Titmuss and Radha Nicholson
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

Please note this retreat is now fully booked. There is also an extensive "waiting list", so this is no longer an option for further enquiries. Thank you.

The retreat is a training of the heart and mind to the realization of freedom from that which is problematic and the cultivation of the awakening factors. It will be a classical insight meditation retreat with meditation instructions, dharma talks, individual interviews and inquiry sessions. No groups.

Download information flyer here (600kb pdf)

Download Application Form here (110kb MSWord.doc)

Contact Lyn and Rowan email: CTRN17(at)


Freedom of the Heart/Mind
20-27th January 2018

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

Insight meditation retreats give us the opportunity to see clearly the reactions and distortions that arise in our daily life and to cultivate an awareness of the freedom and clarity that is available in each precious moment.

Download flyer here (240kb MSWord.docx)

Info and Application Form

Deepening into Stillness
Friday April 27th – 2nd May 2017 (five days)
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal
Venue: Brahma Kumari Centre for Spiritual Learning – Wilton

Open for bookings 3 months prior.

Awakening the Joy of Creativity under the Tuscan Sun
Mindfulness & Creativity
19 - 26th May, 2018
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Lidia Long
Venue: Villa Boccella – Tuscany Italy

Inquires: lidialong(at)
Mobile: +61 (0) 431438783

Embodying the Awakened Heart-Mind
8th - 15th June 2018 (7 days)

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Carol Perry  
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

Supported Solitary Month
Monday 30th July - Wednesday 29th August

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi, Ellen Davison, Victor von der Heyde, Mal Huxter, Kirsten Kratz and Christine Thompson
Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria (East of Euroa)

First half: Monday 30th July - Tuesday 14th August
Second half: Tuesday 14th August - Wednesday 29th August

We are pleased to offer, for the first time in Australia, this supported solitary retreat, providing a valuable opportunity
for experienced mediators to engage in a longer period of intensive personal practice, in the company of others. This will be the only retreat of its kind in the country, and is offered to support the broader Australia-wide Insight Meditation community.

Participants can set their own retreat schedule: there will be no formal retreat schedule, teachings or dharma ‘talks’, (apart from possibly two set sitting times in the day that participants can choose to come to or not) and the meal times. All participants need to have attended at least three week-long teacher-led silent meditation retreats previously.

A daily mindfulness work period will be part of each day’s practice.

Download flyer here (240kb pdf)

Download registration Form here (620kb MSWord.doc)

Open Heart, Open Mind
28th Sept – 5th Oct, 2018

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Julie Downard  
Venue: Stavely Camp, Canterbury Plains, Christchurch, South Island, N.Z.

Contact: southern.insight.meditation(at)


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