Events and Retreats - 2019 & 2020
We are excited to be hosting the following events.*
* Note that we publicise the details of our multi-day annual retreats, and take bookings, approximately 3 - 4 months prior to each retreat. Stay in touch with details as they are publicised via our regular e-newsletters (subscribe via this website, top right of each page), this website, and our Facebook page.
* Please note that our retreats book out quickly, so do register early. We are unable to take bookings or expressions of interest prior to notification.
* We are involved in supporting scientific research into the effects of meditation. If you'd like to be involved, our current projects are detailed at the bottom of this page.
Please Note: retreats may not be suitable for those who have experienced psychosis or who are currently experiencing PTSD, acute depression or anxiety. If in doubt, please seek advice from a psychologist or psychiatrist and speak to our Retreats Manager before booking your place.
"In Your Own Seat" - Urban Day Retreat with Jess Huon
Saturday 21st December 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Abbotsford Convent
No mountain top. No monastery. No private get away. No Bali bliss. No mystical location. No idealized space. No exotic other space. No greener grass. Being here.
Heroes and heroines, after slaying dragons, are often called home. Despite the allure of far flung places, where adventures can sing sweeter, they are asked to return and till their own soils with their hard won knowledge.
After many years of wandering and teaching, the Buddha’s father called out to him - like a lily yearning for the sun. The Buddha had to face his familiars and their expectations of the person he once was with his new depth. He had to bring the goods home.
How do we maintain congruence with what we’ve grown into in settings that reflect what we once were? What tables will we be sitting on in the silly season?
In this day of practice we will be cultivating a home in ourselves and a way to be more at home wherever we might find ourselves.
Sacred Heart Oratory, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
$60 + dana for Jess's teaching
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2020 Retreats for your diary*
Sunday 2nd February - Urban Day Retreat with Jess Huon
Sunday 22nd March - Urban Day Retreat with Jess Huon
Wednesday 15th April - Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Silent Retreat with Anton Eastick
Friday 5th June - Friday 19th June 2020 - Silent Retreat with Patrick Kearney
Wednesday 26th August - Sunday 30th August 2020 - Silent Retreat with Jess Huon
Friday 16th October - Friday 23rd October 2020 - Silent Retreat with Carol Perry & Angela McGee
*Bookings open 3-4 months before each retreat.
THE MIM SUPPORTED PLACE FUND
Our Supported Place fund assists people living with financial difficulty, and who are unable to meet the full costs of a retreat. The fund is financed by donations from other retreat participants, cancellation fees and any MIM surpluses.
A Supported Place is granted via an application process. Currently, a Supported Place attracts a 30% discount off the advertised retreat cost (shared room). One or two supported places are available per retreat. If you are keen to attend an MIM retreat but are unable to financially cover the retreat cost, please email Emma on email@example.com
Would you like to participate in a Research Study?
MIM is currently supporting a research study on the effect of meditation on the brain. If you'd like to be involved please contact the Researcher directly.
The University of Melbourne
A research team from the Melbourne School of Psychological Science is conducting a study investigating the characteristics of individuals who are engaging in intensive contemplative practice. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire, before and after you go into a silent retreat. If you would like to learn more about the study, contact Dr Nicholas Van Dam