Events and Retreats - 2017
Most of our 2017 retreats are now confirmed; others will be added as they are confirmed.
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 - https://www.facebook.com/melbourneinsightmeditation.org/
* 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.
"Getting Up Close" -
Jess Huon 4-Day Women's Retreat
Thursday 31st August - Sunday 3rd September 2017, Kallara, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges
How do we open to life in a way that does not over-ride, but rather includes, our instinctual sense? How do we get up close to each other, with integrity?
"I am calling out to all women, near and far, who might wish to attend this next annual women’s retreat – "Getting Up Close". I am writing this to both men and women because this retreat doesn’t happen in secret isolation. It is offered in the spirit of mutual enhancement. Through this experience we can return more fulsome. The intent is to raise us all up.
This is an invitation for a community of women to practice compassion and the wielding of kartika – the crescent shaped symbolic wisdom knife held by Buddhist female deities.
In this retreat, we will integrate straight backs with movement and flow; opening into our thunderous delicacy." Jess Huon
Cost: $395, + dana for teaching
Bookings are essential: Bookings will open Friday 30th June - click HERE
"Potent Joy" - One day silent meditation retreat with Jess Huon
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 9:30am - 4:30pm, Abbotsford Convent
In our current world situation there is much to be concerned about. Yet what is it to sustain an effective lightness in our approach - and not burn out? What is the joy that the Buddha pointed to as one of the brahmaviharas - the divine abodes? What is the intelligence of joy, and how does it cut through and aerate the space around us? How might joy empower our engagement in the world?
One Heart Yoga, Room C1.31, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford
$30; + dana for Jess's teaching appreciated
Registrations & Enquiries
Registration is essential (places are limited); book at TryBooking - https://www.trybooking.com/RHMO
More info: email@example.com
"Metta, A Foundation For Social Action" - One day silent meditation retreat with Anton Eastick
Saturday 30th September 2017, 9:00am - 4:30pm, BSV
From the Buddhist perspective, everything we do in life is a form of social action. How we relate to our friends and family, neighbours, colleagues and out into the wider world is all social action and we begin with how we relate to ourselves. Taking the intention - "Wherever we are, this is the perfect place to awaken" - bringing bright, kind attention to every step, action, thought and word becomes the path.
BSV (Buddhist Society of Victoria)
No cover charge; dana offering for Anton's teaching appreciated
Registrations & enquiries
No need to book; simply turn up on time
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This retreat is now fully booked - waiting list only:
"Open Heart, Open Mind" - Annual 7-Day silent meditation retreat with Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry (with assistant teacher, Angela McGee)
Friday 20th October - Friday 27th October 2017, Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges
This is the retreat that inspired the formation of Melbourne Insight Meditation. The retreat is based around daily sitting, walking and standing meditation periods, meditation instruction, yoga asana (to assist in sitting), private and group interviews, inquiry sessions with teachers, dharma talks, and mindfulness work periods. There is also free time each day for rest.
Kallara Conference Centre, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
$570; + dana (gift) for teaching
Registrations & Enquiries
Registration is essential; download registration form here - in Word; in PDF
Enquiries - email@example.com
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
One-day retreats in Melbourne & Fryerstown, to be confirmed
Watch this space!