Events and Retreats - 2019
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.
Half-day workshop with Suzie Brown
Sunday 21st July 2019, 1.00pm - 5.00pm, CERES Environment Park, East Brunswick
Details to come soon.
"Inner Resource" - 4 day Silent Retreat with Jess Huon
Wednesday 28th August - Sunday 1st September 2019, Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
We are great fools. . .Say we:
‘I have done nothing to-day.’ What? Have you not lived? That is not only the fundamental, but the most illustrious of your occupations. Have you known how to regulate your conduct, you have done a great deal more than (one) who has composed books. Have you known how to take repose, you have done more than (one) who has taken cities and empires.
What is it to rest into an inner quality of enough-ness and natural ease?
In this retreat we will engage in meditative disciplines that support us to clear the static in a telephone-like conversation with our own depth. We shine a light on noisier mind habits that disrupt this connection.
A retreat gives us time to stop running, sit down and be still; to hear our own news.
We will explore the way meditation practice can foster this relationship to inner resourcefulness. We are encouraged to meet ourselves as we are. We sit down and learn to meet our experience, kindly, wisely. Fresh insight and inner warmth is then given the space to arise. This can allow for a regenerative and empowering process to occur.
Teachings will be grounded in Buddhist foundational practices, the teacher’s direct experience, metta heart practices, and the poetic and literary tradition. Guidance and support will be offered through meditation instruction, relaxation practices, connected movement classes, one-one interviews, group discussion, dharma talks, and meditative singing.
Please read our Retreat Information and Cancellations Policy before booking your place
Kallara Conference Centre, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
Retreat fees & bookings
Single room - $500 + dana for Jess's teaching - Click here to book
Shared room - $350 + dana for Jess's teaching - Click here to book
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"Open Heart, Open Mind" - Annual Silent Retreat with Carol Perry & Angela McGee
Friday 18th October - Friday 25th October 2019, Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
This retreat will be open for bookings in July 2019
"Eco-Retreat" - with Robyn Gibson and Rupert Marques
Friday 15th November - Tuesday 19th November 2019, Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction, Victoria
This retreat will be open for bookings in August 2019.
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. By participating in this research, you will go in the draw to win one of two $100 Coles-Myers gift vouchers. You will also be contributing to the scientific knowledge of contemplative practice. If you would like to learn more about the study, contact Dr Nicholas Van Dam