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.
Jess Huon one-day retreat, Saxon Street Siteworks
Sunday 28th May 2017
PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS DAY HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. WE WILL OFFER THIS SAME DAY LATER IN 2017 - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS.
"A Question of Faith" - A one-day silent meditation retreat, with Jess Huon
Saturday 17th June 2017, 9:30am - 4:30pm
“To have faith is to trust your-self to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” Alan Watts
Buddhism draws many for its love of questioning and rational inquiry into human liberation from suffering. However the Buddha also clearly believed in the power of faith. In the Pali suttas, it is said that faith helps us to ‘dive into life’s turbulent waters like a courageous hero in order to reach the far shore of awakening’. For many Westerners faith has become a complex word – one does not have to look far to find numerous violations of human rights committed in it's name. Yet, in the same way ‘blind faith’ needs to be interrogated, perhaps so too does ‘blind doubt.’ This quality could also be termed ‘habituated skepticism’ - a quality which might cloak our receptivity and cement certain views in ways that restrict the free movement and open possibility in our lives.
Come and join us for a day of inquiry into the Buddha’s understanding of faith. What role does it play in our meditation practice? What, or who, exactly, are we putting our faith, in? Is there a need to redefine, or reclaim this quality in a way that lands more congruently? In what ways might the disposition of faith fuel our practice?
For more information about Jess Huon, go to www.jesshuon.com
BSV (Buddhist Society of Victoria), 71-73 Darling Road, East Malvern
No cover charge; dana for Jess's teaching
Bookings & Enquiries
Bookings are NOT required - please simply turn up by 9:15am in order to be settled for a prompt 9:30am start
Enquiries - email@example.com
ANNUAL FOURTEEN DAY SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT WITH PATRICK KEARNEY -
"Waking Up To The Present: The Path To Serenity & Insight"
14 Day Retreat: Friday 9th June (5:30pm) - Friday 23rd June (1:30pm) 2017; with 9 Day & 3 Day Options
NOTE: Retreat is now fully booked; waiting list only...
This retreat will explore mindfulness meditation (satipatthana) as taught by the Buddha. It will provide an opportunity for beginners to become firmly established in their practice, and for experienced students to deepen their practical and theoretical understanding. The practice will cover mindfulness of body, mind and emotions, and explore the possibilities of transformation in the way we live our daily lives.
Patrick has been practising Buddhist meditation since 1976 and teaching full-time since 2000. He teaches in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma; and applies the teachings directly to life in our contemporary world in an accessible, clear and joyful way.
For more information about Patrick, visit www.dharmasalon.net
Kallara Conference Centre, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
14 day (full) retreat: $1,040; + dana for Patrick's teaching
9 day retreat: $700; + dana for Patrick's teaching
3 day (long weekend) retreat: $340; + dana for Patrick's teaching
Registrations & enquiries
Registrations are essential - spaces are limited
Contact Robyn - firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 0408 759 754
Download registration form
Angela McGee one-day retreat, Abbotsford Convent
Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Details to follow...
Jess Huon Annual Women's Retreat
Thursday 31st August - Sunday 3rd September 2017, Kallara, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges
Details to follow...
Jess Huon one-day retreat, BSV
Saturday 30th September 2017
Details to follow...
ANNUAL SUBHANA BARZAGHI & CAROL PERRY SEVEN-DAY RETREAT
Friday 20th - Friday 27th October 2017, Kallara, Boho South, Strathbogie Ranges
Details will be publicised, and bookings will open, in early July
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
One-day retreats in Melbourne & Fryerstown, to be confirmed
Watch this space!