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 - 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.
* 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.
"An Afternoon of Mindfulness" - Half day retreat with Angela McGee
Saturday 2nd March 1.00pm - 5:30pm, CERES Environment Park, East Brunswick
This event offers a space of shared quiet and reflection to deeply rest in stillness and silence. This is an ideal opportunity for you to explore a Dharma practice, whether you are new to meditation or you are wishing to deepen your understanding.
Stillness and silence are profound experiences that allow for our body, mind and hearts to open and deeply connect with ourselves and the world around us.
The afternoon will include guided sitting meditations, walking meditation, a dharma talk and an opportunity for questions.
The Learning Centre - CERES Environment Park, East Brunswick
$40 + dana for Angela's teaching
To book your place click here
"Communicating Mindfully in Difficult & Conflict Situations" - Weekend Workshop with Carol Perry & Angela McGee
Saturday 30th March 9:30am - 4:30pm & Sunday 31st March 9:30am - 1pm 2019, CERES Environment Park, East Brunswick
One of the most difficult aspects of practice in daily life is skillful speech and action when reactive emotions arise.
Through mindfulness of body we will investigate and bring insight to patterns and habits that get in the way of skillful communication and action.
This workshop is an experiential exploration of what happens in our internal world when we are triggered into a reactive state, and how we can use awareness of body, feelings and mind states to cultivate skillful responses.
The workshop will include: mindfulness practice in the context of conflict; practical exploration of difficult feelings and mind states; experiential exercises and demonstrations with participants. It is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.
Van Ray Room - CERES Environment Park, East Brunswick
$90 + dana for Carol's & Angela's teaching. BYO lunch or purchase lunch from CERES cafe.
To book your place click here
Silent Retreat Retreat with Patrick Kearney (3, 9 or 14 day option)
Friday 7th June - 21st June 2019, Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
This retreat will be open for bookings in March 2019.
Silent Retreat with Jess Huon
Wednesday 28th August - Monday 2nd September 2019, Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria
This retreat will be open for bookings in May 2019.
"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.
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