Days of Mindfulness and Retreats

2022 Schedule of Days of Mindfulness and Retreats

Kuan Yin Meditation Centre Retreats and Days of Mindfulness
are held through the year as per the schedule listed below.
This schedule is subject to change without notice and as such bookings are recommended.
2022 Day of Mindfulness and Retreat Schedule

Day of Mindfulness and Retreat Schedule 2022

Wisdom and Compassion Insight Meditation Retreat

Friday 22nd January – Friday 29th January
Wisdom and Compassion Insight Meditation Retreat
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi and Will James

Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

Info at: www.tallowwoodsangha.org.au

Meditation in Action

Sunday February 12th  -  9am - 1pm
Kuan Yin Meditation Centre Sangha Work Morning
Starts with an optional period of meditation practice in the morning from 9-9:30am.
The main activities will be working in the gardens and working in the Dojo.

Day of Mindfulness with Emma Pittaway

Sunday March 6th 9:30am - 4:00pm
Day of Mindfulness
Teacher: Emma Pittaway

Venue: Kuan Yin Meditation Centre

Emma teaches at Kuan Yin Meditation Centre and shares her deep understanding of the Dhamma.

For further information email: sonyanourse(at)hotmail.com

Ocean of Breath, Ocean of Love

Saturday March 11th - Sunday March 17th
Ocean of Breath, Ocean of Love

Teachers: Ellen Davison and Lizzie Turnbull
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

A 6-day Insight/Mindfulness/Vipassana Retreat with Ellen Davison and Lizzie Turnbull at Sangsurya, Byron Bay. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. Includes meditation instruction, guided meditations, sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, group and individual interviews.

Bookings and further information available on TryBooking or email mail(at)kuanyinmeditationcentre.org

Weekend non-residential Zen Retreat

Saturday May 28th – Sunday May 29th
Non-residential Zen Retreat
Teachers: Ellen Davison and Rachel Whiting

Venue: Kuan Yin meditation Centre, Lismore

Weekend non-residential Zen retreat with Ellen Davison and Rachel Whiting.

Contact Colin at nimbinensis(at)hotmail.com [replace (at) with@] for information and bookings.

Zazenkai Zen Meditation

Insight/Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Friday June 10th – Friday June 17th
Insight/Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

Info at www.insightmeditationaustralia.org; www.dharma.org.au

Meditation in Action

Saturday July 16th  -  9:00am - 1:00pm
Kuan Yin Meditation Centre Sangha Work Morning
Starts with an optional period of meditation practice in the morning from 9-9:30am.
The main activities will be working in the gardens and working in the Dojo.

Day of Mindfulness with Mal Huxter

Sunday August 13th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day of Mindfulness
Teacher: Mal Huxter

Venue: Kuan Yin Meditation Centre

This event has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience.

For further information email: sonyanourse(at)hotmail.com

A 6 day silent Insight/Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Friday August 26th - Thursday September 1st
A 6 day silent Insight/Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Teachers: Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

This retreat consists of sitting and walking meditation, open inquiry sessions, group and individual meetings with the teachers, optional yoga, Dharma talks, and guided meditations.

Download flyer here

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BZPPG

or scan QR code:
QR code: Wisdom of the Way

Hazy Moon Spring Sesshin (Zen Retreat)

Saturday September 24th – Friday September 30th
Zen Sesshin (Zen retreat)
Teachers: Ellen Davison and Rachel Whiting
Venue: Mullumbimby

The Spring Sesshin has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hazy Moon Spring Sesshin (Zen Retreat) with Ellen Davison and Rachel Whiting at Mullumbimby.

This Zen retreat will allow participants to settle deeply into the silence and stillness within and to explore the deeper questions which arise in life. Ellen is a Roshi in the Diamond Sangha with 17 years’ experience leading sesshins.

For further information contact Colin on (02) 66891614 or email: nimbinensis(at)hotmail.com

Download flyer here

Embodied Wisdom and Compassion

Insight Meditation and Qigong Retreat
30th September to 6th October
Teachers: Subhana Barzarghi and Shirsha Marie
Venue: Sangsurya Retreat Centre
There is a flyer with an embedded link to Trybooking for bookings.

Meditation in Action

Sunday October 9th  -  9:00am - 1:00pm
Kuan Yin Meditation Centre Sangha Work Morning
Starts with an optional period of meditation practice in the morning from 9-9:30am.
The main activities will be working in the gardens and working in the Dojo.

A 2-day non-residential retreat, held in person at Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore

A 2-day non-residential retreat, held in person at Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October

Teacher: Patrick Kearney

Patrick has over 30 years in meditation experience and teaches retreats throughout Australia. Patrick emphasises the importance of developing independence in practice throughout the dynamics of meditation and the theory that guides it.

Contact: sonyanourse(at)hotmail.com

A 3-day non-residential retreat, held in person at Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore

Friday November 18th – Sunday November 20th
Zen Sesshin (Zen retreat)
Teachers: Ellen Davison, Rachel Whiting and Lindy Lee
Venue: Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore Heights

Hazy Moon Spring Sesshin (Zen Retreat) with Ellen Davison.

You are invited to participate in a traditional Zen meditation retreat (Sesshin). Our practice becomes one of Awakening as we let go of old habits of mind, of fear, anger, and confusion and settle into the wider and more spacious awareness of a clear mind and open heart.
This three-day retreat, which is non-residential, consists of zazen (sitting meditation), walking meditation (kinhin), chanting, dharma talks and interviews with the teacher. A light meal will be served in the evening.

Ellen is a Roshi in the Diamond Sangha with 17 years’ experience leading sesshins.

For further information contact Colin on (02) 66891614 or email: nimbinensis(at)hotmail.com

Download flyer here

Morning of Mindfulness

Sunday December 4th 9:00am – 1:00pm
Morning of Mindfulness with Ellen Davison

This morning of mindfulness will include meditation instructions, sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk and interviews, followed by a shared lunch. Ellen emphasises the application of the teachings to everyday life.

2023 Schedule

Freedom of the Heart Insight Meditation Retreat

Freedom of the Heart
Insight Meditation Retreat
6th - 12th January 2023
Teachers: Radha Nicholson and Priscilla Maxwell

Venue: Sangsurya Retreat Centre - Byron Bay

Understanding the Buddha's teachings of liberation

The retreat will focus on direct experiential understanding and insights through mindfulness meditation practice in the four postures, sitting, walking, standing and reclining. There will be periods of instruction, dharma talks, inquiry and guided meditations as well as opportunities for interviews with the teachers.

Freedom of the Heart Flyer

Book here through Trybooking

This schedule is subject to change without notice and as such bookings are recommended
Note: Registration forms for retreats will be available on the websites three months prior to retreats
Vipassana Meditation