This is a precious time for mindfulness practice and a rare opportunity to cultivate and deepen wisdom and compassion.

Retreats emphasize continuity of mindfulness and the refinement of precise open awareness. They are conducted in Noble Silence.

Each retreat involves a great deal of organization and both organizers and teachers commit to ensure that the retreat is beneficial for all Yogis.  The stability of a retreat is dependent upon participants arriving on time and not leaving until the full retreat has finished. This helps management in getting everyone settled and helps with the continuity of yogi jobs.  More importantly however are the Spiritual aspects of the retreat. Teachers find that Yogis get more benefit if they participate in the complete retreat, that means being present for the opening Dhamma Talk and Instructions and being part of the Closing Ceremonies.

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  • Alexis Santos – December 6-15, 2019


    Alexis has practiced insight meditation since 2001. His primary teacher has been Sayadaw U Tejaniya, with whom he ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2003. Sayadaw encouraged Alexis to teach in 2012. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock/IMS four-year teacher training with Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield and other Senior Western teachers.

    Alexis teaches at retreat centers throughout the United States and internationally and is a featured teacher in the 10% Happier meditation app. Alexis brings a practical and  intuitive approach to the development of wisdom.




    When Awareness Becomes Natural

    During this 9-day retreat, we will explore and cultivate the practice of awareness that leads to liberation and well-being. The teachings will emphasize cultivating a natural awareness in the style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. With the support of wise attention, free from the distorting perceptions of craving and aversion, we come to see the way things are, that everything is nature undergoing an impersonal process of causes and effects.

    In support of this relaxed continuity of awareness, the retreat schedule will include periods of self-directed practice. Retreatants will have an opportunity to follow their own rhythm of sitting and walking practice.  It is through this relaxed, yet steadying awareness, that the natural wisdom and compassion of the mind can blossom.

    This course is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned meditators.

    Costs are as follows:

    Full Time (Friday Dec 6th  Sunday 15th)
    Early-bird: $650–payment due by 25th October, 2019
    Full Rate: $700–payments received after 25th October, 2019

    Weekend (Friday Dec 6th– Sunday 8th )
    Early-bird: $260-payment due by 25th 
    October, 2019
    Full Rate: $290-payments received after 25th October, 2019

    For Enquiries: Andrew 0408 914 620  or Email: Andrew

    After registering for this retreat you will receive an email confirming your application.  If you do not receive an email within 24 hours please check your SPAM or JUNK folders as experience tells us it will be there.

    PLEASE NOTE:  At present there are no full-time places available for this retreat.  There are still weekend places available.  If you wish to go on a waiting list for a full-time place please Register and your name will be added to the waiting list.



  • Graham White Retreat May 15-22, 2020

    Grahame White has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study of Buddhism in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in Bodh Gaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre. He currently leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and Wollongong, and also regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the United States and various countries in Asia. Grahame has also helped pioneer the workshop format of teaching meditation that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life.

    Registrations will open towards the end of 2019. Please keep an eye on our website!

  • Patrick Kearney May 10-19, 2019


    Patrick Kearney teaches in the lineage of Mahāsī Sayādaw. He has trained in both the Mahasi approach to Satipatthana and in the Diamond Sangha lineage of Zen Buddhism.

    Patrick has a particular interest in the original teachings of the Buddha before Theravada or Mahayana were created. He seeks to bring his understanding of the early texts to the practice of dharma in the contemporary world.

    This retreat will explore mindfulness meditation (Satipatthana) as taught by the Buddha. Designed for both beginners and experienced students the practice will cover mindfulness of body, mind, and emotions, as well as exploring possibilities for transformation in the way we live our everyday lives.

    Patrick provides a morning practice workshop that focuses on the practical details of Satipatthana practice along with an evening talk that explores the Buddha’s teaching on a more general level. A posture and flexibility session each morning will ease the physical demands of practice. Participants should wear loose and comfortable clothing for these sessions.

    This will be a 5 Precept Retreat and simple vegetarian meals will be provided, including a light evening meal.

    Costs are as follows:

    Full Time – Fri 10th  May – Sun 19th May, 2019

    Early Bird – $620 (payment due by 29th March, 2019)

    Full Rate – $670 for payments received after 29th March, 2019

    Weekend – Fri 10th May – Sun 12thMay, 2019

    Early Bird – $260 (payment due by 29th March, 2019)

    Full Rate – $290 for payments received after 29th March, 2019

    For Enquiries: Andrew 0408 914 620  or Email: Andrew


    We are sorry to advise that this retreat is now fully booked.  However, there is a waiting list and if you wish to be included on this list please complete the registration form BUT do not send your deposit until you have confirmation of a place from the Registrar.

    *NB. If registering for this retreat please remember to check your JUNK mail or SPAM mail in case the confirmation email has gone there.

  • Steven Armstrong November 30-December 9, 2018

    Awareness, Insight and Liberation
    30th November – 9th December 2018

    Unfortunately, this retreat is now cancelled due to Steve’s illness. If you would like to follow Steve’s story you can find info about him at Caring Bridge.

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  • Ariya Baumann June 29-July 8, 2018

    The Four Protective Meditations Nine-day Vipassana Retreat


    This retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.

    “If we want to benefit from meditation practice in our day-to-day life, Vipassana meditation must be embedded in the larger context of the Buddha’s teaching.

    The Buddha taught different ways to achieve peace and happiness, at each level we can experience a different form of joy and contentment. Among the many topics, the Buddha taught we have the ‘Four Protective Meditations’. They greatly support our Vipassana Meditation and at the same time extend a valuable protection to our day-to-day life. In this retreat, we will explore these four protections and include them in our formal practice.”

    The retreat will be held in Noble Silence. Each day will include scheduled periods for sitting, walking, chanting, meals, work-as-practice, Dhamma talks, Q&A, group practice discussions, and opportunities for self-scheduled practice in one’s own rhythm.

    For more info contact Geetha

    Geetha: 0416 153 417‬


    Full Time (Jun 29-Jul 8)
    $630 Early-bird
    $680 Full Rate
    Weekend (Jun29-Jul 1)
    $200 Early-bird
    $230 Full RatE

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  • Kamala Masters December 2017 – The Sure Hearts Release Retreat

    December 1 – December 10, 2017

    Kamala Masters began practising in 1975.  Trained by Anagarika Munindra and Sayadaw U Pandita, and continuing her practice with U Tejaniya, she offers the dharma in the US and abroad in a way that nourishes the natural inner growth of compassion and wisdom.  She is co-founder of Vipassana Metta on Maui, is a Guiding Teaching and is on the Board of Directors of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA.

    This Retreat will explore the gradual steps laid out by the Budddha that lead to the sure heart’s release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, and the basic stages of insight knowledge that lead to the transformation of the mind/heart. Many of the teachings will draw from the path of awakening as described in the late Mahasi Sayadaw’s “Manual of Insight.” a newly translated and recently published work by Wisdom Publications.  These inseparable and mutually reinforcing Dhamma understandings cultivate unshakable faith in the efficacy of the Buddha’s teachings to experience unconditional happiness and peace.

    Full Time (1 Dec – 10 Dec) Early Bird: $630     Full Rate: $680 

    Early Bird Registration is required prior to 15th October, 2017

    Unfortunately there is no Weekend Option for this retreat

    To register for this retreat please click HERE.

    For Information contact: Jim