Teaching – Australia

August 6-15: nine-day retreat

FULL – please apply to be on the waiting list

Finding the heart of freedom

This nine-day retreat provides an opportunity to explore the Four Noble Truths that form the heart of the Buddha’s teaching. These teachings invite us to examine our relationship to dukkha: stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness, suffering, on deeper and deeper levels. Most of us though, have an instinctive resistance to suffering, so we need to practice working skilfully with the different obstacles that often show up along the path to freedom. As we learn how to release these obstacles, we’re able to live with greater ease, happiness, and peace, and to connect with the wisdom and compassion that are our true nature.

Each day, there will be sessions of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, some small group discussion, individual meetings with the teachers and a period of optional, gentle mindful movement.

Experience level: This retreat is best suited to people who have done at least one previous residential insight meditation retreat of two days or longer.

Location: BMIMC, Meldow Bath, Blue Mountains, NSW
To register: here

* In keeping with Buddhist tradition, the teachings are offered on a dana basis which means the teacher is not paid to offer this retreat  Instead, they rely on the generosity of the participants to help them continue to share their teachings with others, and there will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to offer donations to support their ongoing teaching.