Teaching – Australia

Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

Traditionally, the New Year is a time to take stock of our lives, to let go of what no longer serves, and to reconnect more fully with our deeper aspirations. This nine-day retreat provides a precious opportunity to settle into silence and with the support of sangha/community, attune more fully to the heart and mind.
Through this process of deep listening to ourselves and others, we can then better understand how to live our lives with more kindness, compassion and clarity.

During the nine days, we will explore a variety of foundational Buddhist practices, including the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, the four Brahmavihāra heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, and some relational practice meditating together in pairs or small groups.

Each day will include a mix of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, optional mindful movement, small group discussion and individual meetings with the teacher.

Dates: Wednesday 29 December 2021 to Friday 7 January 2022
Times: Arrive 4-6pm Wednesday, finish 2.30pm Friday
Location: Brahma Kumaris Centre in Wilton NSW 
Cost for Accommodation and all vegetarian meals: 
         – Twin share room $1300
        – Single room $1600
         – Twin share room Concession $1150 (for full time     
​             students, pensioners and unemployed)
​Additional cost:’Dana’ (act of generosity) In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee is being charged for the teachings. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to give a donation to support the teachers to continue their work.

Registration is a two step process
Step 1: 
Book and pay click here
Step 2: Complete and submit the online Registration form
Note:If you will be requesting a scholarship, please complete the registration form as well as the scholarship form below and submit
before 29 Nov 21.

Scholarships for SIM retreats are available for people who need assistance paying the full fee and do not qualify for the concession. Click here for more information.

Deepening into stillness, opening to peace

This five-day retreat for experienced students offers an opportunity to strengthen our inner resilience, so that we can meet life’s ever-changing challenges and rewards with more balance and ease.

The retreat instructions will be grounded in the practice of mindfulness with particular emphasis on cultivating samādhi, the serene steadiness of heart and mind that supports the deepening of both insight and equanimity.

It is best suited to people who have attended at least one nine-day insight meditation retreat and are familiar with core Buddhist teachings such as the four establishments of mindfulness, the four brahmavihāra, the four noble truths and the noble eightfold path.

Dates: Friday 14 January to Wednesday 19 January 2022
Location: Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath NSW 
More information here: http://bmimc.org.au/rgb-retreats/311/new-year-retreat-save-the-date/