Deepening Into Stillness
Insight Meditation Retreat
24th – 29th April 2015
Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal
Deepening into stillness allows us to examine and transform the habitual limited patterns of mind that create confusion, anxiety and suffering. The dharma teachings, practices of mindfulness loving-kindness and the spirit of inquiry cultivate insight into the true nature of the heart-mind, which is essentially free, intrinsically empty, yet abundant and ceaselessly responsive.
The retreat program consists of sitting, walking & guided meditations, meditation instruction, group & individual meetings with teachers, open inquiry sessions, evening Dharma talks & optional yoga periods.
The retreat will be held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in Wilton, NSW, approximately 70 minutes’ drive from Sydney.
The centre is a peaceful oasis of gardens and bushland. Accommodation is in comfortable twin share rooms with en suites. The rooms look out over serene gardens and bushland surrounding the meditation centre.
WHERE: Brahma Kumaris Centre, Wilton NSW
WHEN: Friday 24th – Wednesday 29th April 2015 (over the Anzac Day weekend)
TIME: Arrive 4-6pm Friday; finish 2.30pm Wednesday
COST: $645 for the 5 days includes twin share accommodation & three vegetarian meals a day. (See below for information on Scholarships and fee assistance).
There are two parts to the registration: 1) Complete payment and 2) Download, complete and submit the registration form below*.
*Because SIM takes your well being on retreats seriously we require you to complete this form before registration is confirmed. This information is strictly confidential and is only viewed by the meditation teachers and the retreat manager. Your information will not be retained following the retreat.
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About the teachers
Subhana Barzaghi is an authorised Insight and Zen meditation teacher with over thirty years experience in Buddhist meditation. Subhana is a guiding teacher for the insight tradition and the Sydney Zen Centre. She regularly leads both Insight and Zen retreats in Australia and overseas and has a psychotherapy practice in Sydney. www.subhana.com.au
Alan Bassal has been studying and practicing Buddha’s teachings for over 35 years beginning in the Vipassana meditative tradition and then developing in Eastern & Western Insight. He is a certified mindfulness based psychotherapist and for many years has practiced integrating the Buddha Dharma, psychotherapy and the world of leadership development and organisational change.
In keeping with the 2,500 year old tradition the teachers are not paid for teaching the dharma. Dana is the practice of generosity through which we offer donations to our teachers as a sign of our respect for the teaching and it's value in our lives.
You will have the opportunity to practise dana during this retreat.
Scholarships and fee assistance