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.
In service of this, SIM’s annual New Year’s retreat provides an opportunity to strengthen our capacity to experience freedom, no matter what life brings us.
Due to the fluidity of the Covid-19 situation, this retreat will now be held online and is designed to be integrated into your everyday life circumstances.
Each day, there will be three teaching sessions of 1.5 hours that everyone is asked to attend, plus two or three small-group practice meetings.
Outside those required sessions, you are encouraged to follow the retreat schedule of formal meditation practice to whatever extent you’re able, within your current life context.
The three teaching sessions are:
8:30 am – 10:00 am
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (includes some optional relational
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
All times are Australian AEST time. Check here for other time-zones:
The schedule for small group practice meetings with the teacher will be advised at the start of the retreat, but will likely be every second or third day, at either 10:30-11:15 or 3:45-4:30 pm.
Experience level: This retreat is best suited to people who have done at least one previous insight meditation weekend retreat
Time and dates:
From: 1:00 p.m. Sunday 27 December 2020
To: 12:00 p.m. Sunday 3 January 2021
Cost: booking fee $80 + dana*
Concession: booking fee $60 + dana*. For full time students, pensioners and unemployed.
Additional cost: 'Dana' or act of generosity, to support the teachers and the teaching. In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee is being charged for the teachings. You will be invited at the end of the retreat to make a donation to support Jill to continue her work.
Registration is a two step process
Step 1: Book and pay click here
Step 2: Complete the registration form click here
For enquiries email Di: firstname.lastname@example.org
The teacher: Jill Shepherd is a graduate of the IMS / Spirit Rock Insight teacher training program in the US under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and Gil Fronsdal. She teaches regularly in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. For more info about Jill, see: http://jill0shepherd-insightmeditation.com or go to our teachers page.
This is an online retreat. You will receive a Zoom link just before the retreat for you to join in.