Teacher: Anton Eastick Date: Thurs 18th April to 22nd April 2019 Venue: Kallara, Strathbogie Ranges
Retreat Practical Information: This document contains important details about the retreat so please read this before booking or making an enquiry. Practical Information will be downloadable when the retreat bookings open
Exploring the classical teachings of Insight Meditation, (Vipassana) this retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. For beginners, there will be ongoing opportunities to ask questions and receive meditation guidance based on what is right for you. Daily there will be meditation instructions, guided meditations, talks, walking, chanting, sitting meditation and a yoga and/or qigong period. There will be times for 1-1 interviews with the teachers throughout the day where you can explore on a more private and personalised level, what is happening for you.
This retreat will be held in noble silence except for interviews and question and answer periods. For beginners, please note that noble silence does not exclude common sense communication in times of emergency or at times when communication is needed to clarify meditation or work period instructions. This will be part of the instructions.
Retreat Practical Information: Please read this before booking or making an enquiry click here to download
I wanted to take some time to email you following up from the retreat.... For me, the retreat was a transformational experience. It's hard to put into words everything that I received personally and spiritually, but I can say that I am now on a life path that is lined with meditation practice, dharma teachings and mind/body/soul nourishment. I have you to thank for this and I'll always have a heart full of gratitude to you for your dedication, care and the wisdom you imparted- especially for helping me to understand and accept myself in a more loving way....
This is a fully residential retreat.
Giving of service or Karma yoga ~ Insight meditation retreats are run on a non-profit basis, so in this way we are able to keep the costs down. Therefore In the same spirit we ask that everyone who comes to our retreats contributes one hour of their time each day towards the running of the retreat. This may be anything from washing up, veggie chopping, cleaning or something else connected with running the retreat. We thank you in advance.
The retreats we run are not for profit and we rely totally on the good will of organisers and volunteers to make a retreat like this happen. If you would like to assist in any way, please send us an email and let us know how you might be able to help. Specifically we are looking for assistance with
- Retreat managers (you need to have finished at least 2, 7-day Insight Meditation retreats before and be known to Anton)
- Help at the retreat. We often need help with setting up and in the kitchen.
- Flyer distribution and promotion
- Pass the word around. Letting other people know about the retreats and what they are about is a great way to support the teachings.
- Lifts to Kallara for people without cars and to keep the sharing culture alive