Insight Meditation Retreat

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You can attend for 4 days or 7 days. 

 

4 days, finish Sunday afternoon. 

Wed, May 2nd to Sunday, May 6th, 2018

 

7 days, finish Wedneday morning.

Wed, May 2nd to Wed, May 9th, 2018

 

 

Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Ranges

Teacher: Anton Eastick 

Retreat Practical Information: Please read this before booking or making an enquiry click here to download

 

Work retreat  

We have space on this retreat for a work retreatant. Go to the bottom of this page to see what this is about. 

 

Cost:

Shared Room

4 Day retreat $360 + dana Click here to Book now for 4 days

7 Day retreat $540 + dana Click here to Book now for 7 days

 

Low Income?

Send me an email and we can start a conversation about what's possible. We are always happy to support low income families and individuals where ever we can.

 

Inquiries: Ph 0412 018962 For phone calls only (no texts please). For all written enquiries email us

 

Exploring the classical teachings of Insight Meditation, (Vipassana) this retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. For beginners, there will be a group so you will be able 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 period. There will also be times for personal interviews and possibly small groups. 

 

Noble silence

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.

 

More information will be posted after January 15th.

 

DANA ~ Dana is a Pali word (the language used at the time The Buddha lived) which means the practice of generosity, or offering. Dana is a completely different way of relating to what is offered. Rather than a commercial transaction, Dana expresses the love and appreciation for what has been received. The daily rate you pay for the retreat covers food costs, Airfares and travel costs, basic bills, organisational costs, printing and any other set up costs for the retreat. Nobody receives any kind of salary. The Dana boxes that are put out at the end of each retreat support the teachers and the tradition itself. Dana is not tips, it is not a token gesture, it is the vital resource that allows these retreats and tradition to continue. 
This is a living tradition that is thousands of years old and we are now the holders of this tradition. The generosity of countless people over the centuries has brought us to this point now where we can offer this retreat on the basis of Dana for the teaching. In other words, when you come to our retreats you are being nourished by the generosity of people who came before you. Your financial generosity now is the resource that enables us to continue to offer retreats in the future so other people may also benefit and keep the tradition alive. 
 
Giving of service or Karma yoga ~ Insight meditation retreats are fully run by volunteers, no one gets paid for the work they do. 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. 
 
Volunteers Needed

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

 

- Flyer distribution and promotion

- Cooking for the retreat. For the residential retreat we envisage sharing the cooking between a few people so we can all enjoy the retreat.

- Before the retreat, collecting supplies for the retreat (food etc) and transporting them to the retreat venue

- Lifts to the retreat for people without cars and to keep the sharing culture alive

 

Work retreatant place

If you are needing a low income place on the retreat then maybe this will work for you.

A summary of how we envisage this working is

  • The retreat cost will be $200 plus dana
  • You commit for the entire 7 days, not negotiable
  • It is expected you will contribute 5 hours work a day at various times. This will mostly be in the kitchen but sometimes helping the manager with other tasks
  • We will organise it so that you are always free to go to Dharma talks, instructions and interviews.
  • We need your commitment & openness to instructions that come from any of the staff 
  • You will need to have done a 7 day retreat with a recognised Insight Meditation teacher

contact me if this interests you and please include your relevant retreat experience

 

 

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