9 – 18 February 2018: Satipatthana retreat at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath NSW
This retreat emphasises the cultivation of a felt continuity of awareness by tracking the elemental flow of experience that lies beneath our habitual concepts and reactions. It is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. BMIMC is a small and comfortable centre located in the upper Blue Mountains. It provides an intimate and supportive atmosphere for intensive meditation practice. For more information about BMIMC, visit their website.

Please note that if the retreat is fully booked, you may be able to gain entry because some people book early to ensure they can attend if they can, and then drop out towards the retreat dates as they realise they cannot get away.

Cost: $835 + dana. See the dana page for information about dana.

Information & bookings: Contact , or phone +61 2 4788 1024. To register for retreats, refer to the Centre’s retreat booking page. The Centre’s postal address is: 25 Rutland Road, Medlow Bath NSW 2780.


10 – 16 March 2018: The Four Postures – a 7-day workshop with Patrick Kearney and Kit Laughlin at Greenwell Point, NSW
The Buddha teaches that mindfulness of body in the four postures of moving, standing, sitting and lying down allows entry into a limitless mind. Mindfulness is learned through systematically training attention to develop a felt continuity of awareness of body and mind. Physical sensation exists only in the present, and so mindfulness of body grounds us naturally in the present. In contrast, when we are lost in the endless narratives of the mind we are convinced of the reality of past and future, and are disconnected from our natural embodiment. As we cultivate a felt intimacy with the body we are opened to a deeper understanding of the activities of mind. We discover that “body” and “mind” are not separate entities distantly related to each other but different facets of a unified network of experience, and this understanding brings relaxation to the body, joy to the heart and understanding to the mind.

This is a non-residential workshop. Daily hours are 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Attendees will find accommodation opportunities at the Greenwell Point link below. Each day we will be taking a generous lunch break (90 minutes) and there are a number of local venues for lunch. You are very welcome to bring your own food and enjoy the environment around the venue. If you would like to share accommodation with another attendee, please advise Olivia (contact details below) and she will help facilitate.

Kit Laughlin is the founder of Stretch Therapy. He is a long time meditation practitioner who brings to his practice a depth of knowledge of the human body rarely found in the specialised world of Buddhist meditation.

Dates: Saturday 10 March to Friday 16 March inclusive.

Venue: Greenwell Point, NSW Australia (see this link for details of travel and accommodation options). Address will be provided upon registration.

Cost: Early Bird – Registration by 9 January 2018: GST-exclusive $908.18; GST $90.82; Total price $999. Regular – Registration from 10 January 2018: GST-exclusive $1090; GST $109; Total price $1199.

Information & bookings: The workshop will be confirmed via email as soon as our minimum number of registrations has been reached. We will email you no later than the Early Bird cut off date. This is the date at which we make the final “go/no-go” call for a workshop – 99.99999% of the time it’s a go! Please do not book any non-refundable travel and/or accommodation prior to receiving email confirmation that the workshop is confirmed.

For further information go to the Stretch Therapy website, or ring Olivia Allnutt on 0403 290 932, or  her.

8 – 22 June 2018: Satipatthana retreat at Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Victoria
This is a two-week retreat suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. The retreat opens with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (for all states except WA and Qld). Participants can come for the long weekend, or for the first week, or for the full two weeks. Kallara Conference Centre is deep in the countryside. It is quiet, peaceful and beautiful, and out of mobile range! Accommodation is in single or shared rooms.

This retreat is organised by the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group. Check their website for information about them.

Cost: Costs have not yet been established.

Information & bookings: Email , or go to the MIMG contact page.

9 – 18 August 2018: Satipatthana retreat at Bodhi Zendo, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
This 10-day retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. It is held at Bodhi Zendo, located above the village of Perumal Malai, near Kodaikanal, in the Nilgiri (“Blue Mountains”) of Tamil Nadu in India’s deep south. This is an excellent venue, with very good food and well-designed facilities. For more information about Bodhi Zendo, visit their website.

Cost: Costs for 2018 have not yet been established, and will be posted when they are available.

Information & bookings: Email .

5 – 14 October 2018: Satipatthana retreat at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath NSW
This retreat emphasises the cultivation of a felt continuity of awareness by tracking the elemental flow of experience that lies beneath our habitual concepts and reactions. It is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. BMIMC is a small and comfortable centre located in the upper Blue Mountains. It provides an intimate and supportive atmosphere for intensive meditation practice. For more information about BMIMC, visit their website.

Please note that if the retreat is fully booked, you may be able to gain entry because some people book early to ensure they can attend if they can, and then drop out towards the retreat dates as they realise they cannot get away.

Cost: $835 + dana. See the dana page for information about dana.

Information & bookings: Contact , or phone +61 2 4788 1024. To register for retreats, refer to the Centre’s retreat booking page. The Centre’s postal address is: 25 Rutland Road, Medlow Bath NSW 2780.

2 – 11 November 2018: Satipatthana retreat at Buc Lin Meditation Centre, Buckland Park, Adelaide
This retreat will explore the four applications of mindfulness as a basis for serenity and insight. It is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. The retreat is being organised by the Buddhist Society of South Australia. Please note that it is an eight-precept retreat – i.e., there will be no food served after midday.

Cost: At this early stage of planning, the cost should be $360, or $310 concession, plus dana. See here for information about dana.

Information: For further information, Ven. Santacari.

25 January – 22 February 2019: A one-month retreat at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath NSW
This one-month retreat provides a rare opportunity to go deep into the practice of satipatthana, the practice of continuous awareness of the flow of experience. The retreat is suitable for experienced practitioners, who are used to intensive retreats.

BMIMC is a small and comfortable centre located in the upper Blue Mountains. It provides an intimate and supportive atmosphere for intensive meditation practice. For more information about BMIMC, visit their website.

Cost: The cost has yet to be established.

Further information: BMIMC at , or phone +61 2 4788 1024.