New Announcement!
Patrick will be taking a sabbatical in the second half of 2020, from July through sometime early 2021.
There will be no teaching engagements during this time.



26 – 27 October 2019: Two days of mindfulness at Kuan Yin Meditation Centre (KYMC), Lismore NSW
Over these two days you will deepen your experience of mindfulness meditation (satipatthana). Mindfulness leads to the cultivation of both serenity and insight, which allows us to see deeply into the nature of our experience and make wise choices in our lives. For more information about KYMC, visit their website.

Cost: $10 for one day; $15 for two days. This pays for the event itself, while Patrick will receive dana. See the dana page for more information about dana.

Information & bookings: Email .

15 – 24 November 2019: 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.

Further information & bookings: For further information, 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.

31 January – 21 February 2020: Satipatthana retreat at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, Medlow Bath NSW
This three-week 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. As a longer retreat, it is suitable for 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: $1,350 + dana. See the dana page for information about dana.

Further information & bookings: For further information, 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.

5 – 19 June 2020: Satipatthana retreat at Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Victoria
This retreat is suitable for 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. The two-week segment is suitable for experienced practitioners. Kallara Conference Centre is deep in a typically Australian countryside, surrounded by natural beauty, wildlife and neighbouring farms. It is quiet and peaceful, and out of mobile range! Accommodation is in single or shared rooms.

The retreat is organised by the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group (MIMG). Bookings will open about three months before the retreat. For further information, email the or visit their contact page.