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: 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.

27 – 28 October: Two Days of Mindfulness at Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore
This non-residential retreat will deepen your experience of mindfulness meditation (satipatthana). Mindfulness leads to insight (vipassana), deep seeing into the nature of experience. We will cultivate mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, and the ordinary activities of daily life.

Cost: $10 for one day; $15 for two days. This pays for the event itself. In accordance with Buddhist tradition, Patrick’s teaching is provided as a gift, and an opportunity to return this gift, in the form of material support, will be offered on the day.

Information & bookings: Contact .

5 - 18 December 2018: The way of mindfulness: A satipatthana retreat at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), Taiping, Malaysia
This retreat will explore mindfulness meditation (satipatthana) as taught by the Buddha. It will provide an opportunity for beginners to become firmly established in their practice, and for experienced students to deepen their practical and theoretical understanding. The practice will cover mindfulness of body, mind and emotions, and explore possibilities of transformation in the way we live our everyday lives.

SBS is a monastery and retreat centre located in the hills above Taiping, located near the west coast of peninsula Malaysia about 100 km south of Penang. The venue is beautiful, and the community is very supportive. This retreat provides a taste of meditation practice when it is firmly embedded within its tradition.

Cost: As SBS is a Theravāda Buddhist monastery, the retreat is held on a dana, or “gift,” basis. See the dana page for more information about dāna.

Information & bookings: For general information about SBS, see their website. For information about the retreat, and to book your place, email the . You can also phone SBS directly, at +60 5841 1198 (office) or +60 175 182 011 (mobile) during office hours (Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Malaysian time).

Booking from overseas: Local participants cannot book for the retreat earlier than two months in advance. If you are coming to the retreat from outside Malaysia, and therefore need to organise your travel before then, please book by contacting as well as the Retreat Centre Coordinator at SBS. He will co-ordinate with SBS to ensure a place is reserved for you. You will then be sent an application form from SBS once bookings officially open.

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: $1,700 (for single room).

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.

10 – 19 May 2019: Satipatthana retreat at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre, Serpentine WA
During this retreat we will explore the four applications of mindfulness as taught by the Buddha for the cultivation of serenity and insight. The emphasis is on dropping beneath our normal realty that is created by our habitual concepts and learning to live in the world revealed by a more direct and intimate encounter with our direct experience. The retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. The retreat is held at Jhana Grove Retreat Centre, south-east of Perth. This is a large and comfortable centre, where every practitioner has their own room with ensuite.

Cost: To be established.

Information & registration: Visit the Perth Insight Meditation Group website in early 2019.

7 – 21 June 2019: 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).

Cost: Costs have not yet been established.

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

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.

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.