Vipassana Illawarra Calendar

Ultimate Reality Tours Bali


A Vipassana Meditation Retreat

24th May to 29th May 2024 – 6 day Meditation Retreat

29th May – 1st July 2024 – 4 day Spiritual Tour

Join meditation teacher Grahame White for a 6-day Vipassana Retreat at the tranquil Ananda Cottages, Ubud, Bali.

Vipassana Meditation is at the heart of Buddhist Meditation and is an art of living, bringing many benefits. Through the development of mindfulness, wisdom can arise in our minds.

Days will be spent practicing the four foundations of mindfulness through sitting, walking and daily activities. We will practice in the early mornings, mid morning, afternoon and evening. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and evenings will be free for you to incorporate your learned practices while exploring the stunning town of Ubud.

On the cushion, off the cushion.

We will also be running an optional 4-day Spiritual Tour, visiting many of the important temples in the North of Bali. This tour will be an extension of the retreat, incorporating daily meditation practice and mindfulness techniques along our travels.

We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to enhance your Vipassana meditation practice, amongst the beauty of Bali.


Sunday Community Sitting – Keeping Up Our Practice
Keeping up our practice is often difficult by ourselves. These community sittings offer a wonderful opportunity for our meditation community to connect once a week, to sit together and encourage continued practice.

Zoom Sunday Community Sitting


January 21st

January 28th

February 4th

February 11th

Time: 9:00-10:15AM (AEST)

9:00-9:15 Brief talk

9:15-10:00 Sitting

10:00-10:15 Q&A

If you would like to join us please REGISTER HERE. For those who have already registered for our past Sunday Sittings there is no need to re register.

The zoom community space will open 5min before the start time, to ensure everyone is ready to begin by 9:00.

For those of you who don’t have the zoom app installed, just click on the link above and you will be directed through the installation process.

Ultimate Reality Tours India


17th Feb to 4th Mar 2024 – 16 days

Join Buddhist teacher, Grahame White, and North Indian Tour Leader Sunit Tiwari on a magical pilgrimage to some of the most sacred sites in India.

In the north we shall visit the holy towns of Bodh Gaya, Sarnath & Varanasi. In the South we will take a special trip to the spectacular World Heritage Listed site of Ajanta & Ellora Caves in the city of Aurangubad.

As well as visiting these Buddhist sites, we will take an amazing journey through Uttar Pradesh (home of the Taj Mahal) & Rajasthan, where we will visit many of the most iconic sites and take in the colourful life of these regions.

During this pilgrimage, local guides will further our knowledge about the historical sites we are visiting. Daily meditation practices, led by Grahame, will also be offered most mornings and evenings to enhance our mindful journey.

This pilgrimage will be suitable for those with some meditation experience as well as beginners who have an interest in learning Vipassana meditation and exploring the teachings of the Buddha within India. In our daily meditation practice we will be concentrating on Vipassana meditation in daily life.

On the cushion, off the cushion.

We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to enhance your Vipassana meditation practice, amongst the beauty of India.