Schedule

Vipassana Illawarra Calendar

2020-09-20
Illawarra Daylong Retreat - Tops Conference Center September 2020

Practicing Vipassana - The Art of Mindful Living - A Daylong Retreat

Practicing Vipassana meditation is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others. Vipassana is concerned primarily with the cultivation of awareness and understanding. Awareness so that we can see our minds more clearly and Understanding so that we can know what is useful and what is not for experiencing a deep harmonious relationship with ourselves and the world.

The secret of success in meditation practice is in continuity. Throughout the day there will be periods of  sitting and walking meditation followed by a Q&A and discussion about strategies for the integration of mindfulness in daily life. The course is suitable for beginners and also those with past experience in insight and mindfulness meditation practices.

Date: Sunday September 20th 2020

Time: 9am-4pm

Venue: Tops Conference Centre Stanwell Tops

Cost: $50 Full payment is required on the day

*Registration is now open, bookings are essential.

Illawarra Daylong Retreat September 2020

2020-09-01
Virtual Sydney Course with The Buddhist Library

The Dynamics of Vipassana Meditation

A two-week course with Grahame White

The practice of Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation, brings about a gradual unfolding of a series of insight knowledges in the practitioner’s mind. It is like a lotus flower unfurling out of the mud and into the light.

In this two-week course, led by Grahame White, we will discuss the path/progression that continued Vipassana practice takes us on. We will also look at some of its history and definitions. The aim is to provide clear understanding of what you are doing and what you can expect as you continue with this meditation practice.

Each session will include Vipassana Meditation instruction as well as time for Q&A. This course is suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners.

Tuesday Evenings 2 week class

Date:

Week One: Sep 1st

Week Two: Sep 8th

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Venue: Via Zoom

* There is no cost for these courses at the Buddhist Library but donations are welcome.

For inquiries and to register CLICK HERE

Please note registration is required.

 

2020-08-30
Half-day Virtual Retreat

Seeing Clearly - Cultivating Wisdom

A Half-day Virtual Retreat hosted by Vipassana Hawaii

Hawaii Aug 29th 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Sydney Aug 30th 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm

Practicing Vipassana meditation is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others. Vipassana is concerned primarily with the cultivation of awareness and understanding. Awareness so that we can see our minds more clearly and Understanding so that we can know what is useful and what is not for experiencing a deep harmonious relationship with ourselves and the world.

Join meditation teacher, Grahame White for a virtual half-day insight and mindfulness meditation practice. This practice session will include guided periods in sitting and walking meditation practices. There will be time at the end to discuss strategies for the integration of mindfulness in daily life.

All periods will be offered via Zoom and a suggested practice schedule will be offered for the periods outside of the formal teaching.

Your fees are used to help support the organizational infrastructure of Vipassana Hawaii and the teachers receive no part of it. In accordance with tradition, the teachers of Vipassana Hawaii offer their Dhamma freely and are supported only by dana: freely-offered generosity from their students and supporters. There will be a time to offer dana after the retreat. Please consider supporting the ongoing viability of this way of life dedicated to the lineage to the best of your ability.


CLICK HERE to register

2020-08-09
Zoom Sunday Community Sitting

Certainly this has been a strange time for everyone, everywhere. People experience a lot of suffering and change due to the Covid-19. A good lesson for all of us, and highlights the importance of our meditation practice to maintain a composed and compassionate mind to all beings.

 

Zoom Sunday Community Sitting

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

9:00-9:15 Meditation Instruction

9:15-10:00 Sitting

10:00-10:15 Q&A

Dates:

Aug 9th

Aug 23rd

Sep 13th

Sep 27th

If you would like to join us please REGISTER HERE.

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.