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October 2014

Insight Retreat – 7 days, Victoria

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd
Boho South, Victoria 3669 Australia
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This day of practice will explore, shed light on and unpack the seemingly opposing qualities of 'effort' and 'surrender' in our meditative practice. What roles do they play, and how can they be better understood and utlilised in order to both relax and rouse ourselves into deeper states of receptivity and clarity?

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January 2015

Insight Retreat: Open Heart – Open Mind

Jan 2, 2015 - Jan 8, 2015
Glentui Camp, 140 Glentui Bush Road
Oxford, New Zealand
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Insight meditation allows us to examine and transform the habitual limited patterns of mind that create confusion, anxiety, reactivity and suffering. The retreat offers an ideal opportunity for established meditators to deepen their practice.

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Insight Retreat: Inquiry into Awakening

Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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$650

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Will James Download retreat flyer (PDF) Retreat schedule: The schedule has silent periods of sitting and walking meditation; guided meditation instructions, guided yoga periods, interviews and inquiry sessions with teachers; Dharma talks, mindfulness work periods and free time. Venue: ‘Sangsurya’ at Byron Bay is a beautiful, tranquil & comfortable venue - a favourite with regular retreat participants. Cost: $650 covers accommodation and three gourmet vegetarian meals a day. In accordance with the Buddhist tradition, teachers provide…

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April 2015

7 day Easter Sesshin

Apr 3, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
Kodo-ji – Ancient Ground Temple St Albans, NSW 2775 Australia + Google Map

Teachers: Subhana & Maggie Gluek.

Followed by Transmission ceremony for Maggie Gluek 11th April.

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Insight retreat: Deepening into Stillness

Apr 24, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Brahma Kumari Centre for Spiritual Learning, 150 Macarthur Drive
Wilton, NSW 2571 Australia
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Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal Bookings open 3 months prior Download "Deepening Into Stillness" Flyer Registration through www.sydneyinsightmeditators.org.

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May 2015

Love, Intimacy & the Buddha: fortnightly course over 7 weeks

May 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Well for Life Centre, Suite 2, 35 Hume Street
Crows Nest, NSW Australia
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$650

7 Week personal & professional development training, inter-weaving the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and the embodied boundless heart with the compassion-based psychological sciences of the West.

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December 2015

Insight Retreat: Open Heart – Open Mind

Dec 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd
Boho South, Victoria 3669 Australia
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Teachers: Carol Perry & Subhana Barzaghi

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April 2016

Mindfulness & Compassionate Living Training — April

Apr 9, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016
Suite 2, 35 Hume St. Crows Nest, Sydne, Suite 2, 35 Hume St. Crows Nest
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Mindfulness & Compassion to meet challenging life situations Teachers: Subhana & Sabina Rabold Mindfulness and self-compassion can heal and transform: emotional pain and distress inner critic and negative thoughts limiting self-beliefs and behaviours low self-esteem and diminished self-worth stress, sorrow and grief Mindfulness and self-compassion can awaken: happiness, joy, inner peace, self-love and acceptance

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June 2016

Beyond Mindfulness – Buddhist theory and practice in therapy

Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
Adina Apartment Hotel, 511 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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8th Annual AABCAP Conference – Beyond Mindfulness Sabina Rabold and Subhana Barzaghi will be presenting a workshop on Self-compassion Register online here Email enquirers: aabcap@gmail.com Www.aabcap.org Cost: $290.00 Early Bird special till 31 March 2016 From April 1 2016, Standard rate $380.00, AABCAP Members, $320.00 Conference registration includes 4 interactive half day workshops, light lunch and refreshments.

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August 2016

Week-end Zazenkai workshop

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016

More information coming soon.

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September 2016

Loving, Resilient Relationships through Mindfulness & Compassion

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016
Well for Life Centre, Suite 2, 35 Hume Street
Crows Nest, NSW Australia
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$400

Inter-weaving the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and the embodied boundless heart with the compassion-based psychological services of the West.

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October 2016

Melbourne Insight Retreat

Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016
Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd
Boho South, Victoria 3669 Australia
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More information coming soon.

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January 2017

Southern Insight Summer Retreat: New Zealand

Jan 6, 2017 - Jan 13, 2017
Staveley Camp, Sawmill Road
Mid Canterbury, New Zealand
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We will once again be running a week-long silent insight meditation retreat early in the year of 2017. This is a wonderful way to being the year and is suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners.

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July 2017

Zen Sesshin – Darwin Zen Group

Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Teachers: Subhana & Justine Mayer Commences on evening of 28 July 2017. More information coming soon. NB: Dharma transmission ceremony for Justine Mayer on Sunday 30th July

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April 2018

AABCAP- Zen Retreat

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Jeff Ward More information coming soon.

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May 2018

Awakening the Joy of Creativity in Tuscany

May 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Dependance Villa, Villa Boccella Estate
Lucca, Tuscany Italy

Join us for a nourishing 7-day Mindfulness and Creativity Retreat at the beautiful Villa Boccella located in Tuscany Italy, where we will replenish, explore and celebrate our innate creativity. The retreat is a time for inner rejuvenation that arises from stillness and insight meditation, which opens up a space that restores our energy, reinvigorates our passion and enhances creativity. When we enter the silence and stillness of meditation we connect more fully with nature and with ourselves allowing us to…

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June 2018

Insight Meditation Retreat – Embodying the Awakened Heart-Mind

Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Carol Perry

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September 2018

Open Heart – Open Mind Silent Retreat

Sep 28, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
Staveley Camp, Sawmill Road
Mid Canterbury, New Zealand
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This silent retreat includes sitting, walking and standing meditations; yoga asana to assist in sitting; private and group interviews; questions and inquiry with teachers; dharma talks; instructions for meditation; and mindfulness work and free time.

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January 2019

Dharma Gathering – Christchurch N.Z.

Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019
Staveley Camp, Sawmill Road
Mid Canterbury, New Zealand
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Contact: Di on 338 7070 or e-mail diana.r@xtra.co.nz.

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Freedom of the Heart & Mind

Jan 26, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Will James

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March 2019

Insight retreat: Deepening Into Stillness

Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019
Brahma Kumari Centre for Spiritual Learning, 150 Macarthur Drive
Wilton, NSW 2571 Australia
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Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal

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April 2019

Sydney Zen Centre Autumn Sesshin

Apr 19, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Kodo-ji – Ancient Ground Temple St Albans, NSW 2775 Australia

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Allan Marett

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June 2019

Awakening the Heart-Mind

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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7 day Insight Retreat at Sangsurya, Byron Bay, Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Carol Perry

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August 2019

Meditation and Creativity Retreat

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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In this retreat we will follow the ancient wisdom within our own personal bodies and attune to the extraordinary interconnectedness with the Earth, our Great Body, our precious source of everything. Through meditative inquiry, creative writing, art making and mosaic tiling we can explore a wise relationship between our lived bodies and the earth’s abundant wild intricate beauty. The retreats rhythm of silence and creative expression allows the body of feeling, movement and imagination to become a creative act of…

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November 2019

7 day Spring sesshin: Melbourne Zen Centre

Nov 9, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
Kallara Conference Centre, 332 Boundary Hill Rd
Boho South, Victoria 3669 Australia
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Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi Roshi Assistant Teacher: Wayne Rankin ‘Sesshin’ means to touch, settle, and actualise the 'heart-mind’ - mind that is reality itself, radiant and full, empty of loss or gain. The Melbourne Zen Group Spring Sesshin is an opportunity to participate in a seven day traditional, silent residential Zen retreat in the company of dedicated and supportive fellow practitioners – a priceless opportunity to drop away from ordinary concerns and fall back into meeting your life breath by breath…

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January 2020

The Earth is Our Great Body – Insight Meditation Retreat

Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020
Staveley Camp, Sawmill Road
Mid Canterbury, New Zealand
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In this retreat we will listen to the ancient wisdom within our own bodies and attune to the extraordinary inter-connectedness with the 'Earth our Great Body’ with its wild intricate beauty, our precious source of everything. Through cultivating the ancient wisdom practices of mindfulness, compassion and inquiry, we can heal and nourish ourselves, experience the freedom that is possible in each moment, and awaken our hearts to our place in this great web of life. Giving ourselves to this deep…

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May 2020

[ONLINE] Deepening Into Stillness – Insight Meditation Retreat

May 1, 2020 - May 6, 2020
Online Retreat Australia

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal

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June 2020

Awakening the Heart-Mind – Insight Meditation Retreat

Jun 5, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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7 day Insight Retreat at Sangsurya, Byron Bay, Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi

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January 2021

The Depth of Inquiry: An Insight Meditation Retreat

January 23 - January 30
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Will James

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February 2021

Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Program (Continuing): Module One

February 20 - February 21

This is a professional training program to support those who want to teach meditation, mindfulness and compassion aligned with the deep wisdom teachings of the Buddha. This two year program is particularly suitable for those who are interested in incorporating mindfulness and compassion in their work in allied modalities such as; health, yoga, fitness, group work, social work, conflict resolution, social activism and counselling. The program is designed to support you to deepen your own meditation practice as well as…

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March 2021

Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module One

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE ONE: WHAT IS ECO DHARMA? Mari Rhydwen is a Zen Roshi and teacher for the Zen Group of Western Australia, writer and climate activist. Mari will introduce the concept of eco-dharma and explore the relationship between Buddhist practices, meditation, environmental issues and activism. We will discuss how Buddhist practices can guide us in facing an ecological crisis that threatens all life on earth. Subhana Barzaghi is a Zen Roshi, Insight Dharma teacher, Director of the Insight Meditation Institute and…

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Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Two

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE TWO: A SCIENTIFIC UPDATE A scientific update on the global ecological crisis and how climate change is affecting Australia Dr. Rosalie Chapple is an environmental scientist who has worked in conservation for 30 years. Rosalie teaches in UNSW Masters of Environmental Management Program & is Director of World Heritage Institute in the Blue Mountains. This session will be an opportunity to educate and update ourselves about the current climate change situation, its impact, projections, the status of the ecological…

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April 2021

Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Three

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE 3: HONOURING OUR PAIN FOR THE WORLD Sally Gillespie did her Ph.D. research on the psychological effects of climate change and her latest acclaimed book is called Climate Crisis & Consciousness. Sally will speak about the range of psychological and emotional responses to climate change and ecological collapse and how we can develop more resilience. Developing awareness of ecological threats and destructions can stir both eco-anxiety and grief. The more we talk about all of this, the more resilient…

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Sydney Zen Centre Autumn Sesshin

April 2 - April 9
Kodo-ji – Ancient Ground Temple St Albans, NSW 2775 Australia

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Allan Marett

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Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Four

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE 4: SEEING WITH NEW EYES AND DEEP LISTENING Subhana Barzaghi will share practices that open us to the insight of interconnectedness and inter-being to cultivate a compassionate response to suffering. The role of mindfulness in building resilience, renewal, inspiration, nourishment and regenerative work. Mari Rhydwen: In an age of constant chatter and argument via social media, listening deeply is a practice encouraged in many of the responses to our current situation. Mari will speak about Aboriginal practices such as…

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Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Five

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE 5: PRINCIPLES OF BEARING WITNESS AND COMPASSIONATE ACTION Subhana Bazarghi will outline the principles of non-violent action and the 3 Tenets of the Zen Peacemaker Order; not knowing, bearing witness and compassionate action. Carol Perry is an Insight dharma teacher and social environmental activist who has been involved in a number of successful Northern Rivers environmental campaigns. Carol will outline the 4 roles of the social activist and the importance of the positive rebel. Mari Rhydwen and Gerard Mazza…

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Deepening into Stillness

April 23 - April 28
Brahma Kumari Centre for Spiritual Learning, 150 Macarthur Drive
Wilton, NSW 2571 Australia
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Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal www.sydneyinsightmeditators.org www.dharma.org.au

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Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Six

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE 6: ADDRESSING BIG PICTURE ISSUES Sue Holmes is an economist who worked for the Australian Productivity Commission, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and active member of Get Up. Professor Neil Gunningham is a social scientist at the ANU who has researched and written widely concerning climate change policy and environmental activism. In addition to personal actions, the earth needs governments to implement ambitious policies if a climate catastrophe is to be avoided. Only Governments are able…

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May 2021

Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Seven

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE 7: LOW CARBON LIVING AND DEEP ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE This session will explore what effective actions you might want to take to avert a climate catastrophe. John Merson is one of the founding Directors of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and has been a consultant to UNESCO, APEC, IUCN and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs. John will outline practical actions that individuals, households and community can take for low carbon living. We will discuss the moral…

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Eco Dharma Training Course (Online): Module Eight

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online via Zoom

MODULE 8: GOING FORTH WITH MINDFUL COMMUNICATION AND WISE ACTION Carol Perry is an Insight meditation teacher and an experienced communication expert. She will offer a seminar on wise speech, communicating mindfully, and developing empathy in conflict and difficult situations. She will outline principles of how to have open dialogues with different stakeholders who have different views. Mari Rhydwen and Sage Ellis will talk about building and maintaining community. In times of existential threat, community is essential. How do we…

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Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Program (Continuing): Module Two

May 22 - May 23

This is a professional training program to support those who want to teach meditation, mindfulness and compassion aligned with the deep wisdom teachings of the Buddha. This two year program is particularly suitable for those who are interested in incorporating mindfulness and compassion in their work in allied modalities such as; health, yoga, fitness, group work, social work, conflict resolution, social activism and counselling. The program is designed to support you to deepen your own meditation practice as well as…

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June 2021

Awakening the Heart Mind

June 11 - June 18
Sangsurya, 95 Old Bangalow Rd
Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Australia
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7 day Insight Retreat at Sangsurya, Byron Bay, Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi

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