Thursdays, 6:30pm in-person
Sundays, 6pm online

There are two opportunities per week to join the Heart Insight Group. On Thursday evenings in-person at Mindful Psychology in Woollongabba and Sunday evenings online. Please sign up to the mailing list or visit the HI facebook group for the Zoom login details. You can also import the HI calendar (.ics) file to your calendar software for updates on the topics and teachers for each week.

Developing a meditation practice is so much easier with the support of a group. Every Thursday and Sunday evenings join us as we explore the liberating insights and practices taught by the Buddha.

Cost is by donation. The teachings are considered beyond a monetary value so instead the tradition of dana (generosity) is practiced. Those that wish to support the continuation of the group and the teacher’s offerings, can do so via donation boxes on the night.

Saturday Silent Retreat

Heart Insight Saturday RetreatThe Heart Insight Meditation group is delighted to advise that we’ll be running full and half days of silent meditation on a monthly basis, starting Saturday 6th April, at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 Hampson Street, Kelvin Grove.

Dates: 6th April, 4th May, 1st June (till 1pm) and 6th July.

Please see the Heart Insight calendar for more details or  download pdf.

Find us

On Thursday evenings at 6:30pm we meet at Mindful Psychology in Woollongabba. There is off-street parking. Enter through the main entrance at the front of the building and go up the stairs on the left. The sitting room is on the first floor. We follow the current Qld Health Covid-19 requirements.

Upcoming Meetings

May
26
Sun
Sutta Study – with John Kelly
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84957739986?pwd=NGlTMUVncE1qaHp2cDFnbkloWVRuUT09

Meeting ID: 849 5773 9986
Passcode: 771103

This is a peer-group discussion on a discourse from the Pāli Canon. The group will read the sutta together, rotating with each person present reading a small section, followed by reflection and discussion.  It is recommended that participants try to read one or more translations of the sutta beforehand.  The sutta name and a link to finding a translation (or translations) online will be sent out prior to the sutta study.
 
John Kelly has been a practicing Buddhist since the early 1990s and has studied the Pāli language since the early 2000s. He has been principal assistant to Bhikkhu Bodhi in four of his most recent sutta translation publications. In 2005 John was a founding member and designer on the team that created SuttaCentral.net, a continuously growing trove of information on early Buddhist texts, translations, and parallels. John has an MA in Buddhist Studies, and his dissertation for this MA, “The Buddha’s Teachings to Lay People”, was published in Buddhist Studies Review.

May
30
Thu
Heart Insight In-Person Sit
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Time: 6:15pm for a 6:30 start.

Our program this week.

A 30 minute meditation (either silent or guided, depending on those present).
A short recorded dharma talk of about 15 minutes.
Then we share a cuppa and conversation, finishing at 8pm. It’s a warm and friendly environment.

We are grateful to Mindful Psychology for generously hosting these evenings.

Location: Mindful Psychology
6 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

There is off-street parking. Enter through the main entrance at the front of the buildingand go up the stairs on the left. The sitting room is on the first floor. Chairs are available, but please bring your own cushion or meditation bench.

Jun
2
Sun
Guided Insight Meditation with Sama
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84957739986?pwd=NGlTMUVncE1qaHp2cDFnbkloWVRuUT09

Meeting ID: 849 5773 9986
Passcode: 771103

Program:

  • Introductions (5 minutes). A short check-in.
  • A short settling guided meditation (5 minutes).
  • An short dharma prompt (5 minutes). This may be as short as a poem or as long as a little dharma talk.
  • A longer meditation. Guided in and out of the meditation by a teacher, but with plenty of quite time for people to explore their own process (25 minutes).
  • A shared discussion about the prompt or whatever arises from the meditation (18 minutes).
  • A few moments silence at the end. With a dedication of merit (2 minute).

Sama is a nun in the Theravada tradition and has been doing meditation for 25 yrs. She organises retreats in Rockhampton and teaches mindfulness and loving kindness meditation.

Jun
9
Sun
World Peace Meditation with Sama and Maggie
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84957739986?pwd=NGlTMUVncE1qaHp2cDFnbkloWVRuUT09

Meeting ID: 849 5773 9986
Passcode: 771103

In these times of uncertainty and unrest in the world, we have the opportunity to come together and meditate to show our support for world peace. If this space provides solace for our aching hearts, it has done something. If it is a very small part of a growing cry for humanity to move beyond the greed, hatred and delusion that binds us to war and unkindness to our fellow humans then it has served a wider good. It seems like a small thing, but as the Buddha said “drop by drop the bucket is filled by good intention”.

Please join us online, the second Sunday every month from 6pm-7pm (Brisbane time). We will meditate together in support of world peace, holding vigil for our brothers and sisters effected by war.

Facilitators:-

Sama is a nun in the Theravada tradition and has been doing meditation for 25 years. She organises retreats in Rockhampton and teaches mindfulness and loving kindness meditation.

Maggie has been teaching for 16 years, 8 years as a dharma teacher in schools and 8 years as the founder of Pottsville Meditation in her home town. She teaches mindfulness, loving kindness and recollective awareness meditation, promoting the shared wisdom that arises out of sangha.

Jun
16
Sun
Guided Insight Meditation with Sama
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84957739986?pwd=NGlTMUVncE1qaHp2cDFnbkloWVRuUT09

Meeting ID: 849 5773 9986
Passcode: 771103

Program:

  • Introductions (5 minutes). A short check-in.
  • A short settling guided meditation (5 minutes).
  • An short dharma prompt (5 minutes). This may be as short as a poem or as long as a little dharma talk.
  • A longer meditation. Guided in and out of the meditation by a teacher, but with plenty of quite time for people to explore their own process (25 minutes).
  • A shared discussion about the prompt or whatever arises from the meditation (18 minutes).
  • A few moments silence at the end. With a dedication of merit (2 minute).

Sama is a nun in the Theravada tradition and has been doing meditation for 25 yrs. She organises retreats in Rockhampton and teaches mindfulness and loving kindness meditation.

Our teachers

We are very grateful to have the following resident meditation teachers offering regular dharma talks at Heart Insight.

For an email on what’s happening at Heart Insight each week.

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