Sundays, 6pm in Brisbane

Developing a meditation practice is so much easier with the support of a group. Every Sunday evening from 6pm – 8pm, join us as we explore the liberating insights and practices taught by the Buddha. Each week we host experienced contemporary meditation teachers, who give talks on various aspects of the practice.

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.

Find us

We sit together at Haiku Arts and Yoga Studio which is located just under the ‘Wrapture’ restaurant on Russell St, a few doors down from West End post office. Head down the concrete ramp and open the sliding door.

Upcoming Talks

Sep
15
Sun
Victor von der Heyde & Lulu Cook – Dharma Panel
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victor von der Heyde & Lulu Cook - Dharma Panel

Join us on September 15th for the special premiere of the Dharma Panel. An opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to! Breaking from our usual Sunday night proceedings there will no specific theme, instead Victor and Lulu will be sharing the dharma Q&A style. Questions will be a mix of those submitted previously and some spontaneous on the night.

No question is too big or too small. It could be about personal practice (how to stop falling asleep when I meditate?), life and relationships (how can practice help me off my coffee addiction?),  the esoteric (can monks actually read minds?), controversial (can psychedelics be helpful on the path?) or even about the teacher’s practice (most significant experience/insight?).

To submit a question email heart.insight.group@gmail.com or add it to the donation bowls over the next few Sunday nights. Please note due to time constraints only a selection of submitted questions will be answered. Don’t delay, submit it now!

Sep
23
Mon
One or half-day Meditation Retreat
Sep 23 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Fourth Monday of the Month
One Day Silent Retreat for
Experienced Practitioners

Time: 9:15am to 3:30pm
Place: Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre, 223 Dennis Rd,
Springwood, QLD

An opportunity for group practice (no instruction). Any mode of silent meditation may be practiced. Participants are welcome to come for the morning only (leaving at lunch time) or stay for the full day.

Guidelines: Silence observed, no electronic communications from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. No drinks during sitting meditation. Bells will mark the beginning and ending of each sitting and walking period.

TO BRING:
(1) Your sitting gear if you wish (chairs, cushions and kneeling benches will be available)

(2) Your lunch

(3) Donation ($30 suggested)

For more information, contact
Arno 0429 600 308 (arno_diana@bigpond.com) or
Lynn 0421 513 733

Oct
13
Sun
Death Cafe – Lulu Cook & Lynn Kelly @ Book Merchant Jenkins
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Death Cafe - Lulu Cook & Lynn Kelly @ Book Merchant Jenkins | West End | Queensland | Australia

Book Merchant Jenkins
19 Dornoch Terrace
West End, QLD

Freely offered; donations accepted for the venue. Tea and nibbles will be available.

What is a Death Café?
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. This group is for discussing death with no agenda, themes, or objectives. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Offered by Lulu Cook, APD and Lynn Kelly, teachers at Heart Insight Meditation. Lulu is a dietitian helping people heal gut health, mental health, and food addiction challenges. Lynn is a long time practitioner of the Buddhadharma and an experienced hospice volunteer.

Kindly RSVP via email
lulucook@icloud.com
or phone Lynn at 0421 513 733

Oct
28
Mon
One or half-day Meditation Retreat
Oct 28 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Fourth Monday of the Month
One Day Silent Retreat for
Experienced Practitioners

Time: 9:15am to 3:30pm
Place: Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre, 223 Dennis Rd,
Springwood, QLD

An opportunity for group practice (no instruction). Any mode of silent meditation may be practiced. Participants are welcome to come for the morning only (leaving at lunch time) or stay for the full day.

Guidelines: Silence observed, no electronic communications from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. No drinks during sitting meditation. Bells will mark the beginning and ending of each sitting and walking period.

TO BRING:
(1) Your sitting gear if you wish (chairs, cushions and kneeling benches will be available)

(2) Your lunch

(3) Donation ($30 suggested)

For more information, contact
Arno 0429 600 308 (arno_diana@bigpond.com) or
Lynn 0421 513 733

Nov
25
Mon
One or half-day Meditation Retreat
Nov 25 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Fourth Monday of the Month
One Day Silent Retreat for
Experienced Practitioners

Time: 9:15am to 3:30pm
Place: Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre, 223 Dennis Rd,
Springwood, QLD

An opportunity for group practice (no instruction). Any mode of silent meditation may be practiced. Participants are welcome to come for the morning only (leaving at lunch time) or stay for the full day.

Guidelines: Silence observed, no electronic communications from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. No drinks during sitting meditation. Bells will mark the beginning and ending of each sitting and walking period.

TO BRING:
(1) Your sitting gear if you wish (chairs, cushions and kneeling benches will be available)

(2) Your lunch

(3) Donation ($30 suggested)

For more information, contact
Arno 0429 600 308 (arno_diana@bigpond.com) or
Lynn 0421 513 733

Our teachers

We are very grateful to have the following experienced 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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