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

Patrick Kearney – Touch & Story
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Often when we come to practise meditation we find ourselves overwhelmed by the river of stories that flows through our minds. This is the realm of narrative, the virtual world within which we live most of the time. In the Buddha’s language, this is the world of the sixth sense, that of mind (mano). Our basic task is to keep our awareness in the physical world, the world of the five senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. We practise intimacy, where we stay with the touch of sense object on its corresponding sensitivity – the touch of sights on eye sensitivity, the touch of sounds on ear sensitivity, and so on. Finally, we approach the sixth sensitivity, that of mind, by learning to stay with the touch of thought, feeling and perception. We learn to stay with touch rather than story; even the touch of story itself.

Heart Insight – Annual General Meeting
Jan 27 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Dear Heart Insight Friends,


You are invited to Heart Insight’s next AGM at 5.15pm on Sunday 27 January at Haiku.

Come and share your thoughts about what you’d like to see happen with Heart Insight in the year to come – teaching series? Day long retreats? Community potlucks?
Your voice is important to help create the kind of community that is truly enriching for all!

In addition after nearly ten years of helping organise HI, I’ll be retiring from my roles early next year.
There are several little jobs that need to be done:
–  Treasurer, i.e. collecting money each week and paying the Haiku rent (monthly) and transferring the school donations to the BDA.
– Key holder, opening and closing each week.
– MC
The best way to tackle this is to reactivate HI’s management group so the workload is shared. Perhaps a roster can be set up on Google Docs.


Best wishes

Lulu Cook – 4 Noble Truths Series: the Second Noble Truth
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lyndi Smith – The story of the mustard seed & how sharing our story is sometimes the best practice
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lulu Cook – 4 Noble Truth Series: The Third Noble Truth
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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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