“Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary
stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence.”
― Noah Levine

Upcoming

Below you will find a list of upcoming events at Heart Insight including the teacher who will be leading the night and the topic for the teaching and discussion. See below for a list of previous events.

Aug
25
Sun
Lulu Cook – Non-self in the age of selfies
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
26
Mon
One or half-day Meditation Retreat
Aug 26 @ 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

Sep
1
Sun
Victor von der Heyde
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
8
Sun
Victor von der Heyde
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
14
Sat
One day meditation retreat
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

One-Day Meditation Retreat 2019
Saturday September 14th
9 am – 4 pm
@11 Second Avenue, Sandgate, QLD ! Schedule:

Arrive just before 9am for 9am start Silent, self-led meditation (no instruction) from 9am-3:45pm.
Suitable for people with meditation experience.
Option to practice mindfulness of movement (in the garden or by the sea) & stillness according to your own timing.
Tea at 3:45 pm (optional) to break silence together.

Cost & Bookings:
No bookings required. No charge for event.
Contributions for the venue are welcome.

What To Bring:
Please bring your own comfy sitting equipment, a bag lunch and a sun hat.
Chairs and fridge available.

For more information contact:
Melissa at melissa@melissagrebenpsychology.com or
Yoon-Suk Hwang at yoonsuk.hwang@gmail.com

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

Previous

Below you will find a list of previous events starting from the beginning of the year. Use the month navigation to find the date you are looking for.

Jan
21
Sun
Victor von der Heyde – Naikan and Gratitude @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victor von der Heyde - Naikan and Gratitude @ Haiku Yoga Studio

Join us at Heart Insight this Sunday 21st January to explore the topic of “Naikan: Exploring Gratitude” with Victor Von Der Heyde.

We meet at 6pm to commence meditation at 6:15pm, followed by a dharma talk and discussion, with tea and socializing at 7:45 @ Haiku, 71 Russell Street, West End

Victor has been practising meditation for forty years. He studied with a wide range of dharma teachers, has spent over two years in silent retreats and has taken dharma teaching roles since the mid 1990s. Victor has an interest helping people understand the varieties of meditation so that they’re in a position to choose what works for them. He has had a long term focus on environmental ethics, he spent two decades helping manage a small overseas aid organisation and worked for many years as a counsellor.

Find out more at http://www.dharma.org.au/v/

Jan
28
Sun
Lulu Cook – Can Dharma Change the World? @ Haiku
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lulu Cook - Can Dharma Change the World? @ Haiku | West End | Queensland | Australia

details to be advised.

Feb
4
Sun
Lulu Cook – Awakening Factors Pt 1: Making Space in our Practice for Energy and Joy @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lulu Cook - Awakening Factors Pt 1: Making Space in our Practice for Energy and Joy @ Haiku Yoga Studio | West End | Queensland | Australia

further details to be advised.

Feb
11
Sun
Lyndi Smith – Self-Compassion @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lyndi Smith - Self-Compassion @ Haiku Yoga Studio | West End | Queensland | Australia

details to follow.

Feb
18
Sun
Lulu Cook – Awakening Factors Pt 2: Reframing Calm and Quanimity @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
25
Sun
Patrick Kearney – Introducing dependent arising
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Patrick Kearney - Introducing dependent arising @ West End | Queensland | Australia

This talk will introduce the Buddha’s central teaching, that of dependent arising (paticcasamuppada). We begin with the Buddha’s concept of dharma, a naturalistic view of the world that is grounded on human experience and is not interested in anything beyond the realm of the human. Dependent arising takes a systems view of the world, where reality is found in relationships rather than the things and understanding these relationships gives us the key to living a fully satisfying life.

Mar
2
Fri
Lulu Cook – Getting Over Emotional Hangovers: Relaxing in the Midst of the Eight Worldly Winds
Mar 2 @ 1:32 pm – 2:32 pm
Mar
4
Sun
Patrick Kearney – Dependent Arising 2
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Patrick Kearney - Dependent Arising 2 @ West End | Queensland | Australia

This talk will introduce the Buddha’s central teaching, that of dependent arising (paticcasamuppada). We begin with the Buddha’s concept of dharma, a naturalistic view of the world that is grounded on human experience and is not interested in anything beyond the realm of the human. Dependent arising takes a systems view of the world, where reality is found in relationships rather than the things and understanding these relationships gives us the key to living a fully satisfying life.

Patrick has over 30 years experience in Buddhist meditation, in both the Zen and Theravada traditions. Since 1984 he has trained in vipassana (insight) meditation in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. His teachers have included Robert Aitken Roshi, Christopher Titmuss, Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Sayadaw U Janaka, John Hale, Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
See www.dharmasalon.net for more about Patrick including recorded talks.

We meet at 6pm to commence meditation at 6:15pm, followed by a dharma talk and discussion, with tea and socializing at 7:45 @ Haiku, 71 Russell Street, West End

Mar
11
Sun
Ayya Tathaaloka – Cooling the Fire; Finding Ease
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ayya Tathaaloka - Cooling the Fire; Finding Ease @ West End | Queensland | Australia

Reflections on the Fire Sermon, Life & Path.

Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni is an American-born Theravada nun, scholar and Buddhist teacher. She is also the founder of Dhammadharini Vihara, co-founder of Aranya Bodhi Hermitage, recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award, a presenting scholar at the 2007 International Congress on Buddhist Women’s Role in the Sangha and appointed Preceptor for the historically significant 2009 Bhikkhuni Ordination held in Perth, Australia.

Mar
18
Sun
Lulu Cook – Awakening Factors Pt 2: Reframing Calm and Equanimity
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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