“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.

Jul
18
Thu
Heart Insight In-Person Sit
Jul 18 @ 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.

Jul
21
Sun
Guided Insight Meditation with Sama
Jul 21 @ 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.

Jul
25
Thu
Guided Mindfulness with Lody Levy
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Lody Levy is teaching this week.

Lody Levy is a Buddhist Psychotherapist working inBrisbane. She has a well-established meditation practice over many years and regularly attends retreats in the Zen and Insight Meditation tradition. She is a graduate of the Insight Meditation Institute’s Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training course. Lody believes that meditation, compassion and mindfulness are essential qualities to cultivate if we are to live a wise and compassionate life, especially in these challenging times.

Location: Mindful Psychology
6 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

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. Chairs are available, but please bring your own cushion or meditation bench.

Jul
28
Sun
Sutta Study
Jul 28 @ 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.

The Sutta for July 28 is MN 20 “How to Stop Thinking”. You can find the sutta here.

 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.

Aug
1
Thu
Heart Insight In-Person Sit
Aug 1 @ 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.

Aug
3
Sat
Heart Insight Saturday Silent Retreat
Aug 3 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

RESTORE, RELAX, REJUVENATE

The Heart Insight Meditation group is delighted to advise that are running full days of silent meditation on the first Saturday each month.

The silent retreat days will be held in the beautiful meditation centre and grounds of the Brisbane Quaker Meeting House in Kelvin Grove. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of other meditators, in a quiet, private and treed setting. The program will alternate between sitting and walking meditations, and will include lunch and tea breaks. The full day will be held in noble silence.

Please note that no formal guidance or instructions will be offered.

Time: Please arrive by 8:45am – noble silence will start at 9am. The day will end at 3.30pm or you can leave earlier if you prefer.

Address: Quaker Meeting House, 10 HampsonStreet, Kelvin Grove. There is some onsite and street parking available. Public transport options are nearby.

What to bring:

  • whatever seating arrangement is comfortable for you (chairs are available)
  • water bottle
  • lunch / snacks
  • a cash donation towards venue hire – we suggest between $10 and $20.

If you have any questions, please email: heart.insight.group@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you!

Aug
4
Sun
Guided Insight Meditation with Sama
Aug 4 @ 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.

Sep
7
Sat
Heart Insight Saturday Silent Retreat
Sep 7 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

RESTORE, RELAX, REJUVENATE

The Heart Insight Meditation group is delighted to advise that that are running full days of silent meditation on the first Saturday each month.

The silent retreat days will be held in the beautiful meditation centre and grounds of the Brisbane Quaker Meeting House in Kelvin Grove. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of other meditators, in a quiet, private and treed setting. The program will alternate between sitting and walking meditations, and will include lunch and tea breaks. The full day will be held in noble silence.

Please note that no formal guidance or instructions will be offered.

Time: Please arrive by 8:45am – noble silence will start at 9am. The day will end at 3.30pm or you can leave earlier if you prefer.

Address: Quaker Meeting House, 10 HampsonStreet, Kelvin Grove. There is some onsite and street parking available. Public transport options are nearby.

What to bring:

  • whatever seating arrangement is comfortable for you (chairs are available)
  • water bottle
  • lunch / snacks
  • a cash donation towards venue hire – we suggest between $10 and $20.

If you have any questions, please email: heart.insight.group@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you!

Oct
5
Sat
Heart Insight Saturday Silent Retreat
Oct 5 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

RESTORE, RELAX, REJUVENATE

The Heart Insight Meditation group is delighted to advise that that are running full days of silent meditation on the first Saturday each month.

The silent retreat days will be held in the beautiful meditation centre and grounds of the Brisbane Quaker Meeting House in Kelvin Grove. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of other meditators, in a quiet, private and treed setting. The program will alternate between sitting and walking meditations, and will include lunch and tea breaks. The full day will be held in noble silence.

Please note that no formal guidance or instructions will be offered.

Time: Please arrive by 8:45am – noble silence will start at 9am. The day will end at 3.30pm or you can leave earlier if you prefer.

Address: Quaker Meeting House, 10 HampsonStreet, Kelvin Grove. There is some onsite and street parking available. Public transport options are nearby.

What to bring:

  • whatever seating arrangement is comfortable for you (chairs are available)
  • water bottle
  • lunch / snacks
  • a cash donation towards venue hire – we suggest between $10 and $20.

If you have any questions, please email: heart.insight.group@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you!

Nov
2
Sat
Heart Insight Saturday Silent Retreat
Nov 2 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

RESTORE, RELAX, REJUVENATE

The Heart Insight Meditation group is delighted to advise that that are running full days of silent meditation on the first Saturday each month.

The silent retreat days will be held in the beautiful meditation centre and grounds of the Brisbane Quaker Meeting House in Kelvin Grove. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of other meditators, in a quiet, private and treed setting. The program will alternate between sitting and walking meditations, and will include lunch and tea breaks. The full day will be held in noble silence.

Please note that no formal guidance or instructions will be offered.

Time: Please arrive by 8:45am – noble silence will start at 9am. The day will end at 3.30pm or you can leave earlier if you prefer.

Address: Quaker Meeting House, 10 HampsonStreet, Kelvin Grove. There is some onsite and street parking available. Public transport options are nearby.

What to bring:

  • whatever seating arrangement is comfortable for you (chairs are available)
  • water bottle
  • lunch / snacks
  • a cash donation towards venue hire – we suggest between $10 and $20.

If you have any questions, please email: heart.insight.group@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you!

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.

Jul
9
Mon
I am Ms.Eunice please i have an important issue to discuss with you regarding my inheritance.Please Email Me Here Ms.Eunice_Akach2018@hotmail.com
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
I am Ms.Eunice please i have an important issue to discuss with you regarding my inheritance.Please Email Me Here Ms.Eunice_Akach2018@hotmail.com
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
25
Sun
Lulu Cook – Gratitude and Generosity
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
2
Sun
Lynn Kelly – The Hindrances
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Obstacles and stepping stones to awakening.

Dec
9
Sun
Mary McIntyre – Open, Curious, Reflective
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
16
Sun
Lulu Cook – Listening to the Heavenly Messengers
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
23
Sun
Lulu Cook – Islands and Oceans: making sense of the Buddha’s final instructions
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
30
Sun
Lulu Cook – New Year’s Gathering
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sangha Celebration and Reflection:
We will gather together to reflect on the year past, practice, and enjoy the company of like-minded friends. Please bring along a small nibble to share, any dharma books or materials (eg: Buddha figurines, meditation cushions) you’re ready to offer to a good home at a dharma-swap, and any friends who might be looking for a friendly, low-key group with whom to mark the turning of the year.
Lulu Cooklulucook@icloud.com

Jan
6
Sun
Lyndi Smith – Intentions
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

January is often a time to ‘set intentions’ for the coming year. What are intentions? Is there a difference between intentions and expectations? And how can we live our intentions, in the present moment, with kindness and compassion?
We’ll explore what the Buddha said about intentions, and how we can tune into our heart’s wishes for ourselves in the year ahead, and in our meditation practice.

Lyndi Smith has been practising for eleven years and instructing for six. For a couple of years, she lived at retreat centres. Her training is in both traditional and secular mindfulness, and her favourite teachers come from Tibetan Buddhist and Insight communities. She is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teaches mindfulness in schools, on teen retreats and in workplaces.

Jan
13
Sun
Half Day Meditation Retreat @ Yogaphysio
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Arrive just before 9am for 9am start Silent, self-led meditation (no instruction) from 9am-12pm.
Suitable for people with meditation experience. Option to practice mindfulness of movement
& stillness according to your own timing. Optional discussion over tea & biscuits from 12-12.30pm

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

What To Bring:
Bolsters and chairs available.
Bring your own sitting equipment if you prefer.

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

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

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