“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.

Apr
21
Sun
NeLi Martin: Radical Embodiment
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
22
Mon
One or half-day Meditation Retreat
Apr 22 @ 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

Apr
28
Sun
Half Day Meditation Retreat
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

9am-12.30pm
@Yogaphysio
115 Haig Road, Auchenflower

Schedule:

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 melissa@melissagrebenpsychology.com
or Yoon-Suk Hwang at yoonsuk.hwang@gmail.com

Lynn Kelly
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
5
Sun
Lyndi Smith
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
12
Sun
Lulu Cook
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
19
Sun
Andrew Keller
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
22
Wed
Weeklong retreat – Victor von der Heyde and Neli Martin
May 22 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 5:00 pm

Insight Meditation: Ways of Taking in the World.
Springbrook, Wednesday 22 to Wednesday 29 May 2019
In this retreat you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with different approaches to meditation. You’ll have the freedom to use an approach you’re familiar with or try something new. Approaches will include ways of settling the discursive mind, embodied awareness, energy body and metta practices, and meditations that help us notice the way we take in the world.

We  will follow the common silent Insight Meditation format of periods of sitting, walking, movement/yoga practice, dharma talks, small groups and interviews. The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. More experienced meditators have the option of a largely solitary retreat with little teacher contact while having the support of a retreat environment.

The retreat is at the Theosophical Society Retreat Centre in Springbrook. There’s good walks in the area and everyone gets a room to themselves.

Full details: http://www.dharma.org.au/Springbrook-flyer-19.pdf
and registration form: http://www.dharma.org.au/Springbrook-19-reg.pdf

May
26
Sun
Half day Mediation Retreat
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

9am-12.30pm
@Yogaphysio
115 Haig Road, Auchenflower

Schedule:

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 melissa@melissagrebenpsychology.com
or Yoon-Suk Hwang at yoonsuk.hwang@gmail.com

Angela Ballard
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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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