New Year, new beginnings
About This Event
As the New Year rolls in, this four-day residential retreat will provide a rare opportunity to slow down, take stock, release what’s no longer needed, and re-connect with our deepest aspirations.
In support of this process, we will deepen the practice of insight meditation through a range of different techniques found in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as well as the brahma-vihara practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
Most of each day will be spent practising silent sitting and walking meditation, with some guided meditation instructions, dyad (pairs) meditation, and opportunities for individual and group meetings with the teachers.
This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous meditation experience.
Venue HighlightsThe Centre is located in a tranquil setting in the small town of Medlow Bath in the City of Blue Mountains, two hours by train from Sydney and adjoining the vast World Heritage Area. The town has an altitude of over 1000 metres and enjoys a bracing mountain climate year round.
AccommodationsAccommodation is in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and central heating. Women and men stay in separate areas. Mattresses and pillows are provided, but you will need to bring your own bedding. Sitting mats, cushions, benches and chairs are provided in the meditation hall, which is centrally heated. The Centre is located on a sloping site and unfortunately is not currently suitable for wheelchair disabled or the frail aged. If you would like information about transgender and intersex accommodation please contact our office.
- Gluten Free