Radha's 2016/2017 International Retreat and Teaching Schedule

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Please note that my journey to Israel and Palestine is now in June 2016. My overseas teaching has been postponed due to injury.

The retreat at Wat Buddhagaya Bodhgaya at the kind invitation of the Lord Abbot is now in February 2017. Planning is underway and construction of the new rooms and halls are nearing completion.

 
Bay Insight Meditation Group

Bay Insight Meditation presents the teachings of the Buddha in the tradition of Insight Meditation (Vipassana).

Bay Insight Meditation is held each Tuesday from 7.30 - 9.00pm at Suffolk Park Hall, Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park.

The group leaders are Radha Nicholson and Ellen Davison who are both members of the Australian Insight Teacher Circle. Sessions are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Instruction will be provided to beginners.

The usual format is a silent meditation starting at 7.30pm, followed by a break for tea which will provide an opportunity to meet others interested in the Dharma. This will be followed by a talk or related dharma activity and finishing around 9.00pm.

You don't need to let anyone know that you are coming - just turn up. Please bring a cushion. All welcome.

The evening is supported by Dana (donation).

 

Meditation Retreats

 

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat

The Heartwood of the Dharma

Ein Dor  June 9-15 2016, Israel

A retreat based on understanding the depth of the dharma teachings. This will be a classical insight meditation retreat with instructions from the Ananpanasati Sutta and an emphasis on awakening through inquiry and direct understanding.

Information: See www.tovana.org.il/en

 

Insight Meditation Retreat Israel

June 16-18 2016 Ein Dor

Understanding the Liberating Teachings of the Buddha

This retreat will focus on the realization of the empty nature of “self”, “I” and “my” with reference to the liberating teachings of Ajahn Buddhadasa. The retreat will include meditation instructions, silent practice, dharma talks and an emphasis on deep inquiry.

Information: See www.tovana.org.il/en

 

Day with Engaged Dharma Group Beit Jhala

20th June 2016

Details: With Aviv and Zohar

Information: See www.tovana.org.il/en

 

Jerusalem

21 June 2016

Dharma talk and Inquiry with Radha

Fear, Fearlessness and Freedom

The evening will include a silent meditation, a dharma talk and inquiry based on the liberating teachings of the Buddha. The emphasis will be on finding peace in troubled times.

Information: See www.tovana.org.il/en

 

Tel Aviv, Israel

Dharma Evening with teachers

23 June 2016

Details: To be advised

Information: See www.tovana.org.il/en

 

Tel Aviv, Israel

City Course

24 June 2016

The Heart of Peace

The Buddha’s teaching on Wisdom, Truth, Relinquishment and Peace based on Sutta 140 from The Middle Length Discourses.

The day retreat will emphasize the skillful turning of the mind to peace and freedom as well as the cultivation of insights into the nature of reality through mindfulness, inquiry, receptivity, silence and practice.

Details: To be advised

Information: See www.tovana.org.il/en

 

June 25 Palestine Beit Jhala

Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation

A day of mindful meditation practice with an emphasis on training of the heart and mind to liberating freedom, wisdom and compassion.

Contact: to be advised

 

Insight Meditation Retreat Australia

15-22 July 2016, Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay, Australia

Understanding the Liberating Teachings of the Buddha

This retreat will focus on the realization of the empty nature of “self”, “I” and “my” with reference to the liberating teachings of Ajahn Buddhadasa. The retreat will include meditation instructions, silent practice, dharma talks and an emphasis on deep inquiry.

Teachers: Radha Nicholson and Will James

Cost: $675 covers all vegetarian meals and accommodation.

The retreat is run on a non-profit basis and the teachers rely on the Buddhist tradition of Dana (donation) for support. It is a tallowwood sangha event.

For information and bookings contact Sylvie: georgisylvia(at)yahoo.com.au

 Download flyer here  (1.5MB pdf)

Registration forms available at www.insightmeditationaustralia.org or www dharma.org.au

 

Freedom of the Heart

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat with teachers Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson

Friday 19th to Thursday 25th August

Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay, Australia

Contact: Jen: cycad5(at)iprimus.com.au or ph: 0266886366

Registration forms (opening April) available at www.insightmeditationaustralia.org or www dharma.org.au

 

A Silent Meditation Retreat for Women

Resting into Silence

November 4-7th

With Radha Nicholson and Judy Baderle

Yarrahappini, Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia

A gentle insight Meditation retreat based on the teachings of the Buddha with meditation instruction, dharma talks, inquiry, restorative yoga, and creative opportunities to connect with nature.

Registration: www.dharma.org.au

or Suzanne m: 0419944743, e: Suzanne(at)senseofbalance.com.au

 

Tuesday 8 November  to Sunday November 13th

 Liberating The Heart and Mind - A Forest Retreat

A silent retreat at the Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon, NSW, Australia with Radha Nicholson and Christopher Titmuss.

Note that conditions at this retreat are very basic and simple.

Contact Jen e: cycad5(at)iprimus.com.au

Download flyer here (400kb MSWord.doc)

Download registration Form here (30kb MSWord.docx) 

 

Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation: A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat

November  17-24 Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay

Teachers: Christopher Titmuss and Radha Nicholson

A training of the heart and mind to the realization of freedom from that which is problematic and the cultivation of the awakening factors. A classical insight meditation retreat with meditation instructions, dharma talks, individual interviews and inquiry sessions. No groups.

Contact: Lyn and Rowan email: mailtwd-insightnov16(at)yahoo.com.au

 

India, Bodhgaya, Bihar

Thai Monastery Wat Buddhagaya

February 12-19 2017

Planning is underway for a weeklong residential retreat at the Thai monastery, Wat Buddhagaya in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India in February 2017.

The Lord Abbot has kindly offered facilities and food for retreatants. This is a unique opportunity to do a silent meditation retreat in the new purpose built meditation centre just a few hundred metres from where the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree 2600 year ago. The new meditation hall is partially underground to facilitate silent practice. Rooms have attached bathrooms.

Christine Thompson from Australia has kindly agreed to assist me.

 

Contact: Radha radhanicholson(at)gmail.com

 

 

Download a printable version of Radha's 2016/17 teaching schedule here (130kb MSWord.docx)