Christine Thompson

Christine's 2019 Schedule

‘Knowing the way by heart’
A day of Mindful awareness based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Sunday 9th October 2016.
Teacher: Christine Thompson
Venue: Jindii EcoSpa
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross Street, Canberra 
You are invited to share in a day of silence and mindful communication at The Friends Meeting House, 17 Bent Street, Turner. Canberra from 9am to 5pm. We will explore through a range of meditation techniques natural ways of being. We will use Mindfulness of breathing and body as gentle reminders of the simplicity and beauty of existence. We will explore our feelings of dissatisfaction and worry, by sitting with body/mind sensations without judging, as they arise. In this way we will work towards being more in touch and grounded and able to recognise thought patterns and processes which are not useful and create suffering for ourselves and others. This day of mindfulness practice offers the opportunity to establish a deep connection to an expansive silence and awareness based on Buddhist ethics and philosophy.
The day of practice includes
Meditation instructions • Sitting and walking meditation • Q&A • A Dharma talk • Loving Kindness meditation
What to bring:
Please bring cushions if sitting on the floor • Bring with you shawl, blanket, yoga mat for lying down • Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch
To register and for further information:
Please contact Jacquie at shannon.jacquie(at)

One Day Meditation - Listening to the creative space within

Sunday 24th February

Teacher: Christine Thompson

Venue: Inner North Canberra

We will explore through a range of meditation techniques natural ways of being. Mindfulness of breathing and body will be gentle reminders of the simplicity and beauty of existence.

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Knowing the way by heart: developing faith and confidence

19th  May 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm: Registration: 8:30-9:00am

Teacher: Christine Thompson

Venue: Dickson ACT. Details will be given upon Registration

Heartwood Insight Meditation Canberra: One-day Retreat

Meditation instruction based on the Buddha's Teaching of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness 

A day of sitting and walking meditation, including a Dharma Talk, time for Q & A plus one-to-one interviews as requested

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'Heartwood Insight Canberra' meets weekly in North Canberra.

Please contact Christine at christine.heartwood.thompson(at) for information about starting up a regular sitting group in Canberra, as well as day retreats for this year. 

Christine is available to give Dharma talks and teach meditation to a variety of groups as well as looking for people who can help set up day and weekly sitting for Heartwood Insight.

In 2019 Christine is offering the possibility of a more in depth one to one contact exploring individual meditation practice. Open to both long term yogis and relatively new meditators, extra more individually focussed guidance will be offered. These sessions will be offered on a dana (donation) basis.

Please contact Christine directly by email: christine.heartwood.thompson(at)

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or look at her website:

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