Ellen Davison

Ellen's 2018 Schedule

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Weekly Meditation Groups

Mondays: Zen Meditation 6:30pm-8:15pm

Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore Heights

Contact Rachel 0427 778 837


Wednesdays: Insight/Vipassana Meditation 7:00pm -8:45pm

Kuan Yin Meditation Centre, Lismore Heights

Contact: Rosie on 0402 682 925





The Path of Awakening

Insight /Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Friday March 23rd –Wednesday March 28th 2018

Teacher: Ellen Davison

Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay NSW Australia

This retreat offers an ideal opportunity for established meditators to deepen their practice. Those new to meditation can experience a valuable but gentle introduction to silent meditation and the Dharma teachings in a welcoming, supportive environment.

The retreat program consists of sitting, walking and guided meditation. Meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with the teacher, evening Dharma talks and optional Yoga/exercise periods are also included. Three delicious vegetarian meals are provided each day. 

Download flyer here (600kb MSWord.docx)

Download Registration Form here (1.6MB MSWord.docx)

For further information and bookings contact Jen on 02 6688 6366

or email: cycad5(at)iprimus.com.au


Supported Solitary Month

Monday 30th July - Wednesday 29th August

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi, Ellen Davison, Victor von der Heyde, Mal Huxter, Kirsten Kratz and Christine Thompson

Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria (East of Euroa)

First half: Monday 30th July - Tuesday 14th August

Second half: Tuesday 14th August - Wednesday 29th August


We are pleased to offer, for the first time in Australia, this supported solitary retreat, providing a valuable opportunity

for experienced mediators to engage in a longer period of intensive personal practice, in the company of others. This will be the only retreat of its kind in the country, and is offered to support the broader Australia-wide Insight Meditation community. 

Participants can set their own retreat schedule: there will be no formal retreat schedule, teachings or dharma ‘talks’, (apart from possibly two set sitting times in the day that participants can choose to come to or not) and the meal times. All participants need to have attended at least three week-long teacher-led silent meditation retreats previously. 

A daily mindfulness work period will be part of each day’s practice.

Download flyer here (240kb pdf)

Download registration Form here (620kb MSWord.doc)


Awakening to Wisdom and Insight

Friday August 31st - Thursday 6th September

Teachers: Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson

Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

This retreat consists of sitting and walking meditations, Inquiry, Dharma talks, meditation instructions, guided meditations and interviews with the teachers. Bookings will be open 3-4 months prior to the Retreat.

Contact Victoria, email: vjwight(at)gmail.com

Info at  www.dharma.org.au  or www.insightmeditationaustralia.org


Morning of Mindfulness

Sunday 2nd December - 9:00am-1:00pm

This morning of Mindfulness will include sitting and walking meditation, a silent morning tea, Dharma talk and interviews, followed by an optional shared lunch.

Contact Sue: 026624 3505



Autumn Moon Sesshin (3 days)

May 3rd - 6th

A Residential Zen Retreat from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon

Teacher: Ellen Davison

Venue: Dorrigo / Cascade

Contact: Vince bellingenzengroup(at)gmail.com


Hazy Moon Spring Sesshin

Saturday 29th September - Friday 6th October

Teacher: Ellen Davison

Venue: Mullumbimby, NSW

Contact: inahall(at)outlook.com


Ellen will also be leading one day Zen retreats (Zazenkai) in Bellingen in March, August and November

Contact: Vince bellingenzengroup(at)gmail.com



Freedom of the Heart - A 6 day silent Meditation Retreat
August: Friday 19th - Thursday 25th
Teachers: Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Ba