Retreat Bodhgaya Royal Thai Monastery 2020 February 24th - March 2nd, 2020
The Heartwood of the Dhamma
The Buddha’s Teachings of Liberation and Freedom
A Silent Insight Vipasana Meditation Retreat
Teacher: Radha Nicholson
Venue: Royal Thai Monastery, Bodhgaya, India.
This silent retreat will offer instructions in mindfulness meditation in the four postures, dharma talks,
inquiry sessions and interviews with the teacher.
It is an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the place of the Buddha's awakening and to practice as part
of the Royal Thai Monastery in the beautiful meditation hall at the new International Meditation Centre.
Download flyer here (700kb pdf)
For bookings please email Tim Dawson: insightbodhgaya(at)yahoo.com
The retreat takes place just a few hundred metres from the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha sat
on the night of his awakening.
More 2020 retreats will be posted as they become available.
2019 Retreat Schedule
Nurturing the Heart, Liberating the Mind
Retreat at Pauenhof near Dusseldorf Germany April 12-19, 2019
This silent Vipassana retreat will include in-depth instructions, guided meditations, daily dharma talks, open inquiry sessions, and one on one meetings with the teacher. It is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. The retreat will offer the opportunity to explore our minds and hearts in a caring and supportive environment. It invites us to relax into silence, reconnect with nature, and deeply explore the meditations to gain fresh insights.
We will begin with a walk through the nearby forest allowing the group to connect with each other before committing to silence. Each morning guided yoga and mindful movement sessions will be offered as a support for the meditation practice.
To make a booking please send an email to: meditation.retreat2019(at)gmail.com
In accordance with the Buddhist Tradition teachings will be freely offered on a Dana (donation) basis. Retreat costs for accommodation and three vegetarian meals a day range from 265 Euros for a six bed dorm to 385 Euros for a single room.
Taking Refuge in Freedom
Ein Dor Israel 21-27 April 2019
A weeklong silent insight meditation retreat with an emphasis on Natural Freedom and the Buddha’s instruction to incline the heart and mind to freedom and liberation.
There will be in depth instructions, dharma talks and periods of inquiry.
Meditation and Inquiry
April 29th Jerusalem, Israel 2019
An evening of Meditation Practice and Inquiry into the nature of reality with an emphasis on the Buddha’s teachings of liberation and freedom. The evening will include some meditation practice, a short dharma talk and specific reflections to develop wisdom and insight.
Love and Wisdom
May 1 Holocaust Memorial Day
An evening of practice where we acknowledge our capacity for the breadth of human emotions from profound sorrow to boundless joy and love. The emphasis will be on the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and our relationship to the three fields of time, past, present and future.
The evening will include Metta Practice, a Short Dharma Talk and some Inquiry.
Nurturing the Heart, Liberating the Mind
Sangha House (Non-residential)
A two day non-residential retreat providing the opportunity to gently explore the heart and mind to gain fresh insights. The focus will be on direct experiential understanding of the liberating emptiness teachings of the Buddha.
There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation practice, short dharma talks and inquiry.
Deep Inquiry: The Heart of Wisdom Teachings
Friday July 19th - Friday July 26th, Sangsurya Meditation Centre, Byron BayTeachers: Radha Nicholson and Will James
Explore the teachings of the Buddha in an exquisite natural setting.
A seven day silent insight meditation retreat with instructions to access the depths of meditation experience and bring fresh insights. The retreat will focus on the four postures of sitting, walking, standing and reclining meditations. There will be daily instructions, dharma talks and inquiries.
Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.
Compassionate Heart, Wise Mind: The Buddha's Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion
Friday August 30th - Thursday September 5th
Teachers: Radha Nicholson and Ellen Davison
Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay
This Retreat is an opportunity to stop and enter the stillness and silence within that brings forth our innate wisdom, equanimity and connection with all of life.
This 6 day retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Inquiry, Dharma Talks, meditation instructions, guided meditations and interviews with the teachers.
Download flyer here (120kb pdf)
Download Registration Form here (110 MSWord.docx)
Contact Victoria: vjwight(at)gmail.com
Download a printable version of Radha's 2019 Teaching and Retreat Schedule (140kb MSWord.docx)