Subhana Barzaghi

2020 Schedule

04/03/2020 12:00



The Inner Revolution

24th - 31st January 2020

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi and Will James

Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

Insight Meditation allows us to see clearly the reactions and distortions that arise in our daily life. It cultivates an awareness of the freedom and clarity that is available in each precious moment.

Download flyer here (7MB pdf)

For Bookings and info


Deepening Into Stillness

Cultivating the Boundless Heart
Online retreat 2020

1 - 6 May 2020


begin at 7 pm on Friday the 1st of May 

finish at 11 am Wednesday the 6th of May 

Where: At your home and using the Zoom link which will be sent to you before the retreat begins

Subhana, Alan and Margie have prepared an online version of the retreat for those who are interested and whose home situation makes it possible.  Details about the Online retreat including the daily schedule and how to register are now available on our Sydney Insight Meditators webpage:


Cultivating the Boundless Heart - Online Retreat

In this time of great uncertainty and social distancing, acts of compassion and kindness are needed more than ever. 

To abide in the Boundless Heart is to live with mindfulness, cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The meditation practices and dharma teachings on this retreat will draw from the ‘Four Immeasurables' also known as the ‘Divine Abodes of the Heart’.

True happiness flourishes when we release negative attitudes and limiting beliefs that constrict the heart from its natural joyful abiding place. We can dissolve our fears of intimacy that create pain, alienation and a general sense of disconnection with life. 

With compassionate presence we can soothe our aching heart and deepen into our true nature that is essentially, free, spacious, abundant and ceaselessly responsive.

Please note if you want to take part in the Online retreat you must register for it by using the link on the webpage above. There is no upfront fee for the retreat.

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact Aggi Badtke, email: aggi.badtke(at)


Insight Meditation Retreat 

Cultivating Wisdom In The Face of Climate Change

5th – 12th June 2020

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry

Venue: 'Sangsurya', Byron Bay


The unique retreat format encourages exploration of the ways that ancient wisdom practices nourish an ecological and social consciousness.

The retreat will focus on restorative practices that prepare you to face challenges with compassion, wisdom and inspiration and find creative, non-dualistic strategies for wise action in the world. Through the cultivation of mindfulness, gratitude and deep listening we can awaken our hearts to the intimacy of interconnectedness and nurture the capacity to honour our joy and pain for our world. By embracing not knowing and building resilience we can see with new eyes and go forth with wise and compassionate action.


The schedule includes; sitting & walking meditation periods, daily meditation instructions, interactive experiential group exercises, open inquiry sessions and Dharma talks. There will also be one-on-one interviews with teachers, and time for discussion and sharing experiences.


Contact: Sonja Andrey Email: sandrey1550(at)

Download flyer here (1.4MB pdf)

Download Registration Form here (260 MSWord.docx)




Autumn Sesshin 

Sydney Zen Centre 

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Maggie Gluek 

Dates: 19th – 26th April 2019

Venue: Temple of the Ancient Ground – Kodoji 

Gorricks Run, via St. Albans    


Melbourne Zen Group Spring Sesshin

Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi

Assistant teacher Wayne Rankin 

Dates: 9th – 16th November 2019  

Venue:  Kallara Conference Centre – Euroa, Vic. 

Enquiries: Melbourne Zen Group


Insight Meditation Retreat - Cultivating Wisdom & Awareness 
9th – 16th June 2017
Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi and Alan Bassal
Venue: ‘Sangsurya’ – Byron Bay
Insight meditation allows us to examine the habitual patterns of mind that create confusion, anxiety and pain. Through the practice of calmness, mindfulness and inquiry we can cultivate wisdom and open the heart.
Inquiry awakens us to our true nature, allowing a sense of profound ease and connection with life. 
This is a silent retreat with the retreat program consisting of sitting, walking and guided meditations, meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with teachers, open inquiry sessions, evening Dharma talks, mindfulness work periods, free time and optional yoga periods.
This retreat is for both experienced and new meditators
Download flyer here (200kb pdf)
Download Registration Form here (100kb MSWord.doc)
For further information, please contact:

Download a printable version of Subhana's 2019 Schedule here (100kb MSWord.docx)

Ali Barlow, email: alibarlow(at), phone: 0406 016 408