Upcoming Retreats

Please note that all our retreats will run only if there are sufficient registrations. The closing date for registrations is one week before the retreat starts. Click here to find out how to register.

Future Retreat Events for 2018 – 2019

In 2018/19 we will be very lucky to welcome a wonderful mix of local and international teachers to run retreats with Southern Insight.

  • Spring 2018 – Love and Liberation in Difficult Times
    September 28th – October 5th, 2018, at Staveley Camp.We welcome back our much loved teacher Subhana Barzarghi who will be running a week long retreat in late September with Julie Downard.
    In challenging times we’re called upon to bring as much love, wisdom and compassion as we can into the world.  Through insight meditation and deep inquiry, we are able to touch the liberating wisdom that has the power to transform the forces of fear, anger and delusion.   We will learn the art of welcoming each moment with kind attention, opening our hearts to ourselves and all beings; as well as the art of fearless presence – a platform for insight that liberates us from our limited, conditioned, beliefs and behaviours, which cause suffering.   Love and liberation help us meet the joys and sorrows of life with steadiness and wisdom.

It is ideal for both beginners and experienced practitioners.   The retreat has a limited number of places for a three-day option (Friday 28th – Monday 1st).

Registrations close
on Friday 21 September (this is the date registrations must be received by).
Cost**  Full week  $295/$150*; 3- day option  (limited places) $170/$85* plus dana*** for teacher. Click here to find out how to register.

*A sliding scale or subsidised rates for those on a limited income is available. We also have a top-fund, please inquire to Southern Insight for more information.

  • Dharma Gathering:  11th to 18th January 2019

The Dharma Gathering has a  unique format of workshops and formal practice. Jeremy Logan, who has been a wonderful and wise guide to many Southern Insight folk over many years, and Subhana Barzarghi will be two of the leading teachers for this event along with Zen Teacher Sean Weaver.

There are activities for children and families.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet others with an interest in Buddhist Practices, to learn more about the practices and generally enjoy a wonderful environment in Summer.

Costs for Dharma Gathering

7 days: High school age:  $150|  Primary school age:  $100 |  Preschool: $0
3 days: High school age:   $90 |  Primary school age:  $60   |  Preschool: $0


7 days $345
3 days $220

Southern Insight Meditation is a nonprofit, non-sectarian group run by volunteers with the aim of making available the teachings and practice of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation through retreats, courses and talks. We are also a charitable trust and donations are tax exempt.