Welcome to our website
Southern Insight Meditation supports activities that help people to develop mindfulness using the teachings and practices of Insight meditation – a form of mindfulness meditation based on Vipassna practices.
We are based in Christchurch and have been operating for over 20 years to provide a range of events that are open to anyone to join (whether from any or no religious background). These include:
- Short and long retreats run by highly regarded teachers nationally and internationally,
- Beginner groups,
- A regular sitting practice group, and
- Many other activities.
We put out regular newsletters that go out to people around New Zealand and even internationally, and run a local events e-mail update list.
We are a non-profit, voluntary organisation which aims to keep the cost of retreats within the reach of everyone. Thanks to our wonderful network of volunteers, we are able to offer some of the most affordable retreat events anywhere. We also offer subsidies and full support to help those on limited income. In common with the practice of Insight Meditation elsewhere in the world our teachers offer their teachings freely and receive no payment, other than dana.
We do not run a retreat centre but regularly make use of the facilities at Staveley Camp, in the foothills of the Southern Alps.