Spring Retreat 2024

We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Logan and Di Robertson for our Spring retreat at Staveley.

Dates: Friday 4th – 11th October.

Cost: $345 ($175*); plus dana** for the teachers.

Venue: Staveley Camp, Mt Somers.

A Sanctuary in Uncertainty

In these times of radical change and uncertainty, a new world is being born. Compassionate presence and courage strengthen us to face into the unknown and not turn away. With wisdom, love and determination, we can move forward together to create a world based on justice, kindness and shared resources rather than on greed, hatred and delusion.

The practices of Insight Meditation support our inherent capacity to awaken to wisdom and open heartedness. In recognising our own suffering, and tending to that, we recognise our interconnectedness and see that our personal welfare and happiness, is intimately interwoven with the wellbeing of all.

This silent retreat is suitable for both those new to meditation and those with experience.

Inquiries & Registration:

Register here: Registrations close Friday 6th September 2024).  Note if the retreat fills before this time we will run a wait-list. Any problems registering, then please email our registrars at Southern.insight.meditation@gmail.com.  with the words “Spring retreat inquiry” in the title.

A $100 deposit is payable when to complete your registration to secure your place on the retreat.  You may also pay the full amount for your retreat at this time.   The full amount is payable 1 month prior to the retreat by direct credit or bank deposit (details in the registration form). 

Costs:  *Retreat costs are set to be as affordable as possible. The actual cost of the retreat is the higher amount, however it is possible to pay a subsidized rate, for those on a limited income, anywhere from the actual cost down to the bracketed figure ($175). Also please speak to us about our “top up fund” if you require further financial assistance to attend the retreat.

**A note on Dana:  Registration fees do not cover any payment to teachers for their teaching. They will receive only what you offer as dana at the end of the retreat.  Dana is a gift by each person in the spirit of generosity to reciprocate the teachers’ sharing of their depth of knowledge and expertise. The amount given is up to the giver.

About the teachers

Di Robertson has 30 years’ experience in insight meditation. She has taught courses since 2000, and retreats since 2015. She lives in Ōtautahi / Christchurch and is a co-founder and trustee of Southern Insight Meditation. Di also works as an ecologist and counsellor and is a stepparent and grandparent.

Jeremy Logan Jeremy has been involved in Insight Meditation since 1984 spending several years in the east and in Europe learning and practicing meditation. He has been teaching retreats throughout NZ since 1992. Jeremy currently lives in the Wairarapa working as manager of a community counselling and family violence prevention centre and has a small private counselling practice.