Freedom of The Heart
5 to 11 January 2024 at Sangsurya, Byron Bay
Join Radha Nicholson and Priscilla Maxwell on a 6-day Insight/Vipassana meditation retreat at Sangsurya Meditation Centre in Byron Bay. The retreat will focus on direct experiential understanding and insights through mindfulness meditation practice in the four postures - sitting, walking, standing and reclining. There will be periods of instruction, dharma talks, inquiry and guided meditations as well as opportunities for interviews with the teachers.
This silent retreat offers the opportunity to deepen one’s practice and settle into our open-hearted nature. It is suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners.
Radha Nicholson teaches the liberation of the heart through inquiry and insight. She focuses on freeing the mind through the realisation of the non-dual nature of reality. Radha has been teaching meditation in India and internationally for more than twenty years. Radha has been a guest teacher in the UK, France, Germany, New Zealand and Israel. She regularly teaches retreats in Australia and is a founding teacher of Bay Insight, Byron Bay, Australia. She is a registered Psychologist in private practice. www.radhanicholson.com
Priscilla Maxwell first connected to the dharma in 1992. She has a background in education and psychology and worked as a spiritual counsellor at Karuna Hospice Service. Priscilla teaches ways to trust in our own lived experiences on the path to freedom and that each journey is unique and the truth shines from every heart.
Sangsurya Retreat Centre, 95 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay, is located in a tranquil rainforest with walking paths, wonderful gardens, views over the ocean and a swimming pool. Comfortable shared and single accommodation and some van sites are available. There are 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day. www.sangsurya.com.au
Sangsurya Retreat Centre at Byron Bay
95 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481
RETREAT INFORMATION AND PRICES
Schedule: The schedule includes guided meditations, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation and inquiry practices. The retreat is conducted in silence apart from meetings with teachers and essential communication. There will be opportunities for individual interviews with teachers during the week.
Please arrive between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday 5th January 2024. The retreat will finish following lunch on Thursday 11 January.
Fees: Most accommodation is in shared rooms ($850), however there are a small number of single rooms ($1220) and options to bring your own small campervan ($600). Fees include accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day.
Dana: (the act of generosity) In keeping with a 2,500 year old Buddhist tradition teachers do not charge a fee for their teachings and offer the teachings as a gift and rely on your return of the gift in order to be able to continue teaching. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to offer a donation to support the teachers to continue their work.
To secure your place full payment and completed registration is required. Cancellation less than two weeks before the event will incur a cancellation fee of $200.