2017 Siddhartha's Intent Australia Program
Blue Mountains Vipashyana Retreat
Blackheath - Blue Mountains
We can actually declare that, as non-theistic Buddhists, we can free the whole world from pain. That’s the greatest news. And we are doing it properly, rather than worshipping somebody or going into trance. We are doing it methodically, scientifically, psychologically. Starting with ourselves, we are expanding that news to others in turn. It is very definite and ordinary – and at the same time, it is quite remarkable.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The practice of Buddhist meditation allows us to uncover and experience our natural heritage of wisdom through cultivating insight or vipashyana. It is to establish a peaceful space of presence and mindfulness, allowing us to awaken a calmer and wider appreciation of our reality. A retreat is an invaluable moment of clarifying and re-affirming our commitment to the vision and path of meditation. Jakob Leschly will lead the retreat, offering general instruction and individual interviews.
The retreat is held under the auspices of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with Jakob Leschly as his assistant instructor. Jakob Leschly began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984 and has since worked as a translator and interpreter as well as a philosophy and meditation instructor. He has completed a BA in Tibetan Studies, and lives with his family in New South Wales
The retreat will commence at 6pm Friday 25th and finish at 10.30 Wednesday 30th August. You may arrive at the venue from 3 pm onward.
REGISTRATION: Please contact Hugo Croci to register your interest in attending. Upon registration an information package outlining what to bring and the retreat schedule.
COST: Details and costs will be available soon. Register your interest with Hugo.
Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 4 weeks prior to the scheduled retreat date.
Places are limited so please complete your registration early and further details of the retreat will be forwarded to you.