2017 Siddhartha's Intent Australia Program

Urban Retreat (non-residential)

4 - 5 February 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
SIA Sydney Practice Room.

The format of the urban non-residential retreat will enable those with little time for retreat to understand and experience the practice of shamatha-vipashyana meditation which is the heart of all Buddhist practice. We will begin with an introductory talk on Friday night and dedicate Saturday and Sunday to sitting practice, including further guidance and instruction. Covering both meditation itself and our post-meditation interaction with our world, this program is suited to experienced practitioners and newcomers to meditation.

(Note: Check the calendar for the Friday evening talk "The Core of Meditation" associated with this retreat)

DHARMA GAR: Please note for Dharma Gar students this retreat can be used for your reported hours.

Urban Retreat*: SIA Member -$25.00 per day, Non Member $30 - Per day
*MEMBERS can bring a non-member guest/friend under their membership at the members fee.


Time: 9 am-5 pm, Saturday 15 July, Sunday 16 July

Venue:  Bellingen (please phone for directions)

Contact: Stephen Abell, email - smabell2@gmail.comMobile: 0428 551 691

Other Dates

  • 11 - 12 March 2017 at: Northern Rivers
  • 20 May 2017 at: Melbourne
  • 15 - 16 July 2017 at: Bellingen