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.

Sydney Venue

Place: SIA Sydney Practise Room. Unit 22/450 Elizabeth Str. Surry Hills.

Directions: 450 Elizabeth Str. is a 5-10 minutes walk from Central Station - turn right from Devonshire Str onto Elizabeth Str (away from the city) toward Belvoir Street Theatre. It is near the corner of Elizabeth and Brumby Street. Entrance is via pressing the intercom for Unit 22. Once you have gone through the second door please take the lift to level one. Street parking can be found on side streets off to the right of Elizabeth Str or past Cleveland Str.

Contact: Tracey Jones m: 0409244899

Northern Rivers Venue

Weekend Venue: Five Peaks 140, Yankee Creek Rd. (Note: the Friday evening venue is 63 Stuart St, Mullumbimby at Living Yoga Sangha.)

How to get there: 140 Yankee Creek Rd (If you’re using GPS, set it for # 138). It is 7km out of Mullumbimby. Take Jubilee street out of Mullumbimby past the high school. Turn right onto Azalea St, go over the bridge and immediately turn left onto Left Bank Rd. Follow this until you pass Shearwater High School and then take the first left onto Yankee Creek Rd. Continue along this for ca. 1km, until the road ends, becoming our drive way, which will be marked.

Contact: Mishaela Simpkins –

Melbourne Venue

The Convent, Community Room, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. Click here for instructions. (Note: This venue is diffferent to the venue for the Fiday and Sunday teachings)

Contact: Lianne at

Other Dates

  • 11 - 12 March 2017 at: Northern Rivers
  • 20 May 2017 at: Melbourne