2018 Siddhartha's Intent Australia Program

Northern Rivers Vipashyana Retreat

27 September - 7 October 2018
Northern Rivers


10 Days Thursday September 27 - Sunday, October 7

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RETREAT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Front entrance,Vajradhara Gonpa

The practice of Buddhist meditation allows us to uncover and experience our natural heritage of wisdom though 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 resident instructor.

DATE & TIME: The retreat starts 7pm on Thursday 27 September 27 and finishes Sunday 7 October after lunch at 12.30. Registration is from 2-5pm. We request everyone to be at the Gonpa by 5pm in order to settle in and set up camp before supper at 6pm.

       - SIA Members: $600
       - Non-Members: $750

 *The above prices include daily meals and teachings. Living Arc request a small donation of $50 cash on arrival (or more if you wish) to cover their costs and expenses

ACCOMMODATION; Dormitory (female/male segregated) and camping. Please indicate your preference when registering. There are also shower and toilet facilities in the camping area.

MEALS: 3 vegetarian meals will be provided. Dairy and gluten free will be available (please indicate on registration form). Every effort will be made to accommodate allergies but if you have very specific requirements we encourage you to bring your own.


Only 4WD and AWD vehicles are able to get up the hill. Car parking will be available at the bottom of the hill and transport provided up and down the hill if you don’t have a 4WD or AWD. See registration and logistics sheet for further information.

* If you require car pooling or can provide, please contact Kris.
* A shuttle bus pick-up will be available for those flying. Once you have booked your flight please email or SMS your details to Kris

    Transport Contact: Kris Anderson - mobile: 0410061280, email:  brisbane@si.org.au 


    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RETREAT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Note: Please complete the Participant Information form before proceeding to pay the Retreat Fees
    REGISTRATION CLOSES 13 September: Note: Your place at the retreat will not be secured until the registration fee is paid. Payment must be received by 13 September at the latest.

    DOWNLOAD the retreat schedule and full logistics document here.

    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.
    Link to Sponsorship Application form

    Further enquiries contact the retreat coordinator: Nikki Keefe logistics@si.org.au m: 0450494912 

    Pictures from the 2017 Northern Rivers Vipashyana Retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa

    All photos by Rob Mules.