Blue Mountain retreatants enjoying a morning break

Blue Mountain retreatants enjoying a morning break

2019 Calendar

Blue Mountains Vipashyana Retreat

5 - 10 July 2019
Blue Mountains

    Blackheath - Blue Mountains

    July 5 - July 10, 2019

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.

Jakob Leschly  will lead the retreat, offering general instruction and individual interviews.  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

Venue: Blackheath, Blue Mountains NSW

Dates and Times: The retreat will commence at 6pm Friday 5 July and finish at 10.30 Wednesday 10 July. You may arrive at the venue from 3pm onward.

REGISTRATION: Please contact Hugo Croci by clicking on this link, to register your interest in attending. Upon registration an information package outlining what to bring and the retreat schedule.

Places are limited so please complete your registration early and further details of the retreat will be forwarded to you.


  • Members: $585
  • Non Members: $635
  • $195 extra charge for single room accommodation (only 3 rooms available)


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 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at