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Out of respect for current conditions, we look forward to continuing Tallowwood Sangha gatherings online. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and latest schedule changes.

Online MONDAY NIGHT DHARMA PRACTICE with Will...

  • 7:00-7:45 - Sitting /walking meditation in your own home
  • 7:45-8:30 - Dharma inquiry via Zoom.

Will will offer a short talk, which will be followed by one-on-one inquiries. You are welcome to bring a question about the Dharma to discuss with Will.

Please email us at Please email us at tallowwoodsangha@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link for Monday night Dharma Inquiry.


REGARDING "DANA" ("generosity" in Pali)

We have the opportunity to offer a donation to Will by popping some money in the virtual bowl in gratitude for time and knowledge. Transfer to the Tallowwood Sangha bank account:

  • Bananacoast Credit Union
  • BSB 533 000
  • Account 179921 (add S1.1 if transferring from a BCU acct)
  • Reference: Dana Mon night

Online ZEN GROUP MEDITATION with Vince...

Sitting together on the following days:

  • Sundays 9:00-11:00am
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

Please contact Vince at bellingenzengroup@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link for the sitting sessions.

If you have never used Zoom, you will need to download the app and make sure your camera and microphone work. Here is a good video that shows you how to do it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E


Regular events


Weekly:

Monday evening Insight Meditation
7pm to 8.30pm with teacher Will James at the Bellingen Yoga Studio.  Please use the rear lane to access the studio at the back of 8 Crown Street - there is a sign to the Studio in the lane. All are welcome, new and experienced, to come along for an evening of meditation, inquiry and discussion every Monday evening.


Fortnightly:

Dorrigo Insight Meditation Group
Every fortnight the Dorrigo Insight Meditation Group meets 6pm to 6.45pm in Dorrigo. 
For further information please contact Anke Bluhm on 02 6657 2910 or abluhm61@gmail.com
 


Upcoming Insight Meditation Events      

Tallowwood Sangha Insight Events for 2019

Date    
Event           
Teacher/s
Venue
Contact and Bookings                        
Sunday 6 Sep 2020
Day of Mindfulness

Single day Insight Meditation Silent Retreat

Will James North Farm Retreat Space, Bellingen, NSW

No registration required, just turn up! (See Sample 3 Schedule below)
Regrettably Cancelled

5 - 8 Nov 2020
Spring Insight Meditation Silent Retreat
Will James North Farm Retreat Space, Bellingen, NSW

Registration opening 27 August 2020
Regrettably Cancelled

28 Nov - 4 Dec 2020
Peace in Challenging Times - an Insight Meditation Retreat
Radha Nicholson & Will James Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW

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Download info

Download registration form

Registration open now. Send Rego form to Ali alibarlow@netspace.net.au. Please wait to hear if you have a place before you make any payment.

5 Dec - 11 Dec 2020
Peace in Challenging Times #2 - an Insight Meditation Retreat
Radha Nicholson & Will James Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW

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Download registration form

Registration open now. Send Rego form to Ali alibarlow@netspace.net.au. Please wait to hear if you have a place before you make any payment.

23 Jan - 30 Jan 2021
"The Depth of Inquiry" Insight Meditation Retreat
Subhana Barzhagi and Will James Sangsurya, Byron Bay, NSW

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Download info

Download registration form

Registration open now. Send Rego form to Ali alibarlow@netspace.net.au. Please wait to hear if you have a place before you make any payment.

    


Sample Insight Retreat Schedules

buddha with
                  purple kale
Sample 1: Multi-day silent retreat

5:45    Wake-up bell   
6:00    Yoga or exercise
6:45    Sitting Meditation  
7:30    Breakfast

8:10    Mindfulness Work  
9:20    Clean-up
9:30    Daily instructions & Sitting Meditation  
10:30  Walking meditation
11:15  Sitting Meditation  
12:00  Walking meditation
12:30  Lunch & Rest

2:00    Dharma Inquiry
3:00    Walking meditation
3:45    Sitting Meditation  
4:30    Walking Meditation
5:00    Evening meal

6:30    Sitting Meditation  
7:00    Break
7:15    Dharma Talk
8:00    Standing / Walking meditation
8:15    Evening program: guided meditation, poetry, music
9:00    Rest well

 

yarra bellSample 2: Multi-day silent retreat  
            

6:20    Wakeup bell
6:30    Optional exercise period
6:50    Sitting meditation
7:30    Breakfast

8:15    Mindfulness Work period
9:15    Instruction and talk on meditation practice
10:00  Walking meditation / group for beginners
10:45  Sitting meditation
11:30  Walking meditation / small groups
12:15  Lunch and rest

2:15    Dharma Inquiry
3:15    Sitting meditation
4:00    Walking meditation and small groups
5:00    Restorative yoga
6:00    Dinner

7:15    Dharma talk and discussion
8:15    Evening program: guided meditation, music, chanting



buddha with
                orchidSample 3: Day of Mindfulness Schedule

10:00   Sitting meditation
10:45   Walking meditation
11:15   Sitting meditation
12:00   Dharma Talk
12:30   We break silence for a shared lunch

1:30     Sitting meditation
2:15     Standing or Walking meditation
2:30     Dharma Inquiry
3:00     Walking meditation
3:15     Sitting meditation / Metta
3:45     Close of day