RE: Long-term meditation retreats / monasteries Australia

tom, modified 5 Months ago.

Long-term meditation retreats / monasteries Australia

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Trying to find a meditation retreat centre or monastery in Australia where I can meditate pretty much full time (I don’t mind having to help cook/clean as part of the daily schedule) for an extended period of time. Does anyone know any centres and/or monasteries apart from the Vipassana centres? Having a bit of a tough time to find a place.

I also don't mind paying a reasonable amount for week to week accomodation.

I am also studying and practicing The Mind Illuminated. 

Thank you
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Milo, modified 5 Months ago.

RE: Long-term meditation retreats / monasteries Australia

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There's the BSWA in Perth if you want to check out Thai Forest Theravada style Buddhism.
tom, modified 4 Months ago.

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Peter S, modified 4 Months ago.

RE: Long-term meditation retreats / monasteries Australia

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Hi Tom

Good question. There's also the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (http://bmimc.org.au/) which I think has some people stay to cook and clean. Not sure of the details. 

I'm curious why you exclude the Vipassana centres. I guess you mean the Goenka ones. Having spent a lot of time in them myself, I can see there are advantages and the opposite to those places. So I'm not a devotee of their cult. It's just that I'm curious to know your reasons if you don't mind to share. 
tom, modified 4 Months ago.

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Thank you everyone for your replies.

I have nothing against Vipassana (Goenka lineage), in fact I have sat and served there myself emoticon. The reason why I excluded them here is because I am trying to explore other retreats/monasteries in order to maximise my retreat time (and for future references). At the moment I am interested in doing longer retreats, and no Vipassana centres (in Australia) at the moment has space available for me. 
Peter S, modified 4 Months ago.

RE: Long-term meditation retreats / monasteries Australia

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Ok. I understand. Yes, it's a tough time. I've been involved the past few years in hopping around Asia to spend as much of each year in retreat centres. The availability and affordability of training opportunities is staggering (my website details some of them here : https://placestomeditate.wordpress.com/), but this year has thrown a huge spanner in the works for anyone who wants to practice intensively for a decent period. I can only suggest hanging on till next year when the country opens a bit more then head for Asia. 

All the best!
tom, modified 4 Months ago.

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Yeah nice. I have actually already visited your website as part of my research thank you haha. At this rate I am going to rent cheap accomodation and just run my own solo retreats 
Zigg tron, modified 2 Months ago.

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im looking for somewhere i can go and stay at with my dog!  

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