Vipassana meditation in Australia

Group sittings

Group sittings are valuable opportunities to strengthen your practice of Vipassana. By sitting with fellow students who are following the same technique, you can meditate more seriously and gain support that will help you to keep practising on your own.

Group sittings are held regularly at all Centres and Dhamma Houses and also as shown below. If there is no contact in your area and you would like to start a group sitting to serve the meditators of your area, please contact your nearest Centre.

If you have problems or questions concerning your meditation practice or Vipassana in daily life, you are free to contact any assistant teacher through your nearest Centre.

Please note that the information listed below may have changed since this page was published. Therefore it is advisable to confirm with the relative group sitting contact person (or your local centre) prior to attending a particular group sitting for the first time.

Hosting a group sitting
If you are interested in hosting a group sitting, download the Guidelines for newsletter contacts and group sittings (Word document) - this includes an application for world contacts and group sitting hosts.

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Turner: Thursday 6:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, cnr Bent and Condamine Streets, Turner
Janet Long 0432 988 406

NOTE: beginning 4 March 2010, the new venue will be the Scout Hall, Haig Park, 5 Masson Street, Turner

Bondi Junction: Wednesday 7:45pm
NEW VENUE: 106 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction - between Sid Einfield Drive and Edgecliff Road on the left going towards Bellevue Hill. There is parking in Edgecliff Road.

Sydney group sitting information: (02) 9568 3277
Please bring your own cushions.

Crows Nest: Monday 7:30pm
Mantra Yoga Studio
1 Holterman Street (cnr Willoughby Road);

2hrs free parking available in council parking in Holterman St - nearest train station is St Leonards - a 10 min walk.
Sydney group sitting information: (02) 9568 3277

Please bring cushions

Newtown: Thursday 7:00pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
(opposite Newtown Station) 1 Bedford St
Sydney group sitting information: (02) 9568 3277

Harris Park: Thursday 7:00pm
1/34 Alice St
Contact Shalini Kumari, 0418 251 491 or 9635 4541
lease bring cushions.

Ermington: Sunday 9:00am
17 Allura Crescent, Ermington

Thanda Win (02) 9638 5224 or 0421 473 503

Yennora: Saturday 8:00am
65 Orchardleigh St
Contact Kay Wain, 9613 8998 or Patrick Swe 9773 8866

Blackheath: DAILY 6:00pm
204 Station St - through the driveway gate, to the straw bale building.
Cushions provided.

Wollongong: temporarily suspended
Please call Peter on 0412 340 376 for more information.

Newcastle: Sunday 8:00am
The Junction Public School Hall, Union St Merewether
Contact Chris Dempsey (02) 4940 0861
Please bring your cushions.

Taree: Sunday 8:30pm
21 Peverill Street, Tinonee
Contact Paul and June Ryan (02) 6553 1343

Byron Bay: Monday 6:00pm
4 Seaview Street
(02) 6685 6616

Lismore: Tuesday 5:45pm
SCU Naturopathy (Z) block, ground level, Room Z169
Mark King 02 6688 2085

Koonorigon: Friday 7:00pm
5 Cox Road, Koonorigon (5kms from
The Channon, 5 kms from Nimbin Road)
Nola Webb 02 6689 9394
(Please bring your cushions)

Mullumbimby: Wednesday 7.30pm
The Yellow Church Hall, 9 Myocum St
Gerard Braithwaite  (02) 6684 1843

Wagga Wagga area: Mondays 5:30pm (except school and public holidays)
Uniting Church Centre, 224 Johnson St, Wagga Wagga

Canny Kinloch (02) 6922 9825


Darwin: Sunday 5:00pm
2 Kerin Place, Rapid Creek
Henry Harper  (08) 8948 2220

Katherine: Tuesday 6:00pm
19 Heron Crescent, Katherine
Marc Knorr 0417 940 636

Brisbane: Monday 7:30pm
Uniting Church Hall, 11 Sussex Street, West End
Monika and Ed (07) 3342 6695 or 0415 082 882

Brisbane: Tuesday 7:30pm
11 Montrose Road, Taringa 
Bal and Elizabeth Saini  (07) 3371 1039

Burleigh Heads: Monday 7:30pm
Burleigh Heads Girl Guide Hall
Tabilban Street
John and Kimie 0466 311 001  

Peter Bell  (07) 4951 3941

Cairns: cancelled until further notice (8 Sep 09)


Adelaide: Sunday 5.00pm
Yamaha Music Centre
71a Rose Street, Mile End 5031
Please bring your own cushions.
Directions: just up from the corner of South and Henly Beach Road. Buses come from the city to Henly Beach Road (GO Zone timetable Bus 130, 132 and 133).

Dhamma Ujjala:
Held weekly - lifts are available. For more information please contact Wayne McCosh on 0400 561 171 or email
(08)  8278 8278

Dhamma Pabha: Sunday 8.00am
For details of other sittings
please telephone either 
(03) 6228 6535 or (03) 6268 1641

South Hobart: Friday 5.30pm
Adult Education Hall (located at the top of the carpark)
12 Weld Street
(03) 6228 6535

Launceston: Thursday 5:15pm
The Stables, Emmanuel Centre
123 Abbott Street (small wooden building immediately to the left inside the gate)


Dhamma Aloka:
For information please contact  (03) 5961 5722

Brunswick East: Sunday 6.30pm
Brunswick East Primary School
Indoor Basketball Court
Stewart Street
David Phillips (03) 9324 0218 or 0407 197 329

Elwood: Wednesday 7.00pm
85 Ormond Rd Elwood (1st Elwood Scout Group)
Julie Mitchell 0401 960 560 or Kim Siew Chuah 0400 639 638
(Please bring cushions and meditation blanket - you may need an extra blanket during winter as it can be cold.)

Ballarat: Sunday 7.00pm
Ballarat East Community House, 507 Eyre St
Davud Eldridge 0427 627 517

Albury/Wodonga: Wednesday 7.00pm
Beechworth Road Chiropractic Centre
Kate and Ian Howard  (02) 6059 1885

Mosman Park: Monday 7.00pm
Church Hall (behind Church)
2 Willis Street

Canning Vale: Thursday 7.45pm
144 Shreeve Road
Cushions are provided


Additional information on Vipassana Meditation, directed primarily to new and potential students, can be found on the Vipassana Meditation Homepage.
Meditation Centres
Blackheath, NSW
(Dhamma Bhumi)
Pomona, QLD
(Dhamma Rasmi)
Hobart, TAS
(Dhamma Pabha)
Woori Yallock, VIC
(Dhamma Aloka)
Adelaide, SA
(Dhamma niketana)
Brookton, WA
(Dhamma Padipa)
New Zealand
(Dhamma Medini)
Non-Centre Areas
Darwin, NT
Northern Rivers and Gold Coast
Reference Links
Books, Audio and Video
Vipassana Research Institute (VRI)
Dhamma Giri Newsletter
Vipassana Resource Library

Last Updated: April 17, 2011