The Anapanasati Sutta

The Anapanasati Sutta

Friday 20 August – Sunday 22 August

This online retreat, led by Dharmananda - a very experienced meditation teacher, will give an introduction to the Anapanasati Sutta, which expounds the practice of Mindfulness of Breathing as taught by the Buddha.

Much of what we gain through mindfulness and meditation comes from letting go of our habits of mind; habits that keep us from enjoying the greater freedoms of being more awake to spiritual truths. In this retreat we will see how such a simple practice as being mindful of our experience can lead us to the ultimate goal of liberation. Within the framework and approach of the Anapanasati Sutta, we will explore this profound teaching from the Buddha.

This retreat is led by Dharmananda in conjunction with the Adelaide Triratna Community. He will present the retreat entirely on-line and a recording will be available after each session. There will be notes provided for participants.


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How To Join

This information will be provided by the end of July. Meeting ID: 848 2799 6699

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

Typical Daily Programme

Time Activity
7am Meditation
9am Breakfast
10:30am Teaching
1pm Lunch
4pm Meditation
6pm Dinner
8pm Meditation & Pūjā
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Buddhist or have any meditation experience?

You dont have to be a Buddhist to attend this retreat, but it is aimed at those with some experience of meditation, preferably as taught by Triratna. If you would like to come on the retreat, but havent been to a Triratna event yet, please come along on one of our Tuesday evening classes, or if thats not possible, contact us via email on info at adelaidetriratna dot com.

What does the cost include?

The retreat cost covers the full cost of the retreat, including all food.

When does the retreat start and end?

The retreat will begin with dinner on the Thursday evening at 6pm. You are welcome to arrive any time from 5pm. It is normally not advisable to plan to arrive later than this. If you think you might need to, please contact us before booking.

We will finish on the Monday afternoon, around 2:30pm.

What will the accommodation be like?

Glenbarr provides simple, but comfortable accommodation. Living communally is an important and enjoyable part of the retreat. We will be in shared single-sex rooms with 2-4 people in each, and will eat together communally.

Living communally means caring for each other. The team leading the retreat are volunteers who are on retreat as well and we will ask you to help out with simple chores. Working together is a good way of getting to know each other, and it also helps us keep the cost of the retreat to a minimum.

Can I have a single room?

In order to allow us to accommodate as many people as want to come, we are not normally able to provide single rooms. If you have a very special circumstance which requires a single room for you to be able to attend, please contact us before booking to discuss.

What will the food be like?

Many Buddhists practice veganism as an expression of non-violence. As such, all food will be vegan.

If you have any allergies that aren't listed on the booking form, please contact us before booking to ensure we can cater for you.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your own sheets and/or a sleeping bag (pillows and blankets are provided).

It can be surprisingly cold in the early mornings and evenings, and quite hot in the middle of the day, so bring clothes suitable for all weather: we suggest you bring layers as well as a warm jumper or jacket and a sun hat.

In addition you'll need to bring any toiletries you need including a towel, insect repellent, and sun block. It is also a good idea to bring a torch if you have one and you may also want to bring a notebook and pen.

The Team


How To Get Here

The retreat is at Glebarr, about 45 minutes south-west of Adelaide in the quiet rural countryside near Strathalbyn.


Take the Freeway towards the Adelaide Hills and exit at Mount Barker. Follow Wellington Road for approximately 5km through to Wistow. Turn right to Strathalbyn (along the B37) following this road for another 15km into Strathalbyn. Veer to the right at the first roundabout. When you reach the intersection of North Parade and Manse Road turn right and follow this road to the North. The Glenbarr gateway is 100m past the Vet surgery on the left hand side of Paris Creek Road.