Subhana Barzaghi

2021 Schedule

12/11/2020 12:00


The Depth of Inquiry 

An Insight Meditation Retreat

23 - 30 January 2021 

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Will James

Venue: ‘Sangsurya’, Byron Bay 

Insight meditation allows us to see clearly into the reactions and distortions that arise in our daily life. Out of this clear awareness comes a stillness of mind that opens to the immensity and wonder of life.

Download flyer here (260kb pdf) 

For information please contact Ali: alibarlow(at) or phone 0406016408 

Information and registration forms may be downloaded from


Deepening into Stillness

Date: Friday 23rd - 28th April 2021 (five days)

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Alan Bassal

Venue: Brahma Kumari Centre for Spiritual Learning – Wilton NSW

Open for bookings 4 months prior


Awakening the Heart and Mind

An insight meditation retreat 

11th -18th June 2021 

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi & Carol Perry

Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay

This retreat is now fully booked.

Insight meditation allows us to examine the habitual patterns of mind that create confusion, anxiety and pain. Through the practice of calmness, mindfulness and inquiry we can cultivate wisdom and open the heart. Inquiry awakens us to our true nature, allowing a sense of profound ease and connection with life.

Download flyer (200kb pdf)

Download Registration Form (250kb MSWord.docx)

Further information: email Sonja Andrey sandrey1550(at) 



Insight Meditation, Tai Chi and Qigong Retreat

Finding nourishment & strength in the face of great uncertainty

Dates:  1st - 7th October, 2021

Teachers Subhana Barzaghi and Shirsha Marie 

Venue: Sangsurya

Online and Fundraiser for Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay

The online schedule includes: sitting & walking meditation, meditation instructions, open inquiry sessions, Dharma talks, two daily Qigong classes. Retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

The Buddha said, that within this fathom long body lies the answers to the universe. The body keeps the score, it is a library, a research station for exploration and foundation for insight, it is an ancient treasure map if we are willing to listen. The body is a lion of courage, a temple for our practice, a crucible for transformation. By cultivating a mindful, embodied, compassionate presence we can release stress, untangle those knots of tension and find nourishment, replenishment and grounding. To advocate for the flourishing of life each one of us must return again and again to the ground of our own aliveness. As we cultivate a regenerative culture within we can move toward a life- sustaining community and society.


 For bookings, please refer to flyer



Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Program 2021 - 2022 

This program is for those who want to teach mindfulness and compassion aligned with the deep wisdom teachings of the Buddha. It is also for those who want to engage in an ongoing program of study to deepen their own journey of awakening. 

The course will develop an understanding of the principles and application of the practices underlying meditation, mindfulness and the Boundless Heart qualities of loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. 

This two year program is particularly suited for those who are interested in incorporating and teaching mindfulness and compassion in various areas of work and life. In such areas as; allied health, yoga, fitness, group work, social work, conflict resolution, social activism, counselling and corporate work.

A level of prior experience is required.

Dates for 2021:

Weekend modules -

1) 20 - 21 February

2) 22 - 23 May

3) 21 - 22 August

4) 20 - 21 November

Dates for 2022: TBA


Teachers for the program

Subhana Barzaghi is an authorised Insight and Zen meditation teacher with over forty years’ experience in Buddhist meditation. 

Alan Bassal has been studying and practicing Buddha’s teachings for over 35 years beginning in the Vipassana meditative tradition and then developing in Eastern and Western Insight.

For further information: email: alangbassal(at)





Autumn Zen Sesshin 

Sydney Zen Centre 

Dates: 2nd – 9th April 2021

Teachers: Subhana Barzaghi 

Venue: Temple of the Ancient Ground – Kodoji 

Gorricks Run, via St. Albans


Melbourne Zen Group Spring Sesshin

Dates: 5th – 12th November 2021

Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi

Assistant teacher Wayne Rankin   

Venue:  Kallara Conference Centre – Euroa, Vic. 

Enquiries: Melbourne Zen Group 



Eco-Dharma Training Course

Sydney Zen Centre - 8 week program delivered on-line via zoom

Time:   Thursday evenings 6.30 - 9pm

Dates:  March 18th, 25th, April 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th 


Zen Teachers Subhana Barzaghi & Mari Rhydwen will be joined by experts in the fields of ecology, mindfulness, psychology, economics, Buddhist ethics and activism to explore how we can participate in chartering a positive way forward to address the current climate crisis.  The course is open to everyone and you can join in from wherever you are. 


Download flyer here (300kb pdf)  


For a detailed outline of the 8 week course -


Cost:  $250.00 waged, $200 SZC member, Concession &/or student $80.00 

For inquiry and registration contact Julie Robinson Email: julesandco(at)

Sydney Zen Centre Bank details: BSB: 062-182 Account No: 1013 7103  

Please tag payment with your name and the letters “ED” then email a copy of your bank transfer receipt confirmation to Julie Robinson.


Insight Meditation Retreat - Cultivating Wisdom & Awareness 
9th – 16th June 2017
Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi and Alan Bassal
Venue: ‘Sangsurya’ – Byron Bay
Insight meditation allows us to examine the habitual patterns of mind that create confusion, anxiety and pain. Through the practice of calmness, mindfulness and inquiry we can cultivate wisdom and open the heart.
Inquiry awakens us to our true nature, allowing a sense of profound ease and connection with life. 
This is a silent retreat with the retreat program consisting of sitting, walking and guided meditations, meditation instruction, group and individual meetings with teachers, open inquiry sessions, evening Dharma talks, mindfulness work periods, free time and optional yoga periods.
This retreat is for both experienced and new meditators
Download flyer here (200kb pdf)
Download Registration Form here (100kb MSWord.doc)
For further information, please contact:

 Download a printable version of Subhana's 2021 Schedule here  (100kb MSWord.docx)

Ali Barlow, email: alibarlow(at), phone: 0406 016 408