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Taste the Pure Sky of Your True Heart: A Silent Retreat with Richard Miller and Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota

April 6—12, 2023

Sydney, Australia


You can’t taste the word “apple,” you have to bite into one.

The pure sky of your true heart that is your essential nature can never be truly tasted until you’re willing to bite into, fully welcome, and be with your moment-to-moment experience.

Join us on retreat and Taste the Pure Sky of your True Heart where we meet in the field that lies beyond right, wrong, judgment, comparison, and separation.

During retreat, you are invited to experience your innate wholeness that is awake, grounded, authentic, wise, and alive. As you open yourself to your True Heart Essence, you open to healing all the wounds that bind and contract your heart, preventing you from truly feeling and being love.

Time and again, retreat attendees report they’ve experienced this as a true, heartfelt coming home to themselves, which has opened the door to the unexpected—to delight, wonder, awe, self-compassion and loving presence.

“Since retreat I’ve had obvious occasions where I stopped in time to realize I could handle my circumstances from a peaceful place of ease and wellbeing. Each time, I opted for the peaceful option, and it’s had amazing results!” —Tom B.

This silent retreat includes daily periods of meditation, BodySensing hatha yoga, BreathSensing prāṇāyāma, iRest Yoga Nidra, community gathering, periods of self-inquiry and silent contemplation, and the freedom to awaken and embody who you truly are.

As Buddha said, we need three things for awakening: teacher, teachings, and community. This retreat is your opportunity to gather with like-minded practitioners in a safe container that supports deep contemplation and self-inquiry and takes you into the stillness of the sky of your True Heart.

Whether you’re new to meditation, or an advanced practitioner, this retreat will shift your practice of meditation into an enlightened way of being in and moving through daily life.

Only when you’re willing to live the pure sky of your true heart essence will you and the world be at peace.

“I heard myself describing retreat as a “methodology of enlightenment.” I appreciated how we moved through everything so aware of the underlying essence of all things. I liked the way we kept mapping it out with sensation and words. When I returned home my partner said I was glowing.” —Claudia M.


33 Barina Downs Road
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 Australia


All prices are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include Goods and Service Tax. All prices include meals and tuition.

Early Bird (Available until February 28, 2023)

Single Room: $2,585
Twin Room (with kitchenette): $2,585
Twin Share & Meals: $2,420
Commuter (Including facility usage): $1,870


Single Room: $2,915
Twin Room (with kitchenette): $2,915
Twin Share & Meals: $2,750
Commuter (Including facility usage): $2,200

Please visit the registration page and contact the host, Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota, with any questions regarding cancellations, refunds, and the attendance policy.


This event is residential.
This event satisfies the Certification long retreat requirement.


Thursday, April 6 to Wednesday, April 12, 2023


All times are listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Thursday, April 6:
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arrival and registration
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Program
9:00 p.m. Silence begins for the retreat

Friday, April 7 - Tuesday, April 11:
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Program
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free time
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Program
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Program

Wednesday, April 12:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Program
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Check-out
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Departure

*Schedule is subject to change



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