Insight Meditation

The Heart of Inquiry

About Radha


Radha teaches the liberation of the heart through inquiry and insight. She focuses on freeing the mind through the realisation of the non-dual nature of reality. Her teachings utilise the silent retreat Vipassana form as well as Satsang style teachings where the emphasis is on inquiry into reality. In Australia, Radha teaches a programme, Light on Liberation, which is deep dharma Inquiry.


She first came to India at the age of 23. Her teachers have includedChristopher Titmuss, Ajahn Buddhadasa, Vimala Thakar, and Achariya Anagarika Minindra.

Radha has been profoundly influenced by the Buddhadharma and Advaita traditions and the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. She has been acknowleged both by Ajahn Buddhadasa, Thailand’s great teacher of emptiness, and India’s much loved satsang teacher, Sri H.W.L. Poonja.

Radha has been teaching meditation in India and internationally for more than ten years. Radha has been a guest teacher in the UK, France, Germany, New Zealand and Israel. She regularly teaches retreats in Australia and is a founding teacher of Bay Insight, Byron Bay, Australia.

She is also a registered Psychologist and when not teaching retreats works in private practice. She has worked for more than 20 years in the field of treatment for substance abuse disorders, anxiety, trauma and depression. Teachings are offered on a Dana (donation) basis in accordance with the tradition of making teachings freely available. There is no fee.

Radha has three sons, a daughter and grandchildren.

Radha’s Schedule 2016 / 2017

womens retreat Nov 2016

4-7 November 2016


A Silent Meditation Retreat for Women
Resting into Silence

Yarrahappini, Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia

Teachers: Radha Nicholson and Judy Baderle

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8-13 November 2016


A Forest Retreat

A silent retreat at the Forest Meditation Centre, The Channon, NSW, Australia

Teachers: Radha Nicholson and Christopher Titmuss.

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17-24 November 2016


Mindfulness, Insight and Liberation: A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat

Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay

Teachers: Christopher Titmuss and Radha Nicholson

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12-19 February 2017


Thai Monastery Wat Buddhagaya India, Bodhgaya, Bihar

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Weekly Insight Meditation Group – Byron Bay, Tuesdays



A weekly meditation group is held at

Suffolk Park Hall,
Corner of Alcorn and Clifford Street,
Suffolk Park


Each Tuesday
from the beginning of February through to mid December 2016.

* Tuesdays at Bay Insight have temporarily ceased and will resume again in June, refer to this website for details closer to the time. 



The evening begins with a silent meditation from 7.30 and includes inquiry on a dharma theme until 9.00pm.

Bring a cushion. (There are some cushions and chairs available).


No bookings necessary. All welcome.

The evening is supported by Dana (donation).

Teachers: Radha Nicholson, Ellen Davison and Karuna Fielden with assistance from Dane, Jim, Tim and Nadine.