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 2021

July 10 & 11, 2021. Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

A two day non-residential workshop at Sangsurya Meditation Centre, Byron Bay.

This weekend workshop will use an interactive teaching style with periods of silence, including both walking and sitting meditation instruction, mixed with dynamic group work and opportunities for individual reflection.Morning tea and lunch will be provided but please bring your own cushion.
Presented by Radha Nicholson and Karuna Fielden. … read more

July 30 – August 5, 2021. Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

Stillness, Insight and Liberation: A silent insight meditation retreat focussing on learning to access and deepen freedom of the heart and mind.

The retreat will include daily instructions, dharma talks and inquiry. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to deepen an already established meditation practice.

Radha Nicholson teaches the cultivation of wisdom and compassion through insight, focusing on inquiry and the non – dual nature if reality.Radha is the guiding teacher for Bay Insight in Byron Bay and teaches internationally. Radha is a registered Psychologist with a private practice in Bangalow, Northern N.S.W. … read more

September 10 – September 16, 2021. Sangsurya, Byron Bay.

A 6 day silent Insight/Vipassana Meditation Retreat.Friday September 10th – Thursday September 16th.Teachers: Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson.Venue: Sangsurya, Byron Bay.This retreat consists of sitting and walking meditation, open inquiry sessions, group and individual meetings with the teachers, an optional morning yoga period, Dharma talks, and guided meditations. … read more

Weekly Insight Meditation Group – Byron Bay, Wednesdays


A weekly meditation group is held at

Bamboo Yoga,
Behind The Health Lodge,
78 Bangalow Road Byron Bay.

Each Wednesday 
from the beginning of February through to mid December 2021.


The evening begins with a silent meditation from 7.00 and includes inquiry on a dharma theme until 8.30pm

Bring a cushion. (There are some blankets available).

No bookings necessary. All welcome.

The evening is supported by Dana (donation).

Teachers: Radha Nicholson, Ellen Davison and Karuna Fielden with assistance from Tim and Heinz.