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

August 2 – 8, 2018. Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

August 2 – 8, 2018. Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

The Heart of Wisdom.

A silent Insight/Vipassana Retreat

August 2-8, Sangsurya Byron Bay

Contact Radha:

Further information to be… Read More


September 12 – October 6, Israel.

September 12 – October 6, Israel.

Israel. EIN DOR September 12-15 EIN DOR September 16-22 for experienced meditators EIN DOR September 23-29 (open to all) TEL AVIV and JERUSALEM : Various events from Sept 30-October 6 Further details of my program in Israel are to be… Read More

August 31 – September 6, Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

August 31 – September 6, Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

Awakening to Wisdom and Insight. August 31 September 6, Sangsurya, Byron Bay Teachers: Ellen Davison and Radha Nicholson Contact Victoria: Cost: $645 for food and… Read More

December 1 – 7, Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

December 1 – 8, Sangsurya Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

Dharma Inquiry Program. December 1-8, Sangsurya, Australia. Teacher: Radha Nicholson Details to be advised Contact Radha:… 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.