Community Dinner & Kirtan
Everyone is welcome to this beautiful Community Dinner & Kirtan.
Drop in for any of the sessions or stay the whole night for complete inner nourishment and happiness.
The evening will flows as follows:
6.00pm Hatha Yoga ($12 casual class)
7.30pm Delicious Vegan Dinner made with love (by donation)
8.00pm Kirtan Meditation Circle (donations welcome)
Experience the deeply relaxing and restorative effect of kirtan meditation. This ancient practice can help you overcome stress and anxieties, help relieve tension and calm the mind.
Fully guided breathing, mindfulness meditation, kirtan and amazing delicious food. Come along and enjoy beautiful meditation, relax, and share a meal with like-minded people under the stars (weather permitting)!
When: Last Wednesday of every month (except January & December) | 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Where: Lyons Community Centre, 25 Damabila Dr
Restorative Yoga Workshop
The speed at which we all seem to live our lives these days – rushing to and fro with jobs and family commitments – leaves many of us chronically tired and stressed with very few opportunities to recharge our batteries.
This is where Restorative Yoga comes in. It is a deeply relaxing practice – there is no striving to achieve the perfect pose, no ‘working the edge’. It is simply an opportunity for deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
If you’ve been to even one regular yoga asana class then you will find the poses familiar. Your teacher Karli will guide you into each asana where you will be deeply supported by yoga props.
The session will also include yoga nidra, breathwork, and kirtan meditation for holistic nourishment of body, mind and soul. Finish with delicious bliss balls and homemade iced tea!
Limited to a maximum of 15 participants, book now to secure your spot!
2pm to 4pm Saturday 31st August
Casuarina Library Meeting Room
$25 per person, bookings essential
Chant for Peace with Pralad & the Chants
Chant for Peace is your opportunity to deep dive into the ocean of spiritual bliss that is kirtan meditation. It is a sanctuary to melt away your stresses and satisfy your soul’s innermost needs.
Featuring international kirtan leaders Pralad and The Chants who will take us on an acoustic kirtan journey to inner peace and a fulfilled heart. Join us in the beautiful setting of the botanic gardens with the glorious sunset and into the night!
Think uplifting and melodious music, heart touching kirtan, an ambient atmosphere and of course delicious vegan meal.
For the world to be peaceful we need to be peaceful within ourselves, but how can we find inner-peace? We can find inner-peace in sacred sound or mantra. Let’s join together and celebrate by immersing ourselves in an evening of blissful kirtan meditation and take that journey together as true brothers and sisters to a world of inner peace and harmony.
Bring a picnic blanket and cushion/chair
Friday 6th September | 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Holtze Lawn, George Brown Botanic Gardens
$10 per person for dinner, free for kirtan
Taming the Mind
This half day workshop with internationally renowned Vedic scholar and meditation teacher Acharya Das, aims to address one of the root causes of discontent and lack of peace in our lives – the mind. You will discover the knowledge and a simple process which will help lead you to a journey back to inner peace and happiness.
The guided meditations and wisdom will introduce you to a peace of mind which is not in any way dependent on what is happening in your life. This inner peace can become a lifeline when life gets challenging and a means to transcend limitations and fulfill our basic human wish for genuine happiness and fulfillment. By developing this inner quality through meditation and mindfulness, we will gradually improve our day-to-day happiness, begin living our best life – being true to who we are, and naturally become more beneficial to the lives of those we love.
This workshop will include two sessions of a mixture of talks and guided meditations as well as opportunities to ask questions and discuss the topic.
There will be a break in the middle for afternoon tea and a chance to meet other like-minded people. The workshop is very suitable for beginners but also those who have been meditating for a while and would like to reflect on how to deepen their practice.
Saturday 7th September | 1pm to 5pm
Browns Mart Theatre
Entry by donation
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
The auspicious advent of Sri Krishna is a worldwide time of joyous celebrations!
We invite you to join us in observing the globally celebrated Sri Krishna Janmastami Festival. There will be chanting, dancing, feasting, songs and storytelling as well as a beautiful bathing ceremony. Immerse yourself in an evening of festivities and feel completely spiritually recharged!
This year, we are super excited to have Acharya Das join us! His spellbinding storytelling along with heartfelt kirtan and bhajans will leave you feeling inspired, uplifted and open hearted. To hear from such an amazing person is an opportunity not to be missed.
Come together with hundreds of souls for this devotional festival as we celebrate the universally renowned jewel of yoga wisdom and the embodiment of spiritual love – The Supreme Being, Sri Krishna.
Sunday 8th September | 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Nightcliff Community Centre | Bauhinia St Nightcliff
Everyone is welcome to attend
FREE, donations welcome
Transform Your Life with Meditation
Discover how we can add an enjoyable meditation practice to our lives, in a way that suits our circumstances. This practical course will give us the tools we need to kick start a meditation practice.
Meditation can transform our lives so that we experience deeper peace, happiness and clarity of mind. It gives us a firm foundation for our lives so that we can weather the storms of life!
Meditation has been proven to:
– Improve quality of life
– Increase mental focus
– Increase confidence
– Develop positive traits like compassion, forgiveness and kindness
– And so much more!
This course is suitable for absolute beginners to advanced practitioners, and consists of guided meditations, mindfulness, yoga philosophy talks, kirtan and Q & A time. Our meditation teachers are warm, friendly and have had 7+ years’ experience in teaching meditation.
This 3 part course runs on 3 consecutive Monday evenings:
Cost: $20 with a take home meditation kit to assist in your ultimate self-care practice
Or by donation without the meditation kit