About city fringe meditation space

We work towards a world where love, trust and respect as well as generosity and kindness rule

We are part of Brahma Kumaris Australia a unique not for profit spiritual organisation. At East Sydney Centre we adopt a modern and contemporary western interpretation. Our program focus on practical meditations and personal development topics to help the individual as well as the wider community to grow in a convenient pace. Our program provides a blend of talks, workshops and meditation sessions to fit  a common busy live style. We offer daily opportunities to learn, experiment and recharge on an ongoing basis suitable for new beginners as well as seasoned meditators.

We believe that meditation and personal development courses can improve on peoples quality of life. Our diverse program include weekly events, regular courses and special events. Most programs are run in the evening with some in the morning and midday.  All programs are suitable for beginners and to those familiar with meditation. Our community includes people of all ages, faith and cultures. 

Testimonials show that coming to the city fringe meditation space increase inner balance and happiness. People also feel more calm & relaxed with less internal chatter. Some feel stronger self-esteem & self worth. Others find that their resilience to deal with day to day challenges has increased. Overall people feel an increased joy in life.

We feel that access to such opportunities for change and spiritual knowledge is of high value and should be easily available to everyone. We therefore offer all our events on a donate as you feel business model. To support the ongoing activities, we invite everyone to contribute financially with an minimum amount of the price of a cup of coffee and a movie ticket. Donations can be given On-Site Donation Boxes, during the registration process or online via our One Time & Recurring Donation Portal. We are very grateful for all contributions received.

A big thanks to our many volunteers & presenters who support our activities with their wealth of experience, generosity and kindness.

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
— Tyron Edwards

Our Values

We believe that our true nature is peace & love.

  • Caring for people: Providing a holistic program offering meditation and personal development courses and talks where money is no concern
  • Promoting Multiculturalism: Fostering an environment of inclusion not exclusion
  • Extending/Spreading: The awareness that the self is a being of unconditional love for the divine, God and humanity
  • Encouraging: People of all faith, religion and cultural backgrounds to be active citizens and adopt the slogan we change the world through one act of kindness at a time. 
  • Human Dignity: Respecting the sanctity of life and affirm the worth of all people, animals and the environment
  • Social Justice: Acting with Integrity and fairness, without discrimination, and being an advocate for the disadvantaged by managing all resources responsibly and sustainably
  • Self-Respect: Respecting the self and everyone else as learning individuals on the path to peace and contentment.
  • Compassion: Engaging others in the spirit of inclusion and addressing their needs. 
  • Community: Owning our common humanity as we engage with people, working and journeying together, for building strength and courage to deal with day-to-day challenges. 
  • Hope: Work for healing of the self and its relationships to others as the basis for change. 
  • Ongoing Change: As I change, the world changes. 
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
— Maya Angelou

Our Team

we are here for you  

Conny Dietzschold

Conny Dietzschold

Conny Dietzschold, Conny Dietzschold, coach and teacher in the field of personal development and meditation since 40 years, inspirational speaker internationally and an expert in event organisation since 1984 (conferences, congress, symposia and dialogues on 'New Consciousness for our Future'). She is one of the pioneers of the Brahma Kumaris’ work in Germany and has been initiator of major events and projects in Cologne since 1980. She founded several Meditation Centers in Germany for 15 years and was the national coordinator for Brahma Kumaris Germany until 1998. She is based in Sydney since 2001 and co-founded the meditation space - Center for Meditation and Personal Development in East Sydney in 2006.

She is also the founder and organiser of WEGs Women’s Empowerment Group, running fortnightly from 2012 - 2018. More than six years Conny is coaching + teaching meditation on a weekly basis to the staff of Cancer Council, Cancer Institute Sydney, Mental Health Association and the Heart Foundation. Some of the select corporates Conny conducted corporate Mindfulness sessions are Toyota,  MTV, Pacific Magazines - Channel 9, Monumental Marketing Agency, and Ashurst International Law Firm.

She is the creator of the 12-Session course 'The Happiness Project' and the 12-Session course ‘The Creativity Project - Discovering and Recovering your Creativity’, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Course + Masterclasses + R.A.I.N., How to change Habits, Mindful Self-Compassion, 13-Session series 'Simple Living’ and a 9-Session course ‘So You Think You Can Work’.

Conny is also offering Sift and Sound Baths Meditations with a large collection of singing bowls and bells. More information on her offerings can be found on eventbrite: https://sound-bath-meditations-sydney.eventbrite.com.au

Conny is actively involved in the international visual art scene with a passion for a dynamic cultural exchange. Since 1989 Conny is the curator and director of Conny Dietzschold Galleries, Sydney, Cologne and Hong Kong. She curates exhibitions for art institutions such as ACMI, Penrith Regional Gallery, Pt. Macquarie Regional Gallery, writes for art magazines and lectures at museums on art and values in Germany and Australia, like ACMI Melbourne, ACP and Tin Sheds - Sydney. From 2012 until 2013 she freelanced as an academic lecturer on motivation and creative innovative thinking at COFA, University of NSW. 

Florian Schaeffer

Florian Schaeffer

Florian Schaeffer, Technical Business Analyst, meditator since 1985 and co-founder meditation space

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
— Kahlil Gibran

We value your support

You can help us

Our operation at Brahma Kumaris Australia, East Sydney Centre @ city fringe meditation space is made possible by your generosity. We operate based on trust and generosity of our community. We won’t be here without your generosity towards city fringe meditation space.  If you are happy with our programs and if you have benefited from any of our events please

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
— Buddha

One Time & Recurring Donations

Your Generosity Matters

as we are 100% funded through your contributions. Your ongoing support allows us to keep offering the programs you love and allows you to take continued benefit.

city fringe meditation space aim is to provide meditation and personal-development seminars to the community with no barriers. We like to see that everyone can take as much benefit as they like by coming to the centre without there being any financial barrier to those who are limited in what they can give back and contribute. We offer therefore all our events on a donate as you feel basis, so everyone can give back based on the value received and based on each ones personal financial situation. We have faith that in our community some will give more to make up for what others give less. 

We are faced with the same overheads of rent and other program related expenses as a normal business providing courses and talks on a daily basis and for which many charge on average $25-35 per hour. Our business model relies on 100% funding via your contributions as well as the generosity of our volunteers and presenters who kindly donate their time. We have to be fully self sufficient as there is no extra funding coming from the outside like Brahma Kumaris Australia, as some of you believe. Our committed core team makes sure that any financial short fall is always taken care off to keep the program running.  

All donations we receive are a commentary on the generosity of our community. Every contribution counts and has an impact on our ability to continue to provide an excellent experience to our community that is you, our participants, regular student and presenters. Be part of a community, which will change the world through one act of kindness at a time. 

You can donate to Brahma Kumaris Australia, East Sydney Centre @ city fringe meditation space using either of the following three methods:


via our donation boxes
at the centre

Bank Transfer

Bank: ANZ Darlinghurst
Account Name: Brahma Kumaris Australia
BSB: 012 140
Account No: 254 113 187
Payment Reference: East Sydney

How much should I donate?

We are asked this question again and again. We would like you to pause for a moment and ask yourself the simple question: What value do you get form coming here and what you can afford to give? Think about this for a minute. This will give you your answer. For some of our community the value they get from coming here is invaluable. On the other had the financial situation of everyone is very different. Some can give and contribute more and others less. We have great faith that in our community some will give more as an act of kindness to make up for others who can only give less. 

In terms of a number we feel the minimum contribution should be around cup of coffee for a short session and around a cinema ticket for a longer session. In our ticket system, we suggest a minimum contribution amount of $5 for a short and $10 for a longer session.

If you like to setup a recurring online donation you could simply add up how much you normally contribute per week or month and set this as your recurring contribution amount. This way you no longer need to bring cash to donate on site. You can then also ask to join our new online study group and stay connected from home or when you travel.  

Feel free to contact us for any further details or questions you might have.

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
— Maya Angelou

Thank You

We hope to see you back soon. 

We are very grateful for your generosity, co-operation and ongoing support. Your presence and contributions enable us to offer our program you love and to grow collectively with every event.

It feels good to be part of a unique financial model that is centred on the values of trust, generosity and respect that gives people the opportunity to personally grow and learn by attending meditation and personal development courses, events and talks, regardless of their financial situation. 

We do this, because everyone has the right to feel peaceful, have self-respect and learn how to love the self and others. Everyone should be able to hear about and foster such intrinsic values and abilities. Our financial donate as you feel model offers you and everyone else the ability to come and take as much benefit as you like without any financial hurdles. 

Everyone is welcome.

the team of
city fringe meditation space


PS: Special acknowledgement to the incredible passion, enthusiasm and generosity of Conny & Florian and the team of presenters and volunteers for without them all of this would not be possible.

Every day is a celebration because instead of waiting for happy endings, we open our eyes to the wonder of life, to see the humour and magic in each moment. Delighted in the way things turn out, amazed at the beauty of it all.