Program | August 2017

Dear Friends of the meditation space,

Please find attached our program of events for the month of August.

Continuing with SAM, an empowering self-development group run by men for men, aiming to explore the spirit of man through informative dialogue, honest interaction and the silence of meditation. SAM - Spirituality and Men, meets on the first Wednesday of every month. This month's guest speaker is Graeme Cowan, who will talk on 'The Overlooked (and critical) key to Men's Well-Being'. Graeme worked in senior leadership positions but then went through a five year episode of depression. He emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can build our own resilience, mood and performance. He is now an international acclaimed author and speaker, written four books, amongst the bestseller 'Back From the Brink' and is the co-founder of R U OK ?

Our special guest speaker of the Women's Empowerment Group is the founder and director of Mandala Yoga Anita Modok. Anita's passion for movement, music and art are infused in her teaching. Originally trained as in classical ballet, Anita founded Sydney Corporate Yoga.  Previously Anita had senior roles in the arts, media and marketing. She worked globally for The Big Backyard, NIDA, News Ltd. Screen rights, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. She is also a photographic and media artist and a filmmaker. Anita will be sharing her story on the topic 'From the Inside Out'.

We also invited back Dr Devorah Wainer, who ran a very successful session in the beginning of the year with the topic 'Emotional Overwhelm - Coming Back to Balance'. This is a workshop with Devorah not to be missed, who sees herself as a companion soul-traveller. She is a meditator, has studied spiritual knowledge for 40 years and works now at the Sydney University in the Human Rights Institute. She lectures at universities internationally and for the past 19 years Devorah has advocated for asylum seeking refugees. She is also the author of 'Beyond the Wire'.

This month we have a very special lunchtime meditation, with Judy Johnson, visiting from Canada. Judy, a longtime meditator and professional facilitator and coach, will be speaking the meditation commentary together with crystal singing bowls.

And as for this month's courses, please feel welcome to explore a four-step sequence Seminar on Inner Leadership,  finding a sense of Identity, Purpose, Direction and Sustaining the journey and the five sessions on the Mindfulness Course. The practice of mindfulness supports to focus your attention and intend of action and learning to live more in the moment without being judgemental.This month we have one very special lunchtime meditation, with Judy Johnson, visiting from Canada. Judy, a longtime meditator and professional facilitator, will be speaking the meditation commentary together with crystal singing bowls.

Wishing you an enjoyable last month of winter, nurture that self compassion and keep warm. 

We hope as always that this month's events will motivate, inspire and empower you and we look forward to welcoming you to the centre. 

And..., if you find these topics valuable, please share this information with your network and bring a friend. 

Love and Kindness

Warmly Conny

on behalf of the meditation space team

 

city fringe
meditation space
brahma kumaris australia    
99 crown street
east sydney 2010
0405 994 099

eastsydney@au.brahmakumaris.org
www.meditationspace.com.au

 

 

Program | July 2017

Dear Friends of the meditation space,

Please find attached our program of events for the month of July.

We continue with SAM, an empowering self-development group run by men for men, aiming to explore the spirit of man through informative dialogue, honest interaction and the silence of meditation. SAM - Spirituality and Men, meets on the first Wednesday of every month. This month's guest speaker is James Adcock, who comes from a background of architecture and music, mixed with yoga and meditation. James believes that spirituality isn't about the number of self-help books you read, but rather about 'Simplicity in Spirituality'.

Our special guest speaker of the Women's Empowerment Group is grammy nominated sacred music singer Carmelia Baynie. Carmelia will talk about WOMEN AND THE VOICE OF THE DIVINE, reminding us to rediscover our authentic, powerful, beautiful, instinctive and sacred voices. Carmelia finds that, as women we have a responsibility, our birth rite - to express her truth, from that deep and wondrously interconnected place of divinity.

Please also join us in welcoming a special guest visiting from Sao Paulo, author, consultant and personal development coach Ken O'Donnell, who will be talking about  'Leadership and Trust Building'. Ken, originally from Australia, will share profound and practical insights into developing a fulfilling spiritual lifestyle to manage personal and workplace issues. He will invite you to explore and be practically guided in the simple art of meditation and its relevance, as a support to your leadership, either your own or of others.

If you are interested 'How to' become peaceful, and want to know the differencebetween non-violence and peace, don't miss this two-part workshop run by Casey Wainer, currently a high school and meditation teacher, as well as a graduate of the Non-Violent Interfaith Leadership program 2017.   Exploring non-violence as a framework for living and experiencing peace with ourselves and in our life is the core address of these sessions.

And as we are half way through the year, its time to check our outset of goals for 2017. There are four sessions to guide you to understand and acknowledge your old habits and get an action plan to change and form new habits, as well as celebrating your good habits that you like to keep. 'Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going'.  Welcome to Habit Inspirations.

Also watch out for the special screening of AS SHE IS, a 41 minute meditative film on restoring the sacred balance by Megan McFeelywinner at the Female Eye Film Festival 2016, best documentary.

Wishing you an enjoyable month of July, be kind to yourself and keep warm. 

We hope as always that this month's events will motivate, inspire and empower you and we look forward to welcoming you to the centre. 

And..., if you find these topics valuable, please share this information with your network and bring a friend. And if you wish to support our activities on an ongoing basis, we have upgraded our donation module on our website, which allows you now to also make re-occurring donations online. This link is available on the bottom of our website.

Love and Kindness
Warmly Conny
on behalf of the meditation space team

 

PDF Program below: 

We are a community without physical barriers

Staying connected by merging offline with online 

city fringe meditation space aim is to provide meditation and personal-development seminars to the community with no barriers. We have addressed the financial barrier through our donate as you feel business model. 

However, we have heard very often that people of our community could not attend to some of our sessions as they had to work late, were traveling or simply could not get to us for other reasons. We have had requests for recordings which we could not followup as we did not have the processes nor the technology in place to support this.

We believe we do now have the processes and the technology to support a community without physical barriers through the support of new online tools by merging offline with online.

The aim is to allow

  • remote event participation
  • recorded event playback
  • community sharing
  • community conversations
  • questions and answer sessions

We are a community without financial barriers

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. 

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.

 

We have a new Online Donation Portal

We have embedded a new online donation portal powered by MoonCleark on our website, which will make it even easier for you to donate online. MoonCleark is fully secure and manages all payment details. You can perform as before One Time donations. The new portal additionally allows you to setup recurring donations with full control to change or cancel it at any time. You will always be in full control. 

Please check it out and let us know what you think.