Special Events

Enrich your life with with new perspectives.

  • Women's Empowerment Group
  • The Creativity Project
  • The Happiness Project
  • Emotional Intelligence and Mindful Leadership
  • Be Inspired by your Life
  • Awakening the Dreamer
    Changing the Dream Symposium
  • Bringing Spirituality to Life
  • Synergies Dialogue Series & Symposium  

Our special interest groups, workshops and concerts of local and international presenters offer great opportunities for personal growth.

Our special events run in the evenings or as day events. Our project workshops are multi session events. 

Please book using the calendar on your left. 

 

Our programs are suitable for people of all ages, cultures and faith.  No prior knowledge or experience is required to join our sessions. Anyone with an open mind is welcome. Our programs are inspired and based on the meditation practice of Raja Yoga from the Brahma Kumaris. All events are offered free of charge with admission by donation.

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Women's Empowerment Group

Overview

The Women's Empowerment Group is the initiative of a group of professional women from diverse creative backgrounds. As a committed group who meet regularly with invited speakers for public talks, our aim is to project the female image in a very positive light, to bring about a shift in the perception of women, and empower women to find their voice and take their place in the world with confidence, strength and pride. 

This dynamic group meets fortnightly, focusing on a particular topic, to explore practical spiritual strength in life. We invite outstanding women for a short talk on the topic which is followed by an interactive group discussion that explores the topic further. Our group is open to all, is non-denominational and welcomes those wishing to develop self-understanding in a friendly supportive environment; come and discover and nourish your authentic self. There will be meditation, talk, dialogue and networking opportunities.

Gentle Men welcome!

www.WomensEmpowermentGroup.com

The Creativity Project

 

Overview

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Discovering & Recovering your CREATIVITY
How can you unleash the creative spirit within yourself?

Many of us wish we were more creative and sense we are more creative, but unable to effectively tap that creative force. We hunger for what might be called creative living! While there is no quick fix for instant, pain-free creativity, creative recovery is a teachable, trackable spiritual process. Each of us is highly complex and highly individual, yet there are common recognisable denominators to the creative recovery process

 

Format

This is a course consisting of ongoing twelve sessions. Our aim is to find the trail, establish our footing and begin the climb. The creative surprises that open will quickly excite you. This course consists of information, reflections, exercises and a weekly check-in. Much of the exercises are really play and the course takes one and a half hour each session. 

 

What's in it for you?

  • Be empowered to establish and sustain passion, creativity, energy and courage inside yourself 
  • Gain insight into the practical application of creativity skills and an understanding of your own creativity preferences and those of others 
  • Unlock creative potential and increase well-being 
  • Challenge, engage and motivate yourself 
  • Creative 'out-of-the-box' thinking 
  • Improve self esteem 
  • Enhance communication and sense of purpose 
  • Energise and add variety to your own creative activity 
  • Release tension and frustration in a constructive environment and reduce stress 
  • Learn to become a co-creator with the Creator
 

Discovering & Recovering your creativity | Sessions

Session # 1 | Recovering a Sense of Safety

This first session initiates your creative recovery. You may feel both giddy and defiant, hopeful and skeptical. The information, the tasks and exercises aim at allowing you to establish a sense of safety, which will enable you to explore your creativity with less fear.

Meet the two rivaling forces within yourself: Your Enemy within, resembled by your core negative beliefs and your Ally within, your affirmative tools.

Session # 2 | Recovering a Sense of Identity

The second session addresses self-definition as a major component of creative recovery. You may find yourself drawing new boundaries and staking out new territories as your personal needs, desires, and interests announce themselves. The information and tools are aimed at moving you into your personal identity, a self-defined you.

Learn to pay attention to the now and air your deeply held skepticism and doubts, otherwise they will sabotage us, by consciously exercising in open-mindedness.

Session # 3 | Recovering a Sense of Power

This third session may find you dealing with unaccustomed bursts of energy and sharp peaks of anger, joy and grief. You are coming into your power as the illusory hold of your previously accepted limits is shaken. You will be asked to consciously experiment with spiritual open-mindedness.

Dealing with shame and criticism when being creative means to examine it, learn your lesson, face it and commit to do something creative. Creativity is the only cure for criticism.

Session # 4 | Recovering a Sense of Integrity

This session may find you with grappling with changing self-definition. The information, task and exercises are designed to catapult you into productive introspection and integration of new self-awareness. This may be both very difficult and extremely exciting for you.

Honest changes wait for you by excavating your sub-conscious dreams. As blocked creatives, we can be very creative at wriggling out of things.

Session # 5 | Recovering a Sense of Possibility

In this session you are being asked to examine your payoffs in remaining stuck.. You will explore how you curtail your own possibilities by placing limits on the good you can receive. You will examine the cost of settling for appearing good instead of being authentic. You may find yourself thinking about radical changes, no longer ruling out your growth by making others the cause of your constriction.

Session # 6 | Recovering a Sense of Abundance

In this session you tackle a major creative block - money. You are asked to really look at your own ideas around the supreme Creator, money, and creative abundance. We will explore the ways in which your attitudes limit abundance in your current life. You will be introduced to counting, a block-busting tool for clarity and right use of funds. This session may feel volatile.

Session # 7 | Recovering a Sense of Connection

We turn this session to the practice of right attitudes for creativity. The emphasis is on your receptive as well as active skills. The information, exercises and tasks aim at excavating areas of genuine creative interest as you connect with your personal dreams.

Session # 8 | Recovering a Sense of Strength

This session tackles another major creative block: time. You will explore the ways in which you have used your perception of time to reclude taking creative risks. You will identify immediate and practical changes you can make in your current life. You will excavate the early conditioning that may have encouraged you to settle for far less than you desire creatively.

Session # 9 | Recovering a Sense of Compassion

This session finds us facing the internal blocks to creativity. It may be tempting to abondon ship at this point. Don’t! We will explore and acknowledge the emotional difficulties that beset us in the past as we made creative efforts. We will undertake healing the shame of past failures. We will gain in compassion as we reparent the frightened artist child who yearns for creative accomplishment. We will learn tools to dismantle emotional blocks and support renewed risk.

Session # 10 | Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection

This session we explore the perils that can ambush us on our creative path. Because creativity is a spiritual issue, many of the perils are spiritual perils. In the tasks and exercises of this session, we search out the toxic patterns we cling to that block our creative flow.

Session # 11 | Recovering a Sense of Autonomy

This session we focus on our artistic autonomy. We examine the ongoing ways in which we must nurture and accept ourselves as artists. We explore the behaviours that can strengthen our spiritual base and therefore, our creative power. We take a special look at the ways in which success must be handled in order that we not sabotage our freedom.

Session # 12 | Recovering a Sense of Faith

In this final session we acknowledge the inherently mysterious spiritual heart of creativity. We address the fact that creativity requires receptivity and profound trust-capacities we have developed through our work in this course. We set our creative aims and take a special look at last-minute sabotage. We renew our commitment to the use of the tools.

The Happiness Project

Overview

Happiness is a journey, ! not a destination, so there’s no better time to create your happiest life…. The Happiness Project is about discovering and celebrating your real self and the little things in life … and about raising awareness ! Join us for a series of self examining sessions, of how to discover and reach your complete, content and happy state of being, your higher meaning and purpose of life, so you can thrive and reach your dreams. Welcome to a down to earth, practical approach and DIY guide to the Art of Living to discover your ‘Self’, what you want in your life and how to create it …

 

Project Schedule

Session 1 | Searching for Meaning – Discovering Happiness
Which resource of meaning is yours ?

Session 2 |  What Makes You Happy?
What does Happiness mean to you. Discover how to welcome more meaning + happiness into your life.

Session 3 |  Six Steps to Happiness
Discover the secrets of your happiness and exercises for a positive day to day life?

Session 4 | Gratitude – the Magic to Change bad Habits
Refocus on the positive in your life and findi a new sense of fulfilment

Session 5 | Energy Check - De-clutterExplore your energy levels of mind, body + soul and your immediate environment, your home, your work - whatever. 

Session 6 | Health & Wellbeing
Creating your Balance Mind – Body – Surroundings: a holistic check-up

Session 7 | My Perfect Life !
Goal Setting – create a road map where you want to go, what you want to achieve and how to create a clear vision of how to get there – one step at a time.

Session 8 | Relationships – Community
Discover your generosity – clarity and compassion

Session 9 | Career & Occupation
 
Explore what you really love + do more what makes you happy

Session 10 | Taking Control of my Life - Attitude Audit
Are you in control of your life? Expand your self-awareness

Session 11 | My Dreams – Me Time – Newness
Explore your dreams, passions, purpose and meaning + needs

Session 12 | My Goal Achievements - Five Key Goals
Reflect on your goal achievements and your key goals that will make a true and lasting positive impact on your happiness. 

Emotional Intelligence and Mindful Leadership 

Overview

Reinventing Leadership | Leading with Mindfulness, Passion & Values

Introducing skills such as mindfulness, compassion + authenticity to create more well-being, innovation, fulfillment + productivity at work. These skills enhance performance + create thriving workplaces where people are more creative, healthy + productive, which in turn increases profits, reduces costs and finding focus in a stressed-out, multi-tasking culture.

 

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Be Inspirited by Your Life

Overview

An evening of guided meditation and conversation where you can be inspired by the wonder of your own life and gather the strength to live YOUR life to the full!

CONNECTION - PERSONAL DISCOVERY - IN.SIGHT - No meditation experience required.

 

Facilitator

Casey-Ann Wainer, is a high school teacher with a background in the performing arts. She is passionate about the power and peace that comes from living an authentic life and inspiring others to do the same

Awakening the Dreamer
Changing the Dream Symposium

Overview

This forum is a profound inquiry into a bold vision, to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on Earth.

Through dynamic group interactions, leading edge information and inspiring multi media, participants are invited to reconnect with their deep concern for our world, and are empowered to make a difference. If you are ready to explore what this vision means for you, and the opportunity to create an inspiring future, we invite you to attend. ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ (Gandhi)

This Symposium is a world wide collaboration between the Brahma Kumaris and the Pachamama Alliance / Be the Change Australia.

Through dynamic group interactions, leading edge information and inspiring multi media, participants are invited to reconnect with their deep concern for our world, and are empowered to make a difference. If you are ready to explore what this vision means for you, and the opportunity to create an inspiring future, we invite you to attend. ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ (Gandhi)

This Symposium is a world wide collaboration between the Brahma Kumaris and the Pachamama Alliance / Be the Change Australia.

 

Presenters

Dr Ben-Zion Weiss – Social Ecologist University of Western Sydney, academic research on Creative Consciousness and Global Citizenship

Bozena Sawa – NSW Coordinator Be the Change Australia, Assistant Financial Planner at Strategic Wealthcare

Victoria Phillips – qualified whole foods chef, counselor of East-West Community Health Centre, London, co-director of Australian School of Macrobiotics, active participant of Transition Sydney, Bondi

Conny Dietzschold, director of Synergies Symposia & Dialogues ‘New Consciousness for our Future’ 2010-12, curator, lecturer on int’l art, motivation and passion in professional development for visual artists

Florian Schaeffer, Technical Business Analyst (Computer Systems & Business Processes & Software Solutions), co-founder meditation space

Synergies Dialogue Series & Symposium

Overview

From 2010 we organised a series of Inner Dialogues. The Inner Dialogues were conversations about the state of our inner world and its influence on our relationships, our work and quality of life. The sessions were informal and friendly and were punctuated with some quiet reflection and meditation.