Saturday, October 20, 2018

Calendar of Events for 2018


Saturday 6 October 2018

“Chanting Clears the Mind & Revitalises the Spirit”

Join in at our next chant session at the Mt Duneed Hall.
We will start the program with a Discourse from 1 – 2pm followed by our Chanting Program.  Govinda and Manu will lead us in the chanting.  We will end the session with afternoon tea.

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Mt Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mt Duneed
Cost: $5.00

All Welcome!


Meditation for Change Workshop – Part 2

Sunday 14 October 2018

Because of the depth of this subject it was impossible to cover all the important areas in one session.

We will continue exploring how a regular meditation practice will lead to altered states of mind resulting in quicker recovery from stress and a calmer state of mind.

The aim should be a gradual refinement of character rather than dramatic spiritual experiences.

If you did not attend Part 1 you will still benefit from Part 2.  Everyone is welcome.

Date: Sunday 14 October 2018 from 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Mt Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mt Duneed
Cost: $51.00


Embracing Change Retreat

Friday 9 Nov – Sunday 11 November 2018
(Save the dates)

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 2 night retreat at Sokil Arts Eco Retreat.

Sokil Arts Eco Retreat is located within a peaceful valley, completely surrounded by the Great Otway National Park, with the Great Ocean Road and Anglesea- Aireys Inlet nearby.

The retreat will be for 2 nights and 2 days and includes: Vegetarian Yogic Meals, Meditations, Workshops, Discourses, Japa Walks and Chanting.

Cost: $351

Make time for yourself…..

More information will be uploaded soon.


Ekadasi Fast and Festivals

Ekadasi Fast Days for September, October & November 2018

September 6 and 20
October 5 and 20
November 3 and 19

Samata Yoga Event Calander including Ekadasi Fast dates Chanting and Festivals for 2018

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We recognize and celebrate the following festivals

Shivratri Festival February 13
Lord Shiva’s Great Night celebrated with fasting, chanting, meditation and feasting.
Date:   Tuesday 13 February from 6.30pm
Venue: West Preston Baptist Church, 108a Cramer Street, West Preston

Ram Navmi Festival March 25Ram Navmi 2015 Photo
Celebration of Lord Rama – God of Orderly Good Works.
Date:   Sunday 25 March from 1.00 – 3.00pm
Venue: Bittern Community Hall, 2426 Frankston-Flinders Road, Bittern VIC 3918

 We celebrated Ram Navmi in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens March 2015 with a chanting program followed by a picnic.  As you can see it was a joyful occasion on a beautiful sunny Saturday.



Guru Purnima Festival July 27
Devotional worship of the Guru as the spiritual teacher
Date:   Sunday 22 July 2018 from 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Mt Duneed Hall, 40 Mt Duneed Road, Mt Duneed.

Krishna Janashmati Festival September 1
Celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth at midnight

Durga Ashtami Festival October 17
Appearance of the Goddess Durga. She who is incomprehensible and difficult to reach (Celebration details… tba)

Diwali Festival November 7
The festival of light celebrating the return of Lord Rama
We will celebrate Diwali at our retreat 9 – 11 November 2018

Yoga Centre Locations in Victoria
St Kilda – CSF room Christchurch 14 Acland Street St Kilda
West Preston Baptist Church – 108 Cramer Street West Preston