Calendar of Events for 2019
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* 108 Day Collective Meditation Challenge *
We invite you to join us for a 108 day collective meditation challenge beginning April 1st, 2019.
Aimed at establishing a solid foundation in meditation practise, Kabir will provide all those who register with a short daily text message that will touch on aspects of the origins and practise of meditation.
This will serve to unite practitioners with a sense of collective camaraderie while you establish your practise at home and at a time of your choosing.
It is free to join!
Kabir has over 13 years experience as a teacher of transcendental meditation under the guidance of Swami Durgananda, head of Samata Samashti Dharma Yoga Australia.
To register contact Jen: 0458 688 250
“Chanting Clears the Mind & Revitalises the Spirit”
We host monthly chanting on the first Sunday of each month from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Govinda leads us in the chanting. To listen to chanting sample Click Here.
We end the session with afternoon tea.
In the warmer months we meet in the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens (Gate C) and in the colder months we meet at Mt Duneed Hall in Geelong.
20 January – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
3 February – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
3 March – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
7 April – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
5 May – Mt Duneed Hall
2 June – Mt Duneed Hall
7 July – Mt Duneed Hall
4 August – Mt Duneed Hall
1 September – Mt Duneed Hall
6 October – Melbourne Royal Botanical Garden
3 November – Melbourne Royal Botanical Garden
1 December – Melbourne Royal Botanical Garden
Kabir will be leading a study of newly released book “Samata Yoga – A book on practical Ray Yoga” written by his Holiness Neelkanth Maharaj and Swami Durgananda.
This study will be offered monthly on a Sunday afternoon in a relaxed environment offering you the opportunity to ask questions to help your understanding of the book and its teachings.
20 January (1.00 – 2.00 pm) Before chanting session – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
3 February (1.00 – 2.00 pm) Before chanting session – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
3 March – (1.00 – 2.00 pm) Before chanting session – Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens
19 May (2.00 – 4.00 pm) 2/18 Foam Court, Torquay
21 July (2.00 – 4.00 pm) 2/18 Foam Court, Torquay
18 August (2.00 – 4.00 pm) 2/18 Foam Court, Torquay
20 October (2.00 – 4.00 pm) 2/18 Foam Court, Torquay
17 November (2.00 – 4.00 pm) 2/18 Foam Court, Torquay
Workshop Presentations by Kabir
“Finding Inner Peace” Workshops
Kabir is an excellent teacher and presenter who will be presenting a 3-parts series of workshops on the followings dates.
“In the first workshop of the year we will examine the levels of the mind that require refinement to attain inner peace.”
Dates: Sunday 17 March, Sunday 16 June, Sunday 15 September
Times: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Location: Mt Duneed Hall, Mt Duneed
2019 Annual Retreat – “Inner Mindfulness Retreat”
18 – 20 October 2019 (save the dates)
Our retreat this year will be held at Coastal Forest Lodge in Anglesea.
Coastal Forest Lodge is a beautiful 196 acre property just off the Great Ocean Road, 6km before Angelsea. Coastal Forest Lodge is set in a pristine rural & natural bush environment with abundant wildlife, a friendly petting paddock, beautiful bushwalks & a spectacular wedge-tailed eagles nest.
The special en suite cabins were host to athletes at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. All accommodation is clean & in excellent condition. CFL is well kept with a bright & vibrant feel.
The theme for this year is “Inner Mindfulness” and this retreat will provide you with the opportunity to switch off from your daily busy life and turn your attention inwards.
During the retreat you will enjoy vegetarian meals, meditation, workshops, discourses, japa walks and chanting sessions. We will also be celebrating Diwali on Saturday evening.
The retreat energy and environment will allow you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and body sensations. In this safe environment and with like-minded people you will have the opportunity to reflect and grow spiritually.
Quoting Swami Durgananda …
“Spend some time with yourself and get to know yourself. Know yourself, know God”
For enquiries please contact Kabir: 0428 673 077
Registration forms will be uploaded soon.
Ekadasi Fast Days
January 2 and 18
February 1 and 16
March 2 and 17
April 1 and 16 and 30
May 15 and 30
June 13 and 29
July 13 and 28
August 11 and 27
September 10 and 25
October 10 and 25
November 8 and 23
December 8 and 22
We recognize and celebrate the following festivals.
Shivaratri Festival – Tuesday 5 March 2019
Lord Shiva’s Great Night celebrated with fasting, chanting, meditation and feasting.
Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Place: 108 Cramer Street, Preston (corner of Cramer and Gilbert Road)
Contact: Maya 0408 812 949
Ram Navmi Festival – Sunday 14 April 2019
Celebration to honour the birth of Lord Rama – God of Orderly Good Works
Date: Sunday 14 April 2019
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Place: 9 Symonds Street
Contact: Sita 0450 712 543
Guru Purnima Festival – Sunday 14 July 2019
Devotional worship of the Guru as the spiritual teacher
Time & venue to be advised….
Krishna Janashmati Festival – Saturday 24 August 2019
Celebration of Lord Krishna’s birth at midnight
Time & venue to be advised….
Durga Ashtami Festival – Sunday 6 October 2019
Appearance of the Goddess Durga. She who is incomprehensible and difficult to reach
Time & venue to be advised….
Diwali Festival – Sunday 27 October 2019
The festival of light celebrating the return of Lord Rama
We will celebrate Diwali at our annual Retreat.
Place: Coastal Forest Lodge, Anglesea
Date: 18 – 20 October 2019