Calendar of Events for 2019
“Chanting Clears the Mind & Revitalises the Spirit”
Chanting sacred words raises our vibration and when this is done in a group setting the effects are magnified.
Chanting can provide several physical benefits including giving us more energy, lowering stress & anxiety, reducing blood pressure and assisting with overcoming addictions and depression.
Please join us for an afternoon of chanting and discussions and discover the benefits yourself.
We host monthly chanting on the first Sunday of each month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
Govinda leads us in the chanting accompanied by Manu on percussion.
To listen to chanting sample Click Here.
We end the session with a home baked afternoon tea for a $2.50 donation.
We meet at Virginia Todd Hall, 9-15 Clarence Street, Geelong West
** Please bring your own cushion **
Next Chant Session – 1 September 2019 – Devoted to Krishna
Our next chant session will be devoted to Krishna.
1 September ** Next Chant **
Samata Yoga Christmas Picnic and Chanting
Date: 1 December 2019
Time: 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, Gate C, Andersons Road
Bring a plate to share
2019 Annual Retreat – “Inner Mindfulness Retreat”
19 – 20 October 2019
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. Coastal Forest Lodge 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 and self. 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 Maya: 0408 812 949
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
Date: Sunday 14 July 2019
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Place: Apartment 208
40 Altona Street, Kensington
Contact: Govinda 0409 015 857
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