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A list of notices and events that may be of interest to EREMOS members. Please contact listed numbers and websites to verify details.

Click here to see a full list of Eremos Events. The following are events promoted free of charge for groups that are interested in supporting and being supported by Eremos. Head to the contact page to enquire about listing an event. You are also invited to send notices for inclusion in the EREMOS magazine by the 15th of the month, 2 months before the month of issue. Please see Eremos magazine contributions information for more details.

 

  • InterPlay Summer Play Workshops January 2014

    Book now! SummerPlay 2014 - 5 ways to Freedom!

    Moving, Voicing, Telling, Being, Connecting!
    Join InterPlay Australia for this wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in creative skills for a more balanced, joyful life! Enjoy the fun loving, playful presence of Phil Porter at the InterPlay Untensives to be offered in Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide. Details below.

    Alongside Phil there will be local InterPlay teachers sharing their passion and experience of InterPlay in OZ. InterPlay is a global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play!

    BOOK IN NOW & get the EARLY BIRD RATE!

    Canberra
    Led by the inspiring InterPlay ® co-founder Phil Porter (San Francisco), Susanna Pain & Trish Watts, 10 - 12 January 2014, 9am - 4pm Friday to Sunday, Community Performance Saturday evening

    Sydney
    Led by Phil Porter (San Francisco), Trish Watts & local teachers Dr Mark Seton, Greer Dokmanovic, Jo Lin, Ellie Johnston, Alison Lee & Kate Reid, 17 - 19 January 2014 (3 days and Saturday evening), 9.30am - 5.30pm Friday, 9.30 - 5.30pm Saturday, 7 - 8.30pm Community Performance Night followed by a dance party! Sunday 9.30 - 4.30pm

    Adelaide
    Led by Phil Porter (San Francisco), Trish Watts & Tony Hole, 23 - 25 January 2014, 9.30am - 4.30pm Thursday to Saturday, Friday 24 January Community Night 7.30pm

    Register now on our  event registration page via the home page http://interplayaus.com.au/

    Early bird rates - register and pay by 23 December 2013

    Leaders' Circle Member Special Discount:  If you are a LC member, you can get a $20 discount on all prices (including early bird) for full 3 day SummerPlay registrations. Please type 'LC member' after the 'location' in the same cell, eg Location: Sydney LC member, and it will be applied to your invoice.

    Refer to flyers for full details including rates, accommodation information and location details, download by clicking here.

    Financial assistance and local billeting may be available. Apply in writing - enquiries@interplayaus.com.au

    For any other enquiries contact Bronwyn on email: enquiries@interplayaus.com.au

  • Centre for Progressive Religious Thought, Sydney

    The Centre for Progressive Religious Thought meets twice a month in Ryde.  Discussion takes place after a communal meal on the first and third Tuesday and Wednesday of the month.

    Tuesdays at 12.30 pm.  (Please bring a sandwich)

    Wednesdays at 7 pm (Contact Eric regarding a contribution to the menu)

    The actual discussion begins after approx. three quarters of an hour’s meal break.

    Enquiries: Eric Stevenson - email address below or (02) 9888 5361 or 0405 758 116.

    The Secretary, CPRT, 22 Badajoz Road, Ryde, NSW, 2112

     

    Email: cprtfreedomtoexplore@yahoo.com.au
  • Sea of Faith, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC

    SEA of FAITH in AUSTRALIA  (SoFiA).

    LECTURES - Thursdays, 7.30pm.  Gold coin donation appreciated.
    Lectures are followed by questions, discussion and refreshments.
    All viewpoints are welcome.

    VENUE: Carlton Library Meeting Room, corner Rathdowne and Newry Streets, North Carlton.  
    Melways Map: 2B J2.

    20 February 2014
    Dya Singh  (Sikh Council of Australia)
    "Salient Features of the Sikh Faith."

    20 March 2014
    William Gleeson  (Author, "Beyond the Delusion")
    "The Pyramids and Stonehenge."

    17 April 2014
    Rosalie Tremaine  (Musician-Entertainer.  Speakers Forum)
    "The Gods of War."

    15 May 2014
    John Noack  (Carl Jung Society)
    "Mark's Secret Gospel and the Truth behind the Seven Veils."

    19 June 2014
    Rev. Matt Glover  (MGA Counselling Services)
    "Seeing the Kingdom of God in a Gay Bar."

    17 July 2014
    Paul Murchison  (Saspian Society)
    "The Spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous."

    21 August 2014
    Dr. Joanna Kujawa
    "Mary Magdelane and the Gnostic Gospels."


    The SoFiA Network promotes the open exploration of religion, spirituality and meaning.

    'Sea of Faith' is not a church, but a network of people who are seeking a radical reappraisal of past religious traditions in order to meet today's spiritual challenges.  The Network affirms the continuing importance of religious thought and practice even though it acknowledges that religion, like art and poetry, is a purely human creation.
     
    SoFiA Network Website - www.sof-in-australia.org  
    Don Cupitt - www.doncupitt.com
    Lloyd Geering - www.westarinstitute.org/Fellows/geering.html
    SoFiA Victoria email - sofmelb@yahoo.com.au
     
    SoFiA Network Website - Members and non-members:  You are encouraged to comment on the Articles and Blogs, as well as to participate in the on-going discussions in the Blog Archives.
     

  • Aquinas Academy, Sydney, NSW

    On Literature and Spirituality II - presented by Michael Griffith
    In this course, Michael will draw on various poets to evoke awareness of what is deepest in our human experience.
    Beginning 3 July, 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am-Noon. $116/person (including class notes)

    The Way of Silent Presence: An Exploration based on ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’ - presented by Michael Whelan
    This is a classic in the field of spirituality, as simple as it is profound in its presentation of a way of praying. We will use it as a window on a form of prayer being rediscovered in our own times.
    Beginning 30 July, 3 Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm. $87/person (including weekly notes)

    Contemplative Rhythm VI: Ordinary Mysticism - presented by Michael Whelan & Marie Biddle
    This course is the fourth in a series designed to assist busy people to live a life in harmony with God, themselves, other people and the world.
    Beginning 27 August, 4 Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm. REPEATED beginning 28 August, 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am-Noon. $116/person (including weekly booklets)

    All events are at Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, Sydney. For further information phone 02 9247 4651 or email secretary@aquinas-academy.com.

  • Residential Program in Spiritual Direction, NSW


    A four year program (four weekends a year) for training in spiritual direction is being run under the directorship of Sue Dunbar. The residential program is held at St Joseph's Kincumber.

    For more information visit www.rpsd.org.au or contact Sue Dunbar suedunbar53[at]yahoo.com

  • Philosophy CafĂ©, Adelaide, SA


    Join us at Mary Martin's Bookshop at Norwood thanks to the hospitality of Justin and Sarita Chadwick. http://www.marymartin.com.au/

    Philosophy Cafe meets on the third Thursday of the month, 7 – 9pm at Mary Martin's Bookshop: 134a The Parade, Norwood 5067.

    Connect with updates by emailing Nicholas Rundle at sofadelaide[at]yahoo.com.au or calling 08 8370 3583  

     

  • Spirituality in the Pilbara, Port Hedland, WA


    We meet monthly in the local Uniting Church Hall and call ourselves Spirituality in the Pilbara. We average about 10–15 people turning up and have one or two people speak on a designated topic followed by general discussions. We have several Eremos members, including Bron Elvery, the Uniting Church Minister, who usually keeps the discussion moving along.

    For further information, contact Mary Jane Coates on (08) 9172 1984 or via email 4coates[at]tpg.com.au

  • Stillpoint Centre, Toowong, QLD

    Stillpoint ​provide opportunities for individuals to develop their own spirituality. Unless otherwise advised, all courses are held at Stillpoint Centre, 16 Grove Street, Toowong www.stillpoint.org.au