Events from Other Groups

Common Dreams Conference 2019

The Fifth Common Dreams Conference  will be held at Newington College in Stanmore, Sydney 11 – 14  July 2019 with Matthew Fox as the keynote speaker.

Matthew Fox, a 76-year-old elder, activist and spiritual theologian will be the distinguished international keynote speaker for the Common Dreams Conference in Sydney in July 2019. 

Make a note in your diary & plan to attend what will prove to be another exciting & stimulating gathering of progressives featuring leading international, Australian, & New Zealand speakers & workshop leaders. See   News  item for more details or visit their website. Common Dreams 2019

Listen into Life is a 4 year Residential Training Program in Spiritual Direction

(4 weekends a year) offered by Barnabas Ministries led by Sue Dunbar. The weekend intensives are held at St Joseph's, Kincumber. For information or downloadable application form for 2020 go to their website.

Soul Journey Companions is a transformative Journey in Spiritual Direction Training.

Sue Dunbar and Liz Anne Smith are co-directors of this program which trains/forms new spiritual directors in the Canberra area. A new cohort begins in 2019 for this 3 year ecumenical program in spiritual direction training. More details: or; tel: 0479 119 438  or Liz Anne Smith; tel::0409 987 401.

 More details on their website:


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Into the Desert Retreat

4th – 10th August 2019. This retreat is full. Contact them about participating in 2020.

led by Celia Kemp with Sue and David Woods

Venue: Campfire in the Heart Retreat Centre, Alice Springs

Contact:    Phone 08 8952 6607

The retreat invites participants to explore with Celia their journey with God through Scripture, theology, and art. Celia shares her love for the Centre, brought together in the rhythm of our life of prayer and reflection at Campfire in the  Heart.


2019 Courses and Retreats  or contact

Here is a sample of some of their many courses and retreats. 

Collaborative Leadership using Sociocracy: Tools for Organising Work

  • Begins Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 PM

    Ending: Thursday, April 18, 11:00 AM

  • Relating to Your Inward Teacher – A Silent Retreat

  • Fri October 4- Sun Oct 6:Drinking From the Sacred Well: an intuitive journey.’

    led by Nila Chambers

    In the Celtic world, wells were seen as sacred places where pure water sprang forth from hidden depths. In this retreat we will use Celtic imagery, text, music, dance, meditation, intuitive exercises etc to help us unfold our heart’s knowing….

Nila Chambers Retreats 2019

Nila writes, "I’d love to have you join me on retreat next year. At this stage I have two weekend retreats organized and bookings are open".

Tues Mar 12 – Thurs Mar 14 : ‘Journeys to Thin Places’

The Celts knew of the thin places in the physical world and within themselves…..join me for meditation, music, dance, storytelling, prayer and intuitive activities designed to awaken and develop our secret inner places…places of heart and of intuitive depth…..

Hartzer Park Conference and Retreat Centre, Burradoo, NSW

Cost $325 per person including two nights accommodation in a private room, all meals and the program.





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