Events from Other Groups

Hosted by the C G Jung Society of Melbourne

ACU Event
Sacred Silence in Literature and the Arts Conference 2019


Friday 4 - Saturday 5 October 2019
Australian Catholic University, Strathfield NSW

This conference is a coming together of artists, writers, musicians, academics and practitioners of the sacred from different faith and no-faith traditions.

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Barnabas Ministries Events 2019

"Listen into Life": Residential Training Program in Spiritual Direction.

This four year program is offered by Barnabas Ministries under the leadership of Sue Dunbar. Participants attend four weekend weekend intensives a year at St Joseph's, Kincumber. Applications for 2020 are now being received. For information or downloadable application form for 2020 go to their website: or contact Sue Dunbar E:

Embodied Ennegram Workshop
Mittagong NSW

September 28, 10 am - 4 pm

Sue Dunbar is offering this workshop which will mine the wisdom held in our bodies, to explore what each enneagram space feels like and how we can use this information for growth and healing. Together we will experience what healthy to unhealthy feels like for our own Enneagram number and also get a body feel for what it is like for the other spaces. This workshop is invaluable for deepening personal understanding of our own inner dynamics as well as developing understanding and compassion for others. A basic knowledge of the Enneagram is required. For more information and a downloadable application form go or contact Sue Dunbar at  suedunbar53@yahoo.comRegistrations are due by August 30. Late registrations will be accepted if places are still available. 








Weekend Silent Retreat: being present to beauty

Hosted by the World Community for Christian Meditation



23 - 25 August 2019
4pm Friday to mid-afternoon Sunday

Marymount Mercy Centre, 36 David Rd, Castle Hill NSW


Spend a time of silence and enrichment together in the Christian contemplative tradition. The focus will be on the practice of Christian meditation combined with sacred reading of Scripture and the role of music and nature that lead us to experience beauty by being present. There will be some breath and body awareness exercises to relieve tension and stress in the body. The retreat will be conducted in silence with specific times for sharing and community, with the focus on increasing awareness of God within us, among us and around us in the beautiful bushland setting.

For more details download the brochure and registration form. Please register soon as space is limited.

Click here for more information and to register.

For more information John Sheehan (02) 4381 1002 or Tina O’Sullivan 0411799326

Cost: $240 covers full residential accommodation (single rooms with shared bathrooms) and meals.


David Tacey



Book Launch: The Postsecular Sacred
Jung, Soul and Meaning in an age of change.

Hosted by the C G Jung Society of Melbourne

6.30pm Friday 20th September
Habitat, 2 Mont Albert Road (cnr Burke Rd),
Canterbury, Victoria 

 Led by Digby Hannah.

The Postsecular Sacred is a fascinating exploration of the emergence of the sacred in the western world. There has been a consensus, particularly evident in the 1970s and 80s, that a secularist, materialist view of the world has replaced religion and spirituality in the west and will eventually in the east as well. Clearly, this has not occurred. There is evidence of a profound search for new forms of spirituality in western countries. Tacey offers compelling insights into what has been driving this human quest and what we must do to capture a lasting, satisfying and healthy spirituality.

David Tacey is Eremitus Professor of Humanities, and the author of fifteen books on spirituality, Jungian psychology, Australian society and Aboriginal cultures.

Signed copies of the book will be available. Cash only please.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

More details:

For more information contact Digby Hannah on 0408 141 067.

RSVP by Wednesday 18th September - PLEASE REGISTER with JEAN-MARC:



hearts open artwork

Hearts Open to Love: Six Day Silent Retreat for Advent 

30th Nov to 6th Dec 2019
Mercy Place, 371 Simpsons Rd,
Bardon, Brisbane

Guided and Directed by Catherine Hefferan rsm and Robyn Fitzgerald.

Leaning into silence, we will open ourselves to contemplation and to our deepest longing to become so one with our indwelling God that we say: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."(Gal. 2:20).  In the beautiful setting of Mercy Place, drawing on the rich wisdom of mystics and poets, we will cultivate rhythms of slow attentiveness, preparing the womb of our hearts to receive the One child. The retreat will be directed and will offer morning and evening contemplative communal prayer, Eucharist and opportunity for spiritual direction for all drawn to it.

Live-in and live-out options available.

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Silverwattle Courses and Retreats 2019

The full program can be found at or by contacting

Upcoming courses and retreats:

Universal Spiritual Teachings: Asian Faiths
Six-day program 
Friday 30 August - Thursday 5 September

Under the guidance of Arthur Wells and Helen Gould, this course will enable us to explore how well the profound beliefs of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism, fit with, and confirm, our own spiritual experiences. As well as reading passages from key religious texts we will experience daily practices such as mediation,simplified forms of Tai Chi and yoga, and chanting, in a beautiful natural setting. 

Cost: $850 (single) or $675 (shared room/concession). The price includes all meals and accommodation.

Drinking From the Sacred Well: An Intuitive Journey
Friday 4 October - Sunday 6 October

  • 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…

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  • Listening to the Landscape: Earth's stories at Silver Wattle
    Thursday 21 November -  Sunday 24 November

  • Led by Anne Felton and Peri Coleman.

This course is for people wanting to connect more deeply with the land that sustains us. Meet the soils, rocks, and landscape features around Silver Wattle, including Weereewa (Lake George).


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