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Heartcentre by the Bay Seasonal Retreats
~ Dates and Themes for 2017 ~

All Retreats at Heartcentre include Georgia’s singing and music, meditation practice, Rumi Poetry, teaching from Our Friend in Spirit, sharing inner process around the circle, silence, Heartcentering Movement and being in nature – beach walks or swimming in the Bay.

 SUMMER 2017 ~ Extended Retreat.  Thursday to Sunday
Cost: $520.  Deposit: $100
January 26  27  28  29   THEME:  Faith in the Mystery

Life is the unravelling of the mystery of love
and the acceptance
that there is always some mystery left’

There are so many blessings that can flow into our lives when we can truly accept and trust in the Mystery.  So easy to say, and yet so challenging for the human mind that wants to know and lean on the facts and proof before we can trust.  Our faith needs to be strong like the roots of a tree that support the growth of the trunk and branches through all the storms of life.

Our Friend’s teaching will help to create a bridge from reason to faith; faith that reason cannot shake.  And we will draw on Rumi for  further insights into the Mystery.

We will have the opportunity over this extended Retreat to live and breathe this faith and to notice what happens when we release ourselves from the mind of reason into the peace and acceptance of the Mystery in which we live and have our being.

 AUTUMN 2017  ~  Friday to Sunday.  Cost:  $400.  Deposit: $100
May 19  20  21   THEME:  
Forgiveness:  Your Greatest Asset for Accessing Love  

‘Forgiveness is not about assessing
who is right and who is wrong.
Forgiveness is about purifying your own being’

For forgiveness to be effective and sustained it really needs to be unconditional.  This invites us to face the limitations we place upon forgiveness and to search for and clear those things within us which block the flow of love.  It is also important to remember that it is only our divine self that can access unconditional forgiveness, the ego will always have its own agenda.  So how can we hold this alignment so that the gifts from forgiveness can be a continuous blessing?

This Retreat will offer us the inspiration to help expand our capacity for forgiveness and experience the liberation that is possible when we clear the judgements of self or others and move into the embodiment of the sacred self – and therefore empower our greatest asset.

♥ WINTER 2017 ~ Friday – Sunday  Cost:  $400.  Deposit: $100

July 21  22  23   THEME:  What is in Your Way, is Your Way

‘Look upon the clouds in your life
not as a blot from the past
but as an area which is inviting love,
light, reassurance and acceptance’

As the saying goes, every life experience we have is grist for the mill.  We all agree that this milling can be painful and challenging and at times very difficult to accept and understand, and yet when we reflect back on our lives we have the opportunity to see how life in its wisdom has opened something in us, or has deepened our compassion, or confronted us with the need to change, move on, reach out … the Face of the Teacher everywhere.  However, it is also possible for us to resist and get stuck along the way.

When we hold the perspective that what is happening to us is not in the way of our spiritual development but the means through which we can grow – everything changes.

Our Friend will teach us about about the humility that is needed to accept what life is offering, and how to develop the graciousness to trust the love that is behind the challenges in our lives.

♥ SPRING 2017  ~  Friday to Sunday.  Cost:  $400.  Deposit: $100

September  15  16  17   THEME:  Deepening Receptivity to Divine Generosity

Rumi says:
‘Don’t move!  There is a Sublime Generosity coming towards you’

Knowing there is this Sublime Generosity moving towards us is one thing.  Being able to receive this blessing and to truly experience the boundlessness of this Love is another.  Sometimes we also need to take the initiative to be receptive because things do not always just happen through Grace alone.

During this Retreat we will be focusing on these lines from Rumi and learning ways to open ourselves to the Presence and movement of Divine energy towards us.

Our Friend will offer her wisdom and guidance in how to open the receptive channel and what practices can help us experience just how deeply we are cherished and loved in every moment.

♥ END OF YEAR 2017  ~  Friday to Sunday Cost:  $400.  Deposit: $100

November 24  25  26    THEME:  Release and Celebration

‘There is always assistance
both from the unseen world and the seen world
if you open yourself to it.
That assistance is continuous and eternal –
and that is a matter for celebration’

This Retreat is a little different from the Seasonal Retreats in that we extend the times to relax together, swim, walk.  We also will be reflecting on anything that needs to be released from the year and celebrate the joy of community and all we have learned from 2017.

Our Friend will offer a teaching about the importance of release and the space this allows for the blessings to be received even more deeply.  She will also remind us of the beauty of celebration and the gratitude it invites in us so that we can be true joy-bringers in this world.

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TIMES AND DETAILS SEASONAL RETREATS:

Starting time with lunch on Friday is 12.30pm arriving between 11.45am – 12.15pm.
Finishing at 2.30pm on Sunday after lunch.

* Cost for three day:  $400      *Cost for January four day:  $520
Deposit:  $100 to confirm your place.  Deposit is non refundable / transferrable.
Concessions:  Can be negotiated with Susan if you would otherwise miss out.

Can be negotiated with Susan if you would otherwise miss out. You can also apply to receive financial assistance from Heartcentre’s Emerald Filled Pocket.  For details on our website go to ‘ABOUT’ and then ‘WHAT WE OFFER’.

The cost includes the program – as outlined below, as well as three delicious homemade lunches (special dietary needs taken into account) morning and afternoon teas, and dinner on Friday night only.

Program includes
Georgia’s heartcentering songs and music
Inspired practical teachings on the integration of loving qualities into daily life
Meditation practice
Times for reflection and sharing
Rumi & Hafiz ~ Sufi Poetry
Heartcentering Movement
Responding to the need of the moment
Exploring the beauty of Jervis Bay

ACCOMMODATION ~ COMMUNITY HOUSES
When you book in for a Retreat we will discuss the wonderful accommodation that is offered in two Community owned houses in Vincentia, each with beautiful rooms.  Georgia or Susan will give you the contact details so this can be organised for you.  The cost is $30 per night.
Depending on the numbers you should be able to have a room on your own with a shared bathroom.

SPECIAL DIETRY NEEDS
When you book in it is really important to let us know if there are any foods you do not like or cannot eat. Georgia and Susan are very happy to plan the menu accordingly.

We always provide plenty of vegetarian food as well as some chicken dishes but please also mention if you are vegetarian or vegan ~ thank you.

 

REGULAR AND UPCOMING PROGRAMS 2017
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 WEEKLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC, MEDITATION, AND STUDY GROUP

On a Path of Love
Everyone is welcome
Everyone is progressing
Everyone is teaching
And everyone is learning

Time:  4.00 pm – 5.45 pm
Where:  Heartcentre in Vincentia
Contribution:  $20.  Concession $15
Arrival time:  10 minutes before we start.

Regular support and time for meditation practice with divine music and inspirational poetry from Rumi and teachings from Heartcentre.

This regular group is a wonderful source of inspiration offering Georgia’s heartcentering songs, meditation practice, practical teachings and inspired Poetry from Rumi and Hafez.   You also have the opportunity to share your personal journey – the challenges and the blessings.

It is a study group that provides a safe and sacred space to learn and practice meditation and receive invaluable support in helping you integrate the qualities of love into everyday life.  It will also assist you to maintain a rhythm in your spiritual life and practice, and in living with even greater integrity, balance and love.

FOR BOOKINGS:
If you are interested please feel free to phone so you can ask questions and discuss the possibility with either Susan or Georgia.

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 UPCOMING SUNDAY MORNINGS ~ MUSIC, MEDITATION AND RUMI POETRY

Dates 2017:  11 June.    20 August.    22 October.
Time:  10.15 am – 12.00 pm.  Followed by delicious homemade morning tea until 12.30pm.
Where:  Heartcentre by the Bay ~ Vincentia
Cost:  $25    Concession $20

A great way to experience what Heartcentre has to offer, and to join with others to delight and nourish your inner life with the sweet sounds of Georgia’s soulful songs, with a gentle meditation, and Rumi’s heart-stirring mystical poetry shared by Susan.

BOOKINGS
There are limited numbers so you will need to book, and also so we can set up the space for everyone.  Phone or email to book your place.
Telephone: 02 4441 7663
Mobile: 0414 660 085
Email: georgia@heartcentre.com.au

I pray that my true self will be assisted to bless the other dimensions of my being, with its presence, with its truth, with its love.