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FEAST – A Day for Body, Mind and Heart

Feast for Body, Mind & Heart (nee the ‘Cultural Day’) is on again!  Another fantastic day to be inspired and uplifted – this is a day not to be missed!

From Plato to Epictetus.
Sanskrit to Shakespeare.
From stillness in action
to increasing personal energy.
From a philosophy of completeness
to a restorative practice.

Let the mind feast on a day of workshop-style discussions
with passionate presenters.

Friends & Family more than welcome.


Our Special guest is Dr Gary Grohmann from Canberra.  His Keynote Presentation ‘Increasing Personal Energy and Enthusiasm’ is a must see!

The day will conclude with a special concert by Dr Gary Grohmann and Matthew Grohmann.  * CDs will be available to purchase on the day with all proceeds going to St James, Durban.

Dr Gary Grohmann is a consultant virologist by profession. His interests include classical music, meditation, Sanskrit, advaita philosophy and science. Matthew Grohmann is a fundraising ambassador for the St James School for girls and boys in Durban South Africa. He is a year 12 student at St. Ignatius’  College Riverview in Sydney.  Since he was 11 years old Matthew has produced 3 fund-raising CDs for St James, as well as giving concerts to raise funds.

HOW TO BOOK – Tickets $45 include refreshments and lunch

1. Purchase tickets
2. Complete your program choices HERE


Increasing Personal Energy and Enthusiasm
What is the relationship between energy and enthusiasm?  How can energy and enthusiasm be increased?  How is energy wasted?  How should it be spent?  Why do we waste so much energy?  The presentation will focus on methods to conserve and increase energy and enthusiasm, and to strengthen discrimination.
Dr Gary Grohmann (guest presenter, Canberra)


Restorative Practices in the Classroom – rethinking behaviour management
The philosophy and practice of restorative justice has much to offer those of us who are concerned with the development of well-rounded, socially, emotionally and spiritually competent young people who are accountable for their behaviour and understand that there is nothing that they do (or don’t do) which doesn’t have an impact on others in some way.  So what is meant by restorative justice and what does it have to do with education?
Mr Thomas Atkin

What’s Missing?
In some people a lack of wholeness is experienced as a conscious reality, manifesting as the unsettling and constant feeling of not being worthy or good enough.  A shiny car, busy job, social status, perfect teeth… can still leave one feeling like something is missing.  Generally, people give a lot of time and energy to ‘becoming’ but often very little care to just being.  We will discuss how this lack of wholeness is experienced, and how instead, completeness might be known.  But first the question is… What’s Missing?
Mr Sam Grace

Stillness in Action
Is it possible to be at peace and deeply still while engaged in an activity?  This workshop gives you the opportunity to find out for yourself and at the same time enjoying the beauty of flowers and freedom.
Ms Robyn Moore 

You Are What You Speak: Truth, Speech & Shakespeare
What we say is what we become, so we speak ourselves into existence.  This interactive session uses the words of Shakespeare to get some sense of how this happens
Mr Rex Howard

From Plato to Peterson – the enduring relevance of Platonic thought in a postmodernist world
A brief exploration of some of Plato’s key concepts and how they have survived 2500 years to find new voice with modern thinkers.
Mrs Rebecca Hartwick

Headline News from Epictetus
Epictetus (55-135 AD) was one of the wisest teachers, Eastern or Western, who ever lived.  He formulated a way of life leading to happiness, peace of mind and outward personal effectiveness.  There are only two surviving documents of his philosophy: the Enchiridion (the manual) and the Discourses.  His philosophy was one of personal ennoblement, kindness, resilience, and quiet confident joy.  The presentation will touch on his life and times and reveal his practical philosophy as a series of ‘headlines’, as injunctions for practical living.
Dr Gary Grohmann (guest presenter, Canberra)

Uncovering Creativity: the benefits of establishing a daily creative writing practice
This is a hands-on session that explores the joy and possibilities of creative writing.  We will look at practical methods to establish the practice of daily writing and explore how writing can aid in creative inspiration and even bring us to stillness.  Come armed with a pen and notebook!
Mrs Rahnia Collins (guest presenter, Brisbane)

A taste of the beauty, efficiency and efficacy of this ancient and timeless language
Ms Robyn Moore