Waterholes depicted by Australian Indigenous artists are often shown as a series of concentric circles, lines radiating out, radiating in – connecting the water in the centre to the life around. The image of the waterhole reflects something of how Benedictus seeks to be – a place of refreshment and replenishment, an open sanctuary in the midst of our city. Everyone, from whatever background or tradition, is welcome to come sit awhile in the garden, join us for meditation or participate in gatherings that offer a chance to rest, reflect and be returned to daily life replenished.

Spirit of the Seasons: Circle of Trust® Afternoons                                                                                             Exploring the rhythm of life across the seasons of the year

‘Seasons’ is a rich metaphor for the movement of life. It helps us relate to the whole of experience – struggle and joy, loss and gain, darkness and light, endings and beginnings – as integral to our life’s meaning. In this series of gentle afternoon retreats, we explore how the spirit of the seasons illuminates seasons in our own lives, opening opportunities for maturing and deepening insight. Read more …

Recognising Bias Workshop

Have you ever been immediately drawn to a stranger? Have you ever felt cautious about getting too close to someone you know nothing about? Or been to a party and felt you just didn’t belong? These are manifestations of unconscious biases that can limit participation and perpetuate inequity.

Join us on Saturday 10 July for a half-day fun workshop that will build your awareness and understanding of the manifestation of unconscious biases that inform how we think, relate and view the world. To find out more and to register, click here…