Spiritual Programs

The Way – Inner Journey to Freedom
at the, Wisdom Meeting Place

About Us
Wisdom meeting place and is an universal centre for spiritual teachings, yoga, meditation and community activities. The spiritual teachings that we embrace and share, are paths of love, freedom and wisdom for spiritual seekers. We hold various courses about the inner journey for you to be able to go beyond the mind and experience the deep aspects of who you are, by sharing and studying universal teachings.

We aim to be a guiding force for all spiritual cultures and traditions that embrace the inner journey to self. Our vision is to provide individuals the path towards right action, knowledge and freedom through study and direct experience.

The course
The Way is a course designed to develop the human potential in the tradition of spiritual schools. It teaches the holistic path through the study of spiritual masters and communities from all traditions and faiths, including Yogis, Sufis, Mother Nature and Indigenous cultures. All, who have walked, lived and embraced “The Way”. Their path involved journeying inward to understand the self and the natural world to merge with universal conscious and attainment of complete freedom.
The Way is dedicated to sharing the ageless wisdom of the great mystics, in an environment where everyone is welcomed and encouraged to be open to their own self-transformation process. This course allows aspirants to progress at their own pace, with the freedom to interpret the teachings, as they see it. There is no right way, only your way.

I wander in the pursuit of my own self;
I was the traveller, and I am the destination.
As Iqbal

Study options
In line with study traditions, the course is taught via six-week terms. It is delivered in two sections – Wednesday evenings from 6.15pm to 7.45pm and one-day immersions at the end of each term on a Saturday from 6.30am to 1pm. Wednesday evenings are recorded in audio podcast (and video when required) and can be accessed online for all enrolled students. The immersion is only available by physical attendance, This is to protect personal experiences and group privacy.

Study Program
Wednesday evenings
• 6.15-7pm: Teachings
• 7.00-7.20pm: Q&A and group discussions
• Break
• 7.25-7.45pm: Meditation

Saturday immersions
• 6.30-7.30am: Meditation
• 7.30-8.15am: Breakfast break
• 8.15-10.15am: Experiential practices of the Spiritual Masters
• 10.15-11.15am: Morning Tea
• 11.15 am-1pm: Course work, Q&A and group discussions

Location

16 York Street Teralba, at the former St David’s Church in Lake Macquarie The Wisdom Meeting Place, is only two hours north of Sydney, NSW and a two-minute walk from Teralba train station, a stop on the Newcastle to Sydney line.

Fees
$495 per module
$1840 block of 4 Modules ($460 each x 4 modules $140 saving)
$2640 Complete 18 month course 6 modules ($440 each x 6 modules $330 saving)
*Savings are based on individual module prices and paying upfront.
*All Fees are to be paid in full one moth prior to course commencement if you are choosing to pay per module.

*Non refundable once off  administration fee of $220 for online access is payable at time of enrollment

Payment options
Direct Deposit Or Credit Card (1.5% surcharge)

Bookings

To apply to study in the course, student are to call the Course Principle on 0410 545502  the course maximum is for 20 participants only. Student are required to pay a one off non-refundable administration fee of $220 to set up for online access for the Wednesday sessions.

 2019

Module 1

Christian Mystics – August to September

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm
21 August, Origen
28 August, Desert Mothers and Fathers
4 September, St John of the Cross
11 September, Thomas Merton 
18 September, Teresa of Avila
Saturday Immersion 6.30am-1pm
21 September   Father Richard Rohr and St Francis of Assisi

Module 2

Indian Masters – November to December

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm
6 November, Papa Ram Das
13 November, Ramakrishna,
20 November, Sri Sarada Devi,
27 November, Shirdi Sai Baba
4 December, Lahiri Mahasaya,
Saturday Immersion 6.30am-1pm
14 December,

Note: India Retreat 27 Dec – 12 Jan (not included in course fees)

2020

Module 3

Sufis and Sikh Masters– Februray t0 March

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm
5   Feb, Najmuddin Kubra
12 Feb, Rumi
19 Feb, Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
26 Feb, Hazrat Inayat Khan
4 March, Guru Nanak
Saturday Immersion 6.30am-1pm
13 March,

Module 4

Eastern Masters– April to May

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm
29 Apr Buddha
6 May Dogen Zenj
13 May Lao Tzu
20 May Confucius
27 May Kahlil Gibran
Saturday Immersion 6.30am-1pm
30 May,

Module 5

Spirtual Masters and Animism– July to September

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm
22 July Joseph Campbell
29 July Pythagoras
5 August George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
12 August Animism – tradition cultures
19 August Animism – tradition cultures
Saturday Immersion 6.30am-1pm
S September

Module 6

Jewish Masters and Prophets/Kabbalah– September to October

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm
23 September John the Baptist
30 September Abraham Abulafia
7 October Kabbalah part 1
14 October Kabbalah part 2
21 October Kabbalah part 3
Saturday Immersion 6.30am-1pm
30 October

Note: Israel Retreat 14 – 28 November 2020 (not included in course fees)

 

Spiritual Direction – Kym McDonald

Eastern-Philosophy Spiritual Direction

“To live one’s life in union with the Divine & to realise the freedom of one’s Highest Self is the ultimate goal of the Philosophy of Yoga. Spiritual direction, from the perspective of Yoga, is founded on the understanding that The Divine lives within the hearts of each of us and of all creation”.

The aim of spiritual direction is the formation of a partnership between Universal Consciousness, the student, and the director in a holy alchemy, which lovingly upholds the student during exploration and deepening of one’s relationship with The Divine, others, all creation, and the higher Self.

Through deep listening, powerful questions, and reflection of the thoughts and feelings conveyed by the student, spiritual direction provides an opportunity to regularly reflect on life’s events and circumstances from a spiritual perspective.

Spiritual practices, including spiritual direction, have the ability to expand one’s inner awareness where stillness, peace, happiness, and joy reside; meditation, contemplation, chanting, pranayama, or yoga may be offered as tools to support the student in experiencing the Divine in every moment of this sacred dance called life.

With grace, self-effort, and the support of a spiritual director, students can fully awaken to their inner divinity and express their true natures of love, compassion, and service in their everyday lives.”

Pricing 

Standard: $100 (60mins)