Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation

What’s on in March… Contemplating some space? We are offering just the thing on the 2nd Fri of each month, from Mar–Nov 2023, 10am–12pm.   Our contemplative space will be open each month via Zoom, with two in-person opportunities. The space will be held by Heart of Life Supervisor, Leslie Hanger.   Take time out and ‘Come with me…and get some rest’ (Mark 6:31) in a contemplative space. These gatherings offer opportunities for meditation, personal reflection and time for sharing. They will be held online with in-person options in May and November in Malvern.   Develop connections with others, and gain support for your contemplative journey.   (Cost: $25 per session or $200 for the series) Book Here
Understanding Your Personality: Gifts Differing Back by popular demand on March 18, 2023 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.   Join Peter Malone msc, in-person at Heart of Life, Kildara Centre, Malvern, for this insightful and helpful way to explore who we are and how we operate in the world.   This reflection day uses the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as the basis for reflection. The day will help you develop self-awareness and soft skills critical to communicating, working and collaborating more effectively with others. Attendees can complete the MBTI form on the day.   (Cost: $60 – BYO lunch) Book Here
Upcoming Events
Pádraig Ó Tuama – Masterclass: Spirituality & Conflict Tues 9 May, 9.30am–4pm (at Wellspring Centre, Ashburton)   Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, Kardia Formation, Living Well Centre and Wellspring Centre are delighted to bring those with an interest in spiritual accompaniment, a joint professional development day with Irish poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama. The theme of the masterclass will be ‘working with conflict’.   Possible aspects of conflict that will be explored include: modes of understanding conflict from contemporary conflict resolution theories acknowledging conflict in prayer looking at narratives of conflict in sacred text; what insight do the Judaeo-Christian scriptures offer? love your enemies but resent your neighbour: high-scale conflict spirituality and power: tools for exploring the landscape of power in spiritual communities.   Pádraig brings interests in language, violence and religion to his work.   From 2014-2019, he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community. William Crawley of the BBC said of him, “probably the best public speaker I know”.   The cost for this day is $150 (including lunch and morning tea). We invite you to pay what you can. We hope that those who can pay the full amount will pay a little extra to help cover the cost for those who can’t. Book Here

Supervision Join a Group Join our bespoke supervision group – Heart for Life – led by Heart of Life Supervisor, Jo Sullivan   Monthly sessions – 9 x 1st Wednesday of month from April to Dec 2023, 1pm-2pm (Cost: $200 for the series)   Individual Receive individual supervision from one of our Emmaus students-in-training (free)   or   Meet with one of our Recognised Supervisors (Cost: $110 per hour) Learn More

Spiritual Direction Receive Spiritual Direction from one of our Siloam directors-in-training (free) or   Meet with an experienced Spiritual Director.
All Heart of Life Spiritual Directors hold appropriate qualifications, as recommended by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction Learn More
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