On the weekend of 11-12 October 2008 a Sahaja Yoga seminar/workshop was held in Northern Tasmania at Golden Valley. “Mountainside Nature Retreat” was the venue, set on the side of an old volcano-shaped peak amongst blooming blackwoods, daffodils, and very happy birds.
The Goddess of Spring gave Her best show with warm clear sunshine, morning mist and many flowers. On the Friday night there was a welcome, and then the Theatre of Eternal Values’ production of “Friends” was played, followed by songs and meditation.
This was followed by a sumptuous dinner that set the standard for the weekend. The twenty people who came were very generous with food and marvelled at the quantity and quality.
Meditations and workshops happened on Saturday, using the elements: water for foot-soaking and sitting on the earth. The film, “Freedom and Liberation”, was played, before the usual scrumptious dinner.
Sunday morning’s meditation was very beautiful and strong. A talk given by Shri Mataji in Brisbane was played on video.
The barbeque lunch was very joyous and everyone enjoyed the open air, eating a local butcher’s chicken sausages and patties.
Here are some comments from the people who attended the workshop:
“When I go to meditation groups, after a while I need my own space. I couldn’t stay away from you all!”
“I didn’t know people could be so happy and beautiful. ‘Spirituality’ is usually serious.”
“Her photo fills this room with love and joy.”
One lady was monitoring her acid levels, and couldn’t believe they were neutral after all the food she ate at the weekend!
Phillip and Sarah Frankcombe