Autumn Sanctuary
25th to 28th April, 2019

Hilldene (nr. Seymour)
Victoria, Australia


Leaders: Ken and Elizabeth Mellor

Dates: 25th to 28th. April, 2019

Times: 9.30am start on the first morning

Residential workshop

Book Early. This workshop is already filling up.


This workshop will be a fundamentally restoring experience, offering:
enlivening and regenerating meditations,
discussions, chanting and singing,
and time walking in the



Autumn is here again and it is time for our annual Autumn Sanctuary. This is a four-day residential workshop designed for us to make the most of the environmental transition from summer into autumn. During this, everyone becomes very open to inner states of tranquillity, ease and awakening.

As we move from summer to autumn and live through this beautiful seasonal transition, our systems open to a significant change. This change gives us a wonderful opportunity to absorb the extra intensity that autumn offers.

The Autumn Santuary makes it possible for us to do this in a supportive, meditative community, in a beautifully relaxing environment. Our conciousness is drawn inwards particularly powerfully at Manawa because Ken and Elizabeth Mellor, the facilitators of this workshop, have lived there for over 20 years and have constantly bathed it with their awakened serenity.

This tranquillity feeds us and nurtures us as we digest any disharmony or disturbance. Peacefulness and serene confidence about life and living often arise naturally in this environment.



Ken and Elizabeth

Ken and Elizabeth Mellor have years of international experience running communities and leading workshops that combine meditative practices with personal growth strategies. They are inspiring spiritual masters and mentors. Always down to earth, they are fun and practical. People usually feel comfortable and safe when with them, and open up to the transcendent, explore their lives in depth, reach decisions that make living easier, and commit to using their new understanding to expand and awaken.

Both are Masters of Meditation, healers, and spiritual mentors. They have extensive experience in working with people from many different backgrounds. Ken is also a psychotherapist and trainer of psychotherapists, while Elizabeth is a trained rehabilitation counselor and critical incident stress management practitioner.

They are both recognised for their accomplishments through their membership of Meditation Australia, the peak body for recognition of meditation teachers. In the Association, their listed areas of expertise are given as personal development, therapeutic and Spiritual. Also, both are registered social workers and members of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


Come to the 2019 Autumn Sanctuary.  Take a break from the pressures of life and enjoy the opportunity to refresh yourself in the company of others who share the same interests and needs.

The time just after Easter is a perfect opportunity for this wherever in the world you live. Everyone can benefit enormously from doing this.



(Includes delicious vegetarian meals and accommodation)

Member's Fee: AUD$1,170.00
Full Fee: AUD$1,300.00

Some scholarships are available. (Contact the office: or +61 413 046 785)


BY ROAD: click here for a map and instructions

An excellent train service runs from Melbourne to Seymour railway station. The journey takes about an hour and a quarter. You catch the train at the Southern Cross Station in Spencer Street, Melbourne. Or, if you are arriving at the airport, you catch the train at Broadmeadows Station, which is a short taxi ride from the airport.

You can get a ride on an airport shuttle. The bus picks up at the airport and Seymour; and drops off at Seymour and the airport. The rates are very reasonable, and you can book one-way or return trips.

To book your seat you can telephone on +61 3 5831 7374 or CLICK HERE and go to the Seymour timetable near the top and slightly to the left.