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The Sanctuary Online Workshop
16th - 19th April



Reflection & Connection

As one season begins and another ends, we have the perfect opportunity to reflect on what has just gone and what is now beginning.  Life is changing.  Our environment is changing, and so are we.  A virus has arrived and is changing just about everything.

And there is also space for growth right now, simply because of the massive worldwide changes underway.  The have forced us to stop and change: our jobs, our social connections, our personal family patterns, and many other activities that once routinely filled our lives.

The Workshop

During the four days of this online workshop we will meditate together and form a community to support whatever each of us needs to do.  We will have time to discuss issues specific to ourselves and, to the world.  We will reflect on what we are all facing and open ourselves to many  possibilities that may never have occurred to us before.

Paradoxically, such major change often brings unexpected freedoms with it: How will we take advantage of all of this?

Dates, Daily Session Times & Costs

Dates: Thursday, April 16, to Sunday, April 19

Times:  There will be two sessions per day using Zoom:

  • MORNING: 9am to 12pm Melbourne, Australian time (11am to 2pm NZ time)
  • AFTERNOON: 3pm to 6pm Melbourne, Australian time (5pm to 8pm NZ time)
  • and there will be one session for individual home practice:
  • HOME PRACTICE: 12pm to 3pm Melbourne, Australian time (2pm to 5pm NZ time)



10% OFF for Paid-up Members 

22nd to 28th August, 2020
(Hilldene, Victoria)


Workshop Content

In the presence of Life Itself we experience utter silence, stillness and transparency. In Life we can discover our Selves as we never have before. The hunger or thirst to do this is powerful in everyone for we all know that our completion lies here in our Selves. We know that we need to 'go in' as 'deeply' as possible, that we need to connect with the Source of Life within.


The Process

It is perhaps obvious that to succeed in such a profound endeavour, we need to have sufficient time for both the exploration and the awakening to occur. Perhaps it is also obvious that the way we live our daily lives often makes this difficult. The seven days of this residential workshop are designed to maximise the time available for fulfilling the above purposes.

The extended time enables us to practise silent cultivation of personal awareness and oneness, to experience ourselves and our Selves with increasing intensity and clarity. It also enables us to pass through a series of inhibiting thresholds to our awareness that our normal lifestyles simply don’t allow enough time for us to complete.

Come and join us. Many people leave at the end of this workshop having made profound changes.  And many have returned year after year to keep expanding and awakening so they can live their lives with ongoing grace, love and presence.

Click for: Venue The Leaders

Ken and Elizabeth MellorKen 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 counsellor 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 Australia.  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.

Venue Details:  CLICK HERE 

Leaders:  Ken and Elizabeth Mellor

Dates:  22nd to 28th August, 2020
Times:  8.30am arrival on 22nd August. Depart at about 3.30pm on 28th August. 
Residential Workshop
(Silent Darshan every night except Tuesday)

Some scholarships are available, if you wish to apply contact the office:

Email: admin@awakenw.net 

Telephone: +61 413 046 785 or +61 402 227 790

NOTE: This is a residential workshop to be held at Manawa. Information about the process and things to bring with you will be sent to participants before the event.