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Members' classes

Tara Hills 2020 schedule

Members-only classes, seminars and advanced meditations (formal visualisations) are held at Tara Hills Retreat Centre throughout the year. All members are welcome.

All sessions are on Sundays, 11 am–12.30 pm, at Tara Hills Retreat Centre. Seminars are free for members, Advanced meditations are by donation for members. See below for general information about these classes.

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Meditation classes
Advanced meditation
Sun 15 March
All-embracing kindness
Members’ seminar
Sun 21 Jun
TBA
Advanced meditation
Sun 13 Sept
Joy
Members’ seminar
Sun 15 Nov
TBA

Advanced meditation

All-embracing kindness: a meditation on infinite light

Sunday 15 March
11 am–12.30 pm
Tara Hills Retreat Centre

Kindness is a form of love which you can develop, both towards yourself and others. It’s the simple acceptance of the fact that our bodies all live within the same limits and that we are totally dependent on the earth for our survival, along with everyone else and all the life on this planet; feeling our kinship with them all.  Meditating on kindness is designed to take you beyond the boundaries of your view of yourself and your world. This becomes increasingly inclusive, until you can view yourself and the world from the heart, opening to a feeling of kinship with all of life. In this way you are opening yourself to states of mind and feelings without any boundaries, letting them open until they can rest in infinite light, the light of life and death.

Members Classes Advanced Meditation All-embracing Kindness

At our advanced meditation sessions we offer an experience that engages all of your senses – sight, touch, sound, smell and taste – it gives a far more powerful experience than what we can offer in the Lifeflow Studio in the city. The visualisation will be accompanied with a mantra (a series of words that are repeated, bringing an aural component to the meditation) which, once learnt, can be used to easily bring back the feeling of the meditation.

A shared meal follows the visualisation.

General information about these sessions

Members' seminar​

To be announced

Presenter: TBA

Sunday 21 June
11 am–12.30 pm
Tara Hills Retreat Centre

Everyone is welcome to stay for a shared lunch following the session. Please bring a plate of food to share. 

General information about these session

 

 

 

Advanced meditation

Sunday 13 September
11 am–12.30 pm
Tara Hills Retreat Centre

Joy


Joy… abundance, openness, energy! Experience a meditation for cultivating a quality of joy, an aspect of happiness. Along with the meditation will be a mantra which you can use for holding a gentle quality of joy throughout the day.

Members Classes Advanced Meditation Joy

At our advanced meditation sessions we offer an experience that engages all of your senses – sight, touch, sound, smell and taste – it gives a far more powerful experience than what we can offer in the Lifeflow Studio in the city. The visualisation will be accompanied with a mantra (a series of words that are repeated, bringing an aural component to the meditation) which, once learnt, can be used to easily bring back the feeling of the meditation.

A shared meal follows the visualisation.

General information about these sessions

Members' seminar​

To be announced

Presenter:  TBA

Sunday 15 November
11 am–12.30 pm
Tara Hills Retreat Centre

 

 

restore and rejuvenate feature retreat

 

Everyone is welcome to stay for a shared lunch following the session. Please bring a plate of food to share. 

General information about these sessions

General information

These seminars, forums and Advanced visualisations provide a great opportunity to meet other Lifeflow members. Most are free, and open to all members – the only exceptions being the Advanced meditation sessions – see details below.

Each session includes a guided meditation. After each session there will be:

  • a share lunch in our beautiful Dining Hall – please bring a plate to share;
  • time to soak up the ambience of Tara Hills and the surrounding countryside;
  • and time to meet with other members of the Centre.

Bring a hat and walking shoes too if you’d like to take advantage of the walks in and around Tara Hills.

About members' seminars

These seminars have been set up to provide an opportunity for members to share their experiences of meditation and its integration into everyday life. All members are encouraged to attend, to ask questions and gain some insights from fellow meditators’ experiences. Each seminar is presented by a member of the Centre, who may or may not be a teacher – so it’s a great way to hear about meditation from a variety of perspectives.

Each seminar is free for all Lifeflow members.

About Advanced meditation sessions

Each half-year, one of a series of 12 advanced meditations are held at Tara Hills. These meditations, with their mantras, can help you to become more familiar with different kinds of healthy emotional states. Through practice you can develop these states, and learn to access them at will.

Payment for this session:
Members by donation – please bring cash on the day, thank you.

These sessions also provide a great opportunity to connect with a broader community of meditators.

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Discover more about membership ...

If you are looking to go further with meditation then membership is for you. Enjoy benefits including 10% discount on all courses and retreats, borrowing rights to our library, members only classes, retreats and more.
Member's retreats

Member's retreats

Members’ retreats build on what is covered in our public retreats and then take the practises to a much more advanced level.
Graduate Members Seminars

Graduate Members Seminars

Graduate Members’ Seminars are designed for students who have completed Level 4 or attended a minimum of four Level 4 modules.