Reflection Events

Our reflection events cater to a variety of people and interests from all walks of life.  These are experiential and spiritual by nature, and invite you to join us. They are perfect for individual or group enrichment and dialogue.

Unless otherwise stated, these are day events held at Heart of Life’s Centre in Croydon, Victoria. 

Please book and pay at least one week in advance.

Details Price Qty
Event ticket$40.00 AUD  
Staff$20.00 AUD  
HoL student$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Chris Ryan
     March 2, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Death is the ultimate Quiet Belonging to which we all gravitate, usually involuntarily. Dying is not a medical event with spiritual implications; rather, it is a spiritual event with medical implications. Many of us as we age and become increasingly unwell, or watch as a loved one does so, ponder how best to prepare ourselves (more…)

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Event Ticket$50.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Nicole Conner (in-person)
     March 16, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This reflective event offers a sacred space to reflect upon your life using a tree as a metaphor.

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$60.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$40.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Peter Hay (in-person)
     April 6, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This experience is an opportunity to walk the land along the Darebin Creek and parklands in Alphington, enjoying their wonder in autumn and being enriched by the spirituality of the earth. The day will invite you into a deeper sense of connection to the abiding mystery of the land to which we belong. The process (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$80.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$40.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Roland Ashby (in-person
     April 8, 2024
     7:00 am - 8:00 pm

8x Monday evenings commencing 8 Apr to 27 May. Tap into a deep spring of love, joy, peace and compassion at the centre of our being. Jesus called it Living Water, with which we will never thirst. Cultivate a transforming, healing awareness of the Divine presence, and learn how to mediate. We invite expression interest (more…)

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Event Ticket$0.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Brian Gallagher msc (in-person)
     May 25, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We invite you to join Brian Gallagher msc for reflection and guided prayer with the poems of St John of the Cross. (more…)

Details Price Qty
Free Ticket$0.00 AUD  

  • Heart of Life
     June 7, 2024
     11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We invite you to join us in person to celebrate with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the Feast of the Sacred Heart as well as 45 years of the Siloam Program for the formation of spiritual directors. Light lunch included. (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$60.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$30.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Catherine Solano (in-person)
     June 29, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3x Saturdays – 29 Jun, 13 & 27 Jul Interculturality is a theology and ideal calling us to embrace the rich diversities that God creates in our world. It is a vision of the kin-dom that Jesus preached, and the deep yearning for harmony among all the peoples in our globalised and interconnected world. Join (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$40.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Kay Twining (in-person)
     July 27, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This day reflects on our uncertain times and how we can reframe our understanding and practices to engender hope. It looks at the three pillars of a new cultural song of belonging and explores personal and collective practices that can enable us to actively participate in the dynamic process of living with hope. (more…)

Details Price Qty
HoL Staff$20.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  
Event Ticket$60.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Peter Malone msc (in-person)
     August 17, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This reflection event is an opportunity to spend some time with our imaginations, with our love for stories, with some images of how Jesus has been portrayed in screen images, and with those whom we see as Christ-like. (BYO Lunch) (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$80.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$40.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Lynn Moresi (in-person)
     August 31, 2024
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day practical workshop offers a transformational experience where you will gain invaluable insight into the unique way in which we relate and respond to the people with whom we share our lives, and the world around us. Some of the topics covered include: discovering your Enneagram Type; identifying your pathways of strength and challenge; (more…)

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Event Ticket$25.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Brian Gallagher msc (in-person)
     September 14, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We invite you to join Brian Gallagher msc for reflection and guided prayer with the diaries of martyr Etty Hillesum. (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$60.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$30.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitators: Khoi Nguyen msc | Nicky Winter (in-person)
     October 12, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sexuality is one of the most sensitive and challenging issues and aspects of human life to talk about, let alone pray about. This reflection day will be a reminder, if not a journey of discovering, that sexuality is spirituality, and as Ronald Rolheiser omi describes, spirituality is the way that we channel our sexual energy (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$60.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$30.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Peter Hay (in-person)
     October 19, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This day involves a walk along the Williamstown beach foreshore, inviting you to contemplate the deep wisdom and spirit of this natural bayside environment. Engage in the stories and the creative edge of two adjoining ecosystems. Journaling and art material. BYO Lunch. (more…)

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Free Ticket$0.00 AUD  

  •  November 18, 2024
     7:00 am - 10:30 pm

End-of-year Commissioning Celebration Mon 18 Nov, 7.00pm Please join us for the Commissioning of our 2024 Graduands at Heart of Life. The venue for this celebration will be: Sacred Heart Parish, 50 Monastery Drive, Croydon, Melbourne, Victoria 3136 For catering purposes please register for this free event. (No charge; light supper provided.) (more…)

Details Price Qty
Event Ticket$60.00 AUD  
HoL Staff$30.00 AUD  
HoL Current Students$20.00 AUD  

  • Facilitator: Cathy Beaton (in-person)
     November 23, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm

An invitation into reflection. This day of prayer offers time to make space for anticipation and hope. A time to pay attention to yourself in the midst of many demands. (BYO lunch) (more…)