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 Malvern, Victoria. 

Please book and pay at least one week in advance.

  • March 10, 2023 - November 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Contemplative Space (monthly via Zoom with two in-person sessions) Leslie Hanger 2nd Fri of month, Mar–Nov, 10am–12pm Come with me…and get some rest (Mark 6:31) An invitation to take time out and nurture your soul in a contemplative space. These monthly gatherings offer opportunities for meditation, personal reflection and time for sharing. The sessions (more…)

  • May 3, 2023 - May 31, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dare to Dream! (online series) Clare Shearman, Rita Malavisi rsj 5 x Wed, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 May, 5pm-6.30pm “We have had dreams and there is no one to interpret them…” and Joseph said to them, “do not interpretations belong to God?” (Genesis 40:8) Join our director, Clare Shearman, and guests in our (more…)

  • May 9, 2023
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Joint Spirituality Centre Development Day: Masterclass: Spirituality & Conflict with Pádraig Ó Tuama Tues 9 May, 9.30am–4pm (at Wellspring Centre, Ashburton) Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, Kardia Formation, Living Well Centre and Wellspring Centre are delighted to bring those with an interest in spiritual accompaniment, a joint professional development day with (more…)

  • May 20, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Pondering Grief (in-person event) Linda Espie Sat 20 May, 10am–3.30pm This day offers an invitation to reflect on and honour our inner life of change and transition. With creativity, space and gentle guiding support, this workshop will offer a sacred place for the breadth of human experiencing and spirit to guide individual exploration. Cost: $80 (more…)

  • June 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Passion on the Big Screen – A Day at the Movies with Peter Malone msc Peter Malone msc Sat 17 Jun, 10am–3.30pm We often refer to Jesus as the Word made Flesh. But Colossians I proclaims Jesus as the Image of the Invisible God. Religious images have always been part of spirituality. The 20th century (more…)

  • July 29, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Windows onto God (in-person event) Tim Lockwood cfc Sat 29 Jul, 10am–3pm The windows explored are incarnation, darkness, abundance and self- acceptance. Incarnation, seen in the broad sense of God being in the world, takes in the joy of being alive. With this joy, there is the experience of darkness, which is also part of (more…)

  • August 5, 2023
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Treasuring Our Later Years (in-person event) Nicole Rotaru rsm Sat 5 Aug, 10am–4pm Our ageing offers us opportunities to be awake to the new possibilities offered daily. During our time together, we will consider themes that have special significance in our later years: awakening to new possibilities in my life now; spirituality; what is giving (more…)

  • August 26, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Mindfulness & Meditation (in-person event) Paola Cheng Sat 26 Aug, 10am–3.30pm When we are present to the ‘now’, centredness and relaxation become a natural part of life, and we know how to act from a heart of love. This is a day of prayer in the practice of Mindfulness & Meditation. We invite you to (more…)

  • September 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Enneagram Day (in-person event) Lynn Moresi Sat 9 Sep, 9am–4.30pm 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 (more…)

  • October 5, 2023 - October 26, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Waiting at the Well (in-person event) Carole Carmody rsm, Julie Adam 4 x Thu, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Oct, 10am–12.30pm This series offers an opportunity for those waiting to have their thirst quenched at the Well of Life to explore the depths of wisdom in their own heart, to recognise wisdom in the encounter (more…)

  • November 20, 2023
    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

End-of-year Commissioning Celebration Mon 20 Nov, 7.30pm Please join us for the Eucharist & Commissioning of our 2023 Graduands at Heart of Life. More details will be provided on our website and via our eNews towards the end of 2023. (No charge; light supper provided.) (more…)

  • November 25, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Advent Anticipation (in-person event) Gail Crisp, Cathy Beaton Sat 25 Nov, 10am–3.30pm 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. Cost: $60 (BYO lunch) (more…)