Solitude, Beauty and Creative Expression - With Jessica Holliday
Come along and experience a day with this award winning, West Australian, landscape artist.
Jessica will be sharing her experience and passion for nature and art in this creative workshop. This is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful surrounds at Nathanel's Rest, Mundaring and engage the intuitive and creative side of your brain.
Pastels will be provided for you to work with on the day, but you are free to bring along any other medium you may enjoy working with.
Novices welcome! This event is for anyone wanting to enjoy a day of creativity and learning from Jessica's unique perspective.
BYO lunch but other refreshments will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you at this special event!
November 25, 2023
Nathanael's Rest, Mundaring
The Gift of Interruption
A Webinar for you all to share in - wherever you are - to set us on the way towards the Nativity. Cathie writes: "The season of Advent is one of interruptions. In this time together we will explore contemplatively on the stories of Zechariah, Mary and the
Sunday 3rd December
Zoom- An online event (the link will be sent to your email)
CLOSING DATE FOR TICKET SALES - 28th November
Quiet Day- Come away for a while
On the second Tuesday of each month (except in school holiday times), we hold a Quiet Day at Nathanael's Rest in Mundaring.
Quiet Days offer time for reflection, recollection and quietness in community, sacred space for deep listening and an invitation to simply be. Set in the beautiful retreat space at Nathanael's Rest, you are welcome to spend the quiet time reflecting, walking, creating, reading and resting in any way that feels safe and good for you.
A leader will begin with a brief reflection to commence the morning and then participants are free to find their own sense of space, rhythm and activity during the remainder of the morning.
Resources are provided to support your engagement, including;
- 'Thought for the Day' reflective reading on scripture
- creative materials,
- two labyrinths set in the idyllic natural surroundings.
- One of Dayspring's Spiritual Directors will be available to offer Spiritual Accompaniment/Companioning if you choose.
Morning tea is available throughout the morning.
Around 12.30pm we will regather to share and close the morning, but all are welcome to share and connect informally for a time of community over lunch (byo).
On Ebb & Flow Quiet Days the space will provide additional creative resources and spaces and those who wish may stay for additional time and or spiritual accompaniment following lunch time sharing.
DATES FOR 2023
Feb 14 Ebb and Flow Quiet Day
March 14: Quiet Day
May 9 Ebb & Flow Quiet Day
June 13: Quiet Day
Aug 8 Ebb & Flow Quiet Day
Sept 12: Quiet Day
Oct 10 Ebb & Flow Quiet Day
Nov 14: Quiet Day
COST - Members FREE Non-members/Friends $15
Held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (during school terms) at Nathaniel's Rest, Mundaring
Care of the Soul 101
Our first session will introduce you to the practice called Lectio Divina, or sacred reading, and the practice of Examen. Future sessions will look at Journaliing, Meditation through creative hands, The Jesus and Breath Prayers, walking the Labyrinth and using Contemplation in Nature.
- Sat July 15 (9am – Noon) WEBINAR – Lectio Divina and Examen
- Sat Aug 5 (9am – 12.30pm) St Peter & Emmaus – Journalling and Meditation through creative hands
- Sat Oct 7 (9am – Noon) WEBINAR – The Jesus Prayer and The Breath Prayer
- Sat Nov 11 (9am – 12.30pm) St Peter & Emmaus – Labyrinth and Contemplation in Nature.
This event is free if you are a member of Dayspring, all you need do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All others please register by booking below.
All links to online sessions will be sent to your email after registering.
We look forward to seeing you.
Dayspring South West
A Contemplative Weekend in Albany - 14-16 April 2023
Dayspring South West are coming to Albany and we would love you to join us! Come to the whole weekend of events or just one or two sessions. Over the weekend we will be exploring what it means to live contemplatively and providing you with some experiences of practices that may be useful.
Lectio terrestia - 6th May 2023 (Kirup Spirituality Hub)
After the success of last year’s day, we want to offer this opportunity again!
Many of you will be familiar with the practice of Lectio divina or Holy Reading. For this retreat day we will pay attention to, or “read” the land (terrestia).
During the day we will walk as a group through the beautiful land around Kirup. We will spend time walking contemplatively, pausing and noticing the natural world about us.
Please bring your own lunch. A fridge, microwave and sandwich maker are available for use. This is a combined event between Dayspring South West and The Spirituality Hub, Kirup.
Although the walks are not too rigorous, the activities of this day will require comfortable walking shoes and the ability to walk on bush tracks and trails.
What is Spiritual Direction? - 7th October 2023 (Cookernup)
Have you ever wondered what spiritual direction is? Are you interested in becoming a spiritual director? Would you like someone to accompany you on your spiritual journey? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is the day for you. During this workshop we will introduce the historical background of contemplative spiritual direction. You will see how people have been accompanying each other in this way for centuries. You will have the opportunity to observe what a spiritual direction session looks like from the perspective of the director and the directee. We will also explore how spiritual direction differs to other helping professions and the unique gift it can offer. There will be plenty of space for questions, discussion and talking with trained spiritual directors. Everyone is welcome!
Living in Community: A Day with St Benedict and his Rule - 11th November 2023 (Cookernup)
Among all the alternative Christian spiritualities, the Benedictine is possibly the most down to earth. The Rule is a disarmingly modest or gentle approach to spiritual guidance without being directed toward remote ideals, asceticism, or ardent conversion. It is a treasure trove of wisdom about how to live well together: the quality of everyday life, in families, workplaces and our institutions. But above all, it is a guide to finding God in all our labours.
At a working farm, we will explore how our daily rituals can become our rhythm of life. To engage with God, find acceptance in the fullness of life, and deepen our understanding of hospitality as a means of worship.