Events in Sydney
Shree Ram Sharnam weekend retreat
Nourish the soul and cleanse the mind at a weekend retreat at the Shree Ram Sharnam Spiritual Centre at 23 Sheba Crescent, South Penrith. Activities include meditation (dhyaan), jaap, recital of the Shree Amritvani and Bhakit Prakash singing of bhajans and kirtans, prachaar (deliverance of holy sermons) two hours of complete silence (mouun).
Details: Vimal Rao 0415 483 459.
May 4 7am-9am (Ryde), 5pm-7pm (Quakers Hill)
Hath Yoya, 16 week course. West Ryde Community Hall, 3-5 Anthony Road, Ryde or Performance Space, Quakers Hill High School, 70 Laor Road, Quakers Hill. Yoga classes for children and seniors also available.
Details: Raja 0402 789 109 www.spiritofindia.org
4th Sunday of every month 4pm-5:30pm
The Global Organisation for Divinity runs free spiritual educational classes for children aged 4-12 years. Crestwood Community Centre, Crestwood Drive, Baulkham Hills. Parents can join in the devotional lecture by Sri Deepak Vinod.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jayashree on 02 9620 4676.
Classes are also being run in Liverpool.
Details: Deepak Vinod 0422 127 956.
Finding Your Place
Sat 17 May 6pm
Stage Musical by Director John D Williams at Chinmaya Sannidhi, 38 Carrington Road, Castle Hill.
Details: Ashok 0439 620 414.
Dare to Face the Change
26 May ? 2 Jun 7:30-9:00pm
Details: Jagadish Sury 0414 703 151.
Classes for children between the age of 2- 4.5 years, tailored to increase love and bonding between parent and child. Vedanta Classes In Castle Hill & Epping on Wednesday nights
10-week program at Castle Hill Sanskrit Classes 10-week program for beginners (Course 1) and advanced students (Course 2) at Castle Hill
Beginners level starting in May at Crestwood Community Centre, Baulkham Hills
Details: Br Gopal Chaitanya 0416 482 149.
Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society of NSW activities
Sankaracharya’s Birthday Celebration
Sun 19 May 10:30am-12:30pm
Hari Om Ramakrishna Chant, Silent Meditation, Talks by Pravrajika Gayatriprana and Dr Ashit Maitra. Offering and distribution of Sweets and Savouries.
Buddha’s Birthday Celebration
Sun 26 May 10:30am -12:30pm
Hari Om Ramakrishna Chant, Silent Meditation, Talk & Guided Meditation by Graeme Lyall A.M (Past Chairman of Buddhist Council of NSW) and Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana. Offering and distribution of Sweets and Savouries.
Both at: Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon.
Details: 02 9745 4320 or www.saradavedanta.org
Sydney Sakhi Sangam’s Teej function
14 July 11am-onwards
This is their 15th year commemorating Indian Women and their friendships.
Details: Nandini 0423 684 340
Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Fund Raiser
Organised by VanithAa Mandali
May 5 4pm-7pm
Help raise money for cancer research. There will be music, face painting, a charity auction, raffle, quiz and games.
Dress code: Indian and blue
Epping Leisure Centre, 1 Chambers Court, off Pembroke Street, Epping
Cost: $5 adults, $2 kids (includes coffee/tea and cake)
Details: Lakshmi Theertham 0402 345 007
The Taj Foundation hosting The Great Gatsby movie night
May 31 6:30pm (screening starts at 7pm)
A night of drama, mingling and fun. Stay on for drinks after the movie.
Feel free to dress 1920s style
Hoyts Cinema Paris, Entertainment Quarter, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park
Hindu council of Australia Opportunities Available
Hindu council of Australia invites expression of interests from anyone who wishes to expand their horizons and get involve with one of the biggest community events of Sydney. These are voluntary positions.
Details: Raman Bhalla 0401 057 224 or www.hinducouncil.com.au