Programmes

The Janssen Centre offers programmes and events which provide a deeper understanding of the richness in all cultural and spiritual traditions.  It is also a venue at which people from all backgrounds can celebrate these traditions.

The Centre caters for cross-cultural programmes, ecumenical and interfaith meetings, retreats, meditation programmes for adults and children, workshops and seminars in adult-faith formation, women's spirituality.  

Outside groups are invited to book the facilities for retreats, prayer days, parish workshops and seminars. 

For detailed information about JSC Programmes, click on the Events Calendar for a monthly view of the programmes. Simply point your mouse at an event and double click for more detailed information. Read More>> 

The Centre caters for cross-cultural programmes, ecumenical and interfaith meetings, retreats, meditation programmes for adults and children, workshops and seminars in adult-faith formation, women's spirituality.  The opportunities for self development are numerous and varied.  


Cross-cultural Activities:

At the 2008 and 2010 Open Day, visitors enjoyed contributions from the following communities:  Fijian, Tongan, and Vietnamese communities.  The Centre has also hosted activities involving members from Buddhist, Islamic and Hindu cultures.

 

Meditation Programmes:

The JSC recommends centering meditation as taught by Fr Thomas Keating OCSO, an American Trappist monk.  Centering meditation, also known as Centering Prayer, was recommended by Thomas Merton, the famous 20th century mystic from the Trappist monastery at Gethsemani in Kentucky, USA.   Read more>> 

 

Retreat Programmes:

People of all religious and spiritual traditions are welcome to register for retreats organised by the JSC.  A rich variety of one-day and weekend retreats are available.  Anyone who wishes to make a private retreat should ring on 03 9762 6625 or send an email enquiry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Read more>>

 

Short Programmes in 2015

The JSC offers a number of short day and evening programmes, to suit people's busy lives.  For a list of short programmes in 2015 click here for more details.  Read more>> 

 

Spiritual Direction:

Many people find having someone to walk with them on the spiritual journey is helpful.  If you are interested in having someone accompany you on your journey, please contact 03 9762 6625.

 

Related Information:

Enquiry Form for people wishing to be placed on JSC Contact List

Registration Form for people who are coming to the JSC for the first time

Enquiry Form for outside groups to use JSC Facilities 

 

Facilities: A place to experience and nourish the hunger of the heart

The Janssen Centre is equipped with a range of facilities suitable for cross-cultural events, ecumenical and interfaith meetings, retreats, workshops and seminars. It can be used for both residential and non-residential programmes. A maximum of 18-20 live-in guests can be accommodated comfortably.

The Janssen Centre offers a quiet environment for taking time from a busy life to relax, reflect and share. The Centre may be booked by outside groups for all of the above activities.

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Programmes

The Janssen Centre offers programmes and events which provide a deeper understanding of the richness in all cultural and spiritual traditions.  It is also a venue at which people from all backgrounds can celebrate these traditions.

The Centre caters for cross-cultural programmes, ecumenical and interfaith meetings, retreats, meditation programmes for adults and children, workshops and seminars in adult-faith formation, women's spirituality.  

Outside groups are invited to book the facilities for retreats, prayer days, parish workshops and seminars. 

Read more: Programmes

Meditation Groups

The Janssen Spirituality Centre offers a range of meditation and contemplative living programmes based upon the sacred scriptures and sacred writings of the world's religions, e.g. Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, and teachings of mystics and contemplative writers.

To read  more about the various programmes click on the pop down window marked 'Meditation Groups' on the tool bar above.