Events – The Broad Place
A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

May High Grade Living Workshop Melbourne

“You deserve the best. Never feel unworthy or not justified in having the best. I tell you, this is your heritage, but you have to expect it; you have to […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Creating Space

I was talking with a dear friend Maryanne, about how creative people need space, to time, to ponder, to hone our craft. To make mistakes, to be in nature. Time […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Getting On With It

I work one on one with a lot of people around the world, usually immensely successful people locked into a framework of their mind and social conditioning that means they […]

India Retreat with Jacqui Lewis – November 2020

We have curated this luxurious Retreat for those that wish to come to India, and have their every need met, the stress removed from the experience of being in India, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Accepting Everything

There is a Zen saying Susan Murphy taught me, which is no matter WHAT is happening, you send out into the Universe, ‘thank you very much I have no complaints […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Competing and Comparing

Due to our recent (Saturday) graduation of beautiful and integrity-filled Vedic Meditation teachers, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to teach authentically and what success might […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Play On

“The oak sleeps in the acornThe giant sequoia tree sleeps in its tiny seedThe bird waits in the eggGod waits for his unfoldment in manFly on, childrenPlay on” – Good Thoughts, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – How Much Life Is This Worth

It’s a worthwhile question, isn’t it? Sometimes, it’s lots of life. I love material things and I get great joy from them. But how much life are they worth swapping for? […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Heavy and Light

This reminds me of something my friend Sam from Cloud Hidden Tea told me about tea ceremonies; work with the heavy things as light, and the lightest things as if […]

L E T T E R – Gratitude For The Little Things

The other day in London, we discovered a street cart outside a mosque, where Kaz the owner makes some of the most delicious soups and baguettes stuffed with delicacies. He […]

L E T T E R – Navigating Our Own Path

Okay ‘huge news’, we have moved our quotes to a neutral colour palette. I share this not because it’s going to change anyone’s days let alone lives, but it really […]

L E T T E R – Our Repeated Actions

In Zen, the tensho is the monastery cook. Every moment, every meal is seen as an opportunity to experience truth, to experience satori (enlightenment). It sounds kind of dramatic, but […]

L E T T E R – Let’s Not Be Lunatics

I’ve never met anyone like Arran, he literally doesn’t ever consider what anyone thinks of him. He’s incredibly neat and stylish and takes great care of himself, and on occasion […]

Los Angeles March 2019

We are coming to Los Angles to teach a special course in Integrated Meditation! If you are interested in sitting the Meditation Course the details are below, and you can […]

L E T T E R – The First Day Of 2019

It’s the first day of 2019. If you woke today bright and alive, brilliant. If you woke hungover as hell and in shame spiral, or perhaps like I used to […]

L E T T E R – Happy New Year!!!

My absolute goodness what a year. For Arran and I, it was beyond what we imagined. I travelled to London, Los Angeles, New York, India, Melbourne and Byron Bay to […]

L E T T E R – Conditions on Behaviours

Being only a few short days to Christmas, I thought this quote was utterly perfect, as soon most of us will be on a holiday of some sort, that usually […]

L E T T E R – Pouring Out Patience

Conscious and Patient are not two words I have always been excellent at embodying in my life. I have been known to throw little tantrums, huff, swear, sigh, roll my […]

L E T T E R – Pioneering Your Future

I absolutely adore this quote and have had it pinned above my desk for years. When I am stuck, feeling brittle and frustrated with trying something new that is in […]

L E T T E R – The Chasing of Perfection

When Emily or I teach Integrated Meditation, we both drill into our students to not chase perfection. You will never have a perfect meditation practice. Nor will you be a […]

L E T T E R – Planning Means Presence

This is the time of year we all sit back and start to either feel incredible gratitude for the year that has been. Or are exhausted and anxious about the […]

L E T T E R – Conscious Conversation

I really wish to use The Broad Place to share important messages. Erin Lovell Verinder who was recently interviewed at our Gathering is a brilliant nutritionist, herbalist, and naturopath and […]

L E T T E R – The Two Wings

As an enthusiast (someone with obsessive tendencies coupled with deep excitement), Arran is always nervous when I start getting into something. It’s been a year of my dabbling with tea […]

L E T T E R – Constant Clinging

I am up in glorious Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia preparing for our Retreat, studying tea, spending so much time with friends, writing and literally living the […]

L E T T E R – The Creative Path

Charles and Ray Eames have been an endless inspiration to me. When I was 19 and studying interior architecture, one of my favourite lecturers introduced me to their philosophy, collaborations, and […]

L E T T E R – Excuses Keep Us Small

I had a catch up the other day with someone and it was like I was in overdrive. I left feeling uneasy and I really hadn’t been myself. As I […]

L E T T E R – Working With Fear Part 2; Bravery

If you haven’t read the first part of this Letter series you can do so here. Continuing on from yesterday! We chatted also about how to conquer fear. Sometimes this […]

W E E K E N D E D I T I O N 21

Photo from our India Retreat in Rishikesh Oh my lord is it excellent to be home! So emotional! So wonderful! So many delicious meals created and eaten in our kitchen. […]

L E T T E R – What Spirituality Means Part 2

Yesterday, I wrote in the Letter about re-framing spirituality and you can read it HERE. It’s a big topic and one that two Letters won’t do justice to but I […]

L E T T E R – Ceativityr, Love and Hate

I love this quote. Because the ego will tell us otherwise all the time, and ensure we are terrified of being hated. When we allow ourselves to be gripped by […]

Melbourne June 2019

COURSE IN INTEGRATED MEDITATION We would love to invite you to join our wonderful course in Integrated Meditation this June with all the support we offer long-term as your bonus and […]

Diwali Evening at The Broad Place

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” Martin Luther King, Jr. Diwali is a special celebration in India, celebrated with light […]

Course in Vedic Knowledge with Jeff Kober – SOLD OUT

NEW INFORMATION – SOLD OUT We set ourselves the immense task of hosting a massive nine month long program for expansion and engagement unlike any other with a dear friend and respected […]

Winter Alumni Workshop

  The Broad Place Winter Alumni Workshop will involve a collective of likeminded people exploring Vedic knowledge and meditation. The purpose of the Alumni Program is to take your personal […]

Winter Rounding Workshop – SOLD OUT

Rounding is an ancient practice, a sequence that lifts stress and tension from the body and deepens our practice of Vedic Meditation. You must be a Vedic Meditator to attend, […]

The Gyuoto Monks at The Broad Place

Join us for a profound afternoon of peace and ceremony with the Gyuto Monks of Tibet.  Experience the transformative ceremony of the deeply hypnotic and purifying chanting of these beautiful […]

The Broad Place Mothers Gathering

Join The Broad Place Co-Founder, Jac Lewis and author of the recently released, Mothers Mind Cleanse on Tuesday February 16th from 6:30pm for a wonderfully supportive evening of practical advice and […]

The Broad Place Be Your Best Self Program

“Every time you’re tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past of a pioneer of the future”- Deepak Chopra […]

The Broad Place Gatherings

Join The Broad Place co-founder Jacqui Lewis in a series of evening talks that will shift thinking, provide education and teach tools for better living. Jacqui Lewis is the powerhouse behind […]

Guru Purnima Event 31st July

The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. A guru is […]

Going With Nature’s Pull

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe; to match your nature with Nature” Joseph Campbell Over the many things that the universe […]

Melbourne Tour July 2015

We are proud to be traveling to Melbourne to teach from the Art Series Hotel Group Larwill Studio Hotel. Vedic Meditation teacher Jac Lewis will be teaching a program in including […]

An Afternoon of Ayurveda

This Sunday 26th April 2015, join Jac Lewis from The Broad Place and Ayurvedic Practitioner Dylan Smith of Vital Veda for a talk on the basic principles of Ayurveda. Dylan […]

The Broad Place Retreat – Ubud, Indonesia

‘Yoga stah, kuru karmani’  ‘Established in Being, perform action’ (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, verse 48) This is a powerful line from the Vedic teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. It explains […]

The Broad Place Weekend Immersive Retreats

Thurs 12th – Sun 15th November 2015  (Gerroa, beachfront, 2 hours drive from Sydney) We’re all leading incredibly busy lives these days. We have families, friends, careers and more demands […]

October Melbourne Course in Vedic Meditation

The format  for our course in Melbourne, will be the Friday 10th October will have four initiation sessions 11am, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm for people to come and attend and […]

The Broad Place Immersion Retreat

THE BROAD PLACE IMMERSION RETREAT The Broad Place is collaborating with Carla McMillan of Love Juice to bring you a luxurious pre Summer Retreat with a focus on TAKE HOME […]

Advanced Meditation Meeting

Community is close to our hearts, and The Broad Place are building, creating and contributing to an inspiring collective of meditators. Join us at 5pm sharp Sunday 31st August for an intimate […]

Learn To Meditate In Byron Bay

I am teaching an upcoming course in beautiful Byron Bay on Saturday 8th February and Sunday 9th February. Venue TBC. For more information about Vedic Meditation, read here and about the […]

The Broad Place Holiday Hours

We will be closed from Friday Dec 20th until Tuesday Jan 14th. Our first free intro talk for the New Year will be held at 6pm at The Broad Place […]

An Evening With Kinfolk

I was lucky enough to be invited by Luisa Brimble to be a guest at the Kinfolk Dinner this week. Set in the beautiful grounds of Glenmore House, 75 of […]