A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

L E T T E R – Tuesday Tips; Taking Time To Retreat

Easter is this weekend, and I’m personally taking time out to heal and nourish myself. My dear friend and fellow teacher Claire is kindly letting me stay at her place Thursday through Tuesday, and I am going to take time for an At Home Weekend Retreat, for deepening my meditation practice, spending lots of time in…
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L E T T E R from Jac – A Giant Update

Morning everyone! As a new chapter opens for The Broad Place I wanted to take the time to put the important things into one cohesive note for you! Our mission to provide education for people to enhance their lives and be aligned with their highest grade selves is becoming ever more solid. To live with…
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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 perfect human being. We practice Integrated Meditation as it aligns us more with nature, and our most natural selves. This is why students love it…
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Byron Bay Retreat

Every year we host our magnificent Retreat at Byron Bay on Australia’s East Coast and you’re invited to join us at the luscious Atlantic Byron Bay where everything will be created around our three key pillars of Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity Retreat. Our wonderful inspired energy goes into the meticulous planning in creating all our Retreats. There…
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L E T T E R – There’s Always Something Better Happening

For our recent India Retreat, I had it all mapped out. Tightly organised, planned to within an inch of its life. I could breath when it was finally all taken care of. We had 36 people booked in the beginning and one disaster struck after another for people and so many had to cancel. This…
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L E T T E R – The Material World

A student messaged me last week saying she felt disgusted with herself and angry, as she still longed to buy beautiful clothes and have beautiful things. I popped it up on Instagram in our stories with my brief answer asking if anyone else wanted more ideas on dealing with the material world. The responses came…
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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 really want to stimulate thought on this. I had some interesting responses, ranging from ‘my God I haven’t been enjoying a glass of wine with…
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L E T T E R – What Spirituality Means Part 1

There is so much confusion when we decide to live ‘spiritually’. It’s really a nonsense idea because everyone is trying to live spiritually whether they brand it that or not. Spirituality is simply an exploration of living through ‘the spirit’ which means the true essence of ourselves, from love, to find the universal nature in…
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L E T T E R – Real Power

Being a recovering control freak and perfectionist, OCD, a Virgo and aaaall the other labels I could apply to my habit of wanting to tightly reign in outside events. I am really familiar with the process of wanting things in a certain way. It always ends in tears. It usually involves assuming people suddenly became…
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L E T T E R – Building Stillness and Acceptance

In the Vedic view, there are three things present at all times. Creation, maintenance and destruction. The Vedic view of destruction is removing something which is no longer relevant. And we need all three things occurring for evolution to take place. Sometimes they can feel like a hurricane, whipping around us. The key is to…
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L E T T E R ­ – Self Acceptance

This Letter today stems from the Letter I wrote to you a few days back, What Might You Be If You Just Let Go. The inside-out philosophy is that what’s occurring for us internally is then creating our experience of the world. Teachers like Aurobindo, Krishnamurti, Brene Brown, Pema Chodron, Michael Neil, Syd Banks and…
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L E T T E R – Expanding Curiosity

I couldn’t agree more that curiosity in all aspects of life is needed for creativity and flow. Arran told me about a friend of ours that shared a story with him and his four-year-old son. He was teaching him all about the moon and how it’s a quarter then full and so on, and they…
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L E T T E R – What Might You Be If You Just Let Go

Before I left for India, I sat with my friend and student, Uyen, in Whale Beach drinking tea and we discussed the teachings of St Francis of Assisi, and some of my teachers of Indian lineage, from America and Japan. They all teach the same thing; that there is one consciousness/God, that we must live…
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A Bumper Issue of Goodness

We have returned from India, the place of chaos and calm, inspired, refreshed and thrilled to be home. I can’t really put into words the joy of seeing a group of wonderful people immersed in luscious nature, asking questions of themselves, diving into nourishing themselves and making huge life decisions and then working on how…
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Free From The Known – The Truth Of Things

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation” Krishnamurti We are currently in luscious Kerala, and I’m leading a group through our Indian Retreat. There is talk daily of the processes that occur when we have the capacity to let go of all…
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Ayurveda Retreat – Southern India Sept 2017

The Broad Place have spent 12 months researching, exploring and developing this insanely beautiful Southern Indian Retreat so that you can join us for transformation in September 2017. Together we will explore Kerala and it’s many natural beauties over 10 languid days. This will be a Retreat to nourish the body and spirit and rejuvenate…
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At Home Weekend Retreat

It’s not a frequent enough occurrence that we have the time to take ourselves away from the world, to revive and nourish and shed off the stresses of modern day living. We are so fortunate at The Broad Place to play a part in the role of people renewing themselves, in that we spend time…
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Ayurveda Retreat – Southern India

INDIA 2017 SOLD OUT  INDIA 2018 – We are taking expressions of interest to join us in India for a special Retreat. To join the list and learn more once we have confirmed this, please email us at info@thebroadplace.com.au.  What we did in 2017 The Broad Place have spent 12 months researching, exploring and developing…
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November Rounding Retreat – Culburra Beach

Upgrade Your Life over 4 days and 3 nights this November Thurs 10th – Sun 13th November 2016 Culburra Beach – 2.5 hours drive from Sydney Join The Broad Place at our much loved, annual immersive Rounding Retreat, where we strip away years of built up tension and fatigue in a transformative  3 night escape to the South Coast.…
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The Broad Place Travels India – Part Two

To celebrate our upcoming announcement of our The Broad Place Retreat in India, here are some more images I took from my last trip a month or so ago…

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 that in order to take action, and to do anything with success, first we must establish in being. In today’s frenetic world, we are becoming…
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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 are being placed upon us than ever before. The Broad Place Retreats are an incredible way in which to relax, purify and achieve the equivalent…
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May Stress Release Retreat – Killcare

We’re all leading incredibly busy lives these days. We have families, friends, careers and more demands are being placed upon us than ever before. Did you know that we now experience in one day, what people used to experience in a lifetime 250 years ago? THE RETREAT This retreat is an incredible opportunity to gain…
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