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

L E T T E R from Jac – Nature Is My Temple

I went camping the other day with two girlfriends. It can seem like a lot of work for one night unless you know what you’re doing and have a system […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Daily Commitments

We can all talk a LOT about what we want to be doing, big plans, little follow through. Paring it back to this ’this hour is my life’ can be […]

L E T T E R from Jac – A Planet Sabbatical

Yesterday Arran and I bumped into a friend Dan, who owns a cafe here in Byron with his wife, and we chatted hospitality and pivoting and all the new kinds […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Sweet Joys

The feeling of getting out of government quarantine was truly something else. I have truly realised how relative time is to our experience. Two weeks can feel like forever, or […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Suffering Is Optional

I do love this quote by Murakami. A man who also wakes at 4.30am every day and writes furiously until midday then runs and swims and takes the rest of […]

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 – Changing Teams

I was to travel to Japan as my little treat post my Australian tour. I was going to Kyoto myself to study and then onto Tokyo with friends, and I […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Little Skylights

In our little cabin in Big Sur, the interior walls and ceilings are all lined with wood. Beams are made from trees still rough, and all the paneling is clad […]

L E T T E R from Jac – The Other Side Of Fear

With our upcoming move to London, Arran and I have been working with a lot of fear. That’s the thing with fear that I’ve found, the more heightened your experience, […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

L E T T E R – Every Small Act

I’m heading this morning from Sydney to a karate tournament in Okinawa. It has been a dream of mine since I started studying Shorin-ryu karate with my Sensei to travel […]

L E T T E R – Collaborate For Clarity

Sometimes one of the challenges of being self-employed is that you are always working to a degree. Even if you’re ‘off’ for a little while, that still involves checking emails […]

L E T T E R – A Different Daily Grind

Clarity is an interesting concept when it comes to learning, as the more we learn, the more we realise there is to learn. The more we know, the more it […]

L E T T E R – When Two Waves Collide

When you stand on a sandbank in the ocean, on certain tides, the waves wash in from the breakers and then sometimes hit the banks in such a way that […]

L E T T E R – Squeamish

When I am traveling, I really dislike airports. I wish I was more cool and Zen and what not, and didn’t have these kinds of things bother me, but, the […]

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 […]

Our Daily Work

‘Living a Non Monastic Life (with emails and other dreaded tasks)’ Memories back to my recent time in the redwood trees and forests of Northern California… It seems so easy […]

So Many Things

Hello my friend, I have only just 36 hours ago returned from the most incredible 6 weeks away. I can barely capture the trip and the experiences so I wanted […]

It’s All Spiritual Work

Travel is my spiritual work. I detest car travel and air travel. I find it pushes all my buttons. The feeling of being trapped. The mechanical nature of it all. […]

No Complaining, No Explaining

In the West, and particularly in well-off societies, we complain a lot. Whine, whinge, and in general lament the demise of everything. In the East, where Arran and I travel […]

Brisbane Integrated Meditation Course May 24th-26th

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 […]

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 […]

Asia Tour – Hong Kong May | Singapore June 2015

We are proud to be traveling to Hong Kong Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st, then onto Singapore Monday 1st through to Friday 6th June 2015. Vedic Meditation teacher […]

Asia Tour – Hong Kong May 2015

We are proud to have The Broad Place traveling to Hong Kong Thursday May 28th – Sunday May 31st, then onto Singapore Monday 1st through to Friday 6th June 2015. […]

The Art of Travel

We travel a lot, and we love it. For me traveling is an extension of the exploration of the self, in the outer. We cannot experience new, wondrous things and […]

Exploration Manual – Ubud, Indonesia

The Broad Place is a brand centred around tools for high grade living. At The Broad Place we have an absolute love of exploration and travel. Is there a richer […]

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…

Hong Kong Course in Vedic Meditation

We are thrilled to be running a course in Vedic Meditation this March in Hong Kong, one of our favourite cities in the world! Vedic Meditation is the most effective […]

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 Travels India Part One

This is a photo documentary of my recent travels through India, Part One. Part Two and Part Three to come soon! This trip was to research our upcoming Ayurvedic Retreat […]

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 […]

The Power Of Taking Time Off

We love this Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, for many reasons. The guy is a design genius so Arran and I respect him immensely. He is standing up in front […]

Want No Jetlag??

Want to rid yourself of jet lag? Who doesn’t! As a Vedic Meditator you have the world’s best tool for eliminating jet lag – your meditation practice! Flying is very […]

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 […]

The Broad Place Travels – Lombok

After travelling for almost three weeks through Lombok, one of Indonesia’s islands, I strongly doubt we will ever again visit Bali. It’s everything Bali was over 20 years ago, rural, […]

The Broad Place Travels – Jeeva Klui, Lombok

We can’t speak more highly of Jeeva Klui. It’s the sister hotel to Jeeva Beloam. Travelling as much as we do, you become rather fussy with details when it comes […]

The Broad Place Travels – Jeeva Beloam, Lombok

We had seen in a few travel and architecture magazines this beautiful boutique resort, Jeeva Beloam. Jeeva Beloam is the smaller hotel to Jeeva Klui. It only has 11 ‘huts’ […]

The Broad Place Travels – Sempiak Villas, Lombok

 Sempiak Villa’s are beautiful and isolated. Situated in Selong Belanak, they hug a small hill, overlooking a vast amount of farmland and an isolated beach. The villa’s themselves (of which […]