The Sydney Symposium ʻSYNERGIES - New Consciousness for our Futureʼ is an event where people from all walks of life can get together with professionals from the worlds of Art and Science, lateral and spiritual thinkers, to engage in discussion and to foster contacts; to stimulate a positive and creative thought process.
We live in one of the most tumultuous and exciting times in human history. With our cultural, political, economic, environmental and spiritual systems colliding and breaking down and the loss of meaning and value in the wake of the scientific revolution, it is difficult to predict what the world might be like even a few years from now.
Our thinking so far has been predominantly lineal and will have to adjust by adopting to a more holistic way of thinking moving forward. If we intend to recreate our world on humanistic lines, we must not allow our fascination with technological advances to neglect our cultural commitment. We must therefore open paths to ethically based decision-making and a new perception of values.
Themes: Where have we been, where are we going, and how are we going to get there? How should we relate to the uncertainty that defines our global landscape? How are we to bridge the gap between Art, Science and Consciousness? And how can we individually and collectively create a better future?
The Sydney Symposium ʻSYNERGIES - New Consciousness for our Futureʼ is determined to be a source and inspiration of cultural and new values. It aims to bring together all those forces capable of triggering the process of change necessary to ensure that our future is a positive one.
Note: Due to the limited seating available for this event, reservations are mandatory for admission. Please be mindful and send the organiser an email if you need to cancel your booking. Friday and Saturday have different venues. The main Symposium on Friday will be at the Chauvel Cinema and the post symposium Workshops on Saturday will be at the Meditation Space.
Friday, November 5 @ Chauvel Theatre | Paddington Town Hall
| 8:30 am
| 9:00 am
Opening Remarks - Welcome to Country - Welcome
| 9:10 am
||Keynote Speaker Art
Prof Anita Taylor - Director of National Art School, Sydney
| 9:30 am
Panel ART - Create - Love - Freedom
||- Morning Coffee -
||Keynote Speaker Science
Prof Timothy Sharp: Founder of Happiness Institute, Positive Psychology
Panel SCIENCE - Sustains - Knowledge/Wisdom - Joy
||- Lunch -
|2:00 pm||Keynote Speaker Spirituality
Charlie Hogg: Director Brahma Kumaris Australia
| 2:20 pm
||Panel SPIRITUALITY - Transform - Peace
Graeme Cowan: Author, Leaving Depression behind, navigating a meaningful life
Cimone-Louise Fung: Speaker, columnist, Workshop facilitator on consciousness change
Gina Lazenby: Author + speaker on Healthy Home, Wellness + Caring Economics
Paul Wilson: Columnist, author, speaker ‘The Calm Center’
Moderator: Charlie Hogg, Director Brahma Kumaris Australia
| 3:10 pm
||- Afternoon Tea -
| 3:50 pm
||Keynote Speaker Synergies
Hon Bob Carr: Former Premier of NSW
| 4:10 pm
Panel SYNERGIES - Create - Sustain - Transform - interdisciplinary
Keith Suter: Federal Vice President UN Assoc. of Australia, President of the Australian Club of Rome + International Authority on UN Disarmament and Peace Building.
|5:15 pm||Meditation Audio-Visual / Dance Performance
Paul Cordeiro: Choreographer, Dancer
David Jones: Percussionist
Sam McNally: Pianist, Keyboard, Composer
|6:00 pm|| - End -
| 9 am - 6 pm
Literature Table Foyer
|9 am - 6 pm||
Saturday, November 6 @ Meditation Space | 99 Crown St | East Sydney
Post Symposium 'Change of Consciousness Workshops'
|9 am - 12 pm||Workshop 1
Judith Pemell: Energy and Consiousness
Conny Dietzschold: Breaking the cycle of stressful thinking
|9 am - 12 pm||Workshop 2
Graeme Cowan: Overcoming depression: Rediscover your passions and thrive
|2 pm - 5 pm||Workshop 3
Roger Cole: Choosing a world view of meaning and love
Dr Ben de Silva: Health & Happiness
|2 pm - 5 pm||Workshop 4
Gina Lazenby: Caring Economics - A new consciousness where everything is counted and valued
Eastern Suburbs: Bus #380 from Bondi Beach and Bondi Jcn stops outside the cinema.
Innerwest: Bus # 352 from Marrickville & Newtown travels to the cinema direct via Sydney University.
PARKING: We recommend using local street parking on Oatley Road or Moore Park Road.
Meditation Space, 99 Crown Street, East Sydney - Cnr Crown & William Sts
PARKING: We recommend using local street parking on Crown and Riley Streets or to use the car park on Riley Street between Stanly and Wiliam Sts.
Program topics, times and participation are subject to change. Please check back for updates.
This Symposium is hosted by the Meditation Space with support from Women for Women Inernational, Brahma Kumaris Australia, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Eternity Ink, Tribal Art Trader, New Media Curation, Perfect Potion, SchaefferSoft, Chinta Ria Restaurant ....temple of love and La Brasserie
Many thanks to the sponsors, speakers and the many helpers who have contributed their money and time to make this Symposium possible and available free of change.
We offer in the midst of a hectic city life an oasis of peace where you can recharge yourself by joining our group meditations or by listening to our many different talks and seminars on topics of self development, spiritual growth, relaxation and peace of mind. If you would like to learn how we meditate we offer once a month an introduction course of Raja Yoga meditation. Join in and get empowered; learn how to empower yourself and how to live a more enjoyable and peaceful life.
All events are offered by donation. All donations are welcome and support the ongling activites of this centre. Online donations can be done via our website too. For our event schedule, please see our program page for more details.
You can find us at 99 Crown Street in East Sydney, next to the City Gym between Stanley and William Streets.
We look forward to welcoming you at one of our programs
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