WELCOME TO OPEN SANCTUARY IN 2019
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country on which we meet. We pay our respects to the people of the Yuin Nation, elders past, present and emerging. We recognise this land was never ceded. We are grateful for the generosity of the Yuin people
Open Sanctuary is situated at Holy Trinity, a small weatherboard church in open pasture land, situated on 2 acres at the foot of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) at Tilba Tilba, which is a heritage listed village on the far South Coast of NSW. The setting and general environment are strikingly beautiful and the church has served the community for over 100 years.
Open Sanctuary is a place of gathering, retreat and refuge for both the human and other-than-human community. We offer a space for listening, for sharing, for becoming a whole and living model of community caring for each other and the natural world; a sabbath space of rest, contemplation and recreation. The spiritual life of the community is contemplative and grounded in the practice of silence. Many of us follow a Christ-centred path yet we are broadly ecumenical and inclusive of differing faith and spiritual traditions. We also appreciate intellectual engagement and conversation as an important part of our spiritual friendship and growth.
OPEN SANCTUARY is on Corkhill Drive between Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba, nestled at the foot of Mt Gulaga on the far south coast of NSW
We are a community of spiritually minded people from many different traditions and none who gather to share our spiritual journeys in the spirit of love and care, for all life on this little planet and for the little planet itself.
Our regular gatherings are:
2nd Saturday at 4.30pm for 5pm: Reflection, Silence, Contemplation and Sharing (led by a member of the community or a guest presenter)
4th Friday at 10am Quiet Day
Every Monday 11am - 1pm during term time: Meditation
We sometimes meet together at other times for special events that are advertised on this site and elsewhere. Come and join us anytime.
PLEASE ALSO LOOK AT OUR EVENTS PAGES FOR DETAILS
The Gathering Space is available for weddings and other appropriate occasions. Please see the weddings etc. page.
We invite you to come and share in the life of Open Sanctuary. Our invitation is extended to all people of goodwill. And check our website for any coming events. http://opensanctuary.weebly.com/
Contact Linda Chapman on 0422273021
the natural world is the maternal source of our being. it is the larger sacred community to which we belong. to be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human - Thomas Berry