Infinite Love Is All There Is

Sydney Summer Spiritfest

Namaskar! Thank you for visiting our website.  Please note that the annual Sydney Summer Spiritfest will be having a break in 2014, and will be back bigger and better than ever in January 2015.  If you would like to join us for monthly meditation nights, see the 2014 dates below.


THURSDAY  10 – SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2013
Monday 14th Extra Retreat Day

Celebrating 11th Year Anniversary
Baden-Powell Scout Centre, Lane Cove National Park.

Download the 2013 brochure here for all the details.

Since 2002, Sydney Summer Spiritfest has brought together people from many paths including pagan, quaker, buddhist, goddess, shaman, and a range of eastern guru-based traditions. This unique, easy-going festival celebrates inclusiveness, and combines the sharing of practical spiritual wisdom with warmth, fun and everyday experience. Everyone welcome.

3 full days of celebration: yoga, meditation, great music, new friends, creative workshops, choir, dancing, drumming, concerts, children’s activities, bushwalking, accommodation and fantastic vegetarian food – all for just $250 or concession $220. Children up to 6 years old are free, and under 16 years half price. Daily rates available too, $70 or concession $60.  Monday extra retreat day $30 or $25 concession. Spiritfest is a non-profit event organised by volunteers welcoming community connectedness and spiritual diversity.

In 2013 the Spiritfest theme  is “passion” which will be explored in our workshops, concerts and a special forum “Our Passionate Purpose”.  Begin another new year at Spiritfest. All welcome.

When we operate from passion, we are enlivened: we think more clearly & the effect on others is profound. We are more productive & more likely to take an extra step to serve or support others. Oprah Winfrey

Living in balance is not possible without passion. It is our creative lifeforce, infusing us with enthusiasm & urging us to take risks and engage completely. Deepak Chopra

Life is such a gift. It offers us the privilege, opportunity & responsibility to give something back by living our passion, beauty & joy & becoming more. Louise Hay

Contact Georgina on 02 95572774,  mobile 0406 372 142
or email sydneyspiritfest@gmail.com with any enquiries.

* * Sydney Summer Spiritfest 2012 * *

A very BIG THANK YOU to our fabulous crew and everyone who made the 2012 Spiritfest amazing! We especially thank Michelle & Carolyn for being our wonderful Chefs for so many years. We celebrated “Gratitude” in 2012, to see what happened download our 2012 brochure here.

Join the Sydney Summer Spiritfest Facebook Group here for updates.

Monthly Meditation

Spiritfesters enjoy a monthly meditation group held in Tempe, inner west Sydney on a sunday night 6pm-9pm. Delicious vegetarian pot-luck shared dinner included. All welcome. Dates for 2014:

February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 12
November 9
December 14

RSVP – Please ring Aparesha or Reva on 02 9591 2288 or Jayadiipa (JD) on 0406 372 142 so we can coordinate our shared dinner after kiirtan, meditation,inspirational readings.

“May all beings see the bright side of everything. May all beings be healed. May all beings be at peace.” Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

All welcome at the annual Spiritfest Retreat held in Ballina from 24 – 26 May 2013. There will be plenty of kiirtan, meditation, yoga, great and varied workshops, and lots of time for getting together with old friends and new.

What is Ballina Spiritfest? More than 2 full days of celebration: yoga, meditation, great music, new friends, creative workshops, dancing, drumming, concerts, children’s activities, swimming, bushwalking, accommodation and fantastic vegetarian food. As always, all spiritual paths are welcome. Collective meditation & kiirtan (chanting to live guitar and drums) are the heart of Spiritfest. Don’t let lack of meditation experience keep you away. We’re happy to show you the basics. This is a wonderful gathering to share with your kids. We provide an engaging children’s festival with lots of interactive indoor & outdoor fun.

Ballina Spiritfest is a smaller, slower, cosier version of Sydney Spiritfest. With a usual attendance of 25-30 plus children, we have plenty of kiirtan, a couple of philosophy workshops, morning yoga, some other workshops (e.g. music healing) and two evening concerts. The afternoon soccer game is a highlight as are Bratati’s stories and the devotional flow. There’s plenty of time for catching up with old friends and lots of opportunities for making new. It’s a chance to re-create, re-focus and re-connect.  Join us in paying respect to the Arakwal people, the original owners of this area, and keep your eyes open for passing whales, resident dolphins and other wildlife.

Visit the website for details and to contact the wonderful organisers http://spiritfestballina.weebly.com/

Join the Ballina Spiritfest Facebook group here for updates.

Dada PranaOur wonderful Dada Prana died this afternoon our time (Sunday 18 November 2012 at 9.50pm USA Eastern Time), surrounded by kiirtan and a heart circle. He will be missed by many, all over the world, and certainly at Spiritfest, which he loved. Dada gave so generously and his hearty laugh, sparkling eyes and wise counsel gave us all an opportunity to better understand spiritual philosophy from a loving and inclusive perspective. See you next time round Dada – or maybe not. No doubt Baba has big plans for you.

Six weeks ago he rang and asked us to share with you that “we are infinite beings and we all have an appointment with infinity. The universal mind is formless – it is the pure energy of love, beauty, kindness and creativity and it can’t die.” In a card he wrote after Spiritfest this year: “I’m very glad to be of service to you all and I am thankful for your service to me as well. Be the love you want to see in the world.”

During Sisters’ Retreat this weekend, 33 of us sent a loving kiirtan heart circle to Dada. There is so much love around the world for Dada Prana.

We love you Dada and your welcoming smile and knowledgeable ways. Thank you for loving us and embracing our tribe over the last 8 years. And for dancing with glee across our ‘Eurovision’ stage this year. You are irreplaceable. Blessed Be.

Jayadiipa, Gabe, Jai and Sofara xxxx
19 November 2012

Visit Dada Prana’s Memorial webpage (select Dada Prana from the list on the left after clicking)

Read Dada Prana’s Graduate Paper on Heart Circles

View Dada Prana’s short series of 15 youtube video interviews

Listen to a 1 hour blogtalk radio interview with Georgina Abrahams about Spiritfest with thanks to Connie & Charly at “Stretch Your Mind and Body” (21 October 2009).