A Place of Spiritual Refreshment at the Foot of Mt Gulaga
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Djiringanj people of Yuin Country. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, for their ongoing care of land, sea and community.
We are a contemplative community of spiritually minded people who gather regularly at the old Holy Trinity Church on the road between Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba on the far South Coast of NSW. We come from all traditions and none. Everyone is welcome.
We meet regularly on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 4.30pm and on the 4th Friday from 10am. But we meet at other times as well and you can see when this is on our EVENTS page.
Please don't hesitate to contact us. See CONTACT page.
Open Sanctuary was founded as a place to foster contemplative practice, community and care for the environment. We recognise the essential need of spiritual practice to enable grounded action for the common good, lived out in a spirit of non-violence. As a species we are at a crossroads and the direction we choose will mean the difference between a somewhat inhabitable planet and one that isn’t. Contemporary prophets suggest the need for humanity to enter a new phase of our evolution. Science and spirituality must engage each other for a wholistic way forward. Evolution, as a process of unfolding consciousness, may be known as conscious Love. An integrative vision of Life is essential. And a big, integrative story of the whole earth community has the potential to unite us beyond our differences. The Universe Story is a cosmology that integrates not only theology but all our modes of knowledge. The wholeness of Reality is realized in the mystic, or Christ moment. At Open Sanctuary we hope to be a place and people who are part of the unfolding consciousness of Love. We recognize the need for spiritual practice and action for the common good to be wed as we remember our sacred relationship with nature. We invite you to join us.
Since our inauguration Open Sanctuary has met each 2nd and 4th Saturday evenings. This year we are gathering on the 2nd Saturday of the month as usual and on the 4th Friday. Fridays will be an extended time, a quiet day, beginning at 10 am. This will give us the opportunity to spend time together in meditation, reflection, gardening or other activity and some conversation. For more on the nature of the Friday gatherings and other events please check the Program page. We hope to see you at OS this year.