Tasmania – March 2020

Tasmania LogoGreetings of Peace!In March 2020, Religions for Peace Tasmania will join with the Tasmanian Muslim Community Association and the Hobart Muslim community to honour the victims and martyrs on the first anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque attack. The event will be held on Sunday 15th March 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hobart Mosque, 166 Warwick Street, West Hobart. 

Greetings of peace
Tasmania Muslim Assocn
In March 2020, Religions for Peace Tasmania will join with the Tasmanian Muslim Community Association and the Hobart Muslim community to honour the victims and martyrs on the first anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque attack.

The event will be held on Sunday 15th March 2020 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hobart Mosque, 166 Warwick Street, West Hobart. It is to be noted that this will be an event during Harmony Week.

This is a Public event. Men, women and children are all welcome to attend.  See the attached flier.

Enquiries to Kazi Sabbir: kg_sabbir@yahoo.com.au

Religions for Peace Australia is marking this anniversary in a number of states in Australia.

Hope to see you at the Mosque!

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Holy Days in March 2020

Holy Days in March 2020

9-10 MarchPurimJudaism
9-10 March HoliHinduism
10-12 March Hola MohallaSikhism
19-20 MarchNaw RuzBaha'i
21 MarchMarch Equinox

St David’s Cathedral: St David’s Day

There will be a community lunch at St David’s Cathedral, Murray St., Hobart, after the morning service 10.00-11.00am on Sunday 1 March and a Welsh Hymnfest in the afternoon.

We pray that the day will leave you feeling happier than our Patron Saint is in our East Window!

Soul Food:

Sunday 1st March 3pm at the Baha’i Centre of Learning, 1 Tasman Hwy, Hobart TAS 7000 (behind the ABC with ample free parking).

With International Woman’s  day fast approaching, the Soul Food Team have put together a beautiful program, “The Luminous Hearts of Women”,honouring the equality of women and men. Beautiful quotes have been selected to encourage and inspire you.  The music for this program will be “The Fine Tuned Quartet”, promising you  delightful entertainment. 

Refreshments will be served.  mob.0404080768


All Welcome. We do hope you are able to share this unique event with us.

Hindu Society of Tasmania:

Discussions on the Vivekacudamani of Shankaracharyaji will continue on Monday 2 March 2020 from 6.30-8.00pm at the UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building, Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay.

The discussions on Shankaracharya’s Vivekacudamani will continue.

Hobart Buddhist Meditation Centre

March 2020

On Tuesdays in March, Emilia will be exploring four foundational Buddhist practices. These practices are suitable for beginners and advanced students alike. They help to give us a foundational framework of understanding to underpin our personal practice, and provide a springboard for compassionate action towards others. The four are:

  • Preciousness of human rebirth
  • Death
  • Karma
  • Suffering

Beginners are welcome. 

About Hobart Buddhist Meditation Centre
73 Liverpool St [Goulds building, down the laneway to the right of the building, in the door between the bamboo pots and up the stairs to the 2nd floor]
email info@hobartbuddhistmeditationcentre.com
website www.hobartbuddhistmeditationcentre.com

World Day of Prayer

Friday 6 March 10.00-11.00am at St David’s Cathedral, Murray St., Hobart.

The World Day of Prayer 2020 host country is Zimbabwe and the theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk”.

Learn about the Bible Society’s work.

Join us for morning tea afterwards.

Sacred Conversations

Sacred Conversations warmly invites you to join us at 2pm on the last Saturday of every month at the Multifaith Centre on the UTAS campus.

Sacred Conversations is a time and place for people of different faiths and cultures to come together in an environment of deep respect, understanding, peace, and love! Come along and enjoy respectful dialogue, prayer, meditation, music, food, friendship, and more.

Our special guest on Saturday 28 March will be Terry Sussmilch from the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre, who will share thoughts about the transformative power of Raja Yoga meditation as a practice in daily life.

All enquiries are welcome: Julian McGarry 0401673016 or julianmcgarry@gmail.com

Dances of Universal Peace

Enjoy renunciation into the joy and freedom of the present moment – so we can in the words of Pema Chodron, “Play Like Raven in the Wind”. 

A Dances of Universal Peace is offering a 3-day residential retreat with Anahata Iradah  to be held next weekend, 6th – 9th March 2020,  from Friday evening to Monday at Tenchi Farm, Meander, Tasmania.  See attached flier.

We have been donated some funds to offer a few partial scholarships for the retreat.  If you are keen to come, but finances are the one thing holding you back, please reply to this email or ring Chando on 0419 553 717 or Nicola on 0400 051 963.

Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre:

Emerging from our Shadow:

Tuesday 31st March 7.00-8.30pm, Hobart Town Hall, Elizabeth Conference Hall, Elizabeth St., Hobart.

The Shadow is that which is unknown to our conscious minds. It is capable of creation and destruction. Working with the Shadow is as much about getting to know the light in yourself as it is about coming to understand the dark. We think it is the most important, transformative work of our time.

This evening will include presentations by Mary Dwyer and Charlie Hogg, some meditation and time for questions.

Mary Dwyer is the Director and CEO of Impact Solutions International and author of The Final Act of Grace: Live Well, Love Well, Die Well.

Charlie Hogg is the National Co-ordinator of Brahma Kumaris Australia and has over 40 years’ experience practising and teaching Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation.

There is no charge, however contributions are welcome to help cover costs. Bookings: by email hobart@au.brahmakumaris.org or phone 6278 3788.

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Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Letter to the Prime Minister from ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) is attached here

Syrian Refugee Children

Drawings from Syrian Refugees to Australian children and animals caught in the bushfires:


The threat of far-right terrorism:

Christchurch Mosque shooting ‘inspiring’ Australian far-right extremists and white supremacists:

Michael Kirby (formerly of the High Court of Australia) on the Religious Discrimination Bill:

When someone is broken:

Pope Francis’ Palace for the Poor:

Josh Frydenberg’s comments which reflect on his ideas of Hinduism:


Dialogue and Fraternity: Legacy of Abu Dhabi Declaration in Pakistan


Venerable Pomnyun to Receive the Niwano Peace Prize


Asia Bibi: My Faith has Saved Me




In peace,
Convenor RfP Tasmania Branch
Vice Chair, Religions for Peace Australia
Phone 6272 6521



Diwali 2019 – Australia Day Award, City of Hobart, Hobart Meditation Centre, Uniting Chuch Australia, Spiritual Care Australia, Multifaith Bushfire Relief, Tasmanian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry