BENDIGONIANS have been finding their spirituality.
Over 60 people attended ‘Spirituality by the Lake’ at Lake Weeroona this weekend where they were given the chance to hear about a range of spiritual traditions that create meaning for people.
A panel of five speakers - Dr Rod Blackhirst, Buddhist Monk Venerable Jampa, Hindu Nun Sister Nivedita Chaitanya, Monsignor Frank Marriott and Daybreak member Mette Hotker - gave their thoughts on the topic of ‘making meaning’ followed by an interactive discussion.
There were also four reflective stations on display which used various mediums to ponder meaningful issues, afternoon tea and activities for the kids.
According to Cheryl Martin, one of the organisers, Daybreak was delighted with the turnout.
“We’re rapt” she said.
“It’s encouraging that amidst peoples busy day to day lives they made time to participate and enjoy reflecting on deeper issues that inform the way we live out our lives and relate to others.
“Spirituality is no longer just the business of churches.
“It’s great that Daybreak could facilitate for people to meet in a central community venue and ‘normalise’ the important conversations to be had about such issues.”
Dr Blackhirst told the Advertiser last week that the search for meaning wasn't always about religion - but it was necessary.
"In part, there's a certain disillusionment that comes with a consumerist society - and people look beyond work and buying things," he said.
Meanwhile, Tony Camilleri who attended Sunday’s event, agreed it was a good idea.
“I enjoy knowing what motivates people to lead good lives,” he said.