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A Touch of Utopia
June 18, 2023

We'd love you to join us

to reconnect

with nature

and yourself

meet old friends and new


to breathe

and remember...

Something magical happened earlier this year.


The Brahma Kumaris (BKs) were asked by the Gawler Foundation to take over the custodianship of the Yarra Valley Living Centre. Thirty years of consciously creating a little piece of heaven, means we now have the chance to share that with you.

Restrictions have been lifted and our dear friend, teacher and brother, Charlie Hogg, will be crossing the border. What a wonderful excuse to come together and share hopes, hearts and spiritual company with our dear friends. 

Together with Charlie, we would love to have your company - for the day - and even a night or two.

Please come and share in this magical place. 


Charlie Hogg is a well known and much loved spiritual light, within Australia and around the world. 

Charlie's name is synonymous with the BKs, while his joyful, inclusive and kind manner, only support his great value as a contemporary wisdom teacher. 

And of course, he is a very good friend to so many of us. 




Meditation/Forest Bathing/Gentle Movement

Saturday 6th November 2021

(See 'Sleep-over' regarding Friday-Sunday)

8.00 am - Breakfast


10.30 am - “A Touch of Utopia” Part I - Meditation and sharing by Charlie

1.00 pm - Lunch

4.30 - 5.30pm 

Meditation in the Sanctuary

5.30pm - Dialogue: Utopia...The Art of the Impossible.

6.30 pm - Dinner

7.30 pm - An Artful Evening of Entertainment

Shadow on Concrete Wall



If you'd like to stay over, we'd love your company.

This beautiful place is more 'boutique' in terms of accommodation available. As such, would you please share your preference for either a Friday or Saturday night stay? We'll work things out from there and confirm.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Arrival for Friday stay-over: after 4pm with dinner at 6.30pm followed by evening meditation and 'Conversation with Charlie'.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Departure for Saturday stay-over is after lunch on Sunday. Sunday morning will offer a continuation of the program.

Leaves Shadow


Come prepared for sun, rain, cold and heat. It is Melbourne after all!

Be comfortable.

You'll adore the nature walks which means you'll need outdoor shoes.


Our nutritious, delicious and thoughtful menus are completely plant-based.


If you have any allergies or specific needs, please do let us know.



Yarra Valley Living Centre is located just a few minutes outside Yarra Junction township, at 55 Rayner Court, Yarra Junction.

As you enter the property, we ask you to be cautious and drive slowly, as the many kangaroos have literally, no road sense at all.

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