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Bookings

A Compassionate Heart . . . Embracing All

Outside groups are invited to book the facilities for retreats, prayer days, parish workshops and seminars.  

The Centre is dedicated to promoting Spirituality, Inter-religious and Cross-cultural Relations. Located in the foothills of the Dandenongs, the Centre is in the residential suburb of Boronia, 29 km east of Melbourne near Ferntree Gully.  With the new Eastern Freeway open, the Centre is accessible within 30-40 minutes for most people.

The Centre offers a peaceful environment for taking time out to reflect and relax.  The residential community welcomes people of all religious traditions and cultural backgrounds.  The Centre is well equipped for ecumenical and interfaith meetings, retreats, workshops and seminars.  There is comfortable accommodation for over-night retreatants.  

For further information contact the Director

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Society of the Divine Word, Australia Province, acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, sky, and community.

We acknowledge their skin-groups, story-lines, traditions, religiosity and living cultures.

We pay respect to their elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all indigenous peoples of New Zealand, Thailand, and Myanmar.

We are committed to building with them, a brighter future together.

The Arnold Janssen Spirituality Centre for Inter-religious and Cross-cultural Relations, commonly known as KARUNA, is an initiative of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Australia Province

22 Woodvale Road, Boronia VIC 3155
Phone: (03) 9762 6625 | Email:  Contact Us

The Karuna logo and symbol is owned by the Society of the Divine Word (Australian Province) and is Copyright © Protected. It may not be used for any purpose without written permission from the Centre Director.