8 / 259 Glen Osmond Rd,
Frewville SA 5063
T: 61 8 8379 9001
F: 61 8 8379 9012
How we operate
Objectives of the
Lifeflow Meditation Centre
The Lifeflow Meditation Centre is a wholly Australian, non-profit,
educational organisation. We maintain two retreat properties, Tara
Hills, which is in the Adelaide Hills, and Kurlana, which is in
the Riverland. We provide regular retreats for the public and members
at Tara Hills, whilst Kurlana is reserved for advanced meditation
retreats only. In addition we provide a full range of classes and
courses at our City Studio throughout the year.
The main objectives of the organisation are:
- To promote the teaching, study and practice of meditation and its integration with everyday life
- To provide an environment that supports the practice of meditation
- To establish and maintain ethical and practical standards for the teaching of meditation
- To develop the profession of meditation teaching by training teachers of integrity to a high standard of expertise.
How the Lifeflow
Meditation Centre is managed
The Lifeflow Meditation Centre Incorporated is a non-profit incorporated association. Anyone may apply to become a member of the Centre.
The Board of the Centre is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Lifeflow. The Board is made up of Members and (optionally) co-opted individuals. All Members are welcome to observe any of the Board meetings, and all minutes are available at Tara Hills. In addition, all Members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting, where everyone has the opportunity to review the actions of the Board in the previous year. A financial report is tabled at Board meetings and at the Annual General Meeting.
In addition to the Board we have a number of position holders, including Librarian and Public Officer. These positions are undertaken on a voluntary basis by members of the Centre.
Day-to-day operations are the responsibility of the Director of Centre, General Manager, Finance and Projects Manager and Admin Coordinator.
The Teaching Program is determined by the Centre's Teaching Committee, which is made up of the Centre's teachers. This group is responsible for reviewing current teaching programs and curriculum, implementing new courses and for ongoing teacher training and development. All of the Centre's teachers are required to follow the Teachers’ Code of Conduct.
a pdf copy of our constitution.
The Centre is a non-profit association; as such the Association
operates accounts solely for the maintenance and development of
our properties and teaching resources. A financial report is tabled
at all Board meetings and at the AGM.
Our teachers are paid a modest honourarium each year. All other
official positions within the Centre are filled on a voluntary basis.
Many members are happy to donate their time and expertise to running
the Centre in acknowledgement for the enormous benefits that the
Lifeflow practices have brought to their lives.
All of the Lifeflow Meditation teachers are required to follow the
Teachers Code of Conduct as detailed below:
Here the "Centre" refers to "Lifeflow Meditation Centre Incorporated ".
"Members" refer to members of the Association. "Teacher/Student
relationship" as used below applies equally to the relationship
between Teachers and Formal Students as well as between Lifeflow
Teachers and members of the public attending our classes, retreats
or private sessions.
|Consistent with the Centre's Code of Ethics, Teachers
are to act in accordance with the following code:
||The personal behaviour of Teachers must be such
as shall not bring discredit to the Centre or to fellow Teachers
||Teachers will not undertake work beyond their
capacity or competence and will protect and enhance the dignity
and integrity of the Centre in its Objects, and the work of
||Teachers will distinguish clearly between statements
and actions made as private individuals and as Teachers or Members
of the Centre.
||Teachers will not exploit Teacher/Student
relationships for personal gain or profit and will not:
||Use a Teacher/Student relationship to create a
sexual relationship; or
||Use a sexual relationship to create or foster
a Teacher/Student relationship.
||Teachers will not under any circumstances enter
into or maintain a sexual relationship with a Student during
the continuance of a Teacher/Student relationship. In the event
that a sexual relationship arises between a Teacher and Student,
the Teacher shall immediately cease teaching the Student and
transfer the Student to another Teacher.
||Teachers will not practice, condone, facilitate,
or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis
of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national
origin, marital status, political persuasion, or other condition
||Teachers will treat their colleagues and Students
with respect, courtesy, fairness and good faith. Grievances
will be dealt with by way of Grievance Procedures (available
on request from the Centre)
|| In the first instance Teachers shall bring grievances
between Teachers to the Director of Centre and Teaching Committee,
the Chair of which shall immediately notify the Chair of the
||If the grievance is between a Teacher and a Member,
then the Teacher shall notify the Director of the Centre and
the Chair of the Board of its existence
||Teachers will respect the privacy rights of Students
and Members and the confidences shared by colleagues in the
course of their relationships and transactions.
||Teachers will be responsible and vigorous in discussion
and critical review of themselves and their own and others work.
||Teachers shall be bound by both legal and ethical
aspects of confidentiality.
Any information collected about members or students attending Lifeflow
courses and retreats remains strictly confidential with the Lifeflow
Centre. No personal information is disclosed to any third party
organisations or individuals. If you require access to your information,
please contact us.
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