Lifeflow Meditation Centre is a non-profit, independent organisation established in Adelaide in 1981. Our purpose is to provide the tools and support so people can live a fulfilling life, imbued with clarity and love, and can act with wisdom and kindness. Learn more at https://lifeflow.com.au/.
Adelaide’s Lifeflow Meditation Centre this month celebrates 40 years since it was founded, an anniversary that coincides with National Mental Health Month in Australia and an epidemic of mental health problems arising from the pandemic.
Lifeflow Meditation Centre was established on October 14, 1981, by classically trained pianist and ordained Buddhist monk Dr Graham Williams, who still leads the Frewville-based organisation.
During the past four decades, Lifeflow has provided thousands of South Australians with techniques to calm inner turmoil and focus their energies on achieving their personal goals without conflict. A significant number of Lifeflow graduates have achieved internationally successful musical careers.
COVID19 hesitancy has hindered bookings for a one-off Adelaide concert by world-famous Russian pianist Konstantin Shambray which, in normal times, would be a sell-out performance.
Running Sunday at the Lifeflow Meditation Centre at Glen Osmond Road, Frewville, such a performance would normally sell out the entire 100-person capacity weeks before the show. The concert was intended to kick off celebrations of Lifeflow’s 40th anniversary in October this year.
However, even with a limited COVID-compliant 60-seat audience, organisers still have empty seats, just three days before the concert.
Australian-based Russian pianist Konstantin Shambray is described as an exhilarating performer with faultless technique and fearless command of the piano, who enjoys performing at an international level with the world’s leading orchestras and concert presenters. Konstantin is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, one of the three great piano tuition institutions in the world, along with the Paris Conservatoire and Julliard School in New York.
Lifeflow founder Graham Williams said such an intimate concert by Konstantin would normally sell out weeks beforehand. “Konstantin is an incredibly gifted musician whose reputation is well-deserved,” he said. “The last movement of Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit (Gaspard of the Night), called Scarbo (the Goblin), is the most difficult piece of music ever written for piano. Ravel deliberately wrote it that way. Konstantin will play this piece on Sunday - and can play it magnificently without even trying!”
Australia’s 40-year-old Lifeflow Meditation Centre has decided to offer its online Learn to Meditate course to Victorians to help them deal with the mental and emotional stress caused by their State’s extended COVID-19 lockdown.
The six-part online course, which normally costs $220, provides a step-by-step program that demystifies meditation, making it easy to learn simple meditation practices and, most importantly, to put them to use in daily life. Victorians can receive free access to the full online course until lockdown ends on June 10 by using the promo code VIC100 on the Lifeflow website at https://lifeflow.com.au.