Nishta Matarese & Evangelos Diavolitsis

Quest for a Meaningful Life

12 - 17 September 2021

What it is


By looking through the outermost filter of our life, we begin to peel back the first layer of the onion. The outer filter being money and survival - food, clothing, shelter and medicine, a fundamentally important layer. We predominantly organize ourselves first and foremost from this survival/money perspective yet too often get stuck there, losing track of what we came to give and receive on earth.

Rumi, the poet, said:
“There is one thing in this world you must never forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there's nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life.”

So what is this mystery Rumi is speaking of - this thing we must quest to do and never forget? Stop right here and ask yourself that question.

That’s right! It is your Quest for a Meaningful Life - There is a beginning and an end to life but what about the long journey in-between? We are of the unique human birth and have a hard-wired instinct for deeper meaning. Call it poetic, call it a longing, call it what you will but sooner or later that feeling will creep into your life and whisper or it might scream: What is this all about? Am I truly at peace and living a life worth living?

At the heart of this event is an investigation into Money, Purpose and The Human Spirit. If you are craving a paradigm shift after this unforeseen pandemic, this workshop will kick start a clear pathway by addressing the hidden blocks around purpose, meaning, vision, career and survival. Create your own map to resource yourself from a purposefully based career & life. Accessing your personal well of spaciousness will reveal that there is often more time than you realize to do the deep inner work you sincerely long for.

Please visit the website to know more about Evangelos Diavolitsis and Nishta Matarese and their work - FOUR WAYS TO FREEDOM

Ideal for people going through transition, truth seekers, visionaries, leaders, cultural creatives (artists) and anyone who feels vagueness about the direction of their personal and professional life.

  • Identify underlying hard-wired money patterns and core issues, triggers, beliefs and attitudes that stem from this patterning.
  • Determine your individual money archetypes and gain supportive tools in order to activate change
  • Flush out powerful core values
  • Leave the retreat with a one-page achievable personal mission and vision statement.

  • Meditation and Dharma Dialogues/Talks with Q & A
  • Embodiment Practices - Conscious Movement, Somatics, Yoga and Nature
  • Inquiry, Insight and Dyads
  • Small Group Focus 12-16pp - personal attention - 1:1 coaching w/ the Teachers
  • Visioning and Storyboarding - Creative Explorations & Writing

  • Move from scarcity and fear to abundance and resolute values.
  • Live your passion and align with the common law of generosity.
  • Cultivate a fluid relationship with the dense outer layers while honouring and nurturing the lighter inner spacious core of your true nature
  • Empower yourself with the belief that you can earn a livable income from your passion/purpose (even in a crisis environment).
  • Dramatically decrease the worry and stress of money resulting in increased levels of personal vitality and prosperity
  • Increase the consciousness, intelligence and psychology of money
  • Claim the common sense courage it takes to live a meaningful and unconventional life. 

Suggested Program

Sunday Sept 12 - Arrivals
14.00 - 16.30 Arrivals - Settle In, Free time, Spa, Rest
16.30 - 18.30 Welcome Session + short Yin Yoga class
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner
20.30 - 21.45 Opening Session

Monday Sept 11 – Thursday 16
7.30 - 8.15 Gentle Yoga + Somatic Inquiry + Meditation
8.30 - 9.30 Silent Breakfast
9.30 -11.30 Conscious Movement -Tues Temple*
10.00 -11.30 Program Session
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
15.00 - 17.00 Program Session
15.00 - 17.00 Conscious Movement -Thurs Temple*
17.00 -17.30 Tea Service
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner
20.30 - 21.45 Dharma Talk + Meditation

Friday 17 – Departure Day
7.30 - 8.15 Dharma Talk + Meditation
8:30 - 9.30 Breakfast
10:00 -10.30 Check-out
10.30 -11.30 Closing Session
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch