Sample Mindfulness at Ahimsa (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 27 February 2021, 10am - 4pm

Celebrate an inspirational pioneering woman and her philosophy, property and legacy with walks, workshops and wellbeing.

Ahimsa was designed and built in 1937 by Marie Byles; explorer, avid bushwalker, the first practising female solicitor in the state and an original member of the Buddhist Society NSW. Celebrate this inspirational pioneering woman and her philosophy, property and legacy with bush-walks, sessions on finding compassion for nature, mindfulness workshops, meditation practising and vegan food tastings (NB only served during the lunchtime session).

With the philosophy of Marie Byles in mind, be at one with nature by sampling mindfulness and vegan delights in the tranquil setting of Ahimsa, also known as The Hut of Happy Omen. The name Ahimsa derives from Gandhi’s teachings and means peace or non-violence. The 3.5 acre peaceful atmosphere of the property gives visitors an insight into the character of the woman who gave the property to the National Trust (NSW) in 1970.


Workshops (FULLY BOOKED):

10am – 12pm Hut of the Happy Omen – Guidance on practising mindfulness in everyday life, including mindful breathing, walking and eating. An introduction to the bell of mindfulness and other cues to slow down, be still and breathe – with time for questions. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding bushland with a guided tour from the Friends of Ahimsa.

12pm – 2pm Hut of the Happy Omen – Short meditations, including guided sitting meditation and some walking meditation. Sample vegan delights based the philosophy of Marie Byles.

2pm – 4pm Hut of the Happy Omen – Mindfulness guidance.

Please see one of our friendly staff on the day to find out availability of workshops, though you will still need to reserve a ticket to attend the event:

This event and all the workshops are now at capacity.



Celebrate history, our stories and create new memories in your own backyard.


Event program correct at time of publishing. Subject to change based on changing government COVID-19 regulations.

National Trust (NSW) 75 YearsThis event is occurring as part of the National Trust (NSW) 75th Anniversary Program.

Getting Here

Sample Mindfulness at Ahimsa (FULLY BOOKED)


67 Cobran Road, Cheltenham 2119