We look forward to warmly greeting you for Field of Awakening at the Civic Pavilion, Chatswood Sydney Australia.

We are gathering from across Australia and New Zealand to be led by Sri Preethaji on this four-day transformational journey at a time when connection and transformation are most needed in our world.

This site will help you in planning and packing so you are well prepared for every aspect of your very special journey at Field of Awakening.

Please review each section so you do not miss critical information that may slow your registration process.

This page covers:

  • Venue Location
  • Accommodation Options
  • Parking
  • What to Bring
  • What to Wear During FOA
  • Wellness Considerations
  • Registration
  • Where to Find Food
  • FOA Boutique / Ekam Shop


Civic Pavilion,
The Concourse,
409 Victoria Ave,
Chatswood 2067.

Venue website can be found here.


1) Silkari Suites –   Silkari Special Offer – to receive 15% discount use CODE SSCFOA
88 Archer St, Chatswood NSW 2067.
Ph: 61 28188 1818

Silkari Suites are a 1 min walk to Civic Pavilion

2) The Sebel Chatswood
37 Victor St, Chatswood, NSW
Ph: 61 294141600
http:// https://www.thesebel.com/new-south-wales/the-sebel-sydney-chatswood/

3) The Meriton 
79 Albert Ave, Chatswood, NSW
Eminence Loyalty Package available for best deal

4) The Charrington Hotel
22 Centennial Ave, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, 2067
Phone:61-2-9495 6300  (M) 61 423 481 613

5) The Royal Pacific
472 Pacific Highway, Lane Cove North, NSW 2066
Phone:61-2-8424 2100 or 1300 771 299

6) The Twin Towers Inn
260 – 264 Pacific Hwy, Greenwich NSW 2065.
Ph:   61 2 9439 1388


If you would like to share a room and don’t have a roommate, please email foasydneyshareaccom@gmail.com and Sandie Hunt will help you.  


There are plenty of public parking spots in Chatswood. However, it’s just as easy to get to Civic Pavilion by using public transport, such as trains and buses.

Public transport Trip planner – https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip

Car Park Options

The Concourse Car Park:

This car park offers onsite parking for 400 vehicles with direct lift access to the venue. The entrance is on Ferguson Lane via Archer Street. Accessible parking spaces are available in The Concourse car park and in nearby Endeavour and Spring Streets. The rates vary depending on the entry time and duration of stay.


Secure Parking:

There are two Secure Parking locations near The Concourse: 67 Albert Avenue, Chatswood: Suitable for vehicles up to a maximum height of 2.00m. 475 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood:
Entry Via Brown Street. Suitable for vehicles up to a maximum height of 2.00m



⇒ Water Bottle – There is a water dispenser accessible for refilling.  Please help us be green!

⇒ Yoga Mat – They will not be supplied, but the flooring is all carpeted.  For those travelling with restricted luggage, perhaps consider a large towel.  We will be doing yoga every day.

⇒ Cushion – If you need some extra back support, a cushion is recommended.

⇒ Notebook & Pen – There may be times you might wish to note Sri Preethaji’s wisdom.

⇒ Eye Mask/Blinder – These are helpful during meditations and processes to reduce visual distractions, enhance your concentration, and encourage inner exploration.

Think Comfortable, Layered, Respectful. Consider bringing a Blanket or Shawl, Sweatshirt, Sweater, Clothes for Layering.
Shoes will be removed and stored in a separate designated area prior to entering the main hall each day. You may consider bringing socks or slippers once shoes are removed.

If you are experiencing flu, cold or symptoms of illness, please stay home or remain in your hotel room until you are recovered to protect others attending FOA.
Please bring your own MASKS if you wish to wear one.

REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE in the Foyer of the Civic Pavilion.

  • Wednesday, March 13th
    6.30 pm – 8:00 pm Early Registration
  • Thursday, March 14th
    7:00 am – 8:00 am – Registration


Please note: We will make every attempt to adhere to this schedule, however there may be changes made to it.
Any changes will be posted to the FOA SYDNEY PARTICIPANT WhatsApp group. Please check there throughout the day for updates to the daily schedule and other important messages.

Upon arrival each morning, we will be offering a selection of teas for your enjoyment.

There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a minimum of one hour for lunch each day.

THURSDAY, March 14th  – DAY 1   

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am – REGISTRATION in Foyer of Civic Pavilion
  • 8:00 am – FIELD Of AWAKENING BEGINS in Main Hall of Civic Pavilion.
  • 8:00 am – 8:00 pm – Typical day schedule

FRIDAY- SATURDAY March 15 / 16th  – DAY 2/3   

  • 8:00 am – FIELD Of AWAKENING BEGINS in Main Hall of Civic Pavilion.
  • 8:00 am – 8:00 pm – Typical day schedule

SUNDAY, March 17th – DAY 4

  • 8:00 am – FIELD Of AWAKENING BEGINS in Main Hall of Civic Pavilion.
  • 8:00 am – 5.30 pm – Typical day schedule

This last session – Day 4 on Sunday, March 17th, will end by 5:30 pm. Thank you for your flexibility! 


There are hundreds of eating cafes near the venue that cater to all tastes and all budgets.

Shopping Centres –

Westfield Chatswood (2-minute walk)  https://www.westfield.com.au/chatswood  with supermarkets, and food court options.

Chatswood Chase (2-minute walk) https://www.chatswoodchasesydney.com.au with

Supermarkets and food court options.

Cafes –

The following are some of the most recommended.

1. Flower Child Chatswood:  A cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and coffee.  It is located at   1  Anderson St, Chatswood.

2. Chimichuri Chatswood: A boutique cafe that serves contemporary cuisine and specialty coffee. It is located at 6 Help St, Chatswood.

3. Northgreen Cafe: A modern restaurant that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. It is located at  The Concourse.  Shop 3, Next to Library.


There will be many opportunities throughout your break times for you to visit and shop at the FOA Boutique / Ekam Shop.  Beautiful Chakra and Lotus Shawls, The Four Sacred Secrets Book, Ekam Bracelets, Chakra Incense sets, Ekam Tshirts, among other things, will be available for sale. 

Please Note:  It will not be open during breakout group sessions.

Payment accepted: Cash or Credit Card.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact one of our Ekam FOA Oceania Team (Australia/New Zealand). 

Email: foa@ekamoceania.org


AUS Rochelle     +61 411 655 514

AUS Vamsi        +61 411 174 982

NZ Teresa       +64 274 445 384

We look forward to welcoming you in person very soon!