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Australian National Day

The Day will start with a launch that includes Marilyn Turkovich – CEO of the global Charter for Compassion, our Australian Ambassador - Hugh MacKay on the Deep Wisdom of Community – and Tania Rossi, the Great granddaughter of Aunty Marg Tucker who worked with William Cooper to establish the Aboriginal Advancement League who will reflect on Indigenous wisdom, as well as members of the Australian Compassion Council who will provide an outline of the inspiring events occurring throughout the rest of the Day. The online Launch goes from 8.00am-8.50am on Thursday 21 September 2023.

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Deep Dreaming Australia: A Continent for Compassion 21 September 2023

2023 Theme Deep Wisdom


Here is the Schedule of the events, you are welcome to join us in the session of your choice. 

9am AEST - (4pm PT) The Wisdom of Collective Healing – Local Governments Share Stories of Compassionate Social Infrastructure with Mayor Ron Nirenberg & Ann Helmke, San Antonio, USA. Facilitated by Dr Mary Hollick.

10am AEST - (5pm PT) - The Path and Goal of Deep Wisdom with Matthieu Ricard – Buddhist monk, Author, In Search of Wisdom. Facilitated by Dr Lynne Reeder.

11am AEST - (6pm PT) Wisdom in the Boardroom: The Art and Impact of Wise Leadership with academics Prof David Rooney, Dr Justin Brienza, and Dr Elizabeth King Facilitated by Dr Sue Sumskis.

12pm AEST - (7pm PT) The Deep Wisdom of Australian Indigenous Insights with Tania Rossi Cultural Advisor and Great Granddaughter of Aunty Marg Tucker. Facilitated by Michael Bartura

1pm AEST - (8pm PT) The Spirituality of Deep Wisdom with Sister Jayanti from Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Facilitated by Bishop Philip Huggins

2pm AEST - (9pm PT) Deep Wisdom Across all Ages with Samuel Zur Allegra Jaffar Esteban Monti Glenn Barry Margo Knox. Facilitated by Terry Ayling.

3pm AEST - (10pm PT) Can Political Leadership be Guided by Deep Wisdom? with Dr Carmen Lawrence, AO Professorial Fellow and former State Premier. Facilitated by Dr Mark Crosweller.

4pm AEST - (11pm PT) Peace, Transformation, and Deep Wisdom with Andrew Gains, Founder Inspiring Transitions. Facilitated by Madonna Quixley.

5pm AEST (12am - midnight PT) - Compassion Directions in Education - A Futurist Guide with Kristina Dryza a world recognised futurist . Facilitated by Joanna Giannes.

6pm AEST (1am PT) - Reflection session.


Please note that times are in Australian Time (AEST) and US and Canada Pacific Time (PT). You may check the time in your area.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Australian Compassion Council

When: September 20th, 2023 4:00 PM to September 21st, 2023 1:00 AM