Through our time spent with Amma, we learn about the precious gift of life and the practice of devotion: bhakti yoga. We experience how devotion opens us up inside to an eternal stream of unconditional love. By connecting with this love in the depths of our hearts, a wish naturally arises to want to share it with the world. More about Sri Sakthi Amma please click below.
Jasmine Sashini Ra’vishna (Bachelor of Journalism; B.Arts in Theatre, Dance & Peace Studies) has focused on creative change, healing and world peace since childhood. Growing up between the Red Desert of Alice Springs and mountains of South America, with a Colombian mother working with refugees and an Aussie father working with Indigenous communities, Jasmine grew up aware of the cultural richness and spiritual depths of this world, as well as the social inequalities and deep pain of the collective. In search of peace within herself and the world, she's trained, worked in and practiced diverse things like social activism, journalism, yoga, creative arts, and numerous healing modalities, including a year-long immersion with the Divine University as a 'Celestial Channel of Sound and Light transmissions'. Since 2008, she has been transformed by the Divine example of unconditional love that Sri Sakthi Amma embodies and the peace that Bhakti - true love and devotion for the Divine - brings. Sashini has hosted and played at regular kirtan (devotional music) nights in the Byron Bay area since 2010. When she is not in South India, visiting her beloved Guru, or in the Sacred Valley, Peru, visiting her mum and ancestral roots, she is temple-keeping at Divine Nature Sanctuary and offering her services of kirtan/mantra music, puja ceremony, sound baths, sacred song, ritual dance and special events to her community.
Daniel Rawson (B.Arts in Writing) is a Bhakti yogi and published author. His interest in spirituality began in his teens while studying a Physiotherapy degree. Through journeys in meditation, Zen, Yoga and Eastern mysticism, Daniel’s heart and mind have been awakened to the joy that spirituality offers in the many paths to Divine connection. Meeting Sri Shakti Amma in 2004, Daniel was inspired by the greatness and goodness of the Vedic path, loves to offer puja rituals for more world peace and joy. He helps run the Beloved Narayani charity and enjoys bring the community together for heart activation!
Daughter Jyoti, a Sanskrit word for light, lights up the world with dance, song, prayer and the sweetness of a pure child.
Divine Nature Sanctuary is a spiritual centre set in some of Byron Shire hinterland’s most luscious Mother Nature. With rainforests, a stream with swimming holes, lush gardens, a yurt temple space and a healing room, Divine Nature is abundantly nourished by the land and all that is on offer.
The centre provides a nourishing oasis for spiritual transformation and profound physical and spiritual well-being. Its mission is to serve the community and mother earth by offering a range of events, modalities and programs to assist in the exploration of each individual’s full potential.
From ancient times the cultures of the world have turned to the transformational and healing effects of Divine connection through sacred music and dance, spiritual practices, natural medicines and so on in the search for health, happiness, and fulfillment. Upholding this tradition, Divine Nature Sanctuary is committed to offering our local and global community the opportunity to connect to our innate Divine Nature through various yogic arts and more:
• Vedic Fire, Abhishekam and Flower Pujas
• Live Sacred Music & Devotional Kirtan
• Meditation, Yoga, and Qi Gong
• Mantra, Yantra, Chanting
• Energy Healing & Aromatherapy Massage
• Sacred Sound Healing Journeys
• Shakti Temple Dance
• Ayurvedic Diet and Herbal support
• Red Tent Women’s circles
• Bhakti Immersion Retreats
• A space available for other community gatherings aligned with spiritual development.
The 17 acres of nature with its tranquil streams and niches for solitude and quiet contemplation, offer that soothing connection.
Divine Nature Sanctuary aligns itself with the vision that nature is Divine, and that all beings have an inherent Divine nature, as we immerse ourselves in nature we awaken to this consciousness, and so does all of humanity and our Mother Earth.