Equinox Talks

Amanda Lohrey – Pathways to compassion in a post-secular age

Saturday 25 March, 4-6 pm (AEDT Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra). Join us to hear celebrated author Amanda Lohrey talk on recovering a sense of the sacred in the post-secular world, and how this might help us cultivate compassion.

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey writes non-fiction and fiction – from cultural observation (The Quarterly Essay : ‘Groundswell: The Rise of the Greens’ 2002) to novels such as The Labyrinth (Text Publishing 2020 – winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award). Amanda has taught at various universities, has been a regular contributor to the Monthly magazine, and received the 2012 Patrick White Award.

This will be a hybrid event:

Register to join via Zoom HERE, or

If you will be in Melbourne on March 25, you may like to:

Register HERE to join our face-to-face gathering in Clifton Hill.

(Amanda will be live-streamed into that gathering from her home in Tasmania, and there will be time afterwards to ask her questions and to chat with others who value compassion.)

Saturday March 25, 4-6 pm (AEDT Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra). This is a free event, but we will be accepting donations for the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project.

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey (Text Publishing 2020)


David Tacey on The Spirituality of Compassion

David Tacey

On Saturday 17 September 2022, David Tacey, public intellectual and author, was the featured speaker at the first of our Equinox Talks. He spoke on The Spirituality of Compassion. Read the text of his talk HERE. Via pdf download HERE