The Brahma Kumaris

The Hobart Meditation Centre is a beautiful old house set in a lovely garden setting and is located in New Town.  Although our Centre is very active, visitors often comment on the atmosphere of tranquility and warmth.

We offer The Brahma Kumaris’ core curriculum Raja Yoga Meditation courses,  (Inner Peace, Inner Power), positive thinking courses (Choose to be Calm) and regular Zoom and in-person classes on a variety of topics, sometimes with special guest speakers. The Centre is open for meditation in a welcoming, peaceful environment on Saturdays 6.30-7.30pm.

Regular meditation programs are held at City of Hobart’s venues, UTAS and in various locations around the state. Lunch-time meditations, Serenity in the City are held on Thursdays, 12.30-1pm at Mathers’ House (108-110 Bathurst St) in the Hobart CBD.

We hope you will visit us!

The Brahma Kumaris Hobart

51 Risdon Rd, New Town, TAS, 7008
03 6278 3788

The Team

Alice Hawrylak

Centre Coordinator / Tutor

After working as a Bookkeeper for many years, Alice retired 12 years ago and moved to Tasmania to co-ordinate the Hobart Centre. She has been practising and teaching Raja Yoga Meditation for 21 years. In her spare time, she likes walking in nature, reading spiritual books, Chi-gong and dancing.

Miriam McFarlane


Miriam has been practising and teaching meditation for 37 years and currently works as a Laboratory Technician in a High School. Her hobbies include artistic expression, walking, gardening and she also enjoys occasional deployment as a Personal Assistance volunteer with Emergency Ministries.

Terry Sussmilch


Terry is a retired Teacher, Librarian and Counsellor and enjoys spending time in community service. She convenes the Tasmanian Branch of Religions for Peace and the the Tasmanian hub for Australian Religious Response to Climate Change. In between she loves gardening, grandmothering and walking along the River Derwent. Terry has been practising and teaching Raja Yoga Meditation for 33 years.

Helen Vojacek


Helen has been practising meditation for 28 years and is a Teacher of Positive Thinking. After retiring from her work as a Librarian, she volunteers in community service for various organisations. In her spare time, Helen likes cooking, reading, attending U3A and concerts.

Jatinder Kaur

Service Coordinator / Tutor

Jatinder Kaur has been practising and teaching Rajayoga meditation for over 20 years. At present, she is based in Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre Hobart, teaching at the centre and providing outreach service also. She speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi. She is qualified as a disability support worker. She likes reading, cooking, observing silence, walking in nature and spiritual interaction.

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