Over 3,400 guests from around the world came to Amaroo 2018 on the 10th-14th of September. The guests were treated to nine main events, all hosted in the handsome ampitheater set within the natural beauty of Ivory’s Rock Conference Centre (pictured to the right).
Amaroo 2018 was full of fun and learning from beginning to end: from the launch of Prem Rawat Radio on the first day to a powerful choir-backed rendition of a South African Zulu song led by youth development campaigner Ernest Leketi on the last. Music was a constant theme throughout the event, with a mix of English and Hindi songs frequently rousing the guests to their feet.
Prior to the international assembly there was a local social gathering: a community barbecue at Ivory’s Rock on Friday 7th September, to which 350 guests from the local Ipswich community were invited. Ivory’s Rock Foundation has set up a community fund, and the first major recipients were the Peak Crossing State School and Harrisville State School.
Another highlight was Prem welcoming Petero Civoniceva onstage, where he announced a donation of 400 tents from Ivory's Rock as a gift for Petero's foundation. Petero explained how valuable the tents would be in helping schools in Fiji and Papua New Guinea hold extracurricular activities. In appreciation, Petero presented Prem with a State of Origin rugby shirt.
Thank you to all of you who came and helped make Amaroo 2018 such a success! We hope you left with reinforced inner strength and a greater understanding of how to access the peace that resides in each of us.
Prem would love to hear about your own individual highlights via the Message Prem section of the Contact page.