Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Prayer and Meditation Space

  • sacredcpaceMurrup Biik - Spirit Country

    Murrup Biik is the name the Wurrundjeri elders have granted as the name for the prayer and meditation space.

    "Murrup" translates as spirit and "Biik" (pronounced "beak") means ground, earth, country, place. This name recognises the connection between spirit and this specific place designed for healing.

    Murrup Biik provides a welcoming sanctuary for silence, prayer, contemplation or meditation for people of all religious traditions or none.  It is desgned to be inclusive of all people and is availble to patients, familes,  visitors and staff.   It is a peaceful place in which to re-group, re-connect or simply be.

    Murrup Biik has four distinct spaces:

    1. A Large inclusive open area - we call the "Sacred Space"
    2. Outdoor meditation and peace garden with water feature
    3. A Christian prayer room
    4. Muslim prayer space with washing facilities and prayer mats - separate Male and Female facilities 

    Murrup Biik is located on the Ground floor in the North Building, past the green lifts and past the café.  It is on the right as you move toward the Family Hub, Starlight  Room and Bean Bag Cinema.

    What's On in Murrup Biik?

    Prayer:  Monday to Friday 9.15 - 9.30 am
    This is an informal time led by our Pastoral and Spiritual Care Team.  This time may include reading of scripture, reflection and prayer. Family members, staff and visitors are all welcome.

    Other Resources:
    Resource materials are made available for family members and staff to use in the spaces or to take away with them for later use.  Such resources include prayers, reflections and images.

    Facility for people to write their own prayers in a prayer book is available or people may wish to write a prayer and place it in the prayer box provided.