FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Kenja?
Kenja is a training facility for people who want to develop their ability to be more effective or ‘cause’ over their lives. It is based on the very simple principle (common to most cultures and separate to the specifics of religion) that while we live in a physical world, human beings are something other than just physical - thus the line on the website that summarises the training: 'Spiritual understanding in a physical world'.What does the name mean?
Kenja is a combination of the names of the co-founders Ken Dyers and Jan Hamilton.Who runs Kenja?
Kenja Communication began in 1982, founded by Ken Dyers and Jan Hamilton. Ken passed away in 2007, but Jan continues to be involved in a consultancy role which includes giving classes and lecturing. The Kenja centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra are owned and operated by centre Directors.
A large number of cultural and sporting activities also take place through each centre – and these are run by people doing the training and managed by elected representatives of the Kenja Social Cultural and Sporting Association. Professional coaches and tutors are employed for specialist areas such as sport and music. What does spirituality have to do with communication?
Spirituality has everything to do with communication because it is our common ground: Most cultures of the world have their basis in some kind of spiritual understanding. They accept that we have a body, but we are not the body or the mind – we are spiritual in nature. The Kenja training appreciates that communication is a spiritual action and therefore, further exploration of the practical realities of our spiritual heritage leads to increased levels of perception, honesty and happiness.Is Kenja a religious group or a cult?
No. The concept of spirituality discussed at Kenja is not aligned to any religion. Nor does it conflict with religions – apparent when you realise that people of diverse religious beliefs do Kenja training. Neither is Kenja a cult. People doing the training come and go as they like and have widely varied lives – some are extremely high achievers, others are just happy to create more balance. It is entirely up to each individual how much of the Kenja training they apply to their life.
Kenja is in fact, the opposite of a cult - which by definition eliminates self-determinism. Kenja training views self-determinism as an imperative for personal growth.Click here for information about the attacks on KenjaHow can I join? Is there a joining fee?
There are no ‘members’ of the Kenja training, therefore there’s no joining fee. You pay for classes and workshops as you arrive. The Social, Cultural and Sporting Association which oversees the sporting teams in local competitions and organises cultural events, is a formal body with elected representatives. This is the only facet of the training with a yearly membership for regular attendees.How does Kenja work?
A remarkably diverse range of Australians and international visitors have used and continue to use Kenja training to increase their spiritual perception and awareness and as a result, increase effectiveness. Kenja classes, public lectures, workshops and Energy Conversion Meditation appointments are available as one-off trainings. These are booked in advance and paid for individually on attendance. Ongoing training is available, but because no joining fee or course payments can be made in advance, there is no long-term locked in commitment. You come because you want to and you’re getting something out of it.I don’t have a problem, why do I need Kenja?
Kenja is not a therapy or self help group. There are professional organisations trained to help people with specific problems. Importantly, the Kenja training cannot 'solve your problems'. It helps individuals help themselves by increasing a person's ability to perceive and make positive ‘life decisions' for themselves. Only the decisions we make ourselves can ensure a more positive, happy and certain future.How often should I go?
Kenja is like a gymnasium. You can use the training as much or as little as you choose. Like any effective training programme, you get out what you put in. You work alongside a Kenja Meditation consultant to develop a personalised timetable to suit your own needs.Why can’t I drink alcohol and do the Kenja meditation. Does that mean not even socially - not at all?
Energy Conversion Meditation relies on very subtle and sensitive personal perception. Our bodies have an energy field and this meditation is used to clear blocks or negative energy from the energy field. Consuming alcohol or drugs (including certain forms of prescription medication) while you’re doing the training can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of the work. Medical drugs are needed at times to help with physical problems, and most are usually fine. Sometimes, depending on the medication, it may not be appropriate to pursue the training whilst on a treatment. (This is reviewed individually). It is unethical to take money for training and not deliver results, so we’re very up front about this issue.What other trainings are like Kenja?
We believe Kenja is unique. There is no dogma, no belief system, and there are no courses. The ancient wisdoms that are openly communicated in Kenja alongside the contemporary vision of how a spiritual viewpoint can be a ‘working reality’ in today’s world sets Kenja apart as a training.
The Energy Conversion meditation and Kenja Klowning developed through Kenja are very effective tools for personal growth. Experienced professional meditation consultants can train you in the effective use of these techniques for yourself.
Another element unique to Kenja is its ethics: The Kenja ethics provide the framework for the training. People doing the training really appreciate the integrity with which it is provided - and the trust this creates allows people to maximise their personal gains.