UPCOMING EVENTS Read our Update to find out more details about what's happening at Origins and Coorain. You can subscribe to our mailing list to get the Update e-mailed to you.
NOTE: Private retreats, new courses and personal booking is done through the Origins Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9764 1109 unless otherwise stated. This calendar may be added to or changed during the course of the year as new courses or events come on stream.
MINDFULNESS @ ORIGINS CENTRE Mindfulness Sessions on fb streaming. Live practice stream including commentary. Venue: Coorain – Balingup, and Facebook Time: Tuesdays from 8.30am to 9am with Chime and Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30am with Anne.
PRIVATE RETREATS If you are interested in private retreat at Tusita, a cabin/studio facility near Coorain, please contact the Origins office email@example.com Anyone doing private retreat should have some experience of Origins Centre and our general protocols.
GOVERNANCE The centre relies on a culture of mutual respect and support and has done for 35 years. It is joy to provide the centre on a long term basis, as best we can. Your support in maintaining a well kept place and a friendly, helpful culture are, of course, what makes it all happen as well. Together we make Origins what it is.
*A gentle reminder - please care for others and yourself, and do not attend Origins if you are feeling unwell, especially with cold or flu symptoms. Thankyou*
May 3rd: Kindy
13th – 20th: May Retreat This retreat with Chime Shore, a teacher of 50 years experience, will conduct our annual session of 7 days to unfold our practice in a supported way in the beauty of Origins Centre. This is an opportunity to spend a week of instruction and practice exploring the unfolding of Mindfulness into a deepening and calm space. The sessions will be 9.30 and 3pm daily starting at 3pm Saturday 13th, but the middle of the week will be quieter. It is important to start at the beginning on the 13th, one cannot come and go from this retreat but if you need to leave a little earlier then let us know beforehand. Thank you. The retreat is run by Dana, the foundation of the Dharma Teachings about building character or the parami in Dharma terms, the idea of goodwill and mutual support, the gift of interest, of health, either individual or community. BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN, and for more information contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
25th – 28th: Nature's Song Retreat with Darrell Darrell Henry is an Aboriginal psychologist who is a student of many traditions. He brings together Western Archetypal Psychology, Buddhist meditation practices, and Aboriginal spirituality for a holistic and grounded approach to healing. For more information, click here.
June 3rd & 4th: Origins Work Bee Saturday June 3rd at 9am to 2pm with a pot luck lunch, and Sunday June 4th 9am to 12pm. This is the first work bee we have called for a long time, of course it’s also a social event. We will attend to the kindy play area, the gravel garden and the road into Origins. We will let you know if we are also asking people to bring tools. We hope you can make it, it should be a good time. If you would like to stay the night, please book through Melinda: email@example.com
10th & 11th: Mindfulness Weekend The goal is to build an independent practice that can be used in conjunction with many activities, inner or outer. The purpose of mindfulness is to support common good and healing. Sessions are Saturday 9:30 am and 3 pm and Sunday 9:30 am (three 90-minute sessions). To book accommodation, or for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
23rd - 25th: A Story is like Water....a weekend of story-medicine, poetry and community nourishment with Jaya Join poet and story-welcomer Jaya Penelope to hear an old folktale told with reverence and wonder over two candlelit evenings. During the days we will explore finding other doorways into the story and how it speaks to our own lives through journaling, poetry writing, dream-tending, altar building, storytelling, time alone in nature and time with others in community. Please note: this retreat begins on Friday night, if you plan to attend it is essential that you can arrive by 7pm Friday. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
July Closed for winter
August 7th-9th: Bibbulmun Track Foundation 9th: Kindy 12th & 13th: Mindfulness Weekend 23rd: Kindy September 2nd & 3rd: Nature & Mindfulness with Kip 6th: Kindy 9th – 17th: September Retreat 20th: Kindy 23rd & 24th: Pause and Play with Kate and Adam The beautiful forest of Origins Centre is the perfect space to stop, rest, reflect and be. Mindfulness sits, yoga practice and conscious dance will allow a chance for your nervous system to slow down and the possibility of opening to a deeper listening within and without. Nature walks, art therapy and playful exploration will support you to connect with your inner wisdom and check in that you are truly living from your truth. We will gather in circle to share our reflections while listening from the heart to others. There will be optional early morning dips and additional breathwork for those who are keen. No experience required with any of the above practices, just your beautiful self and a willingness to play and discover together in a safe, welcoming space.
October 4th: Kindy 14th & 15th: Mindfulness Weekend 18th: Kindy 21st & 22nd: Feldenkrais/I Liq Chuan with Bevie and Chris 27th - 29th: Weekend with Melinda November 1st: Kindy 11th & 12th: Mindfulness Weekend 15th: Kindy 16th – 19th: Nature's Song Retreat with Darrell Darrell Henry is an Aboriginal psychologist who is a student of many traditions. He brings together Western Archetypal Psychology, Buddhist meditation practices, and Aboriginal spirituality for a holistic and grounded approach to healing. For more information, click here.
Perth Teachings with Chime -Yoga Moves - Studio entrance at 45 Evans Street, Shenton Park (google West Subiaco Masonic Hall, 78 Herbert Road for directions, cnr of Evans Street & Herbert Road). For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Final session of the 2022 series, class and wongkur on the passion of Vajrayogini: 11 & 12 February.
Vajrasattva is the archetype of purification and restoration, the central purpose of practice. As an Adi-Buddha or primary archetype, he/she/they re-present a great fullness of mindful compassion, the very core of the teachings. Vajrasattva could also be translated as the active practice of undivided or perhaps unified being … both universal and individual, holistic, and intimate, like a diamond with many facets. One can think of Vajrasattva as all the efforts to heal and maintain the path of peace, in oneself and the world: now, in the past and in the future.
Vajrasattva series: 1 & 2 April, 17 & 18 June, 5 & 6 August and 19 & 19 November. Saturdays, 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Discourse, questions & comments and suggestions for practising. Sundays, 9.50am – 11am: Interactive wongkur (ceremonial, symbolic, sacred theatre) related to the previous day’s discourse. Each weekend will celebrate and explore a different Vajrasattva text.
All sessions are live in the studio, on ZOOM and recorded (available for 3 days only post session). Venue: Centre for Movement Studies, 45 Evans Street Shenton Park and on ZOOM Cost is, as always, by dana. There is a bowl at the entrance of the studio if attending in person. For Zoom attendees: Please send your donation to the Teachers Account: BSB 066 504, Account 1012 8642 or Paypal: https://paypal.me/chimshore?country.x=AU&locale.x=en_AU To register and receive further information (e.g. ZOOM links), please contact Gaby at email@example.com
THANKYOU Thank you for taking an interest in Origins Centre’s programs, courses and events. We endeavour to offer a well run, inclusive and kind place. The entire enterprise is run on the idea of mutual support and fair exchange. We are a not-for profit charity.