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.
ARTIST RESIDENCE PROGRAM This is a very exciting new venture for us whose time has come! We are getting a wonderful response and positions are rapidly filling up. There is a diverse range of arts and interests happening: visual, literary, movement and music. The wedding of art, and actions for peace and mindfulness is a marriage for the sake of us all. Info and enrol: email@example.com and http://www.originscentre.org/the-origins-artist-residency.html
YOGA at ORIGINS CENTRE Mondays - from 9am to 10am the Balingup Yoga Group is holding weekly yoga classes in the rotunda. Classes are by donation for Days for Girls. Check their facebook page for more information. Tuesdays - starting 20th April - 9.30am Yin Yoga with Deniz (5 week term). Click here or check www.facebook.com/massageshamballa for more information.
MORNING MINDFULNESS @ ORIGINS CENTRE Join us for morning Mindfulness on Tuesday at 8.30am and Friday mornings at 8am in the rotunda at Origins. All are welcome to attend in person, just bring your own mat and blanket. Also available via facebook livestream.
PRIVATE RETREATS If you are interested in private retreat at Tusita, a cabin/studio facility near Coorain, please contact the Origins office firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone doing private retreat should have some experience of Origins Centre and our general protocols.
KINESIOLOGY offered on-site @ Origins Kinesiology is a system of natural healthcare that supports wellness by holistically working on the broad human condition. Please get in touch with Melinda for more details or to make an appointment. Email: email@example.com or mobile: 0449290250
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.
2021 February - Origins Centre 3rd: Origins Centre re-opens for 2021 8th: First weekly yoga class with Beth - 9am 9th: First Mindfulness with Melinda - 8.30am 10th: Kindy 13th & 14th - Mindfulness Weekend with Chime *Due to covid restrictions as at 5th of February, not open to people who reside in or are travelling from the Perth and Peel regions - except via Zoom Mindfulness will be taught according to ancient tradition. Chime will instruct in a foundation of mindfulness exercise called 'Setting Up'. Sessions are at 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. Day attendance is welcome. Personal instruction is available too. To enrol, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org People may attend by ZOOM, contact Melinda: email@example.com 20th & 21st: Nourish - Women's Wellness Retreat with Mars and Melinda Melinda and Mars collaborate to invite like-hearted women to gather for a holistic weekend of yoga, mindfulness, massage, mantra singing, women’s circle and healing treatments to nourish mind, body and soul. On offer is also 1:1 healing treatments in kinesiology and massage. Please contact Melinda for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org 24th: Kindy 27th & 28th: Nature & Mindfulness weekend with Chime A tranquil weekend away for those who want to deepen their connection to nature through nature based mindfulness practice. We aim to integrate the senses and the elements through activity and quiet practice in nature. The experienced bird watcher Logan Anderson will be joining us and sharing his knowledge with us on the bush walk. Open to all fit adults capable of participating in brief bush walks. Please contact Kip for more details: email@example.comFor accommodation bookings, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 6th: Sillie Millie's Drama's Cool! - Introduction to Drama Workshops with Millie A playful and interactive drama class exploring the elements of creative self expression through fun and games. Workshops: 10am-12pm for 5-8 yr olds; 1pm-3pm for 9-11 yr olds Cost by Dana for workshop. For more information contact Millie on 0459 426 609 10th - Kindy 13th & 14th - Mindfulness Weekend Mindfulness will be taught according to ancient tradition. Chime will instruct in a foundation of mindfulness exercise called 'Setting Up'. Sessions are at 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. Day attendance is welcome. Personal instruction is available too. To enrol, please contact: email@example.com 20th & 21st: Nourish - Feldenkrais, Mindfulness & Massage - Building resilience, using slow, mindful, subtle movement. Bevie Barker & Melinda Tupling invite you to a Nourishing weekend of all things holistic to experience the magic of Balingup through a Health & Wellbeing event followed by Feldenkrais, Mindfulness & Massage on the Sunday morning. This weekend invites you to explore and enjoy the Balingup Health & Wellbeing Event on the Saturday, located in town on the Village Green only a short walk on the Bib track or drive where there will be holistic health stalls, talks and events happening throughout Saturday from 9:30 - 4pm. (Entry is free and most experiences inside are by donation or free).On the Sunday morning there will be gentle Mindfulness & Massage with Melinda followed by a Feldenkrais session with Bevie. This will be a nourishing, relaxing, fun and accessible weekend for all. Payment is by dana, considered fair exchange for the workshops and accomodation. To find out more about this event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , or see poster here For accomodation enquiries please contact: email@example.com 24th: Kindy 27th & 28th: Nature & Mindfulness Weekend with Kip A tranquil weekend away for those who want to deepen their connection to nature through nature based mindfulness practice. We aim to integrate the senses and the elements through activity and quiet practice in nature. Open to all fit adults capable of participating in brief bush walks. Please contact Kip for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 3rd & 4th: Poetry with Jaya Spend a nourishing weekend immersed in writing and speaking poetry with poet Jaya Penelope. These workshops will explore connections between poetry, mindfulness and the elements and are suitable for beginners and experienced writers alike. Daytime attendance welcome. For more information please contact: email@example.com 7th: Kindy 10th & 11th: Mindfulness Weekend - LATE CHANGE - this weekend will be at Origins Mindfulness will be taught according to ancient tradition. Chime will instruct in a foundation of mindfulness exercise called 'Setting Up'. Sessions are at 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. Day attendance is welcome. Personal instruction is available too. To enrol, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
17th: Yoga Story Time with Beth - 10am Learn about the yoga myths in this fun story time that will enchant young and old! Click here for more information.
17th & 18th: Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga with Branan and Asakti Kirtan event at Origins on Sat 17th. 7pm-9pm. Bhakti Yoga workshop on Sun morning, 10-12pm. Kirtan is the practice of ecstatic devotional singing, from the Indian Bhakti tradition. Such practices were in fact common to many of our ancestral cultures. When we gather and join our voices in sacred song, with the intention of touching something beyond the limited self, we open the door to Remembering. When we remember our true nature, deep healing can occur. Branan Silvius has a passion for the sacred music traditions of India, specialising in the Classical vocal form called dhrupad. He believes in music-making as an integral part of human life and works to bring music into the community for the purpose of wellbeing, personal growth and connection. Asakti Evans has been leading kirtan for many years, in Australia and in India. Her spiritual heartland is in Tiruvanamalai where she has spent much time. Branan and Asakti have been leading kirtan events regularly in Perth now for several years. For more information please see fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/435389537608545 , see poster here, or contact Branan: email@example.com
24th & 25th: Nature & Mindfulness Weekend - Body balance and Fitness Outdoors with Kip and Peter A weekend of slacklining, bush walks and movement practices with Kip Cameron and Peter Collingwood. We will be exploring body tension, body softening, proprioception, kinaesthesia and mindfulness amongst the elements of nature. Open to all people who feel comfortable in bush walks and exploring the basics of tightrope walking. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
30th - 2nd May: Selah Retreat Selah is a small, intimate, creative+spiritual retreat for women co-led by an arts educator and a spiritual community leader. Over 36 hours, we will tap into our spirituality and creativity to nourish ourselves (mind, body, and soul), discover pathways to our own inner wisdom, and be re-inspired by the blessings of the ordinary. Selah is an indefinable Hebrew word that has been translated as “an interlude,” “always,” “with a raised voice,” and “to raise.” This retreat is an opportunity to give yourself a break from the busy monotony of everyday life, take a deep breath, and reflect on what needs raising up. Drawing from ancient practices of feminine wisdom across the spiritual spectrum, we’ll move through a variety of creative “interludes” that will allow us to connect with each other, with ourselves, and with the Divine. Click here for more information, or go to http://bit.ly/SelahRegistrationto register.
May 5th: Kindy
8th to 15th: May Retreat This annual retreat is a chance to deepen your understanding and practical use of mindfulness teachings. For more information and to enrol, please contact: email@example.com
22nd & 23rd: Nourish Weekend - Nourish the Senses Local Balingup practitioners will guide you through gentle, nourishing practices where you're invited to relax and return back to the self and nature in this gentle weekend of nourishing the senses. On offer for this weekend: Sound Healing, Distilling, Mindfulness & Massage, Gentle Movement Based Practice, Bushwalking, Campfire under the stars and plenty of time to just BE. Payment for accomodation and sessions is by dana which means considered, fair exchange. Booking for accomodation is essential. Please register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org
28th - 30th: Dharmadatu Retreat (private booking)
June 2nd: Kindy 12th & 13th: Mindfulness weekend Mindfulness will be taught according to ancient tradition. Chime will instruct in a foundation of mindfulness exercise called 'Setting Up'. Sessions are at 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. Day attendance is welcome. Personal instruction is available too. To enrol, please contact: email@example.com 16th: Kindy 19th & 20th - Nourish Weekend 26th & 27th: Nature & Mindfulness Weekend 30th: Kindy July - winter break August 7th & 8th: 'Held together with stories - an immersive weekend with storyteller and poet Jaya Penelope. Over this weekend Jaya will tell one great initiatory story and guide you to explore its layers and resonances in your own life through reflection, journaling, creative writing, ritual, meditation, time alone in nature and time with others in community. To enrol, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for more info: storytelling_with_jaya.docx 11th: Kindy 14th & 15th: Mindfulness weekend 21st & 22nd: Nourish weekend - I Liq Chuan and Felde with Chris Newell and Bev Barker Building resilience, opening the window of tolerance using slow mindful subtle movement. Chris Newell and Bevie Barker collaborate and explore slow mindful subtle movement using I Liq Chuan, Feldenkrais, Yoga and meditation to cultivate interoception and open the window of tolerance. Safe and accessible, everyone welcome. Please contact Chris for more details: email@example.com 25th: Kindy 27th - 30th: Bhavana Retreat (private booking) September 4th & 5th: Nature and Mindfulness Weekend 8th: Kindy 11th to 18th: September Retreat 22nd: Kindy 24th to 3rd: Zen Retreat October 6th: Kindy 9th & 10th: Mindfulness weekend 16th & 17th: Bunbury Yoga Group (private booking) 20th: Kindy 23rd & 24th: Nature and Mindfulness weekend 30th & 31st: Mindfulness and Clay with Anne November 3rd: Kindy 6th & 7th: Poetry with Jaya 13th & 14th: Mindfulness weekend 17th: Kindy 20th & 21st: Nourish weekend 27th & 28th: Nature and Mindfulness December 1st: Kindy 1st - 5th: Family Retreat 6th: Peace Pagoda day 15th: Kindy 16th: close for 2021
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
In 2021, we will continue with our over-arching themes of how to work with the mind of imagination and symbol in meditation and in life and the path of altruism. Thus, the Saturday afternoon talks with meditation teacher, Chimé Shore will be oriented around a series of Buddhist teachings called the Paramitas. A central proposition of the teaching is it that it matters what we do, how we do it and our intentionality as we do it.
January 8th - 11th - Love in Action - A City Retreat (online or in studio). What part does our mind of imagination have to play in helping us as we grow our own capacity to love and express love? An awareness is steadily growing in the world that we are in this together and that our efforts to cultivate love and its skilful application in ourselves must be inclusive and dynamic; we must go beyond our own personal healing. It requires practice and mindfulness to grow the wisdom we all need and the teachings on mindfulness and other meditations have a lot to offer in the service of this aspiration. Over the 4 days, we will be exploring the teachings and meditation practices on the Way of the Bodhisattva (one who is dedicated to work/live for the common good) and Maitreya (active loving-kindness).
Saturday 6th March: Dana (giving and receiving) Saturday 1st May: Sila (wholesome choices / living an ethical life) Saturday 5th June: Kshanti (patience) Saturday 7th August: Viriya (energy) Saturday 2nd October: Samadhi (concentration/meditation) Saturday 6th November: Prajna (wisdom)
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.