Origins Update 22nd of November 2023 ORIGINS AGM Our Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 9am. We hope all our committee members can attend, either on site or on zoom.
THE SEASON AND THE WORKThey go hand in hand of course. Phalaris is in flower; blackberries are growing like mad. We don't have enough workers but we are looking for them and doing all we can.
LANDSCAPE MANAGER Origins needs someone to work 8 hours per week on the outdoor upkeep around Origins and Coorain. Good work habits and some familiarity with whipper snippers, hedge trimmers, etc. is helpful. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PEACE PAGODA DAY AND FAMILY RETREAT People are welcome to come and stay from Friday 1st December till Monday 4th December. We aim to enjoy each other's company and have some fun. Peace Pagoda Day is on Sunday 3rd December. Things begin at 10am at the rotunda, everyone is welcome! You are welcome to bring friends. We always encourage any children. If you want to bring fresh or dried flower petals, that would be a help. If you like you can bring a treat to share. We will have a beautiful day!
DUTY MANAGERS FOR 2024 We currently have 3 free weekends that will be open to guests. We will need a volunteer duty manager for each weekend. If you are able to help, please contact email@example.com The weekends are Friday, 29th March till 1st April (Easter weekend); 24th March - 27th March; and 1st November to 4th November. We also need a duty manager this year for the Family Retreat and Peace Pagoda Day, 1st December to 4th December. Duty Managers should have experience of Origins. Your help is really appreciated; it's an important part of our culture.
INSURANCE Our costs have increased, but our policy is paid up for another year - $5,727.
FIRE DOCUMENTS Anne found the documents at our entrance at Jayes Road were damaged by condensation. She has replaced them laminated…thanks Anne.
DANA We try to conduct ourselves through the dharma principle of “dana’. It means mutual generosity and care. If attending a course or using accommodation please try to donate before your departure, it makes it easier all around.
SPECIAL WONGKUR AT COORAIN - 27th November The day can be attended at Coorain, or on Zoom. 'Wongkur' is a Tibetan form of sacred theatre. The topic is collaborative 'purification' or healing of all that blocks the present enlightenment. We are all working for this in some way. The wongkur reminds us that the overall complex needs are met on many levels by many people. They are addressed in many ways by each of us. The wongkur is called Heruka, which means free of artifice; integrated with all aspects of life. To register for zoom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org To attend in person at Coorain please contact email@example.com
Schedule for Monday 27th November wongkur:
Intro class 7:30 - 8:30am. Please be there by 7:15am
Shrine setup 2 - 5pm. You can drop in any time. See the symbols; converse; help make the shrine.
Ceremony (wongkur, empowerment) 7pm. Please attend by 6:45pm. NB due to COVID the normal wongkur weekend at Yoga Moves had to be cancelled. There is a follow-up class with Q & A Friday 1st December 7 - 8:30am
2024 Most of this year is booked, we will publish the programme on the website in December.
RUMTEK NUNNERY FUNDRAISER We are selling a special fundraiser pack of 2 x 40gm packets of fine, second flush, Darjeeling tea; 2 x 40gm boxes of Tibetan Medicinal Incense and 2 packs of gift cards designed by our own Em. Cost including postage is $50 per pack. Stocks are limited! To inquire/order please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*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!
Weekend Retreats & Dana Deposit to Confirm Booking A wonderful balance of health, art, nature and mindfulness with these weekend retreats. Appreciation to everyone for contributing to such a vibrant centre full of good energy and creativity. We will be asking people planning on attending retreats to make a $60 - $100 non refundable contribution to your dana for accommodation to confirm your booking ($100 for the May and September retreats).
Regular Programand Services Mindfulness Sessions on fb streaming Live practice stream including commentary. Venue: Coorain – Balingup, and Facebook Time: Tuesdays from 8am to 9am with Chime and Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30am with Anne.
Donations: We are a charitable organization and your donations make the difference! If you would like to support us financially, our bank details are: Origins Centre BSB 066504 Account Number: 10017993 PayPal account http://www.originscentre.org/support-origins.html
Origins Centre Coorain Account BSB 066504 Account Number: 10056415
GOVERNANCE The Origins Committee of Management has full responsibility for all administration, management, landcare, finance, maintenance, media and teaching at OC and Coorain. The responsibility is represented on-site by committee members or on-site duty managers. Many friends help. OC is a registered, charitable not-for-profit NGO that offers its services, land and infrastructure on a donation basis. Origins is run and used by volunteers and supported by core paid work.