Origins Centre Update 1st September 2021 ORIGINS NEWS CENTRE NAME We are thinking about how to distinguish the amenities from the organisation ‘Origins Centre Incorporated Society’, and Melinda, Scott and Kip have submitted two carefully considered ideas they feel work better than ‘Brookehaven’. They have suggested either 'Wellspring' or 'The Yarri Tree'. Another thought is to drop the word “Centre” and just call the amenities 'Origins'. Some people feel that the connection to the word 'Origins' is very well known and appreciated. Discussion and thought will go on and we report again at the next meeting on October the 13th. The exercise is thought provoking and helpful. Thanks to all.
ORIGINS AMENITIES MANAGEMENT TEAM. We are currently looking for a reliable and experienced local maintenance person to join the team! We are offering 6 – 8 hours per week with the aim to start mid October. This will be an ongoing position and there will be an effective handover. Tools provided. To enquire/apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER RETREATS Chime’s retreat from the 11th to the 19th Sept. has one space left. We are offering Zoom as well. Please contact Anne at email@example.com Thanks to Melinda for managing zoom, to register: firstname.lastname@example.org Day attendees are welcome, but must start on the 11th and can leave when they wish but not come and go. Zoom attendance is flexible.
The ZEN RETREAT is on as usual from Sept 24th til Oct 3rd. We very much appreciate our relationship with this group and feel close in our aspirations and practice. Thank you dear friends!
ZOOM ADMIN The zoom admin of webinars has to be somewhat efficient - Melinda will respond to booking enquiries every week on a Wednesday. Also, we will have social zoom time on the introduction day and on the last session of the retreat. The sessions are recorded and available if need be for different time zones etc
ENVIRONMENT Rosemary, Adam, Kip and Chim have planted out the gift from Chris Newell and Bridgetown native nursery. Many have gone into the Rocky Outcrop area but some lovely flowering bushes have gone onto the terraces in front of the accommodation. (Thanks Rosemary) It is important now to be aware of bridal creeper and work to prevent its spread. The rains continue but when the sun comes out, it’s warm spring weather.
NATURE WEEKEND with Kip and Helene This great weekend has one space remaining. Day attendees welcome - contact Kip. Thank you Kip for promoting ecological awareness through Origins.
POSSUMS We need two or three fine days and then the last of the possums have agreed to move:D
THANKS - Troy for your volunteering - Management Team for organising toy box, smoke alarms, square card reader and smooth transition of possums. WISH LIST - A nice box for our lost and found.
WELL WISHES Good luck in your performance Yael!
COORAIN NEWS Pottery Classes continue Monday and Tuesdays with both children and adult classes. Term three ends Tuesday 23rd September. Term 4 starts October 11th to 15th December.
Thursday Coorain Open Day 2nd and 30th September. There is no open day on the 16th of September due to the September retreat. Anne Marie will be distilling Bay Leaf, card making etc and our usual program. All Welcome.
The Coorain retreat cabins are being well used, with the wet room a work in progress with sliding doors, benches, steps being worked on. For details and bookings contact Anne at email@example.com
Upcoming Events at Origins 'Reclaiming the Ecological Self' with Kip and Helene - 3 - 5th September This weekend we will explore the self and how it is symbiotically interconnected to the natural world. Touching the elements of air, water, earth and fire - we will engage in nature based mindfulness practices that dissolve boundaries between personal energy systems and that of nature. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September Retreat with Chime Shore - 11 - 18th September This is a great opportunity to deepen your practice. For bookings, please contact Anne: email@example.com
Zen Retreat - 24th Sept to 3rd October Please contact the Zen Group of WA for information and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness Weekend with Chime Shore - 9th & 10th October These weekends taught by Chim Shore are attentive to foundation. Once people understand how to use the ‘Setting Up’ exercise, they can apply the practice to their interests. Times: Saturday 9:30am-11:30am and 3:30pm-4:30pm; Sunday 9:30 am -11:30 Day attendance is welcome. For more information and to enrol, please contact: email@example.com
'A Council of All Beings' with Helene, Kathryn & Kip - 22nd - 24th October Anchored in the transformative framework of the Work That Reconnects, this will be a weekend for for recharging your work on behalf of Earth. Join facilitators Helene Fisher, Kathryn Choules & Kip Cameron to energise your creativity, your courage and your inspiration! For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 non refundable contribution to your dana for accommodation to confirm your booking.
NEW EVENTS - SUPPORTING LOCAL! Cafe Social- Thursday 9th September Come for a visit and connect with community over a potluck supper by the fire. Play board games, bring an instrument, catch up with friends and make some new ones. Bring a plate to share! 5.30 - 8.30pm.
Sillie Millie's Drama's Cool for Children- please note there will be no classes on Monday 13th Sept or Monday 27th Sept (during retreat weeks) Millie’s Drama classes are held on Mondays with much interest and good participation. Weekly class times: 3:45pm till 4:30pm for 5 to 8 year olds, and 4:45 to 5:30pm for 9 to 11 year olds. Cost $10 per child per class. Enquiries: email@example.com
Upcoming Events at Coorain OPEN HOUSE These fortnightly open days at Coorain are enriching and well attended - the next one is 2nd of September. We spend some time together in puja at 6:30am, breaky at 7:15am and mindfulness at 9:00am. This is followed by individual activities, such as study, practice, craft, conversation and a pot luck lunch at 12pm. The day is open, please come as it suits you. All welcome!
Regular Programand Services Facebook Streaming and Mindfulness Sessions In person and online streaming on facebook Tuesday at 9:30-10.10am with Melinda. Friday Q&A 8am til 8:30 and practice from 8:30 until 9:15am with Chim - please note there will be no in person classes on during the September retreat (fb streaming and zoom only), and no classes during the Zen retreat
Pottery Classes with Anne Classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. Contact Anne for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org Wellness Sessions with Melinda Kinesiology sessions are available onsite with Melinda. Upon request you are welcome to stay the night for a deeper rest (only on Mondays and Thursdays) and to join us for Mindfulness the following morning. For more info and to book please contact: email@example.com or go to happyandwellkinesiology.com
Wilderness Journeys with Kip Looking to gets some exercise and find some inner calm? This Spring Kip will be offering gear supplied and fully catered guided bushwalks on the Bibbulmun Track. Ranging in length from short day hikes to multi-day journeys, the experience will include nature based mindfulness practices that deepen connection to the living Earth. For more info please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Present: Chime Shore, Anne Clark, Rosemary Kelly, Marissa Stern, Melinda Tupling, Sondra Noonan Guests: Kip, S, Gary
TREASURY Bank balances as at 31st August CBA - $20115.71 Bankwest - $1779.63 Move to accept balances of both accounts: Moved: Anne Seconded: Rosemary
Next Meeting - 13th October, 1.30pm at the Origins Centre.