Origins is closed for the month of July and will reopen on the 2nd of August. We are closing for maintenance and staff holiday.
DANA ‘Dana’ is a dharma word meaning “considered support”. It applies to both giver and receiver and speaks to mutual care and common ground. We try to operate in an inclusive, affordable manner and to seek support in the same manner.
ORIGINS NEWS Thanks to everyone who attends retreats, courses & events both in person and online contributing to this wonderful thriving community and for the continued support of Origins Centre.
Course Comments Nourish Women’s Winter Weekend Retreat with Melinda and Mars A full house and a wonderful and nurturing time for all women as they explored mindfulness practices and yoga combined with art, song and nature. Melinda & Mars will hold another retreat in November so please get in touch if you’re interested. email@example.com
Kindy KINDY PROTOCOLS have altered to suit our growing community. They will operate in terms, aligned to school terms. An introductory class will be offered at the beginning of each term that is a prerequisite for new families wanting to attend for the whole term. In addition, we are seeking a small contribution towards overhead costs from all families attending. Children and families always remain central to Origins Centre. These adjustments will help us deliver well. Kindy will still run from 10am until 2pm with a potluck lunch at 12:30pm. Contact Anne for all inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Term One: Intro: August 4 Kindy days: August 11 & 25 and September 8 & 22 Dana: $20 per term, payable on enrolment. Please notify Anne if you plan on enrolling for the term.
Home Schoolers: We are trying to find a tutor who can take homeschoolers for 1.5 hours each kindy for exercise, activities, skills. We anticipate paying for this service so home-schooling families will be asked to contribute another $10 per term.
Origins Website The website is a rich source of information about the history and current state of Origins Centre www.originscentre.org
Vihara We are slowly making our way in this important undertaking. During August we will make a submission seeking permission to build. Local advice and support has been a great help. Many thanks to all.
Environment Kip and Chim continue to work on the hill which gets ever stronger and more diverse. The hill is covered by a web of tracks and trails. There is increasing habitat and the soil is becoming ever more alive and aligned to local provenance.
Parking We must take care not to block the entry road, or interfere with neighbours' access (including wide vehicles and trucks). Emergency vehicle access must be unobstructed at all times.
COORAIN NEWS Thanks to all those who make Coorain what it is!
-Adam for support in maintenance and gardens -Retreatants for the interest in using the cabins -Yogamoves and Perth team for teaching and wongkur weekends -Jigme for supplying incense during lock down in India, helping in turn to support the nuns -Potters young and small for their energy and inspiration -Chim for the firewood to help keep us warm and his continuous support as teacher -Candy for the archival and history research work she continues to do -All others who have a love and interest in the dharma, you are all invaluable
New Online Only Webinars with Chime Shore
Mindfulness Thursdays 8am- 9:30am Term one: August 5,12,19,26 Term two: Oct 7, 14,21,28 Dana: $25 per person per term, paid on enrolment. If you would like to give more, all support is directed to Origins / Coorain via teachers bank account details: Commonwealth Bank BSB: 066 504 ACC: 1012 8642 Eg dana_course_your name To secure a place contact Melinda at email@example.com
Zoom Weekend Retreat on Foundations- 31st July & 1st August This retreat refers to a Tibetan Kagyu teaching called ‘Ngon Dro’. It is explained in contemporary context and language. It involves creative inner imaginings in relation to refuge, purification, generosity and transmission.
Saturday 31st July: 10am-11:30am and 3pm-4:30pm Sunday 1st August: 10am-11:30pm Dana is by freely considered support. We do ask for a $20 booking fee. All contributions support Origins / Coorain Bank Details: Commonwealth Bank BSB: 066 504 ACC: 1012 8642 Eg dana_course_your name
Please make sure you can attend all sessions as the weekend will be given as a unified teaching (all classes are available on recording for one month). Have a pen, paper and drawing pad handy. Coloured pencils can be helpful too. To enrol contact Melinda firstname.lastname@example.org
Respite & Personal Retreat Via Coorain Please contact Anne email@example.com. We have three independent cabins. People who apply should have previous experience of Origins Centre.
Virtual Library:https://tinyurl.com/y48dah3e Most of the Coorain archive and library has been uploaded for you to use. Some documents can be downloaded. If you use this resource please consider giving some support for back of house. Origins Centre BSB: 306 002 Account: 0174605
Wanted Tutor for homeschool at Origins Kindy One and a half hours twice a month during the school term. Expressions of interest to Anne firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Events at Origins
July - Winter Break!
Elemental Poetry with Jaya Penelope and Miranda Aitken - 7 & 8th Aug 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
Mindfulness Weekend - 14 & 15th Aug 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. People may attend any session but attending all three is best. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nourish: Slow Yoga, I Liq Chuan and Feldenkrais with Chris and Bevie- 21 & 22nd Aug This workshop will explore cultivating interoception and building resilience using three types of bodywork modalities, Slow Yoga, Feldenkrais and I Liq Chuan. Bodywork sessions will be interspersed with short meditation sits. This approach to bodywork is gentle and easy to learn and explores ways to balance and naturally deepen your individual practice always respecting your personal limits. For more information and to register please contact Chris Newell: email@example.com
'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
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!
Café Social Thursday 24th June A new monthly Winter event happening at Origins Centre. 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
Full Moon Sound Healing Journey with Karly on June 24 th @ 7pm Bookings essential. To book go to Balingup Sound Healing Journey on facebook.
Sillie Millie's Drama's Cool for Children 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 June 24th, and then 5th of August. 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
Zoom & Live: Chim’s mindfulness weekends can be joined with Zoom. Please enquire and enrol via Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org All dana, live or online, supports Back of House - BSB: 306 002 Account: 0174605
Facebook Streaming and Mindfulness Sessions Our approach to practice integrates very well with mainstream activities such as landcare, study, the arts, physical culture such as yoga or sport. This helps bring the healing and compassionate attitude of mindfulness into whatever we do by uniting a purposeful calm, loving kindness and interest into whatever paths we follow or needs we have.
In person and online streaming on facebook Tuesday at 8:30-9:15am with Melinda Friday Q&A 8am til 8:30 and practice from 8:30 until 9:15am with Chim
Artist in Residence Scott/Sierra is working on a video/musical installation to be shown at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah from June 26th - August 1st.
Pottery Classes with Anne Pottery classes continue to the end of Term 2 on 28th and 29th June. Term 3 begins for classes on 2nd of August. There will be fixed terms with a materials cost of $5 per child per class. Contact Anne for more info: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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.