THE UNFOLDING SEASONS Cooler wetter weather, lots of leaf litter, preparations for Traditional Ecological Burning, wonderful walks with indigenous guides and ecologists. There is plenty of work controlling bridal creeper, small blackberry, eastern gum, etc. Our beautiful regen continues to unfold – thanks to all involved. One thing seems certain -practice, practice, practice!
STAFFING It has been an unusual transition year with some essential friends away helping their families, and other friends falling ill. Our back of house resources have been essential. We emphasise that it’s great to be able to support our helpers who are also friends of Origins. Thank you Sasha, Gareth, Sondra, Jack, Hana and Katherine.
MAY RETREAT It’s a joy to be in retreat with a group of fellow travellers. The practices that support mindfulness are core teachings of inner development. Thanks to all who attend and care for Origins as well. We are sorry not to be on Zoom for those that can’t attend.
ZOOM Chim is unable to manage Zoom as well as teaching and other duties. Is there anyone competent in Zoom who would like to discuss managing classes for Chim, and perhaps others at Origins? Please get in touch!
FULL PROGRAM Some of our program is still not up and running, such as facebook streaming, kindy, zoom support, clay workshops and feature weekends. All programs need admin and on hand support, largely on a donated basis. This dedicated work allows our centre to be affordable and accessible. We are working our way back in awkward circumstances, slowly rebuilding onsite support.
WOOD FIRE HEATERS Our heaters are on track for servicing and upgrade.
OPEN FOR BOOKINGS Old friends and new can now apply to run workshops and events at Origins, please contact our office: email@example.com attention Sondra.
VIHARA ATTENDANT There is an opportunity now for someone familiar with buddist teachings, particularly the root teachings of the Theravada, to help nurture and develop dharma teaching around the Peace Pagoda. They would be provided with private accommodation and amenities. This ongoing project can become a meaningful service to our region, and to Origins. We encourage a universalist approach, treating the dharma as a jewel of global wisdom culture. Inquire through our office, attention to Chime.
NUNS As many know, our community supports the Nuns of the Karmapa in Rumtek, Sikkim. The nuns are a courageous and capable group of women and girls devoted to serving the Karma Kagyu community. You can support the nuns by buying/selling our special medicinal incense - contact Anne: firstname.lastname@example.org , or support the nuns directly through the bank account: Account Name: Origins Centre Inc.- Nunnery BSB: 066 504 ACC: 1012 2996
PERSONAL TEACHING WITH CHIME Chim has long fostered one to one, or small group teaching, both on site and on line. To enquire please contact Chim via the Origins office. These teachings are supported by donations from participants.
NETWORK CENTRES Other centres closely related are listed below. We all share a universalist hands-on approach to the Teachings.
NEW NATURE COLLABORATION WITH BALINGUP PRIMARY Meeka Tiendi will be representing local traditional custodians bringing kids from Balingup Primary school on nature/learning walks to Origins and other beautiful places. This is very welcome indeed. We are proud to support such a worthwhile project. With luck and work, it will continue for years! Yay! Thanks Meeka and your supporting elders and friends. Thank you Nicole, Principal at BPS.. great stuff!
THANK YOU - Anne Marie and Shavi being duty managers at the retreat - Shae for enviro help, and taking care of heating fires during the retreat. - Barry for perservering and contributing. - Daroubya for finding an owner for our extra wooden dining table. - Yoga Moves our long-term partners and friends who share our Teachings. They are always very helpful, many thanks! It feels important to continue developing program at Origins Centre. We look forward to your company as the year unfolds.
Upcoming Events at Origins
May Retreat - 14th to 22nd May
Bibbulmun Track Foundation - private booking - 3rd June
Mindfulness Weekend - 11th & 12th June 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. To book accommodation, register for zoom, or for more information contact: email@example.com
Cultivating Interoception - Slow Yoga, I Liq Chuan and Feldenkrais with Chris and Bevie - 24th - 26th June This workshop will explore cultivating interoception and building resilience using three types of bodywork modalities, Slow Yoga, Feldenkrais and I Liq Chuan. These bodywork modalities will be practiced slowly and mindfully, the key to cultivating interoception. Bodywork sessions will be interspersed with short meditation sits. Interoception is the felt sense of the internal state of the body. Slow mindful movement practice is an excellent vehicle for cultivating interoceptive awareness. 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 please email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit https://www.circlework.training/events/cultivating-interoception-build-resilience
July - closed for winter
Private booking - 5th - 7th August
Mindfulness Weekend - 13th & 14th August
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 ($100 for the May and September retreats).
Regular Programand Services Mindfulness Sessions - in person at the rotunda at Origins. Our fb streaming is on hold for the time being. - Fridays at 7:30am til 8:40am (9.30am during retreat)- includes commentary. If there are topics you would like considered, please email Chim: email@example.com There will be no sessions on 2/9; 30/9; and 11/11.
Personal Sessions: These can be up to an hour long and might be particularly useful to people already familiar with our teachings. They can include meditation or dialogue or both. Please inquire directly with Chim on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time. Chim is also available for discussion by email. All teaching done by Origins is supported by donations which go to benefit the work of Origins Centre. Please deposit your donation to: Teachers Account: BSB: 066 504 Account: 1012 8642 or Teacher Paypal: https://paypal.me/chimshore?country.x=AU&locale.x=en_AU or Back of House Account: BSB: 306 002 Account: 0174605 or Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=KD9YH2ZP7WG7S
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.
Present: Chim Shore, Shavi Klaphake, Sondra Noonan Apologies: Anne
Treasury Balance as at 30th April 2022 CBA - $13038.29 BW- $3118.89