Our lineage is universalist, but with particular links to the Karma Kargu/Mahamudra Lineage of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and to the Theravada Tradition (Mon) of Myanmar (Burma).
We have a long history of involvement and friendship in Rumtek, Sikkim where we have supported the welfare of the Karma Chokhor Dechen Nunnery for 14 years now. The support of women and girls in the context of traditional dharma, seems an appropriate gesture for us all.
We are friends with the Burmese Community of Western Australia and have had close ties to Ven. Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, late Abbott of Dat Pon Zun Aung Min Gaung Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. After Sayadwaw passed away, we have maintained a good relationship with his centre and the new Sayadaw there. The local Burmese community supplied the ceiling in the Rotunda and the tiles around the World Peace Pagoda. Coorain has facilitated trips to visit the traditional communities. At present, the West Australian Burmese Mon community visits our centre bringing exotic food and friendship.
Coorain provides the long-term stability needed for the Origins Centre to function.
We also sponsor, manage and labour on the rural bush parkland project, known as Landcare on the land common to Coorain and the Origins Centre. The Coorain gardens are a real source of pride, too. The fruit from the orchards are a treat for us all.