The Centre has indoor facilities to accommodate up to 20 people. There are 10 rooms: 1 room with three single beds (single plus bunk); 6 rooms with two single beds each; and 3 rooms with a queen-sized bed each.
There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, dining and lounge area. We have a substantial library including some children’s books, toys and play equipment.
Two additional buildings on site are the Rotunda and the Alcove.
The Rotunda is a beautiful, spacious eight-sided meeting room suitable for mindfulness, music, yoga, etc. A special shrine building called the "Alcove' houses some special Buddhist Artifacts to commemorate our original links to the Dharma.
The Origins Centre operates on a philosophy of mutual respect, support and goodwill, known as dana. The Centre functions successfully through freely given donations of money, in kind contributions and gifts of service.
As a charitable not-for-profit NGO, we rely on the goodwill of the community and those staying here.
For those who are interested in history, our amenities are built using the timbers from the old Bunbury wharf. The Rotunda was originally at Graylands Hospital in Perth. The beautiful World Peace Pagoda here was built with friends from the WA Myanmar (Burmese) community under the direction of Ven. Sayadaw U Thila Wunta.
157 Jayes Road, Balingup.
The Origins Centre is located approximately 3 hours drive southwest of Perth. From Bunbury, turn down the South Western Highway in the direction of Donnybrook. Cross over the little bridge into Balingup and turn left on Jayes Rd (opposite the General Store). After 1.1 km. there is a sign for the Origins Centre on the left. Follow the sign to the parking lot.