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Medieval Carnival

This years Balingup Medieval Carnival was a fantastic success, raising $2,100 for Coorain. Huge thanks to those who devoted time and energy in supporting the stall in so many different ways: from baking, making or spruiking.

And Romy who made it all happen!

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Update 18/08/10

Origins Centre Committee Meeting 18 August 2010, 1:30 pm at Origins Centre, Balingup.

Treasury: The committee resolves to ratify expenditure incurred on the Lotterywest Pathways and Campsites Grant totaling $11,750 as listed on the spread sheet presented by the Treasurer and confirms that all outlays listed for labour were in compensation for labour exerted on the project.

Moved: Chime;  Seconded: Dolma.   Accepted

The Treasury confirms that $950 have been deposited in Coorain Account to compensate for payments made to sundry debtors.

Moved: Chime.    Seconded: Rosemary   Accepted

Note: $1500 in flight receipts sent to Richard Dalgleish for travel fund.

Huge thanks and appreciation to Richard Dalgleish, Sue Jowett and Rosemary Kelly for establishing our audit protocols: A really valuable service to us all.

Staff and Committee Member changeover: Peter Brett to replace Matthew as Site Manager.  Motion to accept Peter Brett as Site Manager on the Committee in place of Matthew Steffel.

Moved: Chim;   Seconded: Anne;  Accepted

Note: Anthony Bourne to become treasurer in late 2010.  Definite date to be announced.

Thanksgiving and Offering. We all join in heartfelt appreciation to Sue and Matt for their daily gift of thoughtfulness and work.  You have both helped set standards of care and diligence for Origins that we aspire to keep.  Origins exists on good will and volunteered care and you both have exemplified the principles of practice at Origins.  May your futures be blessed and may we see you soon.  Please accept a gift of $300 each for your travel support as a small token of our gratitude.

Romy Kennedy is going traveling in Australia for three months with her brother – happy journey, deep appreciation Romy!

Volunteer Staff: Welcome to Coral Schubert and Pam Campbell for giving your energies as temp. helpers – we need you!

Enrolled retreat 20-24 August with Chimé This year the monthly Traditional Mindfulness Training Week will be immediately followed by a five day enrolled quiet retreat, commencing on the Friday. This is a chance to continue Mindfulness practice or to do a short retreat. Children are welcome during enrolled retreat; mostly for adults though. Retreatants should be self-reliant in practice and familiar with Traditional Mindfulness. There is a group session each day 4 – 5pm. Enrollment is essential. Locals can also come and participate.   Contact Coorain for more details 97641275 and the Centre for bookings.

Classical Mindfulness Learning 11-16 September with Chimé Bookings and enrollments are preferred, but informal attendance is welcome.  If you are staying at the Centre, please don’t forget to book your accommodation at 97641109.  Classical Mindfulness is a non-sectarian, universal tool for human welfare.  The method is understandable and useful. It combines both calm and insight. Meditation is well supported by mindfulness practice.  The teachers are provided by Coorain.

Balingup Medieval Carnival   28 – 29 August Coorain is holding a stall at the Carnival – we need your arts and crafts and knitted socks!  Romy will be in Perth from 19 – 25 August, so if you have something to contribute give her a call on 0410 679 447 to arrange a time and place to pick them up.   Bake a cake/biscuits/slices for the weekend if you are down for the Carnival (individually wrapped slices are helpful), and of course we need helping hands with the shoulder rubs.  Stall assistants are required to be in some sort of medieval costume (be it a curtain or a crown), also  Romy can help outfit you for the day.  Be aware that there is a small entry fee.  See you all down here! The Centre is now booked out.

WE NEED NEW MANAGERS FOR ORIGINS CENTRE   Origins Centre is looking for a new Office Manager and a new Site Manager.  Both positions have private separate accommodation, with a small honorarium of $65 per week.   The work is for 5 days a week part time.  Call the office for details on the duties for each position. 

Please circulate among your family and friends! 

We also have an ongoing need for Temporary Staff at Origins Centre, to work 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, in return for accommodation.  Please keep circulating this opportunity, as Origins Centre can only remain open according to staffing levels. 

INDIA There is a trip brewing for mid February 2011.  We will be away 4 – 6 weeks but you are welcome to join in for any part. This is to renew our connections with friends from the traditional sangha of Tibet in Sikkim – particularly the nuns, HH Karmapa and the Drikung Rinpoche in Dehradun.  Details and flights announced soon.  If you are interested please register with Coorain 9764 1275, Anne or Dolma.

New Blog for OC! Cheers to Saskia! What a breakthrough, also carries information about OC and Coorain and the updates are posted on it

Burning off – Chrissie Sharp is thankfully liaising with the progress Assoc. of Balingup re our property’s fuel load and fire risk.  We will try to burn and continue contacting the fire department to please help us.  Conquering the fire risk is really difficult with the changing rain patterns.We are contacting Clinton Bailey to try again for a time to burn off up the hill behind OC.

SPECIAL Wednesday LUNCH to bid adieu to Sue and Matthew was just delicious, not only with sweets divine, we actually fitted in a yummy main meal as well…..Matt leaves on Friday and Sue leaves on 30 August.

THANK YOU!

Ian who has donated a guitar to the centre.

To the Yin family who so often contribute to the blessing stream – beds and mattresses, a great gift.

Wednesdays:

9:00am             Puja in rotunda

11:15am  Mums and children mindfulness is on a winter break. Stay tuned for new times.

12:30pm             Share lunch – a great chance to catch up with what’s happening at OC

If you would like to come before lunch on Wednesdays to help with small jobs around the centre, please feel welcome.

Donations:  Thank you to all who make donations to OC – for your records there was a typo error in the BSB number and people where having trouble donating. This is now rectified below.

If you would like to support OC financially, the Origins Centre bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Origins Centre BSB 066504 and Account Number: 10017993.

WISH LIST

>Wool for beanies and scarves, any colour, ply or style.

> 2 single mattresses

WA Weekly Mindfulness Sessions: Albany Tig-le 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Thursdays. 30 Slater Street, Lower King. Contact Trudy 9844 7609.

Needed: A Tig-le house in Perth – we are looking for a new venue for Tig-le House in Perth/Freo. If anyone can help with this it would be wonderful.

Darrell Henry – “Language of Archetype” discourses. To enquire on dates and venues call Candy on 9764 1738.  This teaching dovetails well with all we do.

OC COMING EVENTS

20-24/8 Enrolled retreat

28-29/8 Medieval Fair Balingup

3-5/9            AA retreat (closed)

11-16/9            Mindfulness Training Week

17-21/9  Enrolled Retreat

2-7/10    Family Mindfulness Training Week

22-24/10 Hospice of Mother Tara

6-12/11               Mindfulness Training Week

13/11-26/11 Mindfulness/Insight/Luminous Mind Retreat (two weeks)

4/12               World Peace Pagoda Celebration – 9th Anniversary

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Update 11/8

Origins Centre Committee Meeting 11 August 2010, 1:30 pm at Origins Centre, Balingup.

Treasury: $13,375

Classical Mindfulness Learning Week 14-19 August with Dolma

Bookings and enrollments are preferred, but informal attendance is welcome.  If you are staying at the Centre, please don’t forget to book your accommodation at 97641109.  Classical Mindfulness is a non-sectarian, universal tool for human welfare.  The method is understandable and useful. It combines both calm and insight. Meditation is well supported by mindfulness practice.  The teachers are provided by Coorain.

Wednesday 18 August SPECIAL LUNCH to bid adieu to Sue Jowett and Matthew Steffel – please join us with something yummy to share at 12:30 lunch. Lets send them off with a huge edible goodbye for all the good work and support they have put in over the years!

Enrolled retreat 20-24 August with Chimé

Enrolled retreat:   This year the monthly Traditional Mindfulness Training Week will be immediately followed by a five day enrolled quiet retreat, commencing on the Friday. This is a chance to continue Mindfulness practice or to do a short retreat. Children are welcome during enrolled retreat; mostly for adults though. Retreatants should be self-reliant in practice and familiar with Traditional Mindfulness. There is a group session each day 4 – 5pm. Enrollment is essential. Locals can also come and participate.   Contact Coorain for more details 97641275 and the Centre for bookings.

Balingup Medieval Fair 28, 29 August – we need all the shoulder rubbing peeps and enthusiasts to gather together for our Coorain fundraising stall! Also craft support and produce (cakes! biscuits, etc.) needed. Stall helpers are required to dress up in some sort of medieval costume.  Contact Romy 9764 1275 (0410679447) at Coorain. The centre is also open for accommodation to those who are coming to help support our stall.

WANTED! Volunteer on-site Office Manager. Dear Sue is leaving us at the end of August – Is there anyone who could fill this position?  Nice cottage, beautiful people, idyllic situation an opportunity for someone who may want to study, or pursue a personal interest, as well as keeping the office up-to-date. For further info on the job please contact: Chime or Anne at Coorain 9764 1275.

also wanted:

Volunteer on-site Site Manager. Matthew is leaving us on 20th August to travel with his grandmother to Canada. Peter Brett is standing in as site manager for 2 months. For further info on this position please contact Chime or Anne at Coorain 9764 1275.

Residential Volunteering: Welcome to Pam Campbell, who has come for a month, thanks Pam!

Temporary Volunteer Staff: Room and facilities are provided in exchange for general domestic duties.  Two hours per day, Wednesday to Sunday. One month minimum. Access to Mindfulness classes, Coorain and other events.  Anyone interested please contact the Centre or Anne at 97641275. Although we are fully staffed now, we will need temp staff from September on.

THANK YOU!

Honorary Auditor, Richard Daglish, has been here doing the books for the year, thank you so much Richard.

Sue, our office manager, who has prepared all the books etc so brilliantly for Richard to work with. Thanks Sue!

Genesis for all the work you did on the drains.

Wednesdays:

9:00am             Puja in rotunda

11:15am  Mums and children mindfulness sessions with Anne – in rotunda

12:30pm             Share lunch – a great chance to catch up with what’s happening at OC

If you would like to come before lunch on Wednesdays to help with small jobs around the centre, please feel welcome.

Fire Maintenance – We are contacting Clinton Bailey to try again for a time to burn off up the hill behind OC.

Donations: Thank you to all who make donations to OC – for your records there was a typo error in the BSB number and people where having trouble donating. This is now rectified below.

If you would like to support OC financially, the Origins Centre bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Origins Centre BSB 066504 and Account Number: 10017993.

WISH LIST

>Wool for beanies and scarves, any colour, ply or style.

>single bed base – (and a mattress if possible).

>Small angle grinder

WA Weekly Mindfulness Sessions:

Albany Tig-le 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Thursdays. 30 Slater Street, Lower King. Contact Trudy 9844 7609.

Perth: This Sunday, August 15,  Teaching with Chimé at 4:30pm. 20 Hillier Crescent, Hamilton Hill.

Needed: A Tig-le house in Perth – we are looking for a new venue for Tig-le House in Perth/Freo. If anyone can help with this it would be wonderful.

Darrell Henry – “Language of Archetype” discourses. To enquire on dates and venues call Candy on 9764 1738.  This teaching dovetails well with all we do.

OC COMING EVENTS

14-19/8 Mindfulness Training Week

20-24/8  Enrolled retreat

28-29/8  Medieval Fair Balingup

3-5/9      AA retreat (closed)

11-16/9            Mindfulness Training Week

17-21/9  Enrolled Retreat

2-7/10            Family Mindfulness Training Week

22-24/10 Hospice of Mother Tara

6-12/11            Mindfulness Training Week

13/11-26/11 Mindfulness/Insight/Luminous Mind Retreat (two weeks)

4/12              World Peace Pagoda Celebration – 9th Anniversary

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