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802 Desert Creek Road,
Numbugga via Bega NSW 2550
Phone: 6492 8498
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About nonviolence  About community  About Aboriginal people and us  By Vaclav Havel  By Elie Wiesel
Last update of this page: 22 May 2018)

1) Our next activities

Next community day: on the 26th of May from 9am for a 9.30 start to 4pm.
We will have a working bee in the morning, lunch at 12.30, and a sharing in the afternoon: Precept of Generosity (presentation by Jen).
Contributing some food to share. Working bee replaces donation.
Following Community days will be on: 30 June, 28 July, 18 August, 22 September, 20 October, 24 November.

Next meditation weekend: From Friday 8 June 6pm to Sunday 10 June 9am.
Silent weekend of meditation
Following Meditation days will be on:13-15 July, 10-12 August, 7-9 September, 12-14 October, 9-11 November, 7-9 December.

Next Enneagram workshop: Enneagram 4 - first partSat. 23 JuneSat from 9am to 5pm
Facilitators: Ursula de Morsier and Jan Midena

After 2 weekends of training (2015+2016) and a couple of meetings last year, we will continue our investigation and sharing into the spiritual dimensions of the Enneagram.
The Enneagram is a system of 9 characters which are interactive; we are shown how we can evolve and develop our special gifts.
Everyone may join if you know to what space of the Enneagram you "belong". Ask us for advice.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.

Next workshop: Money, work, generosity.
From Sat. 21 at 9am to Sun. 22 July at 5pm.

Facilitators: Yves and Ursula de Morsier
We usually have very preconceived ideas about what role money, work and generosity play in our lives. They seem to be linked but also opposed.
We will investigate how these three energies are supporting each other when we dare to recognise their respective true functions and meanings.
This new recognition may help us to be more in tune with the laws of the Universe than with the laws of market, with new attitudes for every day.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.

Further activities:
See further program on this website (in a new window)

2) Most recent documents on this website
(Each one in a new window)
Last workshop about Observation  About nonviolence  About community  About Aboriginal people and us  By Vaclav Havel  By Elie Wiesel

(May 2018)

Documents from our last workshop: Observation, most powerful tool.
(April 2018)

About nonviolent communication, after our community day and sharing (28th April), Sunny proposes the following texts for further reflexion:
(April 2018)
About community (our meeting on 17th of March):
(April 2018)
What can we do at DCH to discover a true connexion to Aboriginal people and culture?
(April 2018)
Texts by Vaclav Havel (1936-2011), writer and so called "dissident" under the prosovietic regime; then President of Czekoslovakia (1989-92), first President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003:
  • President talk (1st January 1999)
    In his inaugural talk to the nation, Vaclav Havel explains how we are all responsible for the evolution of our own national society; we are all actors in present history. It means we share the responsibility for what we have created together, even in a totalitarian regime, as the one which had then just been replaced by a new born democracy in Czekoslovakia.
  • The Power of the Powerless (1978)
    This text has been written by Vaclav Havel for the Polish trade Union Solidarnosc as a description of what it means to live within the truth. It describes what is true "dissidence" (as the media at that time used to name the form of resistance that developed in Eastern European countries. This text is fascinating because it can be read on many levels:
    1) As a historical document that illustrates how people in the opposition in soviet dominated countries understood their commitment to justice and truth.
    2) As a description in what consists resistance under a totalitarian regime.
    3) As an inspiration for finding a true life attitude in face of any ideology, wheter it is totalitarian as in then soviet dominated countries or whether it is capitalist under the domination and exploitation of market economy that imposes a pattern of thinking and living.
    4) Or finally as a call for living a free spiritual life (living within the truth) at the image of Jesus Christ, or of people such as Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King or similar, who have been in their own way "great dissidents" par excellence.
(April 2018)
Texts by Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), Holocaust surviver and writer:
  • Indifference.
    Talk at the Seventh White House Millennium Evening, Washington - 12 April 1999.
    This is a fascinating accusation against indifference. (I'm not sure I can follow E. Wiesel in his enthousiasm for the Kosovo intervention, but it describes nevertheless his attitude).
Further readings:
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3) Main practical documents about DCH
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