Desert Creek House

Last news
Page of DCH's Friends
Most recent documents

802 Desert Creek Road,
Numbugga via Bega NSW 2550
Phone: 6492 8498
desertcreek(at)                        Back to Home Page
Last news - Page of DCH's Friends - Most recent documents
About Desert Creek House How to get to DCH . Practical ecology Building:
a community house
My books: Instruction manual
for a shared happiness
. Next program Past sessions
Photos of DCH Our daily program . Work experience
Our solar house:
how it works
Climatic architecture . Meditation day A selection of texts
Et si vous parlez français, allez voir les rubriques suivantes:
Page d'accueil DCH Plus de détails sur DCH . Mode d'emploi pour un bonheur partagé . Commentaires des Evangiles

1) Our next activities   2) Most recent documents on this website   3) Main practical documents about DCH
About generosity  About nonviolence  About community  About Aboriginal people and us  By Vaclav Havel  By Elie Wiesel
Last update of this page: 30 May 2018)

1) Our next activities

Next meditation weekend: From Friday 12 October 6pm to Sunday 14 October 9am.
Silent weekend of meditation
Following Meditation days will be on: 9-11 November, 7-9 December.

Next community day: on the 22 September from 9am for a 9.30 start to 4pm.
We'll have our AGM on this same day.
Contributing some food to share. Working bee replaces donation.
Following Community days (generally on the fourth Saturday of the month, except when there is a workshop on the same month - because the workshop is considered as a community day) will be on:20 October.

Next workshop: Individualism, Friendship, Community: what is true Love?
From Sat. 17 at 9am to Sun. 18 November at 5pm.

Facilitators: Yves and Ursula de Morsier
We live in a society which promotes individualistic values and our economic system (market, welfare state) has totally taken charge of us: either we are consumers or workers or assisted people.
In this context that seems to reject our creativity and reduce us to simple cogs, what are then our potentials and roles as full beings to develop true human relationships of solidarity?
We will investigate how our market exchanges have replaced direct human relationships and reciprocity; or how our possibilities for true relationships with friends seem to be rather limited to leisure time (sharing a meal / holidays / sport games) that remains only at the periphery of our everyday life.
How can we dare to develop links of solidarity which may involve us together in a common work that could build true community?
a community which may allow us to better decide about our daily conditions of life; in which we may, each of us, be valued for who we are (unique); and how can this experience of community become the place where we learn what Love is truly?
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)
About Money, Work, Generosity  About generosity  About Observation  About nonviolence  About community  About Aboriginal people and us  By Vaclav Havel  By Elie Wiesel

(July 2018)

Documents from one of our last workshops: Money, Work, Generosity.
(May 2018)

After our community day and sharing about generosity (26th May), Jen provides here her text for further reflection:
(May 2018)
Documents from one of our last workshops: 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:
See other texts published on this website (in a new window)
3) Main practical documents about DCH
(Each one in a new window)

Return to top of the page / retour au haut de la page