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802 Desert Creek Road,
Numbugga via Bega NSW 2550
Phone: 6492 8498
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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 10 August 6pm to Sunday 12 August 9am.
Silent weekend of meditation
Following Meditation days will be on:7-9 September, 12-14 October, 9-11 November, 7-9 December.

Next community day: on the 22 September 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: topic and facilitator still to be chosen. We'll have also 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: Theater of the Soul: Reclaiming our Spontaneity.
From Sat. 25 at 9am to Sun. 26 August at 5pm.

Facilitators: Angela Young and David Oliphant
Spontaneity is how we bring the life of the soul into relationship. Rather than as isolated individuals, everything worth doing is a co-creation.
This workshop will look at what matters to you, whether past, present or future, imaginary or real. The producer and group help their protagonist set out his or her own world.
This is not a performance, it rather provides freedom within bounds, to experience and express.
The process is playful and experimental as well as immensely respectful. We use J L Moreno’s action method of learning.
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)

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