Desert Creek House

Program for the next months

802 Desert Creek Road,
Numbugga via Bega NSW 2550
Phone: 6492 8498
Email:
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Program for the next months:
January - December 2018

A) Monthly silent retreat with meditation
Each second Saturday of the month, from Friday evening 6 pm to Sunday morning 9 am


Join us in a time of intense silence, built around prayer and meditation.
We sit mainly in silence (rhythm of 25 minutes sitting meditation + 5 minutes walking meditation).
We share the meals together in silence. Simple accommodation.
Please bring your mat, cushion or bench (chairs are available at DCH), your sheets and some food to be shared (contact us for better co-ordination).

For more detail about this time of silence, click here
B) Monthly community days with a theme
We are a group of about 5 to 10 people who meet regularly.


Community days happen generally on the fourth Saturday of the month, but there is none if there is a workshop in the same month (workshop considered as a community day).
We have a working bee in the morning (from 9am for 9.30 start) and share then lunch at 12.30; in the afternoon we share about a theme. Each one brings a dish to share.
You may also come only for the working bees or only for the sharing, or for both.


C) Seminars and retreats about a theme
Some are facilitated by us, others are facilitated by people we have invited.


Read the description of each seminar or retreat here bellow


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Please enrol by phoning Desert Creek House: 02 6492 8498
About 12 persons can be accommodated at this stage
Contribution towards costs by donation

DateTimeTheme
January 2018
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February 2018
Sat. 10 FebruaryFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 17 - Sun 18 FebruaryFrom Sat 9am to Sun 5pmListening to the Voice
Facilitators: Yves and Ursula de Morsier

In our everyday life we never stop being guided. Yet we need to learn how to listen to this discrete inner voice which is so subtle and remains too often unheard.
We will investigate the many ways of listening: to other people, to nature, to the inner voice, to the many gifts of the Spirit; and see how it can deeply change our life when we live rooted in this inner inspiration.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
March 2018
Fri. 2 - Wed. 7 MarchFrom Fri 5pm to Wed 2pmInsight Meditation - 5 days
This is a retreat of 5 days, organised by the Insight Meditation Group (Vipassana in the Burmese Buddhist tradition). DCH offers the venue. Fees will apply. If you are interested or wish to participate, please contact Mary McLean: maryclaire.mclean@gmail.com
Sat. 10 MarchFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 17 MarchFrom 9am to 5pmSharing: how may DCH be a form of community?
April 2018
Sat. 14 AprilFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 28 AprilFrom 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmCommunity day: working bee in the morning + lunch + sharing in the afternoon
May 2018
Sat. 12 MayFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 19 - Sun 20 MayFrom Sat 9am to Sun 5pmObservation, most powerful tool
Facilitators: Yves and Ursula de Morsier

We live in an incarnated world that seems to hide the invisible Reality. Yet we can learn how it also reveals this mystery to us when we become able to observe with detachment. Observation is the most powerful tool to help us to see what is as it is truly. We may then be set free from our false representations… and from suffering.
We will investigate how we can apply the tool of observation to the outer world, to the laws that rule our daily lives, to others, to our own inner states of mind and discover how the false constructs in our mind may hopefully dissolve and how this may open us to a new vision of Reality.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
Sat. 26 MayFrom 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmCommunity day: working bee in the morning + lunch + sharing in the afternoon
June 2018
Sat. 9 JuneFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 23 JuneSat from 9am to 5pmEnneagram 4 - first part
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.
Sat. 30 June (exceptionally)From 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmCommunity day: working bee in the morning + lunch + sharing in the afternoon
July 2018
Sat. 14 JulyFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 21 - Sun 22 JulyFrom Sat 9am to Sun 5pmMoney, Work and Generosity
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.
August 2018
Sat. 11 AugustFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 25 - Sun 26 AugustFrom Sat 9am to Sun 5pmTheatre of the soul: Reclaiming your spontaneity
Facilitators: David Oliphant and Angela Young

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, 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.
September 2018
Sat. 8 SeptemberFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 22 SeptemberFrom 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmCommunity day: working bee in the morning + lunch + AGM and sharing in the afternoon
October 2018
Sat. 13 OctoberFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 20 October (exceptionally)From 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmCommunity day: working bee in the morning + lunch + sharing in the afternoon
Fri. 26 October - Sun. 4 NovemberFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 2pmInsight Meditation - 5 or 9 days
This is a retreat of 5 or 9 days (your choice), organised by the Insight Meditation Group (Vipassana in the Burmese Buddhist tradition). DCH offers the venue. Fees will apply. If you are interested or wish to participate, please contact Mary McLean: maryclaire.mclean@gmail.com
November 2018
Sat. 10 NovemberFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 17 - Sun 18 NovemberFrom Sat 9am to Sun 5pmIndividualism, Freindship, Community: what is true Love?
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.
December 2018
Sat. 1st DecemberSat from 9am to 5pmEnneagram 4 - second part
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.
Sat. 8 DecemberFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation

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