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 2021

A) Monthly silent retreat with meditation
Each weekend of the 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 30 to 50 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.


Change: At the last AGM, we have decided to have the workshops starting already on the Friday evening (5pm) and finishing earlier, on the Sunday morning (9am). Let's see how it goes.

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 15 persons can be accommodated at this stage
Contribution towards costs by donation

DateTimeTheme
January 2021
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February 2021
Fri. 5 - Sun. 7 FebruaryFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amHealing weekend for women
Organiser: Mary McLean and Jenny Taylor

Recovery after the bush fires.
Please contact Mary McLean: maryclaire.mclean@gmail.com
Fri. 12 - Sun. 14 FebruaryFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Fri. 26 - Sun 28 FebruaryFrom Fri. 5pm to Sun. 9amOur Relationship with the Land
Repetition of the workshop that has been cancelled in August 2020 (Covid)
Facilitator: Yves de Morsier

The recent fires have shown how the Earth is suffering from our materialistic contempt and from our ignorance of her spiritual wealth. We have to learn to listen to the Land and find a new way to relate to it. We do not own it but we belong to it. As First Nations People have taught us, the Land is the expression of our heritage and of the deeper Reality. The land is not a good to exploit but the source of Life: the incarnation that makes the Ground of Being visible?
We will learn to better read into the landscape and to observe how the land is a living entity that teaches us the main laws of life. We will also experience how we can discern the different energies in different places and find our own place in a given location.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
March 2021
Fri. 5 - Wed. 10 MarchFrom Fri. 5pm to Wed. 2pmInsight Meditation - 4 days
Teacher: Lesley Lebkowicz
Organiser: Mary McLean

This is a retreat of 4 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
Fri. 12 - Sun. 14 MarchFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 27 MarchFrom 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmTarot Study 2 -- Arcana 5-6
Facilitator: Ursula de Morsier

The sharing will be based on the presentation of the Major Arcana of the Tarot from the viewpoint of Christian Hermeticism. It is not about the "laying of cards" (cartomancy), but based on an approach that at the depths of existence there is an interrelationship between all things by way of analogy. The Arcana will be presented as essentially 22 Spiritual Exercises, providing deep inspirations for the spiritual life and practice.
April 2021
Sat. 3 AprilFrom 10am to 3pmLiving in the Moment: Slow Art
Celebration of "Slow Art" Day.
Facilitator: Ursula de Morsier

Since the 2004 bestseller "In Praise of Slow", the Slow Philosophy has spread into various areas, including art.
Join us in an experience of looking at 5 works of art slowly, at least 10min each, which can be a profound experience to discover one can see deeply into an image, without an expert. We will then share our experiences, as well as enjoying a meal together.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
Fri. 9 - Sun. 11 AprilFrom Fri 6 pm to Sun 9 amSilent meditation
May 2021
Fri. 7 -Sun. 9 MayFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Fri. 14 - Mon. 17 MayFrom Fri. 5pm to Mon. 4pmInsight Dialogue - weekend
Teacher: Beth Faria
Organiser: Mary McLean

This is a retreat of 2 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
Fri. 21 - Sun 23 MayFrom Fri. 5pm to Sun. 9amOpen workshop: Share with us what you are passionate for
Facilitator: maybe you?

This space is left free for any of you to facilitate a workshop on a theme that is dear to your heart! Please contact us, if you intend to do so!
It is important that DCH may be a place of exchange that is fed by any of the participants.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
June 2021
Fri. 11 - 13 JuneFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
July 2021
Fri. 9 - Sun. 11 JulyFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Sat. 24 JulyFrom 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmTarot Study 3 -- Arcana 7-8
Facilitator: Ursula de Morsier

The sharing will be based on the presentation of the Major Arcana of the Tarot from the viewpoint of Christian Hermeticism. It is not about the "laying of cards" (cartomancy), but based on an approach that at the depths of existence there is an interrelationship between all things by way of analogy. The Arcana will be presented as essentially 22 Spiritual Exercises, providing deep inspirations for the spiritual life and practice.
August 2021
Fri. 13 - Sun. 15 AugustFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Fri. 27 - Sun 29 AugustFrom Fri. 5pm to Sun. 9amOpen workshop: Share with us what you are passionate for
Facilitator: maybe you?

This space is left free for any of you to facilitate a workshop on a theme that is dear to your heart! Please contact us, if you intend to do so!
It is important that DCH may be a place of exchange that is fed by any of the participants.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
Sat. 21 AugustSat. 9.30am to 12.00AGM in Bega (exact place to be decided)
September 2021
Fri. 10 - Sun. 12 SeptemberFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
October 2021
Fri. 8 - Sun. 10 OctoberFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Thur. 14 - Fri. 22 OctoberFrom Fri. 5pm to Thurs. 2pmInsight Meditation - 8 days
Teacher: Lesley Lebkowicz
Organiser: Mary McLean

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. 23 OctoberFrom 9am (for 9.30 start) to 4pmTarot Study 4 -- Arcana 9-10
Facilitator: Ursula de Morsier

The sharing will be based on the presentation of the Major Arcana of the Tarot from the viewpoint of Christian Hermeticism. It is not about the "laying of cards" (cartomancy), but based on an approach that at the depths of existence there is an interrelationship between all things by way of analogy. The Arcana will be presented as essentially 22 Spiritual Exercises, providing deep inspirations for the spiritual life and practice.
November 2021
Fri. 12 - Sun. 14 NovemberFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation
Fri. 19 - Sun. 24 NovemberFrom Fri. 5pm to Sun. 2pmGoing to Ground - 5 days
Teacher: Jenny Taylor
Organiser: Mary McLean

In the Burmese Buddhist tradition. Most of the retreat will be in silence. In addition to meditation periods, there will be talks and discussions about meditation, and optional small group discussions about practice. There will be ample time each day for rest, walking, writing or drawing.
Jenny Taylor has taught Buddhist meditation for over 20 years. She encourages a questioning, open approach to meditation, and aims to help people develop forms of practice that are unforced, relevant to them, and supportive of their commitments to the wider world.
DCH offers the venue. Fees will apply. If you are interested or wish to participate, please contact Mary McLean: maryclaire.mclean@gmail.com
Fri. 26 - Sun. 28 NovemberFrom Fri. 5pm to Sun. 9amOpen workshop: Share with us what you are passionate for
Facilitator: maybe you?

This space is left free for any of you to facilitate a workshop on a theme that is dear to your heart! Please contact us, if you intend to do so!
It is important that DCH may be a place of exchange that is fed by any of the participants.
Cost: DCH donation plus contributing some food to share.
December 2021
Fri. 10 - Sun. 12 DecemberFrom Fri. 6 pm to Sun. 9 amSilent meditation

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