Mindful leadership retreat with Sharn Rocco
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Mindful leadership retreat with Sharn Rocco

[Retreat details coming soon!]

Sharn Rocco (PhD), has extensive experience as a meditation and mindfulness practitioner, teacher, researcher and teacher educator. She brings skills and understandings accrued from years of designing curriculum and teaching and facilitating learning for large and small groups in education, health, corporate and community settings.

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ReConnect ReDiscover ReAwaken; An unguided retreat
Mar
23
to Mar 25

ReConnect ReDiscover ReAwaken; An unguided retreat

Spend a weekend at Rahamim Ecology Centre on the grounds of LoganBrae House, in an unguided retreat. 

Set over two days in the beautiful ten acres of Rahamim Ecology Centre, this retreat will give space to reconnect with yourself 

We will offer optional activities; you can opt in or out of as many as you like. 

For more information contact events@rahamim.org.au

 

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Jun
4
to Jun 9

Treading Consciously within our Common Home with Margie Abbott

During these six days there will be contemplative silence. A rice mandala will be slowly made over the days and a Mutual Awakening Process offered for those who want it. Each day will begin with contemplative prayer followed by a brief input on the theme of the day. Margie will be available for individual companioning.

In the late afternoon there will be an earth ritual which will emerge from the contemplative stance of the day.We are in the midst of a cosmic shift and an emerging consciousness that is calling us to get to know who we are as persons, as humans in community with all species where respect for all is critical.

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ReConnect ReDiscover ReAwaken; An unguided retreat
Nov
9
to Nov 11

ReConnect ReDiscover ReAwaken; An unguided retreat

Spend a weekend at Rahamim Ecology Centre on the grounds of LoganBrae House, in an unguided retreat. 

Set over two days in the beautiful ten acres of Rahamim Ecology Centre, this retreat will give space to reconnect with yourself 

We will offer optional activities; you can opt in or out of as many as you like. 

For more information contact events@rahamim.org.au

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The Universe Story: Our Story
Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Universe Story: Our Story

On the third Wednesday of each month, Sr Patricia Powell rsm leads a discussion about our Common Home, Planet Earth, against the backdrop of the universe story. The universe came into existence 15.7 billion years ago and our planet formed 5 billion years ago in a solar system on the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. The emergence of life on the planet, with all its variety and complexity locates our species on an extraordinary “Family Tree”. These discussions provide a safe space where participantscan ask questions and share insights; appreciate the interconnectedness of all creation; evaluate the kind of civilization we have made; consider how we might organize our society into the future; reflect on how we make meaning and articulate our spiritual beliefs; and imagine how we might reinvent ourselves as human beings and our role on the planet and in the universe. Input from contemporary scientists, cosmologists and spiritual leaders enrich the discussions.

The sessions are $10 and run from 7.00pm – 9.00pm

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Grow Your Own Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Grow Your Own Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Learn how to start your own organic vegetable garden and grow good food at home!

Transform your patch of soil into a garden full of beautiful, fresh vegetables all year round!
The class will be small and you’ll be able to ask questions, get involved and gain the knowledge you need to grow your own food. This course is tailored for the region’s climate and seasons and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden.

Bookings essential

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September Green Drinks with Michael Mobbs
Sep
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

September Green Drinks with Michael Mobbs

In 1996 Michael Mobbs renovated his inner-city Sydney terrace and made it almost entirely self-sufficient for energy, water and waste disposal. 

Michael documented his experiences to achieve this landmark status in two books: Sustainable House and Sustainable Food. These include details on establishing community and backyard vegetable gardens, keeping urban chooks and bees, and reducing water usage, along with insights into dealing with councils, buying direct from farmers, and what we eat and why.

https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/off-grid-house-costs-300-year/

 

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Lunch Time Learning - Michael Mobbs
Sep
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lunch Time Learning - Michael Mobbs

Michael Mobbs on cooling our backyards and cities. 

With the heat of summer fast approaching, along with so little rain, it’s important we start to plan our homes, work places and environment to help us keep cool and and use water effectively.

Come along to a casual Q&A event with Michael as he looks at the house and grounds at Rahamim Ecology Centre and teaches us how we can improve our energy use, lower our water consumption and reduce our everyday impact on the environment.

This event is free

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August Green Drinks with John Seed
Sep
1
5:30pm 5:30pm

August Green Drinks with John Seed

John Seed is an esteemed author, filmmaker, lecturer, activist and founder of the Rainforest Information Centre.

Since 1979 John has been involved in direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests. He has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and has been conducting experiential deep ecology workshops around the world for 25 years.

In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to conservation. 

Please note the change of date from our usual last Friday of the month. 

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst
Aug
30
10:00am10:00am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session.

John Haught
Theologian at Georgetown University and author of numerous books with a particular interest in science, cosmology, evolution, ecology and religion.

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
29
10:30am10:30am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
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An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

John Haught
Theologian at Georgetown University and author of numerous books with a particular interest in science, cosmology, evolution, ecology and religion. 

Each session is $10 and includes morning tea

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Weaving Threads - Weaving Threads in Bathurst
Aug
23
10:00am10:00am

Weaving Threads - Weaving Threads in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session.

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
22
10:30am10:30am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Elizabeth Johnson CSJ
Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University and author of several ground-breaking theological works that give voice to women and the whole of creation. 

Each session is $10 including morning tea

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality in Bathurst
Aug
16
10:00am10:00am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session.

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
15
10:30am10:30am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Sean McDonagh SSC
Pioneering Eco-theologian and key advisor to Pope Francis in the writing of Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.

$10 per session including morning tea

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst
Aug
9
10:00am10:00am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Miriam MacGillis OP
Student of Thomas Berry and co-founder of Genesis Farm, New Jersey, which has become one of the main prototypes for over fifty ecological farms, earth learning and retreat centres founded by other women’s congregations around the world. 

$10 a session including morning tea

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Weaving Threads  - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
8
10:30am10:30am

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Miriam MacGillis OP
Student of Thomas Berry and co-founder of Genesis Farm, New Jersey, which has become one of the main prototypes for over fifty ecological farms, earth learning and retreat centres founded by other women’s congregations around the world. 

$10 a session including morning tea

 

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July Green Drinks with Lis Bastian
Jul
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

July Green Drinks with Lis Bastian

Founder of The Big Fix Inc., Lis is a writer, educator and community development specialist with experience in kickstarting a range of social enterprises. 

Lis has driven multiple groups and projects including The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute and currently teaches permaculture, coordinates the inaugural Youth Cafe for The Big Fix, and is the editor of The Big Fix publication. She will be focusing on their success with phasing out plastic straws in Blackheath, and how they’re helping to move the Blue Mountains towards being single-use plastic free!

“Lis Bastian has developed deep passion for the environment, and can share her understanding and enthusiasm with any audience.”

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June Green Drinks with Sam Statham
Jun
30
5:30pm 5:30pm

June Green Drinks with Sam Statham

Rosnay was recognised as a pioneer in organic farming in 2012, when Sam Statham was awarded the Inaugural NSW Organic Pioneers Award.

Rosnay is an organic farm that was planned and created by the Statham family between 1995 - 1997, and which is now a part of Rivers Road Organic Farms, a unique model of cooperative organic farming using Community Title. Rosnay produces certified organic wines, olives, and figs.

This event will be the first of our GreenStream Live events and will be viewed right across the country! 

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May Green Drinks with Jonathan Drew
May
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

May Green Drinks with Jonathan Drew

Jonathan Drew loves worms! And we love that he has plumbed his home waste water system into a ‘worm factory’….

Having built a unique property on the perimeter of the Blue Mountains National Park in Glenbrook, NSW, Jonathan has drawn upon his trade background as a plumber to set up a fully functional waste water system using worm composting. Various composting methods are used to transform and re-purpose all organic waste on site.

When:   Friday 26 May 2017
Where:  Rahamim Ecology Centre
              34 Busby St
              South Bathurst
Time:      5.30pm
Price:     $10 per person
               Including nibbles

RSVP: (02) 63329950

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Drumming Circle
May
26
10:30am10:30am

Drumming Circle

10.30am – 11.30am
Every Friday morning at Rahamim

All experience levels welcome, from beginner to advanced!
Feel free to bring your own drum, or if you don’t have one you are welcome to borrow one of ours – please telephone 6332 9950 or email so we can make sure we have a drum available for you
$5 per person
Please RSVP 63329950 contact@rahamim.org.au

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Drumming Circle
May
12
10:30am10:30am

Drumming Circle

10.30am – 11.30am
Every Friday morning at Rahamim

All experience levels welcome, from beginner to advanced!
Feel free to bring your own drum, or if you don’t have one you are welcome to borrow one of ours – please telephone 6332 9950 or email so we can make sure we have a drum available for you
$5 per person
Please RSVP 63329950 contact@rahamim.org.au

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Drumming Circle
May
5
10:30am10:30am

Drumming Circle

10.30am – 11.30am
Every Friday morning at Rahamim

All experience levels welcome, from beginner to advanced!
Feel free to bring your own drum, or if you don’t have one you are welcome to borrow one of ours – please telephone 6332 9950 or email so we can make sure we have a drum available for you
$5 per person
Please RSVP 63329950 contact@rahamim.org.au

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April Green Drinks
Apr
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

April Green Drinks

Crave Natural was created in response to the need for health giving ferments and chemical free foods....

Christine gets a kick out of growing fantastic food and running workshops, teaching people how they can nourish minds and bodies. This Green Drinks will offer you an opportunity to learn about the basics of fermenting and ask questions about growing, fermenting and preserving vegetables and fruit. 

Bookings essential (02) 6332 9950

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March Green Drinks
Mar
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

March Green Drinks

Stephen Hogan is a Bathurstartist crafting unique one-off sculptures made from found objects, and recycled and antique steel.

Stephen is passionate about preserving the unique, hand forged and machine-made pieces of Australia’s historical past. He sees beauty where others see scrap.

Come along and get insider hints on how to create your own sculpture using what’s available at home or neighbourhood!

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Organic Vegetable Gardening in Autumn for Beginners
Mar
18
10:00am10:00am

Organic Vegetable Gardening in Autumn for Beginners

Learn how to start your own organic vegetable garden and grow good food at home!

Transform your patch of soil into a garden full of beautiful, fresh vegetables all year round! The class will be small and you’ll be able to ask questions, get involved and gain the knowledge you need to grow your own food. This course is tailored for the region’s climate and seasons and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden.

We also discounted ticket price for people who are on Concession Cards or those experiencing financial difficulties. 

To book go here:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/rahamim-ecology-centre-9870749945

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February Green Drinks
Feb
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

February Green Drinks

Marie Byles (1900-1979), an avid bushwalker and passionate conservationist, devoted her legal skills to preserving NSW's most precious wilderness areas as national parks.
Marie was at the forefront of social change as the first female solicitor in NSW, and in addition to her environmental work she fought for women’s equal rights in law. Influenced by Gandhi and Buddha's teachings, Marie learnt mindfulness meditation in Burma and wrote books that influenced a generation in the 1960s. Marie also fought development in her local area and donated her bush property to the National Trust.

Anne McLeod's presentation will be illustrated by Marie's own photographs of her exceptional life as a pioneering social activist, environmentalist, mountaineer and Western Buddhist.


When: Friday 24 February, 2017
Where: Rahamim Ecology Centre
34 Busby St
South Bathurst
Time: 5.30pm
Price: $10 per person including nibbles

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Hatha Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Feb
24
to Feb 26

Hatha Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Experience a deeper level of wellbeing, relaxation and personal understanding with a two day yoga retreat with Tracey Carpenter in the historic city of Bathurst NSW.

The retreat includes cleansing vegetarian meals with ingredients sourced from our garden and local farms, accommodation in our renovated convent rooms in a historic home, yoga classes and guided meditation. You will also have plenty of free time to explore the ten acres of gardens, enjoy panoramic views to the Blue Mountains

or take part in massage and holistic treatments.

Take time out to reset your life. $290 per person

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January Green Drinks
Jan
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

January Green Drinks

This month come and hear the story of a cool climate small farming specialist! 

Wynlen House is a micro farming enterprise located on a large village block in the Southern Tablelands. It is a small organic, four season, slow food farm selling produce (vegetables and meat) all year to consumers.   

Their key focus is growing food to be consumed locally. It is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair

Come and learn about growing food of the highest quality where you can taste the difference!

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