The Universe Story: Our Story
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Universe Story: Our Story

  • Rahamim Ecology Centre

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


May Green Drinks with Jonathan Drew
May
26
5:30 pm17:30

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

Drumming Circle
May
26
10:30 am10:30

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

The Universe Story: Our Story
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

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

Drumming Circle
May
12
10:30 am10:30

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

Drumming Circle
May
5
10:30 am10:30

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

April Green Drinks
Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

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

March Green Drinks
Mar
31
5:30 pm17:30

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!

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

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

February Green Drinks
Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

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

Hatha Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Feb
24
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

January Green Drinks
Jan
27
5:30 pm17:30

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!

Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshops
Dec
10
9:30 am09:30

Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshops

Learn how to start your own organic vegetable garden and grow good
food at home!
It’s a perfect time to get started on your patch of soil and grow 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 Central West’s climate and seasons and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden.

When: Saturday 10th December, 2016
Where: Rahamim Ecology Centre
34 Busby St, South Bathurst
Times: 9.30am - 12pm
Price: $50 per person including a seasonal growing manual and
take-home seedlings!

BOOK NOW - Places are limited

Green Drinks November
Nov
25
5:30 pm17:30

Green Drinks November

It’s Australia’s first ever National Pollinators Week and we are celebrating with a powerful combination of Tim Malfroy and Megan Halcroft!

Tim is a world renowned, second- generation beekeeper who grew up on a large apiary in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. He has been practicing organic, biodynamic and Natural Beekeeping since he started keeping his own bees in 2006.

Megan’s passion lies in conservation education and she specialises in Australian native bees. She is dedicated to teaching people how to encourage native bees by building bee homes in their own backyards. 

EarthSong Retreat with Pat Long and Anne Boyd csb
Nov
11
Nov 13

EarthSong Retreat with Pat Long and Anne Boyd csb

Mercy impels us to extravagant hospitality, compassion and justice in the Earth Community

shattered by displacement. (ISMAPNG Chapter Statement 2011)

This retreat is for those who wish to 

  • listen to the story of Earth
  • attend to Earth’s beauty 
  • grieve Earth’s destruction
  • whilst growing in our ecological identity 
  • and exploring imaginative responses to the challenges of our times.

In the course of the weekend we will use a range of media and offer time for interaction as well as for quiet reflection.

Anne Boyd and Pat Long are the coordinating team of EarthSong, a Melbourne-based educational project, facilitating a movement towards awareness of the interconnectedness of social and ecological justice, joining with others exploring a new way of being on Earth. As well as producing their journal EarthSong, they facilitate workshops and retreats across Australia and internationally.

Film Festival Screening
Nov
6
2:30 pm14:30

Film Festival Screening

The theme is “Dream of the Earth”, and challenges us to re-think human activity for the wellbeing of our planet....
We are inviting entries for the student Film Festival! Rahamim Ecology Centre will be screening the finalists from each category in one exciting afternoon of entertainment. Come and see the work of students from the region, enjoy
popcorn and be a part of the voting for the ‘People’s Choice Awards’.

When:Sunday 8th November, 2016
Where:Rahamim Ecology Centre 34 Busby St, South Bathurst
NSW 2795
Time: 2.30pm
Cost: $5 per person and includes popcorn!
www.rahamim.org.au

October Green Drinks
Oct
28
8:30 pm20:30

October Green Drinks

Shown in conjunction with Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative, this film asks the question "What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model?” 

Watch as several organizations strive to build a more cooperative future and, by putting humanity before the bottom line, find their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.

Green Drinks with Ray Mjadwesch from the Kangaroo Project
Sep
30
5:30 pm17:30

Green Drinks with Ray Mjadwesch from the Kangaroo Project

Ray Mjadwesch, a kangaroo advocate, is helping shift the attitudes of decision-makers through scientific evidence.
Awarded one of Australia's most prestigious conservation honours from the Australian Wildlife Society, Ray’s passion and ‘down-to- earth’ presentation is enjoyable and educational. Join Ray at Green Drinks to understand the problems kangaroos are having in landscapes dominated by human endeavours and what we can do to help.

Spring Equinox Celebration
Sep
23
4:00 pm16:00

Spring Equinox Celebration

Spend a fresh Spring afternoon celebrating the coming of Spring!


There will be a warming fire pit, beeswax candle making, traditional drumming workshop, singing and treats cooked in the outdoor oven. Enjoy live music plus a special guest story teller!
A magical family focused event! Places limited and bookings are essential!

Spirit Of The Earth with Barb Mctaggart
Sep
18
10:30 am10:30

Spirit Of The Earth with Barb Mctaggart

Join us for a time of pilgrimage, exploring our relationship with the land and taking time to reconnect with the earth beneath our feet

Our meditation walk will take us on a journey to sites of beauty as well as destruction, of lament and healing in the story of the land of the Bathurst region.

Traveling by mini-bus and walking on easily accessible paths, Barb McTaggart and Sally Neaves will lead us in exploring the land system as a whole and what we can do to exist in harmony with it.

The time will also include opportunities for quiet reflection, Wiradjuri spirituality, poetry readings and sharing stories about our connection with the local landscape. 

Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Sep
10
10:30 am10:30

Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop

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

It’s a perfect time to get started on your patch of soil and grow 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 to grow your own food. This course is tailored for the region’s climate and seasons and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden. 

Heritage Tour of Logan Brae House
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Heritage Tour of Logan Brae House

Come and visit one of Bathurst’s original and iconic villas....
Logan Brae, the original Busby House, is steeped in local history. Built in the 1870’s, the villa is now an integral part of Rahamim Ecology Centre.
The Heritage Tour starts with the screening of the recently completed award-winning film, and is followed by an informative and engaging tour of the Italianate mansion. It gives every participant a chance to experience a piece of Bathurst’s history...

Poetries of Attention: Reading with Earth and Anne Elvey
Aug
27
Aug 28

Poetries of Attention: Reading with Earth and Anne Elvey

Anne's Bio

Anne Elvey is a researcher, writer and editor with experience in biblical studies, ecological theology, ecological criticism and ecological poetics. She is editor of Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review and managing editor of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. Her poetry publications include: Kin (Five Islands Press, 2014) which was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2015; and four poetry chapbooks, most recently This flesh that you know (Leaf Press, 2015). Her academic publications include: The Matter of the Text: Material Engagements between Luke and the Five Senses (Sheffield Phoenix, 2011), Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics (co-edited with Carol Hogan, Kim Power and Claire Renkin, Equinox, 2013), and Climate Change—Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities (co-edited with David Gormley-O’Brien, Mosaic, 2013). http://anneelvey.wordpress.comhttps://monash.academia.edu/AnneElvey

Green Drinks with Cilla Kinross
Aug
26
5:30 pm17:30

Green Drinks with Cilla Kinross

Cilla Kinross is an accomplished and driven local and will be sharing her passion for the environment and landcare...
Cilla has spent 10 years working as a NPW Ranger and 23 years teaching all things environmental at CSU Orange, while at the same time obtaining qualifications in wildlife and resource management. Her interactive talk will focus on the CWEC’s role in the region and how they are working to protect the local environment for wildlife and future generations.

Heritage Tour of Logan Brae House
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Heritage Tour of Logan Brae House

Come and visit one of  Bathurst’s original and iconic villas....


Logan Brae, the original Busby House, is steeped in local history. Built in the 1870’s, the villa is now an integral part of Rahamim Ecology Centre.
The Heritage Tour starts with the screening of the recently completed award-winning film, and is followed by an informative and engaging tour of the Italianate mansion. It gives every participant a chance to experience a piece of Bathurst’s history...
“The house tour was such an educational entertaining and enjoyable experience. We would thoroughly recommend getting along to one of these!”

July Green Drinks
Jul
29
5:30 pm17:30

July Green Drinks

Bathurst’s best-known horticulturalists and will be sharing his experience in pruning fruit and other trees in the region.

In this timely Green Drinks Roy will share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the wonderful world of trees! Imparting his skills from the last five decades, Roy will share theoretical information and practical skills and give you the confidence to start pruning your own trees! 

Kangaroo Afternoon Tea
Jun
6
Jun 7

Kangaroo Afternoon Tea

Join us for World Environment Day with a Kangaroo Tea Party! Kangaroo craft, an afternoon tea by Gold Coin Donation, WIRES, Traditional Dancing and more! RSVP: 1st July 63329950

May Green Drinks
May
28
7:30 am07:30

May Green Drinks

Vivien Thomson’s story began to develop when she realised that she could use her experience and that of other fire firefighters to produce a book detailing the journey that fire fighters face after a traumatic
event...
Her passions are firefighting and the recovery process and women in Agriculture. She is the former President of the national peak women’s body Australian Women in Agriculture. She is also the runner up at the 2013 RIRDC NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award. Vivien has a strong commitment to agriculture and ensuring that farmers have a future.

Retreat with Margie Abbott rsm
May
21
May 23

Retreat with Margie Abbott rsm

This experiential retreat will include poetry; image; art; music; and action woven into times of solitude; guided meditation and prayer. Nurturing ‘warm-up’ fosters spontaneity, avoiding a sense of ‘frozenness’, or ecological ‘fatigue’.