12 10, 2019

Falling in love with orange blossom

By | 2019-12-12T12:27:45+00:00 October 12th, 2019|Around Site, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update October 2019. Every October we review all our achievements from the past year and package them up into a neat little printed report. Weaving thousands of stories together to create the narrative of community empowerment and change that CERES strives for, is usually a favourite task. But this year at Annual Report [...]

9 07, 2019

The Language of Love

By | 2019-12-12T12:21:44+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Around Site, Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update July 2019. This month the CERES Board declared a “Climate and Ecological Emergency". This public declaration is important for a well-known community organisation like CERES - it adds our voice to the global cry for urgent change. The declaration also invokes action. It asks: What is the best use of our energy, influence and [...]

21 05, 2019

Vote for the Love of all Beings

By | 2019-12-12T12:37:15+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Climate Emergency, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update May 2019. This week, a TV news crew came to ask us: “What is what the primary issue your community cares about in the upcoming federal election?” Excited by the opportunity, we carefully prepared our messages. We didn't want to mess up an opportunity to voice our concern about the biggest issue [...]

21 03, 2019

Bewilderment and being wild

By | 2019-12-12T12:39:13+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

Member Update March 2019. Bewilderment, aka “Be Wild” bewilderment, n. confusion resulting from failure to understand People experience bewilderment when they are so utterly baffled by the situation at hand, they enter into a state of complete mystification. The word is a combination of the words be, "exist," and wilder, "lead astray or lure [...]

21 12, 2018

CERES in December – Plants as People

By | 2019-05-21T14:47:27+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

“Anthropomorphising nonsense,” said my friend as I excitedly purchased Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, when it was fresh in at the CERES Nursery bookshop. Part of me agreed with her, and there is an often prevailing attitude from scientific scholars that anthropomorphism hinders our understanding of the world. However there is also an [...]

3 10, 2018

CERES in October – Permaculture of the Inner Landscape

By | 2018-12-03T10:33:26+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|CERES Courses, CERES Education, Monthly Member Update, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

As Permaculturalist Prof. Stuart Hill says, “We’re not going to be saved by nuclear power, not even by solar power; nor by any religious or political doctrine. The only thing that can save us is to become perfectly connected with our innermost feelings. This is our fundamental responsibility as human beings.” In the face of [...]

15 08, 2018

Meditation Garden Working Bee #2

By | 2018-08-24T17:30:17+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Community Groups, Spiritual Ecology|0 Comments

It was a clear, crisp morning on Saturday the 4th of August, the silver wattles in full bloom and the resident magpies were building their nests in the trees above the worksite of the Meditation Garden. We milled about and whispered while the Melbourne Zen group practiced their weekly Saturday morning meditation inside the CERES learning [...]