Community Groups

There are many independent groups that run their activities at CERES and self-manage their members and offerings. See all the community groups below.

CERES Bee group

The CERES Bee Group is open to the public for membership.

The Bike Shed

The Bike Shed is run by volunteers who fix old bikes up for resale.

CERES Chook Group

The CERES Chook Group accepts new members to help look after a flock of free range chooks.

Melbourne Zen Group

MZG meditation meetings, retreats and workshops are open to both members and non-members.

Urban Orchard

The CERES Urban Orchard Project is a collection of over 200 households across the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne who swap and share excess produce from their backyard gardens.

Sophia's Spring

Sophia’s Spring brings eco-feminist perspectives and inclusive language to deepen and challenge traditional concepts of God and the church.


The Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society [SOTEMS] is a nationwide community spiritual organization which holds sweat lodge ceremony at CERES.

Melbourne Insight Meditation Group

Melbourne Insight Meditation Group (MIM) is a community of meditators practicing in the tradition of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation.

Aozora Shokudo

Aozora Shokudo is a Japanese language class in at CERES Brunswick every Sunday.

The Rhythm Tree

The Rhythm Tree is a children’s music class based in Melbourne, with 6 classes a week held at CERES. 

Australian Shiatsu College

The Australian Shiatsu College is a Shiatsu college based in Melbourne.

Shambhala Meditation

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Moreland LETS

LETS stands for ‘Local Energy Transfer System’. Members exchange favours or items with each other, usually without the need to use money.

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