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Past Events - 2009

 Monthly Friday night dinners - all welcome!

Friends at dinner

One Friday evening each month we have dinner and entertainment, with a variety of activities from dancing, to live music, to movies, to talks or Karaoke. Enjoy a delicious and healthy vegetarian feast, made from only the freshest local ingredients - much of it organic. Then let down your hair and have some fun.

Cost: $15 per person, with affordable accommodation packages available. Please contact us to RSVP as bookings are essential.
When: 6:30pm, 2nd Friday of each month (13 November, 11 December)

Monday night Compassionate Communication Practise Group

Come along and develop your communication and relationship skills in a supportive environment with like-minded people. Facilitated by Carsten Sundby-Nielsen. For ongoing participation you are required to have done a foundation training. You can attend twice to get a flavour of Compassionate Communication without any prerequisites. To find out more about Compassionate Communication call 1800 425 233 or visit

Cost: Free
When: 7pm - 9m every Monday
RSVP: Please contact us to let us knowif you would like to come along

Sunday afternoon sustainable soul singing

Let your spirit soar, have fun, connect, and find your voice. You don't have to be able to sing, just willing to have a go. Sustain and rejuvinate yourself through singing. Join Jude, our passionate community choir leader, for an afternoon of fun and harmony. Everyone welcome.

Cost: Free
When: 2pm every Sunday

Friday night sustainability film - first Friday of each month

Film starts at 8pm. Cost: Free

We regularly hold sustainability film nights. Please contact us for details of our next showing or should you wish a particular film to be featured. Everyone welcome.

Working bees - first Saturday of each month

Come along and help us improve Bellbunya. This is a chance to connect with people who are passionate about community and sustainability, get your hands dirty and have fun - all at the same time. There is always plenty of gardening and maintenance to do. Plus, we especially need people with handyman, building or plumbing skills. Come along from 10am, help out for the day and join us for a shared BBQ lunch. You might even want to stay for the weekend!

Bellbunya Unplugged ~ Xmas & 1st B'day Celebration!

Finley learns to love karaoke

Date: Friday, 18 December, 2009
Time: 6pm for dinner, approx 7:30pm for live entertainment
BYO: Plate (with food on!), alcohol, instruments, cushions
Cost: Gold coin contribution for tea/coffee
Dress: Red, green, & white
RSVP: By 4pm, Thursday, 17 December

At our last music night we enjoyed the awesome talents of multi-instrumentalist singer/song writer Simon Monsour, Rose came out of the closet with her harmonium, and Alistair Melville played an achingly beautiful tribute to his mother on piano. Each music night so far has had its unexpected wonders and moments of magic. On December 18 we'll be celebrating not only Christmas, but our first year of living in intentional community at Bellbunya, so the stage is set for a night to remember. Hope you can join us!

You may wish to stay over at Bellbunya. If you would like your own room, take a look at our accommodation options.

Wondering how to find us? Click here for directions to Bellbunya.

Havalipsmakinsnapcrakincuplaweeks and if we don't see you before Christmas, good vibes to your fine hearts!!!


PRESENCE - weekend for men - 11-13 December, 2009

This weekend is an intense work-through of the following principles that produce Presence in a man.

1.       The role of awakened sexuality in Presence.
2.       The use of Ki (chi, prana) in Presence.
3.       The right use of will.
4.       Clean anger/dirty anger.
5.       Completing unfinished business.
6.       Relating with the Feminine. From the Adolescent, mature man and Spiritual levels.
7.       Being in the body
8.       Presence in the deep feeling field


I have been asked to run this one before the end of the year so it is set for the evening of Friday the 11th till Sunday afternoon the 13th  December.

Venue:  Bellbunya retreat about 20 mins.  west of Eumundi. Cost $315. Includes twin rooms and linen supplied. Bring Vegetarian food to share. (Meat is too heavy for powerful inner work of this nature.)

I am Rudran Brannock. I am trained in Rebirthing, Group facilitation, Counseling and teach Aikido and Yoga. I am a student of Tantra and Shamanism. I have been involved in Men’s Deep inner work for 13 years including membership of MHWAQ and as the staff holder of Manshine 2000. I have facilitated many times at the Manshine and Manhood gatherings. I am the visionary/founder of The Joining, a community and 3-day event which promotes the coming together of the masculine and the feminine both internally and in our relationships.

‘Relating With the Masculine’ Workshop for Women: 23-25 October

A women's weekend of deep inner work. You will get to meet and connect with the Being Woman first circle, and the facilitator is Rudran - he is a world class  and locally respected facilitator that has generously offered this weekend to us for cost and an annanonymousnation!

Rudran is a trained rebirther, counselor, Yoga and Aikido teacher, energy and body worker and group facilitator. He has spent many years working in Men’s work and is a student of Tantra and shamanism

He brings his many gifts, passion and experience to this workshop. We will use real-relating, rebirthing, circle work, meditation and yoga to help clean up our unfinished business and to allow the greater part of us to emerge.

Date and Place: 23rd- 25th of October,   Bellbunya retreat Sunshine Coast, running from  7:30pm on Friday and finishing about 12pm on the Sunday.

Please Bring: Your own bedding and vegetarian food to share for the weekend. 

This workshop will be run on the price of the costs involved for the venue, organizing etc. So any woman who wants to come can pay this 'cost' price, plus a donation for Rudran! Yes!! Lucky radiant women we are! We have been provided with 'mates rates' for the Bellbunya venue, so we must all provide our own bedding and food. $75 covers all the expenses for running the workshop.

We need to know who will be attending the workshop. You can give a deposit of $40 to Shannon, Kirstan or Kerri to secure your place.

Contact: Shannon on 54749807 or email: to reserve your place. 

Matt with Flute19th-20th September, join in the Flute Circle

Organised by Northern NSW Flute Circle. Absolutley everyone is welcome especially non flute players, medicine drummers and children. Connecting, healing, sharing, learning, growing.   More Details....

Compassionate Communication Training with Carsten Nielsen 

Photo of Carsten1-2 August, 2009  - Compassionate Communication Foundation Training
15-16 August, 2009  -  CC Intermediate Training, including conflict resolution 
23 August, 2009  -  The Art of Conscious Relating
29-30 August  -  Intimate Relationships 1 & 2

"The true spirit of our work is to bring more joy and happiness to everybody’s lives, and the best way we have seen to achieve this, is through improving and deepening relationships, and opening to a rich and vibrant life experience. Commpassionate communication gives you the skills to listen and express from the heart, allowing a deep connection and more intimacy to flourish in your relationships and to communicate authentically with confidence."  Carsten Nielsen

“NVC is the most empowering process I've connected too. It really makes a difference in a practical way. Daily every word and thought, I have a choice to be in my heart and NVC offers the tools to be in that place.”  Milli O'Nair, NSW

Flower of Life 2000+ workshop with Patricia Athena

Flower of Life Symbol7-9th August, 2009
Learn the MERKABA breathing and SACRED GEOMETRY as originally taught by Drunvalo Melchizedek.

"Patricia has been teaching this workshop for over 10 years and I highly recommend this workshop as a tool to strengthen our energy field and to connect to all that is." Rose Ward