3 Day Live–in Agnihotra Teacher Training Australia
Vyahruti Homa at 10am, 12pm and 3pm
In February this year we held our first Australasian Agnihotra Teacher Training course at Om Shree Dham, Homa Therapy Centre in the Hunter Valley NSW.
There are many people desirous of sharing Agnihotra with others but invariably we find that they struggle with how to describe Agnihotra often ending up using terms such as ceremony, ritual or Indian practice. And then suddenly the gift of environmental healing for all ends up reaching a very limited audience.
In response to the need we put together a 3 day live-in course that we will conduct yearly. We are not talking about Homa Therapy Teacher Training, a much larger field of knowledge and application and which has very specific requirements such as a commitment to an Ahimsa lifestyle (practice of harmlessness) which includes vegetarianism and other subtle requirements. We are talking simply about assisting others to confidently share Agnihotra in the way Shree Vasant taught us – primarily as a universal environmental healing tool from the ancient knowledge base of Ayurveda.
Homa Therapy Centre and Homa Organic farm in the Hunter Valley, NSW
for Nature – Homa Chia and butterfly
In the first 3 months of 2013 we were blessed with many visitors: Bruce Johnson and Anne Godfrey Homa Therapists from Tapovan India landed here for a well deserved rest, two Homa helpers, Taylor Logsdon from Canada and Maryann Billian from the US flew in to give us a hand, long time Australian Agnihotri, Karuna Coleman made the massive decision to live at Om Shree Dham for an indefinite period and Kel Wilson, first ever Australian Agnihotri, could not resist visiting twice to bask in the transformational Homa atmosphere.
We also had many people staying for a while as paying guests to be in Homa atmosphere and others as work exchange. This short but very sweet experience of Homa life style was full of astounding inner shifts for all.
Agnihotra sunset at Om Shree Dham
The family present were originally from Sth America, having learnt Agnihotra there. Also present a father and son, organic farmers and raw foodists from Cairns in far North QLD, staying at Om Shree Dham for one week to learn Homa Therapy.
Agnihotra in New Zealand Workshop Tour Nov 2011
Workshop in small rural community, Awhitu, Nth of Auckland
Lee & Frits travelled through the Nth & Sth Island of NZ teaching Homa Therapy.
There were big crowds and small but overall lots of people took up Agnihotra and it feels now like Homa Therapy is truly established in NZ. Fifteen workshops were organised and 4 more were spontaneously added to the itinerary. We also had 4 radio interviews and 2 or 3 newspaper articles published.
Homa Centre in progress, Om Shree Dham, Hunter Valley, NSW, 2011
The new Centre building has come a long way and we are nearing the final stages. We wanted to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have helped in anyway including donations and physical work to turn this vision into reality.
Ralph and Sushi Ballard Warburton Victoria
In April and June 2011, Lee Ringma conducted Agnihotra workshops in Melbourne. Dr Ralph and wife, Sushi Ballard sponsored two workshops at their beautiful property in Warburton. We had the mutual feeling that Warburton was a sacred place of mountains and healing water and that the nature was calling for the protection and rejuvenation of Agnihotra.
Frits and Lee presenting Homa Organic Farming at the Agri-Business Conference
Homa Therapy Teaching Tours to Malaysia 2009/2010
At the invitation of Mr Alan Yong and Mr Wong, 3 successful Agnihotra/Homa Therapy Teaching tours have taken place in Malaysia with public talks organized in most major Cities and visits to various Organic farms.
Sunday Satsang at Om Shree Dham with healing Fire and meditation, devotional singing and vegetarian feast.
Many International and Australian Wwoofers help at OSD Many Wwoofers from different continents have stayed with us and taken Agnihotra back to their home country. Taylor from Canada stayed with us for 4 months helping Frits with building, doing cow dung duty, feeding the cows, gardening etc. He took up Agnihotra and contributed to our daily Om Tryambakam Yajnya as well. He is now back in Canada working on an Organic farm and introducing Agnihotra to his hosts. We miss him dearly.