Sunday, 31 May 2009

Kanyini Retreat at Monsalvat

Yesterday I was in retreat - a Reconciliation Week event - 
at the grand and beautiful Monsalvat.
We were situated in the expansive Barn Gallery.
Uncle Bob Randall spoke to us, entertained us, and
themed us into Kanyini.

Barn Gallery, Montsalvat
Exterior, above; Interior, below

Aunty Joy Murphy, senior Elder of the Wurundjeri Nation
gave an emotional and heartfelt welcome to country.

Uncle Phil represented the Torres Strait Islander people
This was a great privilege.
Australia is blessed with two indigenous cultures.
Melbourne is at the opposite end of the country
from the Torres Strait Islands
so we don't often have an opportunity to 
personally acknowledge people from there.

If you go here, you will be able to get a glimpse of the people and program that cast information, light, entertainment, and blessing into our lives yesterday.

I can't speak about everyone - not enough space.  But the ones who particularly impacted me were Dan Schreiber of earth imagineeers; Giselle Wilkinson; Russell Hibbs and Liam La Kelle.

Liam La Kelle
looking every inch the Warrior of the Didj

Blessings - heaped up and piled high - 
to all those who blessed us yesterday.

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