Amaroo: Gripes, Tips, Good Times

First the gripes…

In spite of the best planning and intentions, systems don’t always work as they should. Enthusiasm and best intentions aren’t always perceived in that light. Over at the Amaroo Facebook page someone wrote…
“So the fear of “don’t miss out on this” advertising is needed to support these Events? Who is guiding this sort of direction? What’s next, Coca Cola sponsorship …..? ( and how do the poorest followers of Prem , or the aspirants in jails, view the enticingly pompous ” Glamping” accommodation etc. !
Seems like there’s should be a simple invitation to all those who can make it. Not, an “invite” to the wealthier, the better types, will be more welcome!”
‘Amaroo’ replied…
“Reading the comments here I see we need to clarify a few things. Firstly please go to the Registration Link here http://amaroo.org/registration/ and read this page carefully. Special circumstances and financial hardship are both covered. As well the Swagman Campground offers a very reasonable package for the week.The post is here to alert people that the generous early bird pricing finishes on June 21st. There is no other intent.”

I wasn’t impressed with the seemingly excessive cost of registration this year until I discovered that “the cost calculation for each guest at Amaroo is about $AU 450 (based on last year’s numbers). This covers provision of clean toilets, fresh water, security, medical, shuttles and all basic services for a simple guest walking in. Last year’s discount price of $AU180 did not cover the cost … and actually made a loss.” And…”There are a couple of reasons for the different fees for onsite and offsite guests. Onsite guests are supporting Amaroo with the cost of their accommodation, so their entry fee is lower, whereas offsite guests are only paying the entry fee. Also, we are keen to encourage people to stay onsite, as the logistics are difficult with more people staying offsite.”

To my great surprise I heard recently that some folk who were quite well off had scammed their way into previous Amaroo events with a minimal contribution or none at all. This year, “Other people may be in difficult or even dire circumstances but not be eligible for the Newstart allowance and may even be dependent on charitable support. Once again these cases will be referred to the Board of Directors for a decision.
Please send your request directly to the General Enquiries Helpdesk for a discounted entry fee if you receive another allowance outside of those stated here or are in difficult financial circumstances and not on welfare or student payments.”
So, entry does not depend on anyone’s bank balance. Keep in mind that a venue of this quality is not cheap to continually upgrade and maintain.
Some people have had issues registering on-line, for example. That happened to me last year due to the loss of my smart card. Eventually I got it sorted. Hang in there.

Tips

1. For those folk planning a trip down under in September, don’t book your departure flight any earlier than late afternoon on the day after the event.  On the day following the event you can guarantee that there will be a high demand for those early morning buses. Don’t risk a morning flight. Shuttle buses are supposed to start running at 4AM the day following the event and in the evening until 8PM from an hour after the event ends.

2. ‘The Swag’ has always been my favourite option, but if you are taking your own tent, please remember to take a blow up mattress or something to insulate your sleeping bag from the ground. A ground sheet won’t do the job. I can tell you that from personal experience. The ground gets pretty cold at night.

Good times
Guaranteed in my experience. This video says it all without words.

That reminded me of the 1970s, but much better. I suddenly feel terribly old.

Down on the farm ~ the vegies, the chooks, the piglets, the wallabies…

This is the promotional film clip for the farm. It had its World Premiere on Sunday.It will show on the Peak Organics website and on the Peak Organics Face Book page.

Posted by Amaroo on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 

Where have all the videos gone?

A while ago I felt the need for some inspiration, and I went looking for one of Prem Rawat’s videos – something that seemed right for the occasion. Up came the Words of Peace Global web site, but where were all the videos? The short selections, the full one hour plus selections, the themed selections, the interviews, and the very short ‘wake up and check out reality’ videos; none could be found. Then I went over to you tube, typed in Prem Rawat, and WALLA! There they all were. It makes sense I suppose.

https://www.youtube.com/user/wopgyt

New Short Videos ~ A voice of sanity in a world of chaos

Thanks Janice for providing the links to these short videos of Prem Rawat. With mayhem seemingly on the increase, and with egomaniac bullshit artists attempting to run governments, there has never been a greater need for a voice of sanity.

Here it is folks. Dive in and enjoy…

A Message of Transformation 2017
“This is what I offer, and I call it Knowledge.” Prem Rabat.

The baby is a baby

Cut and paste the next link into your browser.

The Lamp
http://theypi.net/video.php?title=The-Lamp&id=325

garland of breath ~ poem

~ garland of breath ~

the most priceless necklace we can wear
more exquisite than gold or jewels
is the breath coming in , going out
crowning us with life alive
honoring us again and again
do we notice it ?
do we accept this precious gift ?
even one moment of acknowledgement
fills us with ultimate joy
wow , my oh my
I give a sigh of gratefulness
the most supreme god
life god has crowned me with breath
I am silly , giggly with enjoyment
honored by the Divine
the most auspicious god of all time
loves me , what a hoot
this life breath is most fantastic
yippee thank You

~ janice barden wilson

Free Audio Download!

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