Silver Wattle is located on a peaceful 1,000-hectare property overlooking Weerewa (Lake George) close to Canberra; it offers small courses, conferences, and group or personal retreats with facilities accommodating up to 25 people. A new center coordinator, Brydget Barker-Hudson, began in March.
Despite COVID-19 disruption, Silver Wattle managed to host a residential course on finding the Inner Light, an artists’ gathering, and a Buddhist retreat. Online courses have been well supported. The need for contemplative community has been affirmed by an increased number of sojourners at Silver Wattle despite COVID-19 restrictions. Onsite courses will hopefully resume later this year.
Silver Wattle staff has used this fallow time to reinvigorate the volunteer community, refine priorities, and improve facilities, including the productive garden, shearing shed, camping facilities, and wheelchair accessibility. The participation of resident volunteers helps sustain a community at Silver Wattle.
Learn more: Silver Wattle Quaker Centre