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Larry Purchas, chairman of the Wellington Study Group, presents the annual report. He writes that this past year has seen a confluence of several events coming together which has produced an exciting feeling of entering a new chapter. "With the focus on opening doors to new members, a resurgence of the turning and ongoing liaison with SOP we have an exciting path ahead." Sign-in to read


As many are aware, we’ve been cooking some chickpeas this past month. For those less familiar with the turning tradition, this is what we say when we are training new turners. It follows from a poem by Rumi.

We are planning Mukabelehs additional to those in the WSG term calendar originally published, and WSG members are invited.

Also, note that some rooms at Hobson Crescent will be in use 5:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesdays from 5 April. Sign-in to read


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I wondered if you’d like to include this little ditty (with apologies to Paul Simon). The Green Room group is currently looking at the Shankaracharya’s teachings on Freedom and Bondage. In my reflections part of this song came to mind so I looked it up. It lends itself well to being adapted like this. Just a bit of fun.

Frances Sign-in to read


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On 19 June, 2016, Leigh Corner gave the after dinner talk to a gathering of Wellington Study Group (WSG) members and guests. In this talk he explored insights he gained through a life of discovery, which has led to the here and now. Sign-in to read


On Sunday 30 November 2016 about twenty members gathered to discuss important questions that aimed to provide more clarity about what draws us, and perhaps generate options for the future of the WSG. The focus was very much to be on meta-questions rather than operational concerns.

Michael Harris led with the question, "what is it that we value in coming together in the study group?" The conversation led to further questions: "What is the source of this motivation?" ... "Could Good Company be better serviced by a change in format?" … “How we might continue in the future with new people in a different age?”

The fruitful discussion that followed conveyed a real sense of how much of a treasure it is that we have, and led to an offer to organise a smaller group to brainstorm some ideas. Sign-in to read


Frances writes: You may have already seen this cartoon that is circulating on the internet but it tickled me!  All these years we philosophical-types have been sitting in high lonely places asking ourselves, Who am I? Who Am I? [“Well then what are you ?” said His Holiness] and maybe also wondering if we will ever find out! Did we ev... Sign-in to read


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