Homa Therapy Centre and Homa Farm
Om Shree Dham Centre for Healing and Transformation Since 1994
At Om Shree Dham Centre and Homa farm, a high-energy transformative biosphere is maintained by environmental healing Fires. People have commented that just entering into this atmosphere they experience healing. Attending twice daily Agnihotra facilitates this and working in nature helps integrate the transformational energies that the Homas bring. Meditation and healing is greatly facilitated, especially when performing the healing Fires yourselves. After a few days visitors are encouraged to learn how to perform Agnihotra for their own benefit. Other healing fires like Om Tryambakam Homa can also be learnt.
We have been farming organically with Homa practices for 20 years. Delicious organic vegetarian meals are served at Om Shree Dham and daily include vegetables grown here with HOMA organic farming methods. A unique and beautiful aspect of this system is the practice of Ahimsa (harmlessness to all living creatures). All of life benefits from the nutritionalised fragrant atmosphere and a balance is created in nature.
Caravan stay and self contained flat is available so that you can learn Homa Therapy by living it. At present we are building a Retreat Centre that will also act as a Refuge.
Frits and Lee Ringma, your hosts at Om Shree Dham, are also directors of Homa Therapy Association of Australia, a non-profit organization. They are the only accredited Homa Therapy Teachers in Australia. Certification Homa Therapy Teacher Training courses are held at Om Shree Dham and also Homa Organic Farming courses.
It is our joy to share this crucial knowledge and lifestyle with all.
Daily Healing Program
Sunrise Agnihotra 20 min. meditation - Required to attend.
10.00 am Vyahruti Homa ,15 min. meditation.
12.00 midday Vyahruti Homa followed by Gayatri mantra 15min.
3.00 pm Vyahruti Homa ,15 min. meditation.
Sunset Agnihotra 20 min. meditation - Required to attend.
9.00 pm Vyahruti Homa &15 min. Om Tryambakam Homa.
This program is complimented by 4 hrs of Om Tryambakam Homa taken in turns at various times throughout the day and as many hours of Om Tryambakam on full and new moons as possible.
Satsang Sundays 10.30 Gatherings. Talks on Agnihotra are available on request. Singing and drumming, meditation with the healing Fire, mandala drawing etc, A vegetarian midday feast.
Rudra a planetary healing Fire, which goes for approx. 2 hours and can bring great transformation. Very worthwhile attending.
24 Hour Healing Fires on full and new moon, depending on availability of people, we maintain Om Tryambakam Homa for 24 hours through roster. Those who perform Agnihotra can perform this Homa and those who wish to benefit from the healing and uplifting energies created can sit in. Good time to plan a visit!
Conditions of Stay
If you are a practitioner of Agnihotra you are asked to perform Agnihotra twice daily. Otherwise we ask you to sit twice daily for Agnihotra and if staying on - to learn and practice Agnihotra yourself.
Om Tryambakam Homa
After the first week of stay you learn how to perform Om Tryambakam Homa. In this way you can add Om Tryambakam to your daily Fire practice at Om Shree Dham. This contributes to the Homa biosphere and is transformative and healing on an emotional and mental level.
Daily Participation in Work
Work is part of the daily programme to contribute to the running of and development of Om Shree Dham and is a necessary means to integrate the transformational energies of Homa Therapy. Work, as service, is part of the daily program and is not an exchange for accommodation, etc. It is sometimes referred to as karma Yoga (Yoga through action/work) or Seva (service).
What you need to know for your visit
Because of the heightened atmosphere at Om Shree Dham there is no meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, drugs or cigarettes allowed on the property. We practice harmlessness to all living creatures – no killing of insects, etc.
Homa Therapy and Menstruation
Both Agnihotra and menstruation are cleansing actions. The purificatory energy spiral of Agnihotra travels upwards ,mainly direction East, while the purificatory energy spiral of menstruation travels down into the earth. The latter lasts for the duration of bleeding. Agnihotra can disrupt this cycle and visa-versa, so for the duration of bleeding the woman is requested not to perform Agnihotra and to be at a distance from the Agnihotra Pyramid. Thus it is also requested that she does not enter the Fire Temple. When the bleeding is finished, the next morning the woman has a full shower (including hair) and puts on clean clothes, before recommencing morning Agnihotra. Clothes and bedding used during menstruation are also washed. A complete Homa Centre would have special accommodation for women in period. It is a time of rest, of meditation and in true Vedic societies the woman is cooked for and her duties are taken care of by others. At the moment we are not set up to properly accommodate the woman when she is menstruating. For this reason we ask that prospective visitors refrain from visiting at that time. This is for practical reasons as the woman would also not be able to work in, or walk through the food growing gardens and there are other restrictions as well.
Self contained flat. Includes a kitchen, bathroom, and one double bed plus one single bed. Single beds can be added. Maximum 4 people.Contact us for details.For people interested in exploring Homa Therapy only.
Caravans provided. $25 p/day per caravan, $165 p/week. 2 people sharing, $12.50 each.
Bring your own tent/caravan etc $15.00 (daily camping and resource fee), $95 p/week. For caravan and tent there is a separate bathroom facility with hot shower and toilet.
$30 per person. Shared organic vegetarian lunch provided.Raw ingredients provided for you to make your own breakfast and dinner in separate kitchen to host's. (Organic as much as possible including Homa organic produce grown at Om Shree Dham)