The Kailash Family

Founders and custodians David and Rajni Wegman, weaving their divine dance in a Yagya

David and Rajni and their growing Family are the full-time custodians of Kailash and they proudly see a multi generational and eternal vision for their creation. They welcome and live with a small number of volunteer residents on their land in Gariwerd (Grampians), in Western Victoria, 3 hours from Melbourne, Australia.

The extended Kailash family is ever growing as guests and volunteers find an inner connection and resonance with the space, its inhabitants and our sharings.

We warmly welcome those ready for the inner journey to connect to the practices we share through the various Kailash offerings and events and love to support those looking for a homely venue to facilitate workshops and retreats.    

 

David

As Founder and custodian of Kailash, David draws guidance from above and within. His rich and diverse experience spans service within the Australian Special Forces as a Sniper, time within architecture as both a designer and tertiary level educator, a facilitator and speaker, as a volunteer humanitarian aid worker and also an entrepreneur.

Driven by a deep desire to serve humanity, David’s path has taken him as much to the corners of the Earth as it has to the depths of his own soul; a place from which he readily shares stories of both triumph and defeat.

Kailash is a space where David’s life, work, art and love intersect to offer the ground for individual and collective self-illumination.

Rajni

Passionate about meditation, art, travel and community, Rajni has spent the last 14 years helping to share the ancient Himalayan Meditation practice that radically changed her life.

She has been intimitely involved in establishing and developing a worldwide online meditation community as well as running meditation events at home and abroad.

Though life has thrown a wide range of cards at her, the practice of meditation and her devotion have allowed her to stay balanced, adopt a no-nonsense attitude and keep a passionate fire lit in her heart.

She sees life as a piece of art where light meets dark and sound meets silence. Through the hypnotising tones of her handpan she tells her story and invites others to experience their own. Her drawings and paintings reveal a reality where Souls dance their sacredness without boundaries.

 Kailash is her dream where her passions merge with her husband, David. She shares activities, insight and wisdom from an open heart and surrendered Soul.

As co-founder of Kailash, Rajni embodies the divine mother and offers those in the community guidance, care, love, compassion, and occassionally the savage justice of the Tigress. 

Volunteer Residents

A special bunch of Souls, our Volunteer Residents offer themselves in service of their own Soul and the Kailash vision. Their contribution to the the collective endeavour by supporting the space, events and activities we are engaged in, and most importantly the love and care shown to our many guests, is essential to the flourishing of Kailash.

We warmly invite those interested in joining the team to apply for a poisition. 

Mitch

Unless fasting or melting in hot weather… open, attentive and quietly nurturing describe Mitchell’s personality.

 

He’ll say his piano style is ambient, his curries and soups are pretty damn good, and his eye for beauty is almost half-sharp as Rajni’s.

 

Professionally, Mitchell’s got a diverse history in Tech, Marketing & Business in small startups to larger corps and in essence, Mitchell’s work is about community flourishing. 

 

He believes in every individual’s capacity to contribute meaningfully and fulfillingly – and intends to bring spaces, technologies and systems which encourage this kind of authentic expression.  Mitchell’s intention at Kailash is to continue building himself and his brand, facilitating the soulful, creative & business ambitions of his fellow residents, facilitators, guests of Kailash and Kailash itself.

 

You can rely on Mitchell’s support in connecting with and living from your deepest voice – and if you want to get him talking, ask him about neo-socioeconomics, what’s for dinner or what’s going on with the moon.

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Clemens

Born in Germany and raised on a farm I came to Australia in 2018. After spending some time around Melbourne, then working on a cattle farm and picking grapes I took the opportunity to stay at Kailash where my presence feels appreciated and valued as much as I appreciate and value the presence of everyone involved.


During my stay in Australia my lifestyle changed a lot and I got to pick up new hobbies. My goal for the future is to have and share a good time with people I love and care about while providing value not only for my immediate but also a wider community.

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Julie

On a journey of self-cultivation through surrender & simplicity. Meet me in silence or in the kitchen over a pot of chai

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Joel

Born in England I came to Australia in November 2013 and have never looked back… 

My life so far has been based around a conditioned version of ‘success’ – climbing the corporate ladder, earning good money, getting a big house and being able to travel freely. 

I have since found myself questioning everything and wanting to redefine what ‘success’ looks like for me and my future. I have been interested in meditation, yoga, breathwork, reading / personal development for a number of years now however I’ve never fully committed to a practice. 

I approach life with a glass half full mentality and am genuinely positive most of the time (not in a toxic positivity kind of way.) 

Currently I find myself searching for my purpose/passion in life whilst also finding my ideal balanced lifestyle and practices.
“It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice”

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Sasha

Born in Germany and raised on a farm I came to Australia in 2018. After spending some time around Melbourne, then working on a cattle farm and picking grapes I took the opportunity to stay at Kailash where my presence feels appreciated and valued as much as I appreciate and value the presence of everyone involved.


During my stay in Australia my lifestyle changed a lot and I got to pick up new hobbies. My goal for the future is to have and share a good time with people I love and care about while providing value not only for my immediate but also a wider community.

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Past Residents

Em

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Liam

Kyle

Anja

The Pack

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Odin

A loyal servant, faithful companion, chaser of bunnies, chewer of sticks, professional cuddler.

Guardian of Souls, protector of land

I live to serve, my masters plan

And shower grace, on all those who see

My puppy eyes, all full of glee

Kali

A puppy, a princess, a joy for you to meet,

Her ferocity of spirit, cannot be beat


She will kill you with love, and send from above

The divine witness dog, a partner of God 

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Rinpoche

The shell is woven in threads of devotion, where strands of pure intent come together to form a protective encasement around one’s being.

To some, on the outer, it is encountered as an abrupt change in density. A barrier.

To others, on the interior, it feels like a safe, protected enclosure into which the softness of the being may expand. A shell.

I am at once both hard and soft.

If you meet my hard edge, remember my vulnerable heart.

If you meet my tender extremity, never forget my strong exterior.

Forget either, and you will be bitten.

Embrace both, and you will be loved.

Find Us

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Address: 31 Wartook Rise, Wartook, Victoria Australia 3401

 Hours: By appointment, please call 0415 703 324 for visits

3.5 hrs Drive from Melbourne we are nestled in the iconic Grampians National Park.

The nearest regional centre with well stocked grocery stores, supermarkets, hardware stores etc is Horsham. Halls Gap is a scenic half hour drive over the mountain.

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