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This weekend course offers an experiential learning journey to rediscover our deep connection with nature. When we experience our interconnectedness with all beings, our personal journey becomes part of a larger story: the story of the Earth. Opening up to a wider sense of self we allow life to flow through us, and both personal and planetary healing can take place. In this introductory weekend course on Deep Ecology participants are going to get an understanding of the philosophy and…Find out more »
Based in the teachings of Joanna Macy, unfolds as a spiral journey through four stages: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth. NOTE: This is a two day workshop, attendees are asked to commit to both days. This is a journey we will take together in community and will be building a container of trust as we go. Limited space is available and ticket sales will close at capacity. If you cannot make it…Find out more »
**25% of this workshops proceeds will be donated to Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG) https://rainforestactiongroup.org/ 25% will be going to Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Group https://www.seedmob.org.au/ ** We live in challenging and deeply uncertain times, where the words ‘climate emergency’ and ‘sixth mass extinction’ have hit the mainstream, and predictions of near-term social, economic and environmental collapse cause great concern for a growing number of people of all ages. The sickness of our culture has become hard to deny, and…Find out more »
During this six-day experiential workshop on the beautiful Holy Isle, we will use the transformative WTR group work to give us energy and focus to respond to the current challenges faced by our planet. A retreat is a powerful way to connect more deeply with others who share our concerns, under the supportive guidance of experienced facilitators. We weave our way from gratitude into honouring our pain for the world, and then find new and empowering perspectives that inform our…Find out more »
Description Coming together in these difficult and urgent times, we will cultivate courage and resilience, and renew our connections to ourselves, our human communities and all life on earth. A range of experiential practices support opening to the pain we carry for the imperiled state of our world, deepen our gratitude and respect for the gifts of life, and expand our ways of knowing. With strengthened clarity and purpose, we bring our unique gifts more fully into the service of…Find out more »
Welcome to this wonderful gathering in France to fully experience this empowering work amidst nature. Taking time to let this work move through you and be with the land. Led by Manon Danker, an experienced facilitator from the Netherlands who completed her facilitators-training with Joanna Macy in 2015. Manon is a sociologist en studied environmental sciences. Read more on her website: elemental-journey.com. During this retreat she will be supported by Lida Hospers who is a Shambhala teacher. In this gathering…Find out more »
This Rites of Passage is especially a training for activists or people who are engaged in Deep Ecology Work and The Work That Reconnects. Base camp is a cozy hut inmidst the Alps in Switzerland. You also can bring your own tent.Find out more »
with Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons In this time when everything is in flux, we are all called to lead, each in our own way, and to act on behalf of what we love and the future we desire. But we’ve inherited unconscious biases about leadership, that presume hierarchy in lieu of cooperation, both inwardly and outwardly, informed by a culture skewed toward a ‘masculine’ archetype. Internally, we tend to value thinking over our other ways of knowing…Find out more »
Active Hope – Nourishing Our Capacity to Act for Life on Earth Sat 26 September 2020 (7 Days) Margo van Greta and Jacqueline Buckingham Our times confront us with realities that can be difficult to take in and painful to live with. This week-long workshop aims to strengthen our capacity to respond with Active Hope. Developed by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, Active Hope is a practice like Tai Chi or gardening that we do rather than have. It involves actively…Find out more »
Advanced training course for people who are familiar with the spiral and The Work That Reconnects or for people who participated in the Holon-Training I - course.Find out more »
“Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued by some savior. Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time and we are here to play our part. Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths in ourselves and in others; a readiness to discover the reasons for hope and…Find out more »
with Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons In this time of so much change, we are all called to be leaders. Join us to practice a kinder, more inclusive and aware embodiment of leadership for your life and work. What if attunement, relational awareness and deep listening are a leader’s most essential qualities for today’s world? This is an opportunity to practice leading from our whole selves while honoring a commitment to personal sustainability and accountability, and acknowledging the necessity for…Find out more »