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Making Ceremony: A Call and Response

02/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

With Colin Campbell and Lance | Join us as we look at the oldest methods of conversing with the natural world – making ceremony – from North American and South African indigenous perspectives.  What can we learn about our own relationship and conversations with life around us – what is our call and response?

With Colin Campbell and Lance | Join us as we look at the oldest methods of conversing with the natural world – making ceremony – from North American and South African indigenous perspectives.  What can we learn about our own relationship and conversations with life around us – what is our call and response? Read More...

Economy for the Common Good – Changing Business from the Ground Up

Economy for the Common Good – Changing Business from the Ground Up

25/09/2017 to 29/09/2017

With Christian Felber, Tim Crabtree, Bridget Knapper and special guest Rob Hopkins | Come and explore the ECG model and movement that insists the change of our current economic system should be an open-minded, participatory process aimed at the common good of all.

With Christian Felber, Tim Crabtree, Bridget Knapper and special guest Rob Hopkins | Come and explore the ECG model and movement that insists the change of our current economic system should be an open-minded, participatory process aimed at the common good of all. It insists on a new system that rewards business practice and economic activity that is humane, co-operative, ecological and democratic. Human dignity, global fairness and solidarity, sustainability, social justice and democratic participation are all essential ingredients – well-being is of the utmost importance. Read More...

Writing the Wild Soul

11/09/2017 to 13/09/2017

With Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin | Join us for this three day adventure with writers, wildness guides and soul explorers Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin as we explore practices and experiences that encounter the intertwined mysteries of nature and psyche and help us to bring the soul-filled, animate world to the page.

With Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin | Join us for this three day adventure with writers, wildness guides and soul explorers Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin as we explore practices and experiences that encounter the intertwined mysteries of nature and psyche and help us to bring the soul-filled, animate world to the page. Read More...

Soulcraft - Deep Imagination and the Reanimation of the World

04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | Join psychologists, nature and soul guides Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen as they take us on a journey of deep imagination and deep sensing to re-enliven our participatory relationship with an en-souled and animate world.

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | Join psychologists, nature and soul guides Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen as they take us on a journey of deep imagination and deep sensing to re-enliven our participatory relationship with an en-souled and animate world.  Read More...

The Gross National Happiness Master Class, UK and Bhutan

24/07/2017 to 19/05/2018

With Ha Vinh Tho, Julia Kim, Julie Richardson, and guest teachers | A 12 month learning journey to experience Gross National Happiness in practice and to develop the skills and experience to develop your own Gross National Happiness prototype supported by a community of peers, tutors and experts.Participants will be issued with the GNH Training Manual and those who have successfully completed the

With Ha Vinh Tho, Julia Kim, Julie Richardson, and guest teachers | A 12 month learning journey to experience Gross National Happiness in practice and to develop the skills and experience to develop your own Gross National Happiness prototype supported by a community of peers, tutors and experts.Participants will be issued with the GNH Training Manual and those who have successfully completed the GNH Master Class assessments will be certified GNH practitioners and be eligible to become members of the GNH Centre Bhutan network of GNH Trainers and Facilitators. The programme may also qualify for credits towards Continuing Professional Development. Read More...

Earth, Culture, Economy – The Power of Local

24/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

With Helena Norberg Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar | Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be?

With Helena Norberg Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar | Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be? What strategies can be employed to overcome the entrenched power of big business, big banks, and big government? What is the role of technology in a localised economy? How do we start from where we are? Sign up to the waiting list hereRead More...

Nourishing The Soul - A Weekend with Satish Kumar

21/07/2017 to 23/07/2017

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do. Sign up to the waiting list here.

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Participate in a weekend meditating, walking and spending time in nature away from the daily stresses of life and discover the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything you do. Sign up to the waiting list here. Read More...

The Great Work – Science, Consciousness, Jurisprudence and Ethics

03/07/2017 to 07/07/2017

With Stephan Harding, Sean Kelly, Hal White, and Isabel Carlisle | Join leading theorists in Conscious Evolution, Depth Ecology, Gaia Theory, Metalaw, and Earth Jurisprudence to help advance a new synthesis from which the Great Work of Thomas Berry can be accomplished in practice as well as in theory.

With Stephan Harding, Sean Kelly, Hal White, and Isabel Carlisle | Join leading theorists in Conscious Evolution, Depth Ecology, Gaia Theory, Metalaw, and Earth Jurisprudence to help advance a new synthesis from which the Great Work of Thomas Berry can be accomplished in practice as well as in theory. Read More...

Ecological Restoration By Design

26/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

With John Thackara and Lisa Maria Enzenhofer | This short course will introduce you to a constellation of real-world ecological restoration projects in urban, peri-urban and rural contexts including: regenerative agriculture; civic ecology; sustainable urban drainage, and green infrastructure; river recovery, wetlands restoration, and dam removal; blue-green corridors; pollinator pathways, and the

With John Thackara and Lisa Maria Enzenhofer | This short course will introduce you to a constellation of real-world ecological restoration projects in urban, peri-urban and rural contexts including: regenerative agriculture; civic ecology; sustainable urban drainage, and green infrastructure; river recovery, wetlands restoration, and dam removal; blue-green corridors; pollinator pathways, and the use of plants to restore polluted soil. Read More...

Transitioning to an Ecological Civilisation: East

18/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

With facilitation by Julie Richardson and Lanying Zhang, and guest scholars and practitioners including Wen Tiejun, Li Shouli, Zheng Bin, Sit Tsui,  Liu Yingsheng | Travel to various locations in China (Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu Province), in collaboration with the Institute of Rural Reconstruction at Southwest University where you will experience first-hand the culture and ecology of China a

With facilitation by Julie Richardson and Lanying Zhang, and guest scholars and practitioners including Wen Tiejun, Li Shouli, Zheng Bin, Sit Tsui,  Liu Yingsheng | Travel to various locations in China (Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu Province), in collaboration with the Institute of Rural Reconstruction at Southwest University where you will experience first-hand the culture and ecology of China and have an opportunity to dialogue with intellectuals and activists about what creating an ecological civilisation means in contemporary China. We will visit inspiring projects as well as exploring the cultural and ecological roots to traditional Chinese wisdom rooted in Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.  Participants will be introduced to the ancient holistic philosophy and practice of cultivating inner strength for outer action and have the unique opportunity to visit sacred places and monasteries related to modern day practices of these ancient holistic traditions. Read More...