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An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Authentic Celebration: The Path to Collective Wisdom

13/06/2016 to 17/06/2016

With Lizandra Barbuto, John Croft and Satish Kumar | In this week-long course with the founders of the powerful technique for catalysing collective action, Dragon Dreaming, we look at how we as individuals, through collective process, can liberate our own authenticity and wisdom.

With Lizandra Barbuto, John Croft and Satish Kumar | In this week-long course with the founders of the powerful technique for catalysing collective action, Dragon Dreaming, we look at how we as individuals, through collective process, can liberate our own authenticity and wisdom. Read More...

Warriors For The Human Spirit 2016

09/06/2016 to 07/06/2017

A one year programme of in-depth training offered by Margaret Wheatley| Warriors for the Human Spirit are leaders and activists brave enough to resist using fear and aggression to accomplish their work.  Instead they train with discipline and confidence to develop the skillful means of compassion and insight.

A one year programme of in-depth training offered by Margaret Wheatley| Warriors for the Human Spirit are leaders and activists brave enough to resist using fear and aggression to accomplish their work.  Instead they train with discipline and confidence to develop the skillful means of compassion and insight.  They aspire to use their influence and power to offer sane and life-affirming responses in this time of constant threats to the human spirit. And they train as a community that continues well past the year programme as a vital support for their continuing courageous work. Read More...

Nourishing The Soul: A Weekend with Satish Kumar

03/06/2016 to 05/06/2016

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Join Satish Kumar and Partner June Mitchell for a weekend of stories, walking in wild places, meditation and Qigong bamboo exercises. Read More...

With Satish Kumar and June Mitchell | Join Satish Kumar and Partner June Mitchell for a weekend of stories, walking in wild places, meditation and Qigong bamboo exercises. Read More...

Restore and Connect: A Schumacher College Spring Week

09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016

Come and join the Schumacher College community for a week when nature has come to life. You can look forward to a meditations, wild swimming, Yoga, Deep Time Walk and Gaia Theory Session with Stephan Harding, Fireside chat with Satish Kumar, outdoor excursions, knitting, quiet time for reflection and more. Reconnect and experiencing all Schumacher College has to offer at a gentle pace.

Bioregionalism

Bioregionalism By Design: How To Generate Transformative Stories of Place

25/04/2016 to 06/05/2016

With John Thackara, Pamela Mang, Joel Glanzberg, Isabel Carlisle and Simon Bradbury | This two-week course will explore the bioregion in theory and practice, and bioregionalism—the growing global movement that advocates the bioregion as a framework for broader social, economic and ecological transformation.

With John Thackara, Pamela Mang, Joel Glanzberg, Isabel Carlisle and Simon Bradbury | This two-week course will explore the bioregion in theory and practice, and bioregionalism—the growing global movement that advocates the bioregion as a framework for broader social, economic and ecological transformation. Join long-term leading players in the field of systemic and regenerative place-sourced design who will offer design instruments and principles that will enable you to work at this regional level, connecting up many disparate projects and actors into a new narrative and strategy for action. This course is now full, however we encourage you to sign up for our waiting list. Read More...

Enlivenment and Liberation: Bringing ‘Aliveness’ Back To Our World and Lives

18/04/2016 to 22/04/2016

With Andreas Weber and guests David Abram, Stephan Harding, Satish Kumar, Sarah Corbett and David Bollier (by videolink) | Join us for this week-long exploration of 'Enlivenment' in which we put a new understanding of the world as alive, interconnected, expressive and meaningful, central to our understanding of reality. How can we practice aliveness in all that we do?

With Andreas Weber and guests David Abram, Stephan Harding, Satish Kumar, Sarah Corbett and David Bollier (by videolink) | Join us for this week-long exploration of 'Enlivenment' in which we put a new understanding of the world as alive, interconnected, expressive and meaningful, central to our understanding of reality. How can we practice aliveness in all that we do? This is a course for all who want to make 'deep sustainability' possible and find personal and collective liberation through a 'new policy of life'. Just Added: This week includes a workshop called 'Craftivism' that uses craft as a meditative tool in a transformative and gentle way of 'doing' activism. Read More...

Living On The Earth – Remembering the Ways of the Ancients

18/04/2016 to 22/04/2016

Jessie Watson Brown & Jane Robertson (The Stone Age Women) and Mac Macartney | Join us for a week in the woods where we learn the primitive skills of foraging, fire-making, wandering and listening, and convene around the hearth, the heart of our community, to traverse together the old tracks and ancient pathways towards living closely and simply in nature.

Jessie Watson Brown & Jane Robertson (The Stone Age Women) and Mac Macartney | Join us for a week in the woods where we learn the primitive skills of foraging, fire-making, wandering and listening, and convene around the hearth, the heart of our community, to traverse together the old tracks and ancient pathways towards living closely and simply in nature. Read More...

Dark Ecology: Into the Depths of a Breathing Planet

11/04/2016 to 15/04/2016

With David Abram and Stephan Harding | How do we create an unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere? Join two of the world's finest ecological educators as they interweave their and our experience of an animate earth.

With David Abram and Stephan Harding | How do we create an unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere? Join two of the world's finest ecological educators as they interweave their and our experience of an animate earth. Read More…

Fire In The Heart – Tracking the Poetry of our Lives

11/04/2016 to 15/04/2016

With Jay Ramsay, Peter Owen Jones and special guest Andrew Harvey (Skype) | In times of change, finding our own source of wisdom, intuition and imagination becomes ever more important. As we move into a new year, join us as we explore the practice of poetry and creative writing as ways of accessing our own internal guidance – the poet inside all of us.

With Jay Ramsay, Peter Owen Jones and special guest Andrew Harvey (Skype) | In times of change, finding our own source of wisdom, intuition and imagination becomes ever more important. As we move into a new year, join us as we explore the practice of poetry and creative writing as ways of accessing our own internal guidance – the poet inside all of us. Read More...

 

A Mindful Life – Inner and Outer Transition

04/04/2016 to 08/04/2016

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be sessions of yoga, meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation.

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be sessions of yoga, meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation. There will also be regular sessions of InterPlay, a powerful mindfulness tool to grow ease, connection, and wisdom through play. Read More...