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Tender is the Night - Exploring Darkness

12/12/2016 to 16/12/2016

With Chris Salisbury and Jay Griffiths | Come and explore the dark with us. During this week we will be stargazing, walking at night, searching for gifts and writing poems to the dark. Collectively we will search for understanding and connection with this underappreciated realm of our existence. Read More...

Ecology and Spirituality

Ecology and Spirituality – Three Week Intensive

09/01/2017 to 27/01/2017

With Stephan Harding, Philip Franses, Pat McCabe, David Peat, David Cockburn, Luci Attala, Tristan Nash, Martin Shaw, Graham Harvey and Andy Letcher | This three week intensive explores the role of spirituality, religion, philosophy, science and narrative as the underlying causes, but also the potential solutions, to the systemic ecological crises in which we find ourselves.  Read More...

This course is full.

A Mindful Life 2017 - Inner and Outer Transition

30/01/2017 to 03/02/2017

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...

The Ecological Self - Three Week Intensive

06/02/2017 to 24/02/2017

With Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldeback, Denise Rowe, Christopher Titmuss, Stephan Harding | This three week intensive will explore the philosophical basis, the history and evolution of two mutually exclusive narratives: the first, that humans are outside of the natural world and have dominion over it; and the second, that humans are part of an interconnected web of life. Read More...

 

Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics

06/02/2017 to 10/02/2017

With Shaun Chamberlin, Rob Hopkins, Mark Boyle and Stephan Harding | What does 'life well lived' look like in this time of economic, ecological and cultural collapse?  Inspired by the work of the late David Fleming, we think it's time to reclaim this question from the economists.  Join us to reflect on our struggles, successes and joys in building lives grounded in nature and community, in redefining our relationships with money, and in working for a future worth the bother! Read More...

Transitioning to an Ecological Civilisation: West

13/02/2017 to 24/02/2017

Julie Richardson, Rob Hopkins, Sophy Banks, Zhang Lanying and Stephan Harding | Explore the philosophy and values of the great transition and will include field trips to local transition and related initiatives in the Southwest of England. There will be opportunities for participants to work on their own and in groups about developing ideas and plans for seeding new transition inspired initiatives in their own area. Read More...

Transitioning To An Ecological Civilization: Dialogues East And West

13/02/2017 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, Rob Hopkins, Sophy Banks and Stephan Harding | Join us for a 6 month learning journey to explore community responses east and west towards growing an ecological civilisation in response to the multiple systemic challenges of our times. A collaboration between Schumacher College and the Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Southwest University in China. Read More...

Beyond Development 2017 - Creating A ‘World In Which Many Worlds Can Fit’

13/02/2017 to 03/03/2017

With Dr. Maria Luisa Eschenhagen Duran, Dr. Karambu Ringera, David Bollier (videolink), Paula Andreevitch, Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Robin de Carteret | In this three-week intensive, we will be seeking solutions and pathways towards creating 'a global heterodoxy of beautiful solutions to living well on a diverse and finite planet'. We will explore what lies beyond the one-size-fits-all development paradigm of the last half century as we step together into the profoundly creative period of innovation, transition and co-operation that marks our time. Read More...

Indigeny Today - Three Week Intensive

06/03/2017 to 24/03/2017

With Colin Campbell, Jon Young, Greg Cajete and Luci Attala | In this three week intensive we will look closely at the cosmologies and practices of a number of indigenous traditions, focussing specifically on understandings and interactions in the relationship between humans and the natural world. We will explore how elements of indigenous ways of knowing, practice and ritual can inform our personal and collective thinking, feeling, stories and actions around place-making, nature connection and sustainable living. Read More...

Mind In Nature 2017 - Three Week Intensive

13/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

With Stephan Harding, Jon Young, Philip Franses and special guests to be announced | Today's emerging science is turning the mechanistic view of science on its head, revealing life as intelligent, full of purpose and able to communicate meaningfully. This intensive will look at the evidence through the work of people who are expanding the frontiers of scientific understanding and practical experience in this subject. Read More...

Entangled With The World – Radical Activism, Education and Emergence

13/03/2017 to 17/03/2017

With Bayo Akomolafe, Manish Jain and Charles Eisenstein | Join activists and educators Bayo Akomolafe, Manish Jain and Charles Eisenstein as they consider how a new narrative of ‘partnering the world’, rather than being human-centric to it, can lead us to a radical reinvention of activism, education, and political systems. Read More...

Art At The End Of The World (As We Know It) – The Dark Mountain Project

20/03/2017 to 24/03/2017

With Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine | Through a mixture of workshops, teaching sessions, creative exercises and space to explore the big issues, this short course aims to give writers, musicians, performers and artists of all kinds a stronger sense of their place in a time of upheaval, change and unexpected possibilities. Read More...

Call of the Wild 2017

31/03/2017 to 20/11/2017

A year long foundation course in outdoor education leadership with WildWise in association with Schumacher College | Located at Schumacher College, the Dartington Hall Estate, Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside including the River Dart, The Call of the Wild offers an extraordinary syllabus to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘nature connection’ in helpful and meaningful ways. Read More...

Arts of Memory, Arts of Forgetting

24/04/2017 to 28/04/2017

With Lewis Hyde | This is a very rare opportunity in the UK to study and create with Lewis Hyde, US poet and cultural critic, best known for his books The Gift and Trickster Makes This World Possible. Join us for a fascinating week as we investigate the theory and the direct experience, the personal and the cultural benefits, the creativity and the dangers that surround the processes of remembering and forgetting. Read More...

Co-creating the Emerging Future 2017: The Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

05/06/2017 to 16/06/2017

With Satish Kumar, Tim (Mac) Macartney, Stephan Harding, Julie Richardson, Iris Schoenherr, Bill Plotkin (Skype) | We invite you to join us for an eight-month learning adventure (2 weeks residential, 7 months online) that will develop your leadership and facilitation skills that will help you co-create a better, fairer and more beautiful world for all, enabling us to lead from and for the emerging future. 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 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...

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