Courses Overview >> Short courses >> Elegant Simplicity – Creating an Extra-Ordinary Life
×

Status message

This event has now passed

Elegant Simplicity – Creating an Extra-Ordinary Life

Fee: 
£ 595.00
The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon and includes four nights accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.
There are 3 spaces remaining

With Satish Kumar and guest June Mitchell

Living simply is not simple. Modern life is complicated, cluttered and chaotic. To live simply we need imagination, creativity and attention to how we construct our lives every day.

This course will embrace complexity in place of complication and show how we can include creativity and imagination in ordinary activities, transforming everything we do into an extra-ordinary way of life. You can expect to spend time with Satish in an intimate small-group setting, talking, walking, sharing stories. There will be time for cooking together, meditating, walking in wild places and enjoying the beautiful grounds and history of Dartington Hall. You will also have the pleasure of participating in meditation and Qigong bamboo exercises with June Mitchell.

Fee: £ 595.00 Course fees include comfortable accommodation, all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. To book, click the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page or call us on  +44 (0)1803 865934.

In the video below, (2008) Satish Kumar prescribes a simple solution to the unnecessary materialism pervading global culture.
Visit http://www.resurgence.org to find out more

Satish Kumar satish kumar  - Holistic Living & Sustainability Courses

Satish is a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist. He has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. In 1973 Satish settled in the United Kingdom taking up the post of editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he has held ever since, making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. During this time, he has been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College.

June Mitchell

Life-long partner of Satish, June Mitchell leads Qi Kong-Dong Stick or Bamboo stick exercises. 

There are 3 spaces remaining

If you would like to book onto one of our short courses, you will need to create an account. This is a simple process of choosing a username, email address and password. Once you have created an account you will receive a verification email. Please click on the verification link within to have full access to the site and to make your booking. (You may need to  check your spam folder if you do not see this email.)  We will email you confirmation of your payment and any further communication about your course application.

Residential accommodation for "Changing the Frame"  is at Higher Close, a 20 minute walk from Schumacher College. All meals will be provided at the college.

A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.
 

Short Course Bursaries create an opportunity for an individual to experience the powerful transformative learning by joining a course that assists the participant to inspire their wider community and benefits from the participant’s own unique contribution. It is our hope that our bursaries support a wide cross section of participation on our short course programme. The number of bursaries available is limited, competition is strong and funding is not always available for every short course. Please be aware that most bursaries are in the region of 10% – 20% of the course fee so please be prepared to raise funding from other sources.  A bursary award is not intended to cover travel or incidental expenses.

Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?
     

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.