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Love is All

Course dates: 
Friday, 16 February, 2018 to Sunday, 18 February, 2018
Satish Kumar

With Satish Kumar, June Mitchell and special guest Martin Shaw

This is a chance to spend an intimate weekend, hosted by Satish Kumar to consider the role of love in our lives and how we can use it to live in a more fulfilling way.  It will be an opportunity for discussion and deep reflection, incorporating the wisdom of poets and mystics, to consider the most powerful force on earth.

At a Glance 

  • Be part of a supportive honest sharing space to talk with like-minded people
  • Join sessions with Satish Kumar and a story-telling event with Martin Shaw
  • Experience deep reflection in peaceful surroundings
  • Take part in Qi Kong-Dong Bamboo stick exercises

About This Course

We prioritise our work, our families and our friends but how often do we put love at the top of our list?   Love is the nourishment that feeds all aspects of our lives but sometimes we neglect it.  As a result we can feel isolated, lonely and dissatisfied with our lives.

This weekend has been specifically designed to give time and space to consider the importance of love in our lives. True love takes courage and means letting go of fear but how do we cultivate this?  Before we can love others we need to love ourselves but how is this possible?

Satish Kumar will lead group work as well as sessions for those seeking answers to these questions. 

Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities for quiet meditation and reflection as well as a Qigong session led by June Mitchell.  Participants will also spend time in the tranquil surroundings of the historic Dartington Estate and discover how love can bring joy in life.

You can read more about reflections on love by Satish Kumar here.

Contributors

Satish Kumar

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.

 

 

 

 

Martin Shaw

Dr Martin Shaw is programme co-ordinator for the Schumacher MA in Myth and Ecology. Director of the West Country school of myth he has also devised and lead the Oral Tradition course at Stanford University in the U.S. Author of the award winning Mythteller trilogy (A Branch From The Lightning Tree, Snowy Tower and Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia), his translations of Celtic folklore and poetry (with Tony Hoagland) have been published in Poetry International, The Mississippi Review, Poetry Magazine, Orion, and The Kenyon Review. His book of Lorca translations (with Stephan Harding), "Courting the Dawn: Poems of Lorca" is due out in 2018 with White Cloud Press.

 

Fee: 
£ 350.00
NOTE: Course fees include all vegetarian meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening and includes two nights private accommodation and lunch on Sunday.