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Reverential Ecology: How To Live In Harmony With Nature

Key Info: 
  • Explore the differences between the 3 perspectives that determine the human-nature relationship
  • Join Satish Kumar and explore mankind’s participation in the process of the intricately woven web of life
  • Find a deeper connection to nature and all life
  • Meditation and Qigong with June Mitchell

With Satish Kumar

£ 795.00
Course fees include four nights private accommodation from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure as well as all vegetarian meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions.
The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon.
There are 4 spaces remaining

There are 3 perspectives determining the human-nature relationship. Shallow Ecology, Deep Ecology and Reverential Ecology.

Shallow Ecology considers nature conservation vital for its useful to humans. It’s an anthropocentric, or a human-centred world view. Humans take care of the environment; of the animals, the oceans, the rivers and the forests, so that they can benefit from nature for a long time to come. Shallow ecologists desire a sustainable future for humanity and nature for them is a “resource” for the economy. For the advocates of Deep Ecology, nature has intrinsic value. Nature is not a resource for the economy but is the source of life itself.

Reverential Ecology adds an extra dimension of profound feelings of reverence towards all life. Reverential Ecology operates upon the principle that all natural things are holy-possessing the divine, not as a transcendent presence but rather as an immanent one. In place of controlling, owning or possessing, mankind participates in the process of the intricately woven web of life, acting no longer as masters or stewards of the earth; rather as participants and co-creators of the earth.

Join Satish Kumar and explore mankind’s participation in the process of the intricately woven web of life, acting no longer as masters or stewards of the earth, but rather as participants and co-creators of it, as an integral expression and extension of self.

There are 4 spaces remaining
With Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar

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. Satish has authored numerous books including No Destination: Autobiography of a Pilgrim, Soul, Soil, Society: a new trinity for our time and most recently Elegant Simplicity: The Art Of Living Well.

June Mitchell

Life-long partner of Satish, June Mitchell leads Qigong bamboo exercises.

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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.

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