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Finding A Deeper Purpose

Friday, 22 May, 2015

Schumacher College is delighted to announce that the popular year-long programme in Right Livelihood will be running again and we are now accepting applications. Run by the College in partnership with the GNH centre in Bhutan, the programme aims to align people's livelihood with a deeper purpose in service of happiness and well-being of people and planet.

Satish Kumar teaches on the programme and writes about his recent experiences in Bhutan. Read Satish's Blog here.

Watch this beautiful video created by programme participant Naor Elimelech. WATCH HERE

Join us for a year-long transformative learning journey that aims to align your livelihood with a deeper purpose in service of happiness and well-being of people and planet. This 12 month programme includes 3 residential modules in the UK and Bhutan supported by an on-line programme of study and mentoring and will be an inspirational, transformative and action-orientated journey towards developing a prototype of your own project, plan, or pathway to right livelihood. In this, you will be supported by a community of peers, tutors and experts.

Residential Dates in the UK and Bhutan:

30 November - 11 December 2015      
Schumacher College (Elmhirst Centre) in the UK

2 - 13 May 2016      
Gross National Happiness Centre Programme in Bhutan

24-28 October 2016                                
Schumacher College in the UK

During this programme we will explore what is wrong with the current system and why it is not delivering well-being for people and planet. We will look at the seeds of new possibilities and what it is we need to let go of for the new to emerge. We will search for the path towards our own right livelihood.

Participants will visit inspiring projects, people and sacred places. They will experience living in community at Schumacher College in the UK and be immersed in the the culture and ecology of Bhutan.  They will have the unique opportunity of learning first hand  about the experiment of Gross National Happiness and what this means at both a country and personal level.

This will be an inspirational, transformative and action-orientated journey towards developing a prototype of your own project, plan, or pathway to right livelihood. In this, you will be supported by a community of peers, mentors and experts. Participants may already have a high level vision of a project or path that they would like to follow but are seeking the support, expertise or simply the space to make it happen.

This is a learning journey for those who sense a need for change and are looking for alternative livelihoods more aligned with their inner values and sense of purpose in the world. This could, for example, include graduate students who sense the limitations of what they have learned in their formal studies, people in professional situations who feel misaligned with the values and practices of their places of work, those who are looking for a meaningful and active retirement, and people at a cross-roads looking for a more purposeful and rewarding direction.

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