On April 22nd, Earth Day
, a community of change-makers are coming together for a day-long retreat on "Soil, Soul and Society" -- a theme that Satish Kumar often speaks
about. We hope to explore questions like:
Soil: if our global economy mandates 3% annual growth, which is unsustainable, what systems will allow us to create alternatives that honor our inter-connection with nature?
Soul: if our unhappiness levels rise with social media addiction, and simply being around our devices makes us dumber, what practices will help us cultivate inner transformation?
Society: when 3 out of 4 of us believe in pro-social values, yet 3 out of 4 believe that others don't care, it points to a tragic problem in our collective narrative. What is the new story and how do we embrace it?
The full day retreat, from 9:30AM to 5PM, will engage "hands, head and heart". We will open and close with silent meditations, engage in a circle of sharing to tap into collective wisdom, do some hands-on activities and small group brainstorms to dream up new possibilities, and tune into group emergence around next steps after the retreat.
We are also delighted that Nipun Mehta
, founder of ServiceSpace, will be among us for the full day.
As with all ServiceSpace retreats
, this event is put on by volunteers and is co-created with each participant's engagement. There is no fee to attend, but if you are moved to volunteer with set-up, food prep or clean-up, please email email@example.com
To preserve a sense of intimacy, we are limiting the retreat to the first 40 RSVPs. To attend, simply RSVP below and you'll be emailed the logistical details.