Contemplative Activism

is the realisation that a major source of our great social and person concerns is the lack of a contemplative mindset — the mindset we are in when we are “connected.” Contemplative activism means doing the activism that we already do, such as climate activism, with more a spiritual or contemplative mindset, but it also involves asking ourselves how to be activist on behalf of the contemplative mindset — to give wholeness its proper place in our lives, in organisations, and in society.

We see many expressions of contemplative pursuits such as mindfulness, embodied movement, and trauma healing to name a few. We are collectively raising awareness of contemplative pursuits’ intertwinedness, and co-creating a space for these related pursuits to make each other more whole and more effective.