For our annual Gathering we explore how can we can live wisely and well. From our food to to our politics, and technology to education how can we make a wiser world?
Together we will reflect on how we can foster more wisdom in our societies and in our everyday life.
photography by Sarah Hickson and Evelyn Yang
Start: Sunday 18th August – 2pm
End: Sunday 25th August – 2pm
La Cheraille, a small farming hamlet near Paris. This natural, beautiful and secluded environment is perfectly suited to the ethos of the week and provides the ideal space for participants to share, experiment and reflect. Read more ›
The event is invite only and is limited in scale to ensure an intimate atmosphere — no more than roughly thirty participants. If would like to participate or know someone who would please get in touch ›.
Looking around us we can see that neither our society nor our planet are as well as they should be. Greater wisdom is needed both in diagnosis and in finding cures.
We emphasize wisdom because we believe this is about more than finding a quick-fix in technology or politics – it is about finding something deeper within ourselves and our societies.
The week will include meditation and discussions, workshops and storytelling — plus food from the gardens and a late night bonfire. During the Gathering we will come together to share our vision of Art / Earth / Tech. It will also be a moment to support each other to fulfill our collective and individual dreams. We will have moments to explore specific areas such as Collective Intelligence, Beyond mind perception play, Art / Earth / Tech issue tree the road map. The Gathering is a moment for the mind, heart, soul and body to meet throu...READ MORE ›
We want to bring together all kinds of people who have at their heart a deep concern to help improve the world and a desire to do so wisely.
Farmers and technologists, researchers lawyers and artists, young and old — all are welcome.
We believe this conversation needs to be open and broad so that we may enhance each other understanding by sharing our knowledge and skills.
Here are some examples of the practical workshops that will take place during the gathering:
Introduction to Permaculture: The technology of nature.
Ecstatic Dance:Experience sober trans though body and movement.
Storytelling: Story telling around a bonfire.
Perception Play: Re-discover our senses and the world through play.
Sound and body: Connecting human sound with slow movement.
Interactive Painting: Eye gazing, spontaneous play with painting.
Meditation: Follow your breath and watch your thoughts.
Exposure to pioneers in fields of Information Economy, Mindful Technology and Cognitive Science.
Insight into how ecological systems can help us reinterpret our role in the world.
Developing communication through play.
Exposure to the uncovering of new paradigms.
Opportunities to build qualitative friendships and networks through the sharing of ideas.
Broader understanding of the architecture of coliving and how architecture can foster feelings of belonging and wholeness.
Exploration of meditative practices, ecstatic dance and the life of plants.
Here are some examples of the kinds of areas we discuss: Collective Intelligence: We've created a complex society, in which, it seems, no individual can fully understand what is going on around him. How do we put our heads together more effectively to understand the world we live in and solve problems like global warming? Renewing the Foundations for Art and Aesthetics: The enormous concern that the Art World places on novelty and theory would have been foreign to any previous era of huma...READ MORE ›
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