A Journey Home — Advaya

Tuesday 6th October 2020 to Tuesday 15th June 2021 Online Event

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A Journey Home is a 9-month online course with leading hearts and minds of our times.#

The course follows a simple structure of:

  • monthly themed evening conversations;
  • practical workshops;
  • small groups;
  • 1-1 mentoring sessions with course curators;
  • individual practices;
  • creative imagination.
In a world where the old maps just don’t work anymore, we are on the hunt for an adventure in creating new ones. Different coordinates. Re-charting our course to find our way home.

It’s nonlinear … and the questions that intrigue us are: What is home? Who on earth am I? What do I do? Alternative economies, other ways of knowing and being, relating, community, being in our bodies, myths and stories, death, addictions, poetry, prayer and practice.

A different coordinate each month navigated by: an evening gathering with amazing guests; a practical workshop; individual journeying through practice, dreamwork, one-on-one meetings with us.

If you’re the kind of person who is a little on the edge, or already stuck in, who may or may not consider yourself ‘spiritual’, and still deeply curious, who yearns to make a difference in the world, and for whom life matters - then, come along and join the fray.

A Journey Home: it’s entering new thresholds, finding portals of possibility and creating different stories - dynamic, gritty and cool.


INTRODUCTORY GATHERING#

Initial gathering: building the structure of the journey.
Tuesday 29 September 2020

MONTH 1: RELATING#

Evening talk with:

Merlin Sheldrake, Riane Eisler & Pat McCabe.
Tuesday 6 October 2020

Workshop with:

Eve Annecke
Saturday 17 October 2020

MONTH 2: FOOD & FARMING:#

Evening talk with:

Vandana Shiva, Brooke Bridges, Jyoti Fernandes, Ian Solomon-Kawall, Amber Tamm, Josina Calliste
Tuesday 3 November 2020

Workshop with:

Kos Gangsters & Luke Metelerkamp
Saturday 14 November 2020

MONTH 3: NEW ECONOMIES#

Evening talk with:

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Alnoor Ladha, Jason Hickel & Camila Moreno
Tuesday 1 December 2020

Workshop with:

Shaun Chamberlin
Saturday 12 December 2020

MONTH 4: DEPRESSION, ADDICTION & THE SHADOWS#

Evening talk with:

Jay Griffiths, Lyla June, Bayo Akomolafe
Tuesday 5 January 2021

Workshop with:

Colin Dunsmuir
Saturday 16 January 2021

MONTH 5: DEATH#

Evening talk with:

Stephen Jenkinson, Kaira Jewel Lingo & Charles Eisenstein
Tuesday 2 February 2021

Workshop with:

Colin Campbell
Saturday 13 February 2021

MONTH 6: BODY & MOVEMENT#

Evening talk with:

Sister Euphrasia (Efu) Nyaki, Rae Johnson, Christine Caldwell
Tuesday 2 March 2021

Workshop with:

Ruairi Edwards & Vuyi Qubeka
Saturday 13 March 2021

MONTH 7: MEDITATIVE PRACTICE & CONSCIOUSNESS#

Evening talk with:

Rupert Sheldrake, Matthew Fox, Vuyi Qubeka, Satish Kumar, Sam Gandy
Tuesday 6 April 2021

Workshop with:

tbc
Saturday 17 April 2021

MONTH 8: MYTH, STORY & IMAGINATION#

Evening talk with:

Colin Campbell and Makgathi Mokwena
Tuesday 4 May 2021

Workshop with:

Sharon Blackie & Carolyn Hillier
Saturday 15 May 2021

MONTH 9: RE-IMAGINING ACTIVISMS#

Evening talk with:

brontë velez, Alastair McIntosh & Adrian Kawaley-Lathan
Tuesday 1 June 2021

Workshop with:

Eve, Christabel & Ruby
Saturday 12 June 2021

ENCOUNTERS WITH PLACE#

Luke Meterkamp, Akkerdal, Piketberg, South Africa
Alnoor Ladha, Tierra Valiente, Costa Rica
Seth Tabatznik, 42 Acres, Somerset
Eric Swarts, Lynedoch EcoVillage, Stellenbosch, South Africa

*To apply for a Bursary please fill in this form: https://bit.ly/journeyhomebursary
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There are moments in time when the last thing needed is certainty. It has a tendency to shut things down.#

Staying with a sense of lingering liminality may instead allow a breath of potential for unforetold shifts to emerge. Living differently. Having different conversations.

Creating a different quality in relationships. Following a haunting yearning for soul. A little magic and mystery to creep in. Finding the shamanic in everyday life. What it might mean to live a life that matters. Connection.

We seem to be in one of those vast moments right now. Uncertain and unpredictable. Where no one knows what is really afoot. Where old maps don’t work.

What does seem true is that there are 1000 different narratives, and many different crossroads. It’s confusing at best, and downright terrifying at worst. Many of us pendulum between these - along with an array of feelings and questions which may have little outlet.

In amongst the exciting tsunami of social media and online offerings, there seems also a desperate search for fixing. Fixing economies, anxiety, loneliness and even death.

Our journey does not promise fixing. That’s a little short-term. We are interested in the next seven generations. About 200 years. And how the last few thousand years may provide the stories we are needing right now.

It is a harder road - to build capability for the long haul.

It’s for people like us. Searching for something they can’t quite put their finger on. Who sense it is there though. Who would like to experiment and explore with others. It’s unlikely to bring easy answers. Perhaps even more unanswerable questions.

For those who are not directly dealing with hunger, survival, increased domestic violence, frontline work and/or homelessness, there may be an increased call to be still. To thoughtfully engage with our world, so that we might imagine and create different futures.

We envisage this journey exploring the poetics and politics of being in a world changing under our feet. It is an inner pilgrimage which simultaneously aims to open doors into radically pragmatic areas of action, experience and engagement.

It might make us braver. A little more at ease with courageous action - because we are in it together. And because that’s the work that’s needed. If this is the moment that we are born for, then come and join us in figuring out what that means.

It is for those who sense that their gaze inwards is inseparable from creative, imaginative and everyday action. That the invisible is where wisps of more interesting stuff lurks.

And that another, fairer world is indeed possible.

Tuesday 6th October 2020 to Tuesday 15th June 2021 Online Event

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A Journey Home

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Charles Eisenstein #

Charles Eisenstein is a world-renowned teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilisation, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.

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Merlin Sheldrake #

Merlin’s research ranges from fungal biology, to the history of Amazonian ethnobotany, to the relationship between sound and form in resonant systems.

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Rev. Mariama White Hammond #

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Dr Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 85 technical papers and twelve books, including Science and Spiritual Practices.

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Jay Griffiths #

Jay Griffiths was born in Manchester and studied English Literature at Oxford University. She spent a couple of years living in a shed on the outskirts of Epping Forest but for many years she has been based in Wales.

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Bayo Akomolafe #

Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is Chief Curator and Executive Director of The Emergence Network.

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Stephen Jenkinson #

Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, and founder of Orphan Wisdom, a teaching house for skills of deep living and making human culture that are mandatory in endangered, endangering times. He makes books, tends farm and mends broken handles and fences, succumbs to interviews, teaches and performs internationally.

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Satish Kumar #

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Vandana Shiva #

Globally well-known intellectual and activist, Vandana Shiva has shown ongoing commitment in different fields, making it difficult to label her name under a precise and unique category. At the core of her activism there are: counter-development in favour of people-centered, participatory processes; support to grassroots networks; women rights and ecology. Author of numerous important books and articles, Vandana Shiva has shown a lifetime interest in campaigning against genetic engineering and the negative impact of globalisation, advocating for the crucial importance of preserving and celebrating biodiversity.

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Helena Norberg-Hodge #

Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the local economy movement. Through writing and public lectures, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for four decades.

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Alastair McIntosh #

Alastair is one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners, distinguished in his ability to join together the outer and inner life. His book Spiritual Activism explores such paths of reconnection of the inner and outer worlds, which he argues is nothing less than learning how to sustain the flow of life. If we don’t do this, he states, “then our work will fall on stony ground, we’ll burn out or we’ll sell out.”

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Ruairi Edwards #

Ruairi is a nationally sought-after conductor, pianist and vocal coach whose approach to music – and to singing especially – is to empower and uplift people into discovering within themselves and others a deep source of joy and connection.

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Jason Hickel #

Dr. Jason Hickel is an anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Virginia, and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics.

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Colin Campbell #

Colin Campbell grew up in rural southeastern Botswana, the son of a renowned anthropologist and a creative healing mother.

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Kos Gangsters #

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Matthew Fox #

“Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America . He has the scholarship, the imagination, the courage, the writing skill to fulfill this role at a time when the more official Christian theological traditions are having difficulty in establishing any vital contact with either the spiritual possibilities of the present or with their own most creative spiritual traditions of the past….He has, it seems, created a new mythic context for leading us out of our contemporary religious and spiritual confusion into a new clarity of mind and peace of soul, by affirming rather than abandoning any of our traditional beliefs.” Thomas Berry

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Sister Euphrasia (Efu) Nyaki #

Sister Euphrasia (Efu) Nyaki is a psychotherapist offering alternative forms of preventative health care and holistic healing to adult and adolescent women and their impoverished communities in northern Brazil.

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Alnoor Ladha #

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Amber Tamm #

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Ian Solomon-Kawall #

Ian Soloman-Kawall aka KMT is a Freedom Teacher Guide who uses art [hip-hop] for social awareness and social cohesion. He is Co-Founder of the May Project Gardens which brings communities together to act collectively. Previously he was Project Manager for Pan Intercultural Arts a company using intercultural performance work to help facilitate self-expression and promote a deeper understanding of our changing cultural identities. They work with a diverse range of communities across London and internationally, empowering people to use the arts as a tool for change in their lives.

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Vuyi Qubeka #

Vuyi’s work explores the verity of divine feminine wisdom, while confronting our collective traumas (familial and collective) through art and ceremony.

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Riane Eisler #

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Lyla June Johnston #

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Brooke Bridges #

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Josina Calliste #

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Kaira Jewel Lingo #

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Carolyn Hillyer #

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Luke Metelerkamp #

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Sam Gandy #

Sam sits at the cutting edge of psychedelic research, working as Scientific Assistant to the Director of the Beckley Foundation, and as a collaborator with the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London.

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Ruby Reed #

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Eve Annecke #

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Christabel Reed #

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Brontë Velez #

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Pat McCabe #

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Dr Sharon Blackie #

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Jyoti Fernandes #

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Seth Tabatznik #

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Shaun Chamberlin #

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Christine Caldwell #

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Rae Johnson #

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Camila Moreno #

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Adrian Kawaley-Lathan #

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