5 Part Series: Death, Consciousness, Embodiment, Activism, Story
A 5 part series in collective and personal transformation. Book together to get 30% off or as individual events
These events are part of A Journey Home. Advaya’s 9 month online course in personal and systemic transformation. We are opening up some of the evening events to the public due to many requests.
Book these events individually or as a series to recieve 30% off.
Death & Grief with Charles Eisenstein, Stephen Jenkinson & Kaira Jewel Lingo#
How do we collectively and individually hold death? What effect does the modern day’s “War on Death” have on our personal and collective psyche and our ability to feel truly alive? How does this denial affect the way we treat the natural living world? For month 5 we will dive explore the place of death and how we can come to honour death, holding it in a light way.
Embodiment, Movement & Trauma with Christine Caldwell, Rae Johnson and Sister Efu Nyaki#
Somatics is the study of the soma, a Greek word that means “the living organism in its wholeness”. It is a methodology for transformation that helps us understand that change doesn’t come simply from thinking differently. The process involves shifting what we understand, what we can feel, and what we practice, reconnecting us with the incredible data and resilience of the body. During month 6 we will dive into the poetics of the body for a month of embodiment and movement.
We will explore how can we move beyond short-term and talk-based therapies into lifelong personal and social evolution through trusting and following body states? We will be investigating how somatics relate to social justice.
Consciousness & Meditation with Rupert Sheldrake, Satish Kumar, Dr Rev Matthew Fox, Sam Gandy & Vuyi Qubeka#
If we haven’t cultivated mindfulness in our attention, how do we ever expect to break out of the cycle of crises response? Meditative practices are instrumental to catalysing transformative and harmonious change on both a personal and collective level. Through deepening our awareness we can ensure we do not recreate the same structures that got us into this mess in the first place. Through mindfulness and meditation we can deepen our ecological connection and cultivate the clarity we need to navigate these times of uncertainty and change. For month 7 we are exploring consciousness, the science of spiritual practices and meditation.
Myth, Story & Imagination with Colin Campbell & Makgathi Mokwena#
In a world of divisions and polarisation, shared stories allow us to come together, shift narrative, hack culture and truly drive change. But we cannot truly listen to anyone else’s story, much less develop shared ones, unless we are brave enough to tell our own. For month 8 we will be joined by mythologists and story-tellers to delve into the mythic imagination.
Reimagining Activism with brontë velez, Alastair McIntosh & Adrian Kawaley-Lathan#
How can we re-imagine “activisms” and transform our methods and attitudes to ensure both inner and outer transformation? How can we expand our understanding of who we are and where we are, whilst building cross-movement solidarity and co-creating transformative societal change? How can we unite, within and without? For our final month together we will be gathering our learnings to investigate how we can participate in co-creating a world that thrives with joy and celebration.
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
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.”
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.