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Happiness in a time of crisis | Dorset, UK
July 11 - July 15
With Helena Norberg-Hodge, Satish Kumar & Mac Macartney
Thursday, July 11th to Monday July 15th, 2019
The Theatre, Gaunts House
Petersham Lane, Wimborne
Dorset, BH21 4JQ
How can we make a happier world?
The crises we face are all linked. From global warming to financial meltdown, to widespread depression to the rise of the far right, everything is telling us that we need fundamental changes in society. More and more, people are realising that the global economy isn’t working, and they’re calling for system change. Transforming the economy is becoming the world’s most urgent issue.
We believe the solutions are linked and lie in a radically different paradigm. Rather than attempting to ‘grow the economy’, we need to focus instead on meeting real human and ecological needs through re-awakening our deep ties to community and nature.
We need a systemic shift from Globalising to Localising economic activity – reversing the process of economic globalisation while encouraging the regeneration of healthy ecosystems and communities.
Localisation is a powerful strategy for inner and outer healing, as local economies rebuild our connections to one another and to the natural world – connections that are essential not only for our wellbeing but for our survival.
5 Day / 4 Night Residential Course
The Richard Glyn Charitable Foundation has the privilege of hosting this highly participatory, first-of-its-kind residential event at Gaunts House. The event will bring together Local Futures founder Helena Norberg-Hodge, Satish Kumar, and Mac Macartney – three highly sought-after, internationally-recognized and inspirational speakers – as well as distinguished guests, facilitators, thinkers and activists from around the world, for a 5-day course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and discuss important issues in a welcoming setting.
Join Helena, Satish and Mac for a rare and intimate weekend of talks, breakout sessions and workshops, group walking in wild places, coming together, group activities, gong baths, yoga and more. Learn from ancient cultures and share ideas for real change.
Help us make a happier world – spread the word far and wide, raise awareness and catalyze a new economy that works for both people and the planet.
Topics Covered in the Course
- Rethinking Economics
- Lessons from Ancient Cultures
- The Power of Local
- Soil, Soul & Society
- Connection, Identity & Community
- Human & Ecological Healing
- Inner Peace, Outer Transformation
- Deep Ecology & Deep Culture
- A New Story of Sustainability
- Resistance & Renewal
Speakers – Main Contributors
Helena Norberg-Hodge – Founder & Director Local Futures
is a pioneer of the new economy movement. She has been promoting an economics of social and ecological wellbeing for four decades on four continents and has been awarded the Alternative Nobel prize, the Goi Peace Prize and the Arthur Morgan Award for her work. She appeared at the Gaunts House Summer Gathering last summer. Read more about Helena here.
Satish Kumar – Peace & environment activist, Editor of Resurgence Magazine
has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He continues to teach and run workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity and is a much sought-after speaker both in the UK and abroad. Read more about Satish here.
Mac Macartney – Eco-Warrior & founder of Embercombe
is an international speaker, writer and change-maker, with profound and original insights. Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. Read more about Machere.
Jyoti Fernandes – Chair person Five Penny Farm, Campaigns Coordinator, European Coordination Via Campesina
is a Dorset smallholder with vegetables, Jersey cows, goats, pigs and sheep which also provide excellent fleeces and knitting wool; and produces apple juice, cider, and cheese. She is also the Campaigns Coordinator of the Landworkers’ Alliance, the British arm of the worldwide peasants’ organization, Via Campesina. Read more about Jyoti here.