Gaia´d Conversations

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Connect with fellow life-explorers, in mind-expanding and heart opening conversations that explore all things related to Gaia.  In lively, reverent and irreverent dialogue we deepen our  wonder and appreciation for the many and diverse ways we and our planet are awakening to another level of consciousness.

Upcoming conversations

Presence and the Great Turning

Presence and the Great Turning

 

27 March 2020

What happens in our minds and hearts when the ground on which we stand begins to fall away, the assumptions we hold prove to be illusory and existential threats are not in some ‘other’ place in the world but right here? An unknown future brings more focus on the present which seems for me at least, to include a confusing array of emotion –  joy, sorrow, confusion, relief, fury, kindness, despair, courage, a mind that races with each new piece of information and a body that just wont settle. My identity is made a little more fragile, and a little more surrendered to a cosmic unfolding I cannot fully grasp, but as the daily grind is paused and old habits suspended, I can sometimes sense the birth – of a brave new world. Sarah and I look forward to hosting our first fully virtual Gaia’d conversation and look forward to meeting you there to compare notes on this birth doula boot camp!

Reconciliation as core to Deep Adaptation

Reconciliation as core to Deep Adaptation

 

April 2020 (Date to be confirmed)

The controversial and unorthodox paper “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy”, by Professor Jem Bendell, published mid-2018 started a deep adaptation movement, that courageously looks profoundly bad news in the eye and at the same time offers ways to live in this ‘Great Turning’.  Deep adaptation speaks of resilience (how do we keep what we really want to keep) relinquishment  (what do we need to let go of) and restoration (what can we bring back to life to better meet the coming difficulties and tragedies) as useful frameworks for community dialogue in the face of climate change. More recently he added Reconciliation.  Join Beth Jandernoa and Glennie Gillespie, respected teachers and leading lights in the Presencing and Dialogue global communities as well as long-time meditators, in a Gaia’d dialogue on Deep Adaptation with a focus on the heart opening work of reconciliation.

Previous conversations

A Living Laboratory for Regeneration

A Living Laboratory for Regeneration

Monday 20th January 2020 Derek Chittenden introduces us to Brave Earth, a self sufficient community, regenerative farm and healing art center in Costa Rica. Using regenerative...

The Novacene has Begun

The Novacene has Begun

Monday 16th September 2019 The anthropocene is already ending and the novacene has begun. The starting point for this conversation is the new book from James Lovelock (of Gaia...

The Genius of Life and Death

The Genius of Life and Death

Monday 18th November 2019 To what extent does our fear of death compromise life? One the one hand we long to merge with nature and the cosmos, on the other, we want to be unique,...

Circular Economies

Circular Economies

Monday 21st October 2019 From ‘take-make-waste’ towards closed systems and restorative circular economies – where ‘waste’ is ‘food’ (input or resource) for other processes or...