1. What Time Is It? Auck 19.11.99, Nelson 30.11.99, Chch 24.2.00
A presentation by Dr Robert Gilman which orients the audience to the critical large scale social, ecological, economic, and spiritual processes going on at this time on the planet and empowers the audience to engage with these processes in effective and joyous ways. This presentation is broadly appropriate for anyone who wants to make sense of the times in which we are living. No prior booking is necessary for the presentation.
Auckland: Friday 19th November, 7.30pm Cost: $10
Nelson: Tues 30th November, 7.30pm. Cost: $10
Christchurch: Thursday 24th February, 7.30pm Cost: $10
A presentation by Dr Robert Gilman which provides an overview of key insights from sustainable economics. It concludes with a dialogue on how both individuals and businesses/organisations can use these insights to improve their quality of life AND help the planet. No prior booking is necessary for the presentation.
Auckland: Tuesday 23rd November, 7.30pm
1. An Introduction to Ecovillage DevelopmentAuck 20.11.99
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in ecovillages, from those who want to apply the concept to a new or existing community to those who want to better understand the broad implications of the ecovillage movement. It will be facilitated by Robert Gilman and Robina McCurdy.
This workshop will cover the following:
2. Practical Know-how for Change
This workshop is for anyone who wants to facilitate or support positive change in their community, workplace or group. It will be facilitated by Robert Gilman, Robina McCurdy, Rose Diamond.
The workshop covers:
These learnings will be applied to specific situations drawn from the workshop participants.
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'Change Agents' workshop,
Cost: Sliding scale: $150 - $250 (same for Christchurch &
Registration: Phone or email booking will ensure that a place is held for you until one month before the workshop, when attendance must be secured by posting a $40 (non refundable) deposit to the appropriate organisers address below: Cheques should be made out to: 'Planetary Era'. We can not accept credit cards.
3. From Soul to Society Nelson 2.2.00 6.2.00
This four day workshop will deepen your ability to embody:
The workshop is for anyone who wants practical tools and support for weaving the spiritual and activist aspects of their lives into a meaningful whole and then helping the society to likewise move toward greater wholeness.
Central to the workshop is the idea and experience of "living as an embodied soul". Instead of approaching spirituality from the perspective of looking from the material world toward spirit, participants will learn how to take their soul's perspective and apply it to the challenges and opportunities of personal, interpersonal, and societal life. It will be facilitated by Robert Gilman, Robina McCurdy, Rose Diamond.
Location: Nelson Province
Cost: $360 (includes accomodation, food & tuition).
Registration: We recommend booking early, as the number of places are limited. To secure a place, send a deposit of $60 (non refundable), with a little information about yourself, your work and your aspirations. Cheques should be made out to: 'Planetary Era'. We can not accept credit cards. Further Information & Registration:
'Soul to Society', C/o Rose Diamond, 135 Dodson Valley
Rd, Atawhai, Nelson
Sponsorship: If you are financially able, and would like to contribute additional money to sponsor a position at the workshop for youth or unemployed persons whose participation in this workshop has a high potential of having a 'multiplying effect' in society, please send a separate cheque made out to 'Sponsorship - Planetary Era'. All (and only) money accruing in this account will go towards supporting 'high potential' youth and unemployed to attend. If you think that you qualify to be awarded sponsorship, please also get in touch with Rose Diamond.
Auckland: Peter Scott, Ph: 09 836-1319
Robert Gilman is the founder of the Context Institute and produced In Context, a magazine focused on initiatives dedicated to a humane sustainable culture. He was involved in the founding of the Global Eco-village Network, and published the report Eco-villages and Sustainable Communities. A sustainable systems developer and consultant he recently guided the Findhorn Community in Scotland through a three month socio-structural transformative process, creating a democratically endorsed community constitution and council for self-governance; participated in a select national task force to help bring sustainable design into the centre of the curriculum at American schools of architecture; and developed the Household EcoTeam Program for the Global Action Plan. Roberts family were early residents in Winslow CoHousing, one of the first cohousing projects in the US based on this Danish model for community living.
Robina McCurdy has been working in South Africa over the last 5 years as a Permaculture trainer for communities and schools. Her Eco-village work includes involvement with the Tlholego Development Project in South Africa, working to transform an impoverished farm labourers' village into a demonstration eco-village settlement, and assisting the Xhosa community in the process of accessing their own land through the new South Africa government land redistribution system. Recently she facilitated with the Burdatien Eco-village in Ireland guiding the group through core values agreement, to an in depth Permaculture land use design draft for their local authority permission application. She also initiated and directs SEED (Schools Environmental Education & Development), a cross-curricula educational programme, is a founder-member of Tui Community, and author of "Towards Sacred Society", in Creating Harmony: Conflict Resolution in Community by Permanent Publications and Gaia Trust.
Rose Diamond has worked to facilitate change as an adult educator, personal and professional development trainer and Gestalt therapist for nearly twenty years. Rose currently works as tutor/co-ordinator on the Diploma of Applied Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies at Nelson Polytechnic. She also runs courses and workshops in Gestalt therapy and Deep Ecology: "The Heart of Change". She is completing a book, a spiritual adventure story. One of her next steps is to join with others to create a Holistic Education Network in New Zealand.