What is it that keeps you going when life gets hard? What allows social movements across the world to grow and rise up in the face of climate breakdown, social injustice and a politics of fear and polarisation? How can we be awake to the harsh reality of our times, and at the same time see the beauty, the abundance and the joy that is there just as well?
Resilience might be one of the key capacities we need in this time. A capacity we can grow and develop as individuals and as communities. We will explore this topic from the perspective of complex living systems, your own personal stories and the perspective of the body.
These evenings are participatory in their nature and lightly facilitated by Maaike Boumans. They usually consist of a mix of dialogue, storytelling, meditation or contemplative practice and nature connection practices. No previous experience in Spiritual Ecology is needed, just bring your presence and curiosity!
CoP #8 – April 30: Words of Wisdom
CoP #9 – May 14: theme to be announced
Date: Thursday March 19th
Time: 19:30 – 21:30. Doors open at 19:15. Kindly allow yourself some time to arrive. Tea and cookies will be ready 🙂
Cost: ranging from €10,- (student) to €15,50 (regular). If money is a barrier for you, drop us an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum 20 participants.
Location: Metabolic Lab @ de Ceuvel, Korte Papaverweg 2, Amsterdam.
With a big thank you to de Ceuvel for offering their space.
What is Spiritual Ecology?
For me, Spiritual Ecology is about living in a peaceful, kind relationship with oneself and all other forms of life. I think it is a radical shift from the status quo. A shift that requires great bravery.
We have developed a highly dysfunctional society that is based on continuous economic growth at the expense of the Earth and its many life forms, including human lives. This system is more oppressive for some than for others, and ultimately harms everyone. From how I have been introduced in this work, Spiritual Ecology brings together environmental injustice with social injustice.
To shift to a regenerative society, I think we need to
• grow our own capacity for compassionate action
• build relationship and inclusive communities
• reconnect with Earth and find ways to be in service to life
This Community of Practice is a place to practice and learn together. To grow our ‘muscles’ of resilience, compassion and warriorship.
THIS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
It is my aim to create a space that welcomes all identities, recognises that everyone is on spectrums of privilege and oppression and to hold space for people to express what it’s like to have these experiences. I would like it to be a space where we can hold difficult conversations, allow all emotions to be present, and support our own and each others’ learning process. You are very welcome to join.
Looking forward seeing you there,
founder Bright Future Lab