courses + events

Engaged Buddhist Training - empowering transformation

1st to 15th Sept

This is a training for people who are awake to the needs and opportunities of our times. Effective and authentic transformation of self and the world necessarily go hand in hand. So, this event brings together a team of talented facilitators to offer tools that integrate the inner dimension of change with practical skills in organising, community building, and designing effective strategies for social transformation. It brings together the best in activist education with Dharma based practice in personal and interpersonal transformation.

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Roots of Resilience: The Power of Nature Connection

21st Sept to 2nd Oct 2019

Resilience is all about connection: Deeper connection with our self, deeper connections with each other, and deeper connection with nature.

Today we face immense challenges – social, ecological and political. We can be daunted by the scale and extent of the problems. We can feel overwhelmed and undermined. Where can we find the resilience and strength needed to meet them?

Deeper nature connection can be a source of nourishment, empowerment, and wisdom. It can help us to live fully present in our times. As the Shambala Mind Training Verses say: “Remember that you are the inheritor of the strengths of thousands of generations of life.” This course will help us to remember – to regain the power and nourishment that comes from recollecting who we are and what we are part of.

This training will be run by facilitators from the Ulex Project network.

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Social Permaculture

7th to 14th Dec

This course will explore permaculture as a tool for designing communities and organisations. Social permaculture is about connection – between people, economies, and governing structures – and creating the conditions for humans to flourish on a societal level and to develop beneficial relationships with the ecosystems which sustain us.

This training will take place at our Ulex Project training centre, in the same area as the Ecodharma Centre. You can find full details of the course on the Ulex website.

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The Freedom to Love: A Meditation Retreat

21st December to 4th January

If together we are to flourish and live meaningful lives, we need to become sensitive to the subtleties of our experience, and to that of those around us. To recognise and transform oppression and opportunities, inner and outer, requires a journey into freedom and love. Beyond our fear, anger and hopelessness we can find a deep natural connection and solidarity with ourselves and with all life.

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