6-11 April, 2014
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 International Holistic Centers Gathering. On behalf of all of us at The Haven, we look forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to our beautiful island.
To register for the Gathering, please contact the Haven registration office by phone (1 800 222 9211 x 1) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our registration staff are available seven days a week from 9am to 6pm Pacific time (PST).
The Gathering will begin at 7.30pm on Sunday April 6 and end at noon on Friday April 11 to allow for travel time on both days. Check in is at 4pm, check out at noon. We can accommodate early check in or late check out on request.
The registration fee includes the Gathering, accommodation and meals from Sunday April 6 to Friday April 11. Taxes are not included.
Shared accommodation: $700 plus taxes.
Private accommodation: $900 plus taxes.
We have a very limited number of subsidized places for those in financial difficulty. Please contact Rachel Davey, Executive Director of The Haven (email@example.com) if you wish to be considered. Continue Reading »
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(Photos from the “Imagine Campaign” – download all ten posters here)
Tamera Newsletter - November 2013
Dear friends of Tamera,
We greet you with a short newsletter from an intense and sunny autumn in Tamera!
We also greet all peace workers currently in Israel-Palestine, Kenya, Colombia, Brazil and Portugal within the frame of the Global Campus. The journeys of the Global Campus serve to awaken the power of compassion and to work on a real perspective. You can find the diaries from the different stations of the Global Campus here: http://globalcampus.wix.com/globalcampus
In a few days we celebrate Global Grace Day, the action day of the planetary community for Terra Nova – November 9th. This day carries the motto, “To see the healed picture of the planet.” We have put together 10 pictures, each of which shows an aspect of the new earth. During sunrise on November 9th, we want to visualize these images in as many places as possible, and thereby pave the road towards their manifestation.
Here you can download all pictures. Whoever still wants to participate in the Global GRACE Day is welcomed and warmly invited.
Please register on following page: (http://unify.org/november_9) or send us an Email: globalgraceday2013 @ tamera.org
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BACKGROUND NOTES TO SPLASH -
SPIRIT LED APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE HOLISM:
A MONTH-LONG HOLISTIC PEER GROUP PROGRAMME
Holistic living involves the whole self and therefore includes the following parts of the person:
Relationships between people and groups (Social)
If there is a hierarchy in holistic learning, the process should be led by the higher self or the spiritual self. A helpful analogy is that the whole person can be likened to a carriage and driver pulled by a horse. The owner is inside the carriage, the driver is high at the front with the reins of the horse in his hands. The owner represents the higher self (spirit); the carriage (body); the driver (mind) and the horse (emotions). The direction should be set by the owner, (the spirit) and not by the driver (the mind). Each part then has a clear function in making the carriage move to its destination.
So the idea is to gather a group of people together and do a month-long journey together, making goals and logging results. As individuals this enables us to look at our current ways of living holistically and expand on them or identify areas where we are weaker and need to improve. We can especially look and share at the ways we already let our spiritual or higher self lead out lives. I use meditation as a spiritual practice and can only work as a creative person if I listen to my higher self and wait for ideas to emerge. Creative work is a spiritual practice for me. Other people may use Taize or devotional singing or walks in nature or gardening. There are many, many ways to access the spirit.
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We are delighted to announce the new programme for 2014. Click here to view full details. Courses are currently being added to the website and this will soon be complete, but we wanted to share an advance preview right away.
As well as some completely new courses for next year, we also have a change to the programme style: during the busy holiday periods we are offering an additional option: to arrive or depart on a Wednesday, as this often means you can get cheaper flights. It also means you can choose to do one and a half weeks, should you wish. Please see the programme on the link above, and contact us with any queries. Continue Reading »
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Wong, Bennet Randall. July 16, 1930-September 25, 2013.
Pioneer humanist and human potential advocate Bennet (‘Ben’) Wong died Wednesday September 25 in Nanaimo British Columbia, at the age of 83, from complications of a fall and Parkinson’s disease. Nanaimo is twenty minutes by ferry from Gabriola Island, home to the The Haven, co-founded by Wong in 1983 with his business and life partner Jock McKeen.
Bennet Wong knew from childhood that he wanted to become a psychiatrist and to help people. His life as a specialist in Adolescent Psychiatry and as an early advocate of holistic health and unencumbered authentic living makes him an important part of the theories and practices that have helped to define an entire generation. Continue Reading »
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An open position for a Human Resources Manager is available at Esalen. The office is on campus in Big Sur. Can you think of anyone who would have the skills and be a cultural fit for Esalen?
If you are interested or can think of anyone who might be, please call Tatyana Sanikovich HR Generalist at 831-667-3059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details please click here HR Manager Esalen
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I’m grateful and happy the Gathering is so strong and dynamic. It’s here and it’s here to stay and that is very fulfilling. I have a huge appreciation for Esalen, they did a magnificent job with the space, the schedule, the community. I feel personally renewed by the natural beauty, the heart connections and new friends.
There is a planetary transformation of consciousness and these centers give people hope. It’s possible to be together in a new way, a meeting in the heart, all coming together in a beautiful ambience. I feel very happy about the future of the Gathering.
New York Open Center
I have only sixteen pages of notes worth taking! A reflection of the richness of the Gathering. I’ve valued the open space, the number of optional sessions and appreciate the heartfelt connections.
Mount Madonna Center
It’s been a wonderful week, I’ve enjoyed every second and couldn’t be happier its at The Haven next year. I will do my best to make sure it’s as wonderful as this year at Esalen!
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