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May 9

Reconfiguration Summit 2020 (5 days, 2+2+1 days, May 9,10,16,17,24th)

May 9 - May 24

Free – £99

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Vision

The recent global situation we are facing has brought many existential questions into play – Many of those revolve around concepts of autonomy, community, re-alignment with Nature/Planet/Gaia, economic and social resilience, communication, belonging.   The lockdown also has been psychologically challenging for many – and one main yearning arising in many – is the need to Actualise community.

Community building is not something new and is as diverse as the cultures and species that live today.  Substantially in our recent history, antiglobalisation movements were fueled by the uprising of exploited indigenous communities in Chiapas in the 90s , while the ecological activism of the 70s and 80s had a rooting in the civil rights movements.

It can all be too straightforward easy to think in this current times to think of launching and creating community – and idealism is great – but a lot of communities do not survive because they are not prepared for the processes, realities and practicalities of communal projects.

 

This gathering gives an opportunity for the younger generation of social activists to learn from and network with experienced community builders from across the planet who are coming together to share their experience and wisdom.  So far we have panellists and experts from Mexico, Brasil, N.Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Israel, Indonesia, Guatemala

We feel its important to bring together voices and insights from across the globe and to devise a format of this summit to enable a reciprocity of practices, languages and to weave together a different narrative to co-create different  futures.   The current situation has sent a shock wave particularly (ideologically) through ‘developed’ countries – which may yield necessity to consider a reality with less privilege.

Too often, people in the global north are unconsciously still shackled from the hegemonic thought processes that have dominated until now.   It feels important to bring enquiry from persons who have created communities in times and spaces of adversity in an attempt to decolonise perspectives of what is ‘right’ in terms of privileged perspectives.

 

Format

This gathering will be structured around 5 days of activities.  That may sound a lot but actually it’s not a packed schedule of 10 hours a day of lectures.

We feel it’s important for attendees to commit to  this gathering as an immersion and to try to attend at least 1 activity on each of the 5 days.  This stands as a testament of commitment to not just “consume” the gathering, but to commit to being part of building a vision over the 3 weekends this gathering is spread across.  We need to account for time zones differences and people’s capacity and therefore each of the 5 days will have approximately 2 activities in your time zone that you can easily attend.   The other sessions will be recorded for you to listen to in your own time

 

We are aware that we are in a paradoxical situation where we must come online to gather.     This is great because it means we’re not flying around for kudos – but we also know that people have now established something of ‘routine’ in these times and have other commitments

 

Schedule 

 

 9th May (Saturday) – PANEL (Elders/International Experts)

10th May (Sunday)  – Networking, good practices think tanks  & breakaway groups

 

 16th May (Saturday) – PANEL (Elders/International Experts)

17th May  (Sunday)- Networking, good practices think tanks  & breakaway groups

 

24th May (Sunday)  – Weaving, Visioning and Call to Action

Opportunity to network with and exchange knowledge with the elders and experts from panel discussions

 

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(MINI PREVIEW)

WEEKEND 1

Saturday 9th (Vanguards of the field)

 

Panel 1 (16:00 -17:30 pm UK, 10am-11:30 Mex, 18:00-19:30 pm Israel)

The elders speak. (moderated by Victoria Sinclair)

The elders will be sharing their experiences in setting up holistic grass roots communities, NGOs, autonomous villages and operating from ‘spiritual hotspots’.   Weaving their decades of experience they will share some of the trials and tribulations of their journeys.  Both Dvora Pealman and Jean-Luc Nahon have set up permanent settlements, while Aumrak has spent much time as an elder and shaman of San Marcos, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.    Both Dvora and Aumrak are keenly involved in reviving the notion of Elders circles and will be sharing on the importance and learnings of these. Each of the panelists is working deeply with Natural Law and ecosystemic renewal.   They will also be sharing on the idealism of the ‘New Age’, and the need for grounded approaches to promote community longevity

PANELISTS

  • AumRak Sapper (Guatemalan High Priestess/Shaman – works with Natural Law and Time)
  • Dvora Pearlman (Israeli visionary, community leader, wisdom keeper has created community in Clil, Israel)
  • Jean-Luc Nahon (French visionary who has created community in Chemuyil, Mexico)

 

Panel 2  (19:00-20:30 UK (BST) –  13:00-14:30 Mex  –  21:00-22:30 Israel)

Bioregional communities – connecting urban, rural and natural environments (Moderated by Felipe Schmidt)

Once upon a time the mules and jeeps brought food from the countryside and fishing villages to be sold in the city. Today is the other way around: ships and trucks bring food from far away places – first to the city and then on to the inner country. Over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities and the trend is of even more people abandoning the countryside looking for a better life in urban scenarios. All over Latin America the “campesino” is a species in extinction, often stubborn ageing men living like hermits. In many places, the women are gone and so are their children and grandchildren. Local economies are practically extinct and consequently, food production can not be sustained. In Europe, this process happened over centuries, but in the south it is taking place right now. It may be that in the near future no one knows how to grow food except the big agro farms. Most humans today depend on third parties to supply their most basic needs. How will we reorganize our regions so that their inhabitants regain control. One hint is to stop thinking about “cities” and move our attention to “regions” which can arguably provide at least all the local necessities to survive.

PANELISTS

  • Felipe Schmidt Fonseca (Brazilian researcher currently based in Scotland. Working on cultures or repair and reuse in urban contexts)
  • Vanessa Gocksch  (Interdisciplinary woman from Brussels living in the mountains of Colombia, she is involved in an  autonomous living experience, an alternative education projects and learning ancestral ceramics)
  • Juan Blanco Prada is a militant of social movements since 1979. A non-practicing atheist and a possibilist autonomist anarchosocialist, he believes it is the human fate to make the gods laugh. Hence, planning.

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Sunday 10th ( Networking, working groups, thinktanks)

Session 1 (16:00 -17:30 pm UK, 10am-11:30 Mex, 18:00-19:30 pm Israel)
• Recapitulation into working groups 4pm UK

Session 2 ((19:00-20:30 UK (BST) – 13:00-14:30 Mex – 21:00-22:30 Israel)
• 2nd set working groups/knowledge sharing 7pm UK


AUSTRALIAN TIMEZONE (Extra Panels)

Sunday 10th ( Australian 07:00 am/  4pm Mexico / 10pm London on Saturday 9th

Theme: Gondwana Circle Dreaming (moderated by Camila Caeron)

Exploring The paradigm shifts from “me” to “we”.  Sharing wisdom from the new dreaming and a practical way of experiencing that in daily life: by listening (Daidirri) you find your place in the circle – as you are!   The Village Matrix invites communities of many shapes and forms to encourage, practice and live genuine connection.

PANELISTS:

  • Dinnawhan White is a ceremonial woman, in her early stages of elderness; she is from Kabi Kabi country (in QLD) where we have already sat down in a few sacred ceremonies in Dadirri (deep listening together) on the land. Here is one video of hers, from her Facebook page called Conscious culture.https://www.facebook.com/Conscious-Culture-847355475649958/videos/She’s been facilitating indigenous sacred ceremonies in Australia, as well as in Europe, New Zealand and South Africa with elders. Dinnawhan nowadays is taking people for sacred dreaming on country, sharing songline dreaming. Dinnawhan will explore the theme of Cosmic Ancestral Calling to support the activation of the divine and natural law, in remembering our connection to country. A Sacred Ceremonial gathering within common unity creating our Conscious Cultural community. She will share some of the protocol followed in her country to create common-unity, before coming together as community on the land.

 

  •  Peter Walker –  he is a visionary and has been literaly walking her talk all over the world for years!  He has developed and already tested this concept of the Villages:   Village xx (1 to 10, with different themes every gathering); then the Village 24×7 and recently the Village Matrix.  He is keen to share all that, whatever we find relevant, as he definitely wants to spread this out and wide!  I’ve already attended and partake in quite a few, collaborating and facilitating workshops, dance and ceremonies in the Numimbah Valley.  He is keen to have a Q&A session too.  He is a great communicator and has worked as MC in festivals and in radio programs.  The village matrix website: https://thevillagematrix.org/

 

 

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WEEKEND 2

Saturday 16th 

(Revisiting Ancient Knowledge – Expanding Common Wisdom)      

Panel 1  (6:00pm Mexico Time, 8:00pm Brasil, SP, 9:00 Am Australia time (00:00 Saturday Morning UK time

Key learnings from working with indigenous groups (Moderated by Victoria Sinclair)

PANELIST

  • Fabi Borges (BRAZIL).         Fabiane M. Borges: Acts at the intersection between clinic, art and technology. She organizes SACI- E (Subjectivity, Art and Space Sciences) a Platform of Space Culture and Art Residency at National Institute for Space Research / INPE/ Brazil. She articulates two international networks/festivals: Technoshamanism (technology & ancestry) and Intergalactic Commune (art & space sciences). She has a Post-Phd in Visual Arts at NANO/EBA/UFRJ – School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro / 2016-2018. All her work has a focus on the production of subjectivity, for this reason, she having created an immersive workshop in science fiction and speculative fiction based on dreams.
  • Vanessa Gosksch (BELGIUM).          Interdisciplinary woman from Brussels living in the mountains of Colombia, she is involved in an  autonomous living experience, an alternative education projects and learning ancestral ceramics.   She has created and cultural community in Colombia,  www.intermundo.org and runs the Selvatorium initiative.

 

 

 

Panel 2 (12:00 -13:30 pm UK, 6.00am-7.30 Mex, 14.00-15:30 pm Israel) 

Intuitions of time – Indigenous Science meets Novel Approaches (moderated by Jerneja Rebernak)

Current debates invoke notions of post covid-19 times to be regarded as somehow apocalyptic however if we look at the etymology of the Greek word apokalypsis, its meaning is embedded in ‘revelation’. What has come to surface in these times is the inability to live and trust the natural flow of space-time. Different relationships with non-humans and the ability to see beyond order vs. chaos needs to be considered and situated knowledge recognized. This panel will integrate perspectives about the cyclical dimensionality of living according to biorhythms by observing the ancestral farming tradition among Kasepuhan Ciptagelar indigenous communities living in West Java, Indonesia. By unveiling indigenous farming practices according to the natural time cycle which includes signifying certain positions of star clusters, animals, plants, insects reproduction cycle, micro climate and hydrology we will see how indigenous knowledge enables resilient communities in regards to climate change challenges and complexities. 

PANELIST

  • Gustaff Harriman Iskandar  – Indonesia (b. 1974) graduated in 1999 from Fine Arts Department, Bandung Institute of Technology. Starting from 1999 until 2000, he runs Poros Art Management and actively wrote, organized, and participated in some visual art exhibitions. Furthermore he initiated the publishing of Trolley Magazine (2000 – 2001), local independent magazine that focuses on art, culture, music and fashion. By the end of 2001, he co-founded Bandung Center for New Media Arts together with Reina Wulansari, R. E. Hartanto and T. Reza Ismail, and strongly engage with the development of media art & multidisciplinary artistic practice in Indonesia. In 2004 he developed Common Room Networks Foundation (Common Room), an open platform for art, culture and ICT/Media. Starting from 2013, Common Room is also known as urban/rural platform for creativity and innovation. Having partnership with his wife, Reina Wulansari and other colleagues, Gustaff currently lives and works in Bandung. He works on his art and develops the organization, as well curates exhibitions, write and speak on discussions and symposiums, and also runs a small farm in Sukabumi, a small town in West Java – Indonesia.
  • Premana W. Premadi teaches at the Department of Astronomy Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). She finished her PhD at The University of Texas Austin US (1996). Before that she obtained bachelor’s degree from ITB (1988). Her research is in cosmology, galaxy, astrophysics, and gravitational lens. She also leads The Bosscha Observatory in Bandung.
  • Sugi Lanus studies Sanskrit language and literature, Saiva Siddhanta, and Śaiva traditions, Phenomenology, Comparative Religion. He also works as curator for Museum Lontar Karangasem – Bali, as well as actively engages with Hanacaraka Society that focuses research on ancient manuscripts in Lombok and Bali.

 

 

Panel 3  ( 14:30 – 16:00 UK (BST) –   8:30-10:00  Mex   –   19:00-20:30 India) 

Grounding spirituality, inclusivity and a shared-vision into community building (moderated by Francesco Benvenuti)

As more and more people are embarking on a spiritual journey and contemplative practices, “Spiritual Bypassing” is becoming an increasingly common approach of using “Spirit” as a means to skirt around social and environmental issues, fostering a “New Age Delusion” driven by unconscious white-supremacist paradigms.   We will hear from heart-driven panelist who have made huge and concrete impact in their surrounding communities, and explore how in these poignant times of deep Eco-Grief and Social breakdown we can root our awareness of multi-dimensional work into concrete heart-driven socio-environmental activism, “keeping it real” and avoiding the use of spiritual tools or concept as a means to bypass the reality of people’s lived experience, to bypass human emotions, discomfort, and practical action.

PANELIST

  • Aviran Rozin:   Founder and International Director of Sadhana Forest, a vegan volunteer-based organization focused on creating long-term plant-based food security through environmental restoration. Globally, there are 133 million malnourished people living in arid areas who have private land but are not using it to grow food due to lack of water and agricultural knowledge.
    Sadhana Forest (Sadhana meaning “Daily Spiritual Practice“), trains local people in India, Haiti and Kenya in the use of water-saving irrigation techniques and provides them with free seedlings to plant drought-resistant, indigenous, food-bearing trees around their homes. These indigenous food forests are well protected from cutting and animal grazing by their owners. Sadhana Forest won third prize at The Humanitarian Water and Food Awards in Denmark, 2010. Every year the organization’s India, Haiti and Kenya centers host and train a total of over 1,500 volunteers, students, and interns from around 50 countries.   Aviram and his family live in the experimental township of Auroville, South India, since 2002 where their dedication to veganism and their low-carbon footprint lifestyle have inspired many. He is a member of the Global Restoration Council and a board member of the Foundation for World Education. Aviram Rozin is the Founder and International Director of Sadhana Forest in India, Haiti and Kenya.   www.SadhanaForest.org
  • William Golding:        Will Golding is a Community Education worker currently based in Edinburgh. For the last 12 years he has been involved in a range of youth work, adult education and community development projects in London, Edinburgh and various international settings. For this event he will be speaking primarily about his role as one of the founding members of Bridgend Farmhouse, a community-owned co-op and land trust (The first and only in Scotland!) that won their campaign to claim ownership of land in inner-city Edinburgh, renovated an old Farmhouse, steadings, and garden, and now run a sustainable community hub where people grow, work and learn together. https://www.bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk/ 

 

  • Possible Extra Guest  (Kirsty Almeida) TBC

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Sunday 17th ( Networking, working groups, think-tanks)

(Feel free to attend whatever you can, according to your capacity and timezone)

 

Session 1​ ​​(9am Australia time – midnight UK, 19:00 pm Mexico – Saturday

Working groups with –

  • Simon Hollington​ joined by ​Gary Wohlman​. “The Journey to Ascension”
  • Petrine McCrohan​ and Bassam Younes -Tthe ego, the shadow and trauma and

    how they impact on community life/relating….How to move forward – moderated by Solano Domingo)​ .​ Petrine has spent almost two decades working with First Nations groups in the Australian outback. She assists culturally specific enterprise and well-being projects for start-ups focusing on indigenous autonomous decision-making processes and creating resilient communities. Petrine has a background in Psychology and Buddhism and is currently creating a series of resources and modules to assist people to move through these times with a deeper understanding of their own internal and external processes.

  • Bassam’s Younes. ​Founder of Conscious Conceptions, YouVolutionnaire, and The Integral Orr Method, grassroots initiatives born out of a desire to share spiritual wisdom with others, Bassam’s love for introspection led him to discover Consciousness Science and the ancient practices of Astrology, Meditation and Breathwork in his early twenties, 30 years ago. He has since been ​up and down the merry-go-round of life,​ as he puts it, what seems like a million times and has come out the other end ​transformed! B​ assam hopes to transmit to you his love for the inner life and to inspire you to live a meaningful and peaceful existence of passion, purpose and presence!

     


Session 2 ​- ( 12:00am UK time, India 16:30, 4:00 am Mexico )

This session is a ‘bonus’ session where we will see the needs of the group and form appropriately on the day.
We will be discussing more and expanding on how to bridge spirituality and concrete activism with:

  • Gustaff Harriman Iskandar
  • Aviram Rozin
  • Will Golding

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Session 3 ​(16:00 -17:30 pm UK,​ ​10am-11:30 Mex, 18:00-19:30 pm Israel)

​Recapitulation into working groups 4pm UK Working groups on

  •  Community Building – Dvora Pearlman
  • Platforms and Hubs – building strategies for networked amazingness Victoria Sinclair,

    Vanessa Gocksch and Lotus team – mentioning healing too?

Sound and healing with Neil Davis and Gary Wohlman

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Session ​4 ​(​(19:00-20:30 UK (BST)​ – 13:00-14:30 Mex – 21:00-22:30 Israel)

2nd set working groups/knowledge sharing 7pm UK Working groups on

  •  Dreaming and technoshamanism – Fabi Borges
  •  “Evolutionary Consciousness. A fully interactive session where we lay social conventions aside and focus all our awareness on our potential for consciousness shift right now. Quite what happens is up to you, but my aim as host is to get some great ingredients into the pot, give it a good stir and see what kind of dish we can create. What is possible with intent, focus and permission to explore? We know that the future of our planet is intimately tied up with our own consciousness so bring your heartfelt desires and your deepest truths to share. Let the magic begin.” Hosted by :Debra Delglyn
  •  Debra Delglyn​ is an initiate of the Andean tradition and teaches the skills and practices of the Q’ero Paqos around the world. A trained teacher, healer, bodyworker, business counsellor and coach she brings a unique perspective and humour to our human adventure. Her passion is to empower others with the knowledge, skills and practices to fully embody their potential. Debra shares the essential skills of ​working with living energy ​- the Kausay in Quechua. Harmonising our energy systems with the global beings of nature, we embrace our true capacity as human beings and learn to be of service to our planet. In bringing harmony to the different parts of our being we learn to weave harmony in our communities and our global environment. “

 

 


WEEKEND 3

SUNDAY 24th May

*****FINAL reflections and call to action Sunday 24th May

This is going to be a powerful week – we’ll decide during Week Two how we will proceed as a group – but some insights are already coming through. This will be a multi-layered Call to Action and celebration of our diversity and connectedness….what else…well – let’s see!!

 


 

Some of the elders and panellist attending so far:

 

  • Dvora Pearlman (ISRAEL)

Israeli visionary elder, community leader,  built own eco house, earthkeeper, wisdom keeper who created a 40 years old community in Clil, Israel)

My name is Dvora Pearlman, 65, mother to 3, grandmother to 7.  I live in Israel in a village in the north of Israel. I have created an ecological  village 40 years ago and live there ever since.  Along the years I was a healer, working with different mind/spirit/body methods to help people to get back to their natural self.  In  the year 2000 I was called to work with Jerusalem, following the guidance of spirit, to heal and unify the separation there. I met, welcomed and worked together with thousands of people that were called at the same time to the same place for the same reason. until now I take people and groups for a magical spiritual tours in the Old City of Jerusalem a life transforming experience. After 10 years I was called back to my village and became the “mayor” for 5 years. Again, I helped to unify the community and connect it to other working systems in the area.in the last years I organize elders in circles and meetings, finding together the wisdom we have gained through our long life experience and finding ways how to share it with others. It’s getting better all the time…

 

  • Fabi Borges (BRAZIL).        

Fabiane M. Borges: Acts at the intersection between clinic, art and technology. She organizes SACI- E (Subjectivity, Art and Space Sciences) a Platform of Space Culture and Art Residency at National Institute for Space Research / INPE/ Brazil. She articulates two international networks/festivals: Technoshamanism (technology & ancestry) and Intergalactic Commune (art & space sciences). She has a Post-Phd in Visual Arts at NANO/EBA/UFRJ – School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro / 2016-2018. All her work has a focus on the production of subjectivity, for this reason, she having created an immersive workshop in science fiction and speculative fiction based on dreams.

 

  • AumRak Sapper (GUATEMALA)

(Guatemalan High Priestess/Shaman – works with Natural Law and Time)

 

  • Premana W. Premadi  (INDONESIA)

Premana teaches at the Department of Astronomy Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). She finished her PhD at The University of Texas Austin US (1996). Before that she obtained bachelor’s degree from ITB (1988). Her research is in cosmology, galaxy, astrophysics, and gravitational lens. She also leads The Bosscha Observatory in Bandung

 

  • Sugi Lanus (INDONESIA)

studies Sanskrit language and literature, Saiva Siddhanta, and Śaiva traditions, Phenomenology, Comparative Religion. He also works as curator for Museum Lontar Karangasem – Bali, as well as actively engages with Hanacaraka Society that focuses research on ancient manuscripts in Lombok and Bali.

 

  • Juan Blanco Prada ( BRAZIL)

Juan Blanco Prada, Brazilian by birth, Spanish by ancestry, (unofficially) American by marriage and children, is a militant of social movements since 1979, when he joined the High School Students Movement is São Paulo, in the final years of the Brazilian dictatorship. He was later active in the Spanish insumisos (military draft resisters) and okupas (squatters) in the 80s and 90s, later a cultural producer in Madrid,Spain; a homeless and immigrant rights organizer in San Francisco, USA; and an environmental activist, urban planner, cultural producer in Ubatuba, Brazil, where he also held the office of Secretary of the Environment for 4 years. A non-practicing atheist and a possibilist autonomist anarchosocialist, he believes it is the human fate to make the gods laugh. Hence, planning.

 

  • William Golding:

Will Golding is a Community Education worker currently based in Edinburgh. For the last 12 years he has been involved in a range of youth work, adult education and community development projects in London, Edinburgh and various international settings. For this event he will be speaking primarily about his role as one of the founding members of Bridgend Farmhouse, a community-owned co-op and land trust that won their campaign to claim ownership of land in inner-city Edinburgh, renovated an old Farmhouse, steadings, and garden, and now run a sustainable community hub where people grow, work and learn together.

 

  • Jean-Luc Nahon (FRANCE)

(French visionary who has created community in Chemuyil, Mexico)

 

  • Dinnawhann White (AUSTRALIA)

She is a ceremonial woman, in her early stages of elderness; she is from Gubbi Gubbi (or Kabi) & Yuggera country (in QLD) where we have already sat down in a few sacred ceremonies and Dadirri  (deep listening together) on the land.  Here is one video of hers, from her Facebook page called Conscious culture. She’s been facilitating indigenous sacred ceremonies in Australia, as well as in Europe, New Zealand and South Africa with elders. Nowadays she is taking people for vision quests on Yuggera country, sharing how to make clap sticks, etc.

Dinnawhann will be sharing her wisdom about Cosmic Ancestral Calling to support the activation of the divine and natural law, in remembering our connection to country. 

A Sacred Ceremonial gathering within common unity creating our Conscious Cultural community.   She also wants to share some of the protocol they do in her country to create common-unity before coming together as community on the land.

 

  • Peter (Walker) Thomas (AUSTRALIA)

Just over eight years ago Peter walked away from “normal” life, leaving behind his partner, daughter, family, career and friends.  He sold or gave away all his possessions and began a personal walking pilgrimage.  Between December 21st 2012 and today he has walked over 11,000 kilometres in nine countries.  His motivation?  A personal investigation into Balance, Peace and Freedom underpinned by love first into his own life and into the lives of others.   Peter is a writer, orator, master of ceremonies, teacher and student of the possibilities and opportunities of life. After pursuing a career in commercial radio and television, he extracted himself from the mainstream industry to create and operate the world’s first environmental and conscious Radio network, beginning in 1993 until 2008.  In 2005 he began teaching personal development and sacred sexuality including the powerful and life changing Quantum Leap experiences and Dragon’s Breath journey. Since 2010 he has been dreaming in The Village, a complete redesign of our failed social system and in  2014 he created “The Village” a series of gatherings that introduce that new social system for the 3rd millenium. He is also currently authoring an epic novel/epistle also named “The Village”.   

Peter has a unique talent for distilling complex knowledge into simple wisdom. He facilitates mens’ work, group work, individual mentoring, personal development, relationship and sexual expansion practices for men, women and partnerships. Peter holds space for inner work with power & integrity as no other. He is a passionate visionary for the creation of an integrous co-creative society.  www.thevillagematrix.org

 

  • Victoria Sinclair  (N. IRELAND)

ArcSpace Manchester, Lotus Consciousness, researcher and producer network culture reports and projects

Victoria is a holistic practitioner and trauma worker, changemaker and bridge of culture and dimensions from N.Ireland.   She has been involved in collaborating within and setting up Temporary Autonomous zones,  community projects and NGOs for 30 years and has founded numerous grass roots and consciousness-based initiatives.  These include Solid Earth collective, Generate Projects, ArcSpace Manchester, Reigniting the Ancient Ways and currently the Lotus Consciousness Platform. Www.lotusconsciousness.com  She was also involved in the Bricolabs distributed network.    Victoria’s main personal work is mentoring exemplary individuals as holistic practitioners and social activists – bridging the worlds of spirituality, culture, society, arts, culture and healing.    Personal website www.lotusprogramme.com

 

  • Aviram Rozin (ISRAEL) 

Aviram Rozin is the Founder and International Director of Sadhana Forest, a vegan volunteer-based organization focused on creating long-term plant-based food security through environmental restoration. Globally, there are 133 million malnourished people living in arid areas who have private land but are not using it to grow food due to lack of water and agricultural knowledge.

Sadhana Forest trains local people in India, Haiti and Kenya in the use of water-saving irrigation techniques and provides them with free seedlings to plant drought-resistant, indigenous, food-bearing trees around their homes. These indigenous food forests are well protected from cutting and animal grazing by their owners. Sadhana Forest won third prize at The Humanitarian Water and Food Awards in Denmark, 2010. Every year the organization’s India, Haiti and Kenya centers host and train a total of over 1,500 volunteers, students, and interns from around 50 countries.  Aviram and his family live in the experimental township of Auroville, South India, since 2002 where their dedication to veganism and their low-carbon footprint lifestyle have inspired many.  He is a member of the Global Restoration Council and a board member of the Foundation for World Education.

 

  • Francesco Benvenuti (ITALY)

 Founding member -Swap & Reuse Hub Cooperative, Lotus Consciousness Platform, Bsc(Hons) Ecology & Conservation

Originally from Italy, Francesco spent many years travelling, training and working across Central/South America, Asia & Australia, becoming deeply inspired by world tribal spiritual traditions, Natural laws and Shamanic practices. In the process Francesco trained as a Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, Movement Instructor, Singing voice facilitator, Ceremonial space holder and a Carrier of the Sacred Fire. Currently the co-founder of the international Lotus Consciousness Network, Francesco was one of the main founders of the community ran Swap and Reuse Hub Coop (www.shrubcoop.org).  Having achieved a 1st class degree in Ecology and dedicated the past 10 years in Edinburgh to social-environmental activism and community building, alongside tribal and ceremonial work, Francesco is currently working for the Salisbury Centre, an inclusive an non-denominational community hub bridging Spirituality, Creativity and Activism in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland (www.Salisburycentre.org).

 

  • Jonathan Davis (BRAZIL) – Filmmaker, Integrative Psychotherapist and Shamanic practitioner and Co-Founder of Wild Open

 

  • Felipe Schmidt Fonseca(SCOTLAND)

Brazilian researcher based in Scotland. Working on cultures or repair and reuse in urban contexts.

 

  • Jerneja Rebernak (SLOVENIA/UK)  

Jerneja works at the University of the Arts London and is a member of Philosophical Health International. She engages with situated practice based research and altered states of consciousness through a philosophical angle to connect our material and imaginal environments. Also a practitioner of vibro-acoustic therapy with Tibetan singing bowls, Jerneja focuses on sound to accelerate connection between our physical and cosmic-energy bodies. She holds Masters in Situated practice UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture and Media Studies, University of Amsterdam.

 

  • Gustaff Harriman Iskandar  (INDONESIA)

From Indonesia (b. 1974) graduated in 1999 from Fine Arts Department, Bandung Institute of Technology. Starting from 1999 until 2000, he runs Poros Art Management and actively wrote, organized, and participated in some visual art exhibitions. Furthermore he initiated the publishing of Trolley Magazine (2000 – 2001), local independent magazine that focuses on art, culture, music and fashion. By the end of 2001, he co-founded Bandung Center for New Media Arts together with Reina Wulansari, R. E. Hartanto and T. Reza Ismail, and strongly engage with the development of media art & multidisciplinary artistic practice in Indonesia. In 2004 he developed Common Room Networks Foundation (Common Room), an open platform for art, culture and ICT/Media. Starting from 2013, Common Room is also known as urban/rural platform for creativity and innovation. Having partnership with his wife, Reina Wulansari and other colleagues, Gustaff currently lives and works in Bandung. He works on his art and develops the organization, as well curates exhibitions, write and speak on discussions and symposiums, and also runs a small farm in Sukabumi, a small town in West Java – Indonesia.


 

Many more in the pipeline, soon ready to be confirmed… !

Countries in some ways represented at this gathering so far:

Colombia, Brasil, Guatemala, Mexico,Ireland/N.Ireland, Belgium, Slovenia, Italy, UK, Israel, Australia, Netherlands, Indonesia, India, Kenya

Tickets

Buy tickets online at the top of this page, and pay via PayPal or credit card. You will need to login to your Lotus account before purchasing ticket – if you do not already have a Lotus account you can register one for free 🙂 This will be your login to the summit discussion forum as well.

What do you receive ?

  • Access to all the panels and networking  – 5 days of activities
  • Recordings of the panel discussions (delivered a few hours after the session to ensure you can keep up to date and in flow)
  • Immersion in global/local interactions
  • Wealth of what accumulated is about 2 centuries of experience of the key panelists!
  • Opportunities to develop new systems and think outside the box of your normal locale and what ‘you know’ – to enter uncharted terrains of innovation and solidarity
  • Chance to share your visions during network which can include proposing your own think tank during the gathering
  • Advice from international elders and accomplished experts
  • Introduction to the Lotus Consciousness Platform and hubs initiative
  • New friends and colleagues to interact with
  • A deeper embodiment of holistic principles bridging worlds and disciplines
  • Hope for the times to come

We have 10 un-priced tickets available for those of you who are very committed already in your communities or who come from non privilege.  Please get in touch with us if you believe you qualify for support.  In return and to promote healthy reciprocity which is in alignment with natural law we would be grateful if you are a recipient of one of these passes if you can give us a few hours of volunteer support as this gathering has over 30 hours of programmed time with participants from all over the planet and we do need some basic assistance which will be outlined if you are offered an unpriced ticket

See other ticketing options at the top of this page. Please login to your Lotus account before purchasing tickets. If you do not already have a Lotus account, you can register a free account first and then purchase the tickets. Thank you.

Details

Start:
May 9
End:
May 24
Cost:
Free – £99
Event Category:

Venue

Online event (Live) via Zoom & Lotus Group Discussions
Please purchase a ticket for this event. After you've bought a ticket, please request to join the reconfiguration group. All ticket holders will be manually added to the group within 24 hrs, then within the group discussions you will find links to the live Zoom video meetings. https://lotusconsciousness.com/groups/reconfiguration-2020
Website:
https://lotusconsciousness.com/groups/reconfiguration-2020/

Organizer

Lotus Awakenings
Email:
info@lotusconsciousness.com
Website:
www.lotusconsciousness.com

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