Following the success of our pilot series of Living the New Story, we are delighted to announce that we are hosting a second live series and we invite you to join us. We have a fantastic line up of topics and speakers, sure to uplift and inspire. Now all we need is you!
Barbara, whom we are most fortunate to have as a session speaker, envisions that as part of our evolutionary new story, Homo sapiens is giving birth to a new species — Homo universalis (universal human) — a higher conception of humanity that co-evolves with nature, co-exists with high-tech genius, co-creates with spirit and leads with love.
As we birth this new species, we support the birth of a new world. We begin to recognise ourselves as full participants and conscious cocreators in the evolution of life, embedded in nature, in reciprocity with the natural world, acting in service for the benefit of the whole, with reverence for all life. The creative genius of each of us is needed to support the transition to an interconnected, highly creative and regenerative future.
Become part of the shift in collaboration with a community of like-minded visionaries, thought leaders and change makers, each bringing their gift. Their inspiration will enable you to discover what gift you bring.
This journey is for you if you sense a compelling impulse to consciously evolve, and are called to contribute to the collective regeneration of the planet at this extraordinary, and often challenging, time in human history.
Our journey comprises one two-hour session per month, over eight months. We will be using Zoom video-conferencing to convene our sessions – a very easy, user-friendly way to gather and proactively engage global audiences online. If you haven’t yet used the platform, we will guide you easily through the technology. Once you’ve registered, and before the first introductory session, we’ll send you the access information for Zoom so that you can participate. All you will need is a laptop, computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and stable internet access. You will be able to join us from the comfort of your own home or from wherever you are in the world.
The eight-month journey from 20 September 2018 to 4 April 2019 is made up of 8 sessions. Times stated are London, UK time. Click here to convert to your local time.
Over the eight months, we are inviting you to take an experiential, participatory journey together into what needs to change in us, and in the human story. Each session will explore, at increasing levels of depth, what it is to live the new story personally, and accelerate it collectively, through:
All of our inspiring change makers are proactively committed to pioneering new ways of living and being as we transition to a thriving, regenerative world. In each session, we’ll have the opportunity to draw from their inspiration to help illuminate the way which, in turn, will compel us to take action in our own lives and communities.
Barbara Marx Hubbard is a visionary social innovator and educator and a prolific author of 9 books. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution and president of Evolutionary Academy. She is currently producing a year long global intensive: “Awaken New Species” with Humanity’s Team and Steve Farrell. Barbara is co-chair of the Center of Integral Wisdom and is writing three books with the Center President Marc Gafni to Evolve the Source Code of our Culture. She is a co-founder of The Association for New Thought (AGNT), the World Future Society, and a member of the Club of Budapest. Barbara is also a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation.
Ousmane Pame PhD, is Founder & President of REDES (Network for Ecovillage Emergence & Development) in the Sahel, which is transitioning 35 Mauritanian and Senegalese villages into an ecovillage hub. As President of the Global Ecovillage Network-Africa, he co-organised the first World Ecovillage Summit in Dakar. As Mayor of Guédé Chantier, Senegal, he transformed the municipality into an eco-community. An educator, community leader, and lecturer at Dakar University, he has taught French and English languages, and African literature and traditions, in American study abroad programmes in Senegal, and was resident Academic Director of Living Routes at the Dakar Earth Rights Ecovillage Institute. Ousmane is also a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation.
Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. The author of World as Lover, World as Self, Active Hope and ten other books, she is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, a ground-breaking theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change. Joanna is also a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation.
Daniel Christian Wahl PhD is a sustainability educator and consultant, and the author of Designing Regenerative Cultures. He was the director of Findhorn College based at the UN-Habitat Award winning ecovillage in the North of Scotland. He now works independently as a consultant and educator with Gaia Education, Bioneers, the Clear Village Foundation, and the UNITAR training centre CIFAL Scotland. He is a member of the International Futures Forum and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Daniel is also a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation.
Vera Kleinhammes is a second generation leader at Tamera Peace, Research and Education Centre in Portugal. She leads the Global Campus, a network of local peace initiatives around the world, creating educational centers for autonomous, decentralized communities of trust, working toward a post-capitalist world, free of war. Vera is deeply connected to our planetary network, serving the courageous peace workers and initiatives, especially in crisis areas and countries of the Global South. She is a leader in establishing Tamera’s Israel-Palestine network and is also part of the internal leadership team at Tamera.
Rob Hopkins PhD is co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, UK. He is author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff, 21 Stories of Transition, The Transition Handbook and The Transition Companion. He was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and one of ‘Britain’s 50 New Radicals’. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a keen gardener and one of the founders of New Lion Brewery in Totnes and a Director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, a very ambitious community-led development project. Rob is also a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation.
Former Chair of Trustees of the Findhorn Foundation and co-founder of Findhorn Consultancy Service, Robin Alfred is an international personal and organisational development coach and group facilitator who has worked with clients including Microsoft, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Equal Exchange, the UN, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace International and the Carbon Disclosure Project. Robin co-facilitated the Foundation’s New Story Summit and continues to support the acceleration of a new story in his work. He is coauthor of Beyond You and Me – Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community.
Mattie Porte has lived and served in the Findhorn Community for 17 years. A psychologist and mentor, she is passionate about the evolution of consciousness and the potential in moving from our current paradigm of separation and fear to an emerging paradigm of unity and wholeness. She is the director and producer of the Foundation’s first feature-length documentary film: An Enquiry into a New Story for Humanity: Change the Story, Change the World. She is also the Communications and Relationship Building member of the Foundation’s New Story Team, and manages the New Story Hub and associated online community platforms, events and learning journeys.
We are delighted to be offering this collaborative journey into humanity’s next phase
of conscious evolution, and warmly invite you to join us!
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