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Living the New Story Series 2

The New Story

Living the New Story Series 2

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Cultivating Regenerative Societies

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!

We are all the new story coming alive!

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.


Join us to catalyse the shift toward a thriving, regenerative world

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.


One two-hour session per month, via online video-conferencing

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 8-session Journey

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.


Journey Objectives

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:

  • Becoming creatively engaged in the process of our conscious evolution in order to encourage the emergence of new and creative human potentials.
  • Reawakening the regenerative indigenous traditions that will catalyse the transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a thriving Regenerative Society.
  • Shifting our attitudes from exploitation of the Earth’s resources to reverence for all life – from extraction to regeneration, from competition to cooperation, from fear to trust.
  • Recognising our interdependence and coming together as a global family to work through the convergence of multiple crises we face.
  • Learning from successful examples of cultures experimenting with new ways of living and being.
    Learning how to become more impactful and influential change makers within our own communities.


What you will receive


  • 8 live sessions: The format of each session will be flexible and emergent but will include: a brief framing of the session and speaker introduction by the hosts, Mattie and Robin (15 minutes), speaker presentation and dialogue with hosts (40 minutes), participant break out groups (30 minutes), return to the large group for Q&A with the speaker and participant sharings (30 minutes), and closing remarks (5 minutes).
  • Video recording of each session: All the speaker sessions will be recorded and made available within 48 hours following the session. If you are not able to attend one of the live sessions, you will be able to view the recording at your convenience. You may also want to review the recording to integrate the content of a particular session more deeply.
  • Study Guides: To help integrate the content and experience of each session, a study guide will be provided including highlights of the essence of each session, questions for contemplation between sessions, and additional resources, featuring lists of videos, films, books, projects, events, and blogs relevant to each session.
  • Participant Facebook Group: This will be your virtual home over the eight months. The Private Facebook Group will enable you to engage in shared enquiry between sessions to deepen the journey, build alliances, and share your questions, projects and visions with a community of peers. You may also choose to stay engaged after the programme as a way to integrate and continue to build community and support one another.
  • Free access to our documentary film: An Enquiry into A New Story for Humanity: Change the Story, Change the World. The feature-length film is a great introduction to new story themes and may be useful to watch before the online learning journey begins.


Meet Our Change Makers


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

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

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.

Joana Macy

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 Wahl

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

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

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.

Robin Alfred

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

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!

The online learning journey is being offered on the basis of gift economy – a continuation of our experimentation with new economic models. Your generous gifts will support the Foundation’s ongoing work in the world to accelerate a new story for humanity. You may also ‘gift-it-forward’ to support others to engage.

Booking for this event is through the New Story Hub website.


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