“Can I invite another center to join us for the Gathering at Hollyhock?” asked Swami Dhumavati while I was at Kashi Ashram earlier this year. “Absolutely!” I replied, always curious to discover new places. “I met Swami Lalitananda last November when we attended the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto,” she continued. “She’s from Yasodhara Ashram in B.C. Canada.” The Parliament had a powerful theme and these two ashrams were clearly aligned. Several lineage centers joined the Gathering and later formed a strong focus group to support each other in their similarities and challenges. [Read more…]
Indralaya was founded in 1927 by members of the Theosophical Society as a practical experiment in applied theosophical living. These principles continue to form the basis of our philosophy, community life, and programs.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to live in community, deepen your commitment to the natural realm, and be of service to humankind this is a great opportunity. Indralaya is inviting applications for an Operations General Manager to lead on facilities management.
Self Health Empowerment Movement (SHEM) is an all-volunteer organization engaged in self health empowerment and a member of HCN based in the Philippines. SHEM works to manifest the vision of a love based health care system. Dr. Romy, the founder of SHEM, said, “We believe that a combination of doing, thinking, having and being is a powerful formula in realizing the vision of an empowering healthcare system that is built by the people and for the people, a healthcare system that is empowering. A healthcare system that brings back the truth that our body is ‘intelligence’ because it is divinely designed. Our strategy is to focus on the consciousness level because it is at this level that the root cause of all problems of society originate.” [Read more…]
ADVANCING NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE & HUMAN LIVELIHOODS
Wilderness Foundation Global and the WILD Foundation, in partnership with the Sanctuary Nature Foundation and the Government of Rajasthan, India, have announced a new opportunity for the public to influence and take part in a growing international movement to defend Earth’s remaining wilderness.
The 11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) will address the essential role of wild nature in providing for human well-being, and highlight powerful policy and on-the-ground tools to preserve natural, life-giving processes. It will convene in Jaipur, India between March 19-26, 2020, around the theme of “For life, livelihoods, and love.” [Read more…]
Linyi Wonderful Expectation Education Group was established in 2003 as the first and pure Montessori Education Organization in Linyi city, Shandong province. It now has ten Kindergartens, four Early Education Centers and two English Schools for Children.
Over the past decade, they have been serving more than ten-thousand families with professional Early Education and Preschool Education Service. Their English Schools have also been devoted to teach children between 3 and 12 years old with original American English Education Theory. English is the beginning and character is even more important. [Read more…]
By Kashi Interfaith Ashram
“It is rare when I find myself flying between two snowcapped mountains, but this was the case in May when Swami Dhumavati and I were on a small ten seater seaplane completing our trip to Hollyhock, Cortes island, 100 miles north of Vancouver, ” said Swami Durga Das from Kashi Interfaith Ashram in Florida.
Hollyhock was the venue for the annual Holistic Centers Gathering, which included 60 leaders representing 40 centers from around the world. “HCN prides itself on the spirit of collaboration. Kashi has been a member for three years and I am inspired by the work we are achieving collectively ‘Changing the planet one center at a time.'” [Read more…]
By Peter Moore
Word in the West re: China, our neighbor in the East, is bad! China poses multiple challenges to USA dominance: economically, culturally, militarily. One Belt One Road is changing the worldwide geopolitical landscape. They’re ripping off intellectual property by studying models developed in the West and perfecting them in the East.
There is truth in the above, but something quite distinct from these conventional claims is also emergent in that vast country. I visited China during the month of November, 2018, and my takeaway was progressive. I was invited to Beijing to participate in a 5-day conference titled “Holistic Wellness International Forum.” There I gave a speech titled “Universities of the Soul in a Network of Light.” Corollary to that flowery title was a more focused subtitle, “How Holistic Centers Proliferate Across Our World.”
Every year we plan the next webinar series after the Centers Gathering in May. Members of HCN are welcome to suggest topics or offer to host a call throughout the year. We encourage you to invite your colleagues into this online learning space to expand the conversation.
We gather online via zoom technology and each webinar is recorded for access after the live call. The invitation is to explore topics that are relevant for us as holistic centers and share experience, best practices, insights and challenges in a supportive and collaborative way.
Just this morning I was talking to a friend and colleague at Yasodhara Ashram in B.C. Canada. Terry asked, “Do you have a webinar on Adwords?” I was able to reply, “Yes we do!” The library of valuable content is expanding and you’re welcome to dive in and explore.
Jeffrey Williams is an innovative multi-disciplinary visionary who has taught and facilitated transformation and vitality arts since 1999. He has synthesized traditional and alternative wellness and medicine systems from all over the world with modern science to develop his cutting edge modalities for experiencing human potential and increased vitality and longevity. Jeffrey has taught at Holistic Centers for 18 years and in November 2018 joined us as a keynote speaker for the International Holistic Wellness Forum in Beijing. [Read more…]
European Day of Sustainable Communities will be hosted for the third consecutive year in 2019. The European network called ECOLISE has organized coordination, funding, and website listing participating events. Last year in Europe, communities in 24 countries joined the celebration by organizing over 100 events. The momentum is continuing to grow!
Foundation for Intentional Communties (FIC) aim to launch the first North American Day of Sustainable Communities this year. A small amount of seed funding has been secured from GENNA Alliance, enough to coordinate preliminary activity and gain traction for future years. We will be coordinating with European organizers to help launch the Day.