Last autumn I was contemplating my travel plans and juggling a proposed visit to the Community of Living Ethics in Italy and International Peace Initiatives in Kenya. Then an invitation to give a presentation in China arrived and I listened to where I felt most called. It would be my third visit to China over consecutive years and from the very first I was curious about the emerging eco-holistic impulse that was positively tangible. In recognition of the support we’d received since hosting our first Gathering in Beijing in 2015 and the possibility of new doors opening, there was an inner nudge to prioritise the visit to this vast continent. [Read more…]
In mid October I received an unexpected invitation to visit China for the third consecutive year. After the 2015 Centers Gathering in Beijing, Mr Liu, founder of the community that hosted the event, was inspired to build the Orenda Psychosomatic Medicine Museum showcasing the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the leading science of health care and the holistic movement in the Western world. They were keen to feature the Findhorn Foundation first, in recognition of the international community and their connection with the United Nations. [Read more…]
The House of I is part of a large land development town called the Orenda Tribe, which is 90 kilometers to the northwest of Beijing with less than half an hour drive to the Great Wall. We call our place a learning center that promotes holistic awakening and consciousness in the heart of urban population. In the past four years since our founding, we have run a range of programs and activities tapping the potentials of our residents to connect with their inner self and from that place to connect with their neighbors and the nature. Our mission is to contribute to the development of holistic consciousness of a nation and people caught upon with ever-growing consumerism, exploitation of natural resources and the pollution of air and soil.
Our friend, colleague and translator extra-ordinaire Sean Feng, Director of Education of Haiwen in Shenzen, China and organiser of the Centers’ Gathering in Beijing last year extends a personal invitation.
“I am writing on behalf of our center in Beijing to recruit teachers/leaders/counselors to work in Beijing for a contract period of 10 months between March 15 and December 31, 2017.
Who do we need?
Our job opening is in the field of relationship enhancement, individual and couple coaching/counselling and team building. The work format includes providing/offering presentations, discussion groups, counselling, etc to our residents; designing customer-tailored workshops in our market place; and supporting other team members in their workshops, events and activities. People with additional skills such as parenting, creative expression through the arts, and healing modalites, and who are willing to be flexible in working hours and location, would be our priority for consideration. [Read more…]
A year after the Holistic Centers Gathering in Beijing, representatives from different centers were invited to attend The Localization and Globalization of Psychosomatic Medicine World Forum, hosted by Orenda Group at Jackson Hole Beijing October 10-14, 2016.
Ludwig Fischer and Peter Moore share this report.
Two hours north of Beijing, at the foot of the Yanshan Mountains, ancient Taoist caves bear witness from surrounding heights. They add a subtle sacred presence to the verdant landscape of streams and pools, vineyards and valley views. Jackson Hole Beijing is a themed Western Town with offerings of sophisticated luxury infused with ecological awareness. The Chinese community that inhabits the homes here share common commitments informed by an atmosphere of Enlightenment values. [Read more…]
Since 2010 I’ve had the great joy of attending the Holistic Centers Gathering that takes place around the world every year. In October it was held in Asia for the first time in its 30-year history – a unique cross-cultural experience full of potential for the future of humanity.
Hosted by The House of I, we were nestled in the mountainous region of Yanqing, to Beijing’s northwest and 80km from the Great Wall of China, one of the sites of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. I feel the Gathering shares an affinity with the spirit of the Olympics – nations coming together to foster understanding and friendship. [Read more…]
By Rachel Davey
For the last ten days I have been in China, attending the first ever Centers Gathering to be held in Asia. It has been a rich and rewarding experience and I hope this article will give some insight into why.
The International Holistic Centers Gathering has been in existence for more than 30 years. It is a global movement for positive change, and describes itself as the principal meeting point for centers both well established and new that address the new consciousness currently emerging worldwide.
What I enjoy most about the Gathering is the spirit of collaboration that is fostered by the annual meeting, which continues through the year. The central ethos of the Gathering is that we are stronger when we work together, and our world view is one of abundance. Technically we are all competitors, and the fact that we share problems, solutions, ideas and reflections openly is deeply inspiring. [Read more…]
Thank you for the interest and most helpful questions received so far.
I am now able to give you a time frame of both our Beijing Gathering and the proposed conference afterwards, followed by the sightseeing options.
We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 2015 International Holistic Centers’ Gathering in Beijing, China, October 17-22, followed by a conference to provide access to the Chinese market if you are interested in presenting and introducing your centre to the market in China.