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…]
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…]
By Swami Lalitananda
“Stimulating, invigorating, expansive, interconnected” – these are a few words that come to mind as I reflect on my six days at the Holistic Centres Network (HCN) Gathering on Cortes Island in May. “In the spirit of collaboration….” is the HCN’s motto. “Radical collaboration” is one of Yasodhara Ashram’s key themes for 2019. A perfect match. [Read more…]
A month before the Centers Gathering at Hollyhock in B.C. Canada, 12-17 May, I received an email from our friend and HCN Board member Sean. “Bene Wellness is going to hold a new product launch on May 20th in Beijing,” he wrote. “Songlin sends his invitation to you as VIP guest for the ceremony. We totally understand if you can’t make it.” The invite to return to China in a few weeks came as a surprise.
Although I knew the date clashed with our annual HCN Board meeting I was intrigued to find out more. “It’s a new program series that’s been inspired by our experience at Findhorn last year,” Sean explained and I smiled at the news. He’d already booked his flight which meant missing the HCN Board meeting and I knew that wasn’t an option for me. I had a week in my diary where I could potentially travel though and knew I wanted to support our partnership with Bene Wellness. [Read more…]
As a follow-up to their presentation at the HCN Centers Gathering at Hollyhock last month, Retreat Guru have released findings from the 2019 Tech Stack Survey. The report identifies commonly used software in key categories and highlights user satisfaction levels. If you are looking for a new app, learn which are popular. If you are already tech-deep, compare your stack with others. You might be surprised by some of their findings. [Read more…]
On the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, join the IONS 18th International Conference as we break through preconceptions, tap into uncharted wells of wisdom, and build a launchpad for a future we can look forward to.
Hear the latest science in consciousness and extraordinary human capacities, engage with innovative technology and healing arts, and connect with a passionate global community. Four days of mind expanding science, heart-opening experience, and deep transformation. [Read more…]