In Our Element
Can you join us on a journey towards personal & planetary well-being?
Course Dates: Spring 2024
Location: Harford Bunkhouse, Dartmoor
Cost: Costs for food & camping and resources, £195 per person + donations.
Because we want to see a different world, we have decided to do things differently. Therefore, we are offering the course at a cost price. The full week with camping accommodation, all meals and resources cost £195 per person. At the end of the week, we will offer the opportunity to donate whatever you can for the teaching in the Buddhist tradition of Dana. We would like to be able to offer our teaching freely and trust that those who receive it will feel inspired to support its continuity.
Within the Five Elements of Chinese medicine, and many other ancient indigenous traditions, flourishing human health is all about balance; which is in turn reliant on dynamic vibrant balance within nature. This offers us the opportunity to use the natural elements to understand ourselves and our world more deeply and completely. Increasing evidence attests to the physical and emotional benefits to be gained from spending time in nature. We believe it is also vital to ignite the reciprocity of care that nature also needs from us.
To help us all find balance and its co-arising qualities of resilience, compassion and joy, we have combined nature-connection with cutting-edge science, positive psychology, anthropology and ancient wisdom traditions to explore the broad sweep of what it is to be human today.
The beautiful Buddhist qualities of compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity and joy guide the tone of the course whilst the Five Elements of Wood, Water, Fire, Earth and Metal provide the structure. We are blessed with a beautiful location on the edge of Dartmoor national park, with rugged Tors, lush ancient woodlands, a majestic river, and wide open skies, so that each day we can venture out to deeply connect with the Element of the day. This will involve learning about the physical and emotional aspects of the elements; gentle exercises such as walking, Qi Gong, Yin Yoga, wild swimming or dancing; meditation; solo and group reflection and play. Together we will nurture a space of safety and authentic community where we can all learn from each other. If you are seeking more vibrancy in your life, or you are just fascinated to learn about a different way of understanding our place in the world, please join us on this shared adventure.
Can you join us to begin this quest for collaborative transformation and growth in the Spring of 2024 ?
For more information or to book your place click below (you will be given the opportunity to pay a £100 deposit to secure your place, with the final payment required two weeks before the course commences).