The Way of Council & Community in London, UK

Event Category: Council Trainings

  • Profile

    Council is an ancient form and a modern practice that invokes the experience of community, where we listen to everything – people, place, and spirit. The roots of Council are within the natural world, spanning all cultures and beliefs.

    The core practice of Council sets a container for empathy and honesty. It provides a way of bearing witness and of peace making and helps cultivate non-hierarchical power. When in Council we step into a timeless space and spirit moves through us. We experience the deep connection to all life.

    We will explore:

    • History and cross-cultural roots
    • Creating special time and place
    • Practicing the Four Intentions of Council
    • Sharing our personal stories along side those of the community to deepen the art of listening and speaking from the heart
    • Various forms of Council – spiral, fish bowl, dyad and more
    • Developing the basic ingredients for leading/carrying Council in your own community and field of work

    We will learn:

    • Council as a personal practice and a group/community process
    • A way and path to reconciliation, visioning, decision-making and healing
    • To shift from hierarchical power structures to a mode in which initiative, responsibility and leadership are shared
    • To a reach consensus through heart centered awareness
    • How Council serves our community, ourselves and the world

    September 29th, starting at 6:00 pm to October 1st, finishing 5pm

    Location:  Copper Lane Hall, Copper Lane, Stoke Newington, London N16 9NG
    Organised & facilitated by: Pippa Bondy