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Living in the Spirit of Council
An Advanced Training with Gigi Coyle
Gemeinschaft Sulzbrunn (Allgäu)
Let us come together in the spirit and practice of council.
When we face the death of our earth, what is essential in these times? What must we do and where are we to be? Join Gigi Coyle & team in a time of remembering the wisdom of the circle, awakening new skills and rediscovering the essence of council in our own cultures. Revisit how council is a worldview and why it is for many a way of life. Why and how is the practice of council part of the change in the dynamics of power and an important way to healthier local and global communities? How can learning to witness, to truly listen, speak from the heart and “read the field” prepare us to become activists in restoring and creating authentic relationships with people and place? Learn how the practice of council has found its way into prisons, schools, pilgrimages, and rites of passage, and how it can serve us in our work for a more just, more beautiful, healthier world?
We will work with various forms of council and explore issues relevant to our work in the world. Council sessions will include the questions and interests of those who gather and what feels most important to us in these times. Basic knowledge of English, some experience and prior knowledge of council practice is required to attend, as well as reading The Way of Council by Gigi Coyle and Jack Zimmerman (arbor-verlag). It is also helpful to study the Ways of Council website.
The seminar will take place in the ‘Community Sulzbrunn’ (near Kempten).
Dates: May 10, 6:00 pm – May 12, 2019, 5:00 pm. The days will be full and flexible in their structure.
Cost: Between 150 € and 250 € (to cover travel for Gigi Coyle) plus individual donations according to “dana” and a “gifting” economy. (Please inquire if costs are prohibitive.)
Double room (2 p.) Per night 33 €
MZ (3 – 4 p.) Per night 28 €
Food will be vegetarian diet, organic & regional.
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Notes: Maximum number of participants 40 people. The seminar will be held in English.
More info: www.gemeinschaft-sulzbrunn.de
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR | Virginia “Gigi” Coyle shows up as a community activist wherever she is, a council carrier wherever called, and a life-passage guide and mentor with many individuals and organizations. She is learning to be an elder, and serving on such councils for the Ojai Foundation, Youth Passageways, the European Council Network, and Weaving Earth. She has contributed extensively in the areas of citizen diplomacy, inter-species communication, women’s empowerment, and healing ways through ceremony. Founder of the alliance, Beyond Boundaries, she is devoted to inter-generational pilgrimages and projects of prayer, action and service. She is co-founder of Walking Water and co-author of The Way of Council, and The Box, Remembering the Gift.