Seeing Nature’s Mind | Regenerating Place

By |2017-11-30T16:37:47+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Learning|

Join Us in Seeing with Nature’s Mind and Developing Regenerative Thinking at Spillian Building upon the success of prior workshops together, 7group and Spillian are further developing their partnership this spring by offering two workshops in the Catskills aimed at developing our capacity to practice regeneration. These two workshops are designed to work together, but also can be attended separately. You are invited to join us for one or both (with discounted pricing which will be posted soon). Make sure to save the dates for this unique opportunity. Seeing with Nature’s Mind: Problem Evolving for a Living World 28-30 April 2018 “Most of our problems are caused by thinking differently than Nature works.”     --Gregory Bateson Patterns are the language of Life, our original (read more)

Come, make yourself known!

By |2017-11-29T16:00:37+00:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Learning|

At a moment when so many ecological limits are being breached by a civilization largely oblivious to its own embedment within the biosphere, how can we swiftly catalyze a collective recognition of our thorough dependence upon the animate earth? How to open a fresh and unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants and elemental forces that compose this breathing commonwealth? It must begin with you and your resolute love. Of fellow humans, of place, of all of life. Many of us yearn for a closer relationship to each other and our fellow animate beings. This is a wondrous opportunity to foster deeper connections. We will be nurturing an exchange through perceptible experience, bounteous conversation, opening our animal senses, collective ponderings, learning to (read more)

On Being Human in a More-Than-Human World

By |2017-11-29T15:33:35+00:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Learning|

We will be working on developing each unique human’s capacity to play their role (and manifest their particular essence) in service to the vitality and viability of all life in a particular place. We see this as a process of reciprocity that seeks to grow and develop potential in each and all entities nested within the whole. The most effective nodal point for actualizing such systemic transformation is working on how we, as humans, are thinking about our role on the planet. David Abram will lead us in an experience of feeling into a deeper connection with all the living beings that surround us as we delve into the role of human beings on the animate earth. The retreat will be co-hosted by the (read more)

What Are You Trying to Sustain?

By |2017-11-29T11:29:29+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Learning|

Having helped builders, designers, architects and owners for more than 21 years understand green building, having worked with USGBC to create the LEED green building rating system, and having deeper engagements with regenerative practice for the past 8 years, we are now imagining the next step in the trajectory of thinking beyond sustainable practice . . . a whole new way to explore how humans, their built environment and the natural world develop a co-evolutionary way of nurturing life. It begins with an understanding of how living systems function through direct observation and experience, and deepens as we learn to see and feel from the perspective of ourselves as fellow animate beings. Join us as we continue our journey - through story, experiences and immersion (read more)

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