Because more and more AoH practitioners are doing research - many times on their own - and they want to connect... It all started with some emails... (click link below)Maybe, at some point, a joint research project will emerge...See More
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
A fellow conscious cultural creative invited me last June 2011. I was drawn to it because I am interested in integrating ancient wisdom and new ways of gatherings.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I wish I learned about this years ago!
For the last 4 years I have been working in interfaith dialogue and with the United Religions Initiative, a global organization working with grassroots interfaith organizations around the world. And my last peacebuilding project involved consulting more than 400 people from various sectors on their understanding about the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
Right now I live in the first intentional raw food community in the Philippines called Maia Earth Village. We are guided by the Maia Mandala inspired by Ecovillage Design principles applied into self inquiry and community building.
I am inspired by the AOH processes and models in bridging the Maia Mandala in translation to various groups in transition to sustainable approaches to development.
I am also studying various AOH processes mostly on my own as part of co-creative processes in my work as an artist and as a student taking up my Masters in Expressive Arts for Peacebuilding engaging process more and more with artmaking and community building particularly with mandalas, sacred circles, rituals, sustainable community rehabilitation.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
As an artist, I am interested in using art, creativity, and ritual processes. As a development advocate (peace + environment), I am interested in integrating appreciative approaches to addressing social and environmental problems.