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April 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Collective Empowerment and Sustainability - Cycling through Europe

Hi All!

I just posted in the Conversations section, under "Exciting New Development" - some friends and I are riding from Sweden to Serbia, through Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. 

We are seeking help in organising small events to promote Sustainability and collective empowerment for positive change. We'd love you help, and it would also be an opportunity for you to practice facilitation, holding space, and spreading collective…


Added by Xavier Koenig on April 29, 2011 at 4:17am — No Comments

the Arts and Peacebuilding

My first blogpost on the AoH Community site, and with it I find the depth of my relationship with the arts, a hidden jewel that was waiting to be discovered to be integrated into theoretical mental models and practical awareness social technologies to continuously generate a creative process that touches, moves and acts from a deep place - living and working from the heart with conscious attention and intention ....


the story I share is in response to a questionnaire I…


Added by Hala Makarem on April 28, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Becoming an AoH Practitioner

One of the things that stands out from my Envision Halifax days when a team of us co-designed and co-delivered a nine month leadership program, meeting with the group once a month for either a retreat or a learning day, is how often people talked about getting their Envision “fix” – essentially being able to step out of the craziness of their workplaces into a deep breath of a different kind of space, where…


Added by Kathy Jourdain on April 25, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

One AoH Training Does Not a Practitioner Make

One AoH Training Does Not a Practitioner Make

From the last few…


Added by Kathy Jourdain on April 25, 2011 at 6:51am — 1 Comment

Art of Hosting: A Way of Being in Japan

I'm back in Japan.  Gathered this weekend, once again, in Kiyosato where we held two major art of hostings in Japan last year.  Mt.  Fuji still sits with majesty on the horizon.  The food is still excellent.  The onsen is once again very hot.  AND, much has changed.


I've been in Japan for four days.  Listening, sensing, trying to understand what is present here -- what is possible here -- that was not possible before.…


Added by Bob Stilger on April 9, 2011 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

Finding firm ground in times of upheaval

I recently posted an entry on the MIT CoLab Radio site (Finding Firm Ground in Times of Upheaval) in which I reflected upon the current events that quake and swirl all around us and my initial responses to them.


Shalom to all.


Added by David Cooper on April 4, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments


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