At the end of the program we expect our participants to be trained as follows:

The Heart:

  • Reduced self-centeredness, gain unconditional confidence, and have the ability to overcome inner challenges through self-healing
  • More courageous, gentle and able to dance with the rhythms of the universe
  • Ability to walk the talk and walk in the corridors of power and wealth without being corrupted
  • Increased aptitude to focus and be in the present moment in difficult situations
  • Increased wisdom, compassion and deep caring for the victims of social injustice and environmental destruction
  • Strong motivation to work for change, including the root causes of injustice and ecological crisis

The Head:

  • Ability to critically comprehend the present global political economy and articulate alternative regenerative structures
  • Ability to identify causes and conditions for the present ecological crisis and ways of moving toward a more sustainable and resilient future
  • Knowledge to differentiate and discern the pros and cons of important social movements of the past and present
  • Ability to apply diverse frameworks of analysis

The Hands:

  • Ability to use participatory approaches to facilitate meetings, discussions, organize communities and build networks to create social movements
  • Skills to manage community-based projects and organisations to build social movements
  • Practical experience of sustainable community-led initiatives
  • Regular mindfulness practice in daily life working with one’s own emotions and relationships
  • Skills to prevent unnecessary conflicts with nonviolent communication and empathy as well as gaining the ability to facilitate conflict transformation and resolution when needed.