In these deep times of change, we need new models of leadership, community, and action sourced in connection and collaboration with life. Join us on the farm, where we will open up a space to learn how to lead our lives and community from the inside out and from a new vision of the would we dream
This 3-day Intensive provides an opportunity to explore and try on the fundamentals of the Ecology of Leadership. The weekend will provide pathways to help you walk further down your path by exploring the landscape within and without. You will experience what becomes possible when leadership is developed in deep connection with the natural world and rooted in an intimate circle made up of peers and other leaders.
You will learn how to:
Develop a new relationship to nature and explore how a deeper nature connection can open the manifestation of their dreams
Transform the nature of your relationships, family, friends and colleagues
Develop the connect to your vision of life
Live a life from intention
Deepen an awareness of the relationship between inner and outer life.
Acquire tools to cultivate your inner garden – learning how to compost beliefs, stories, judgments, and ways of being that no longer serve us, have weighted us down and held us back in our full expression of our life and who we really are.
Experience movement in ones life in an areas where you might be stuck
Feel what it’s like to be in a village of caring, loving and mutual support
Tune into living life not just from thinking mind, but attuning to spirit and the forces of the natural world
Practice nature sit spots.
Together, we will explore how cultivating a deeper, more vibrant connection to our visions and gifts —and engaging a unique set of practices, mindsets, and skills — can support us in living a life that lights us up and contributes powerfully to the transformation of our world.
Participants will leave with a full set of tools and practices to take home with you to apply in your relationships, community, workplace and service path.
This course is a non- residential course and therefore you will need to organise your own accommodation options. If you’d like to spend the night or would like some recommendations on places to stay email us on [email protected].
James Stark, M.A., F.E.S., is the co-director of the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal (RDI). He co-founded and currently co-directs the Ecology of Leadership and the Ecology of Awakening programs which prepare community leaders for the “Great Turning” of our era.
James has committed his life to exploring how we — ourselves, our communities, and our species — might move into harmony with who we are and the natural world.
For decades, James dedicated himself to community visioning and organizing in Marin County— during which he co-founded the following organizations, among others:
West Marin Growers Group (WMGG), which was created to ensure food security in Marin County. WMGG grew into the 5013c, Marin Organic, which introduced the Marin Organic Food Label.
Waste Free Now, which is committed to West Marin becoming waste free and hosts the innovative annual Recycle Circus including a “Stuff Exchange” for people to redistribute community resources.
KWMR “Watershed Radio,” which is a licensed 501c3 community radio station in the tenth year of providing a voice for West Marin residences and heard around the world live through web casting.
CLAM — Community Land Trust Association of Marin, an affordable ecological housing land trust (5013c) created to provide affordable housing in the face of increasing gentrification.
James’ years working with visioning and community development service led him to an interest in exploring how a healthy inner ecology can impact one’s work in the world. As part of that inquiry, he earned a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Like the natural systems and patterns that guide permaculture, his work now is focused on helping others to lead from the inside out and source their lives from deep nature connection. He believes that creating a loving, peaceful inner world provides the soil for the seeds of our visions to grow in the world.
Included in your course fee:
Your course ticket includes a local, healthy, farm-fresh lunch and all materials you will need during the 3 days.
Cancellations and Refunds:
We get that sometimes things happen that inable you to attend the course you paid for. Unless otherwise stated, if you let us know at least 3 weeks before the course start date, we will give you your money back less an admin fee of USD $40. Otherwise we can transfer the full amount to any future course or workshop at The Kul Kul Farm.