This programme is a prototype and will be held flexibly throughout the weekend - its major feature is openness, which will allow space for us to co-create the weekend together.
Friday is all about deepening our connections and setting the framework and kawa (groundrules) for how we want to be together over the weekend.
3.30 Welcome! Arrive, relax and explore
8.00 Kawa/Groundrules: How do we want to be together for the weekend?
On Saturday we'll practice how we would like to be in the world as a network, all following our own paths and what we feel energy for, whether that's connecting, meditating, working on projects, having discussions around how to grow the network, or something else entirely.
7.00 Exercise, meditation (or a sleep-in)
9.00 Whanau group check-in
9.30 Big group agenda setting
10.00 Open Space Sessions
1.00 Open Space Sessions
5.00 Big group reporting back
7.00 Social time
Sunday is a chance to bring the previous day's exploration to a more refined place, a process of sharpening our insight into what wants to be done/lived (or not) following on from the hui, and making agreements that need to be made as a network and with any groups that have formed through the weekend.
7.00 Group meditation / silent bush walk / sleep-in
9.00 Whanau group check-in
11.30 Free time
WHO'S THIS FOR?
It's for you. This community is about connecting through purpose - you want to see more compassion, empathy, and mindful action in the world, whatever your profession is. If you don't fit into one of the boxes below, don't worry, we don't really like boxes anyway.
People who care about the world
Whatever you're doing in life, you want to make a difference. Perhaps you work in healthcare or mental health, you're a public servant trying to change the system from the inside, or a businessperson interested in the potential of social enterprise to make change.
You live and breathe mindfulness
You're on a mission to spread compassion and acceptance through mindfulness and related pratices (yogis we're looking at you). Perhaps you run mindfulness programmes and are looking for new connections, or perhaps you're more one for living by example and benefiting others through your presence.
You believe in the power of community
It can be hard to make meaningful friendships with like-minded people. The hui will give you a chance to dig deep into what makes other awesome people tick.
Your artistic flair brings joy to people's lives
You want to use your creative ability - whether that's in design, fine art, tech, public speaking or theatre - to spread love and compassion around the world.
I am a skilled, and always-learning, participatory process host and steward of the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter. My favourite work is in the fire of co-creation, hosting and participating with people who are seeking wise solutions to complex problems.
I want to learn and practice the compassion I think we need to live in harmony, with each other and the Earth, and hold space for others to also.
I am enjoying, with my partners, work that helps organisations and communities to discover their purpose and learn about new ways of being and working in the world, and improving and deepening their practice in every way.
In my work I seek to engage people well to find their own solutions, so that they and their organisations can be integral parts of thriving communities.
I’m a skilled participatory process designer, host and harvester, having trained and practiced internationally, with diverse groups. I believe in people having a voice in what matters to them, and in a more human way of learning, living and working together. My deeply held values are nourishing myself, others and the planet, and I want to work with others who also want to build on what’s working, and help shift what’s not.
THE FINER DETAILS
Brookfield Scout Camp
Beautiful venue in nature
The Brookfield Scout Camp has hosted community groups for decades, and provides a pleasant outdoor setting with minimal distance between us and the natural surroundings.
Delicious, locally sourced food
seasonal organic food prepared with love
We are passionate about providing nourishing food to those doing awesome work within
our community. We enjoy connecting with those whom we catering for.
Outdoor activities on offer
make the most of break times
There is plenty to do: canoe, swim in the pool, use the confidence course, the flying fox, orienteer, or try a number of bush walks. Bring your guitar and sing around the fire in the evening!