What do Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Julia Butterfly Hill and Van Jones all have in common? They have all participated in the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium. And now you can too!
You are invited to the next Auckland symposium on Sunday 3rd October, on Waiheke.
Gloomy news of climate change, oil spills, gross injustice, and world unrest is everywhere. It is hard to know what to do about it, or why we should make an effort.
If you care about what is happening in the world , and in our communities... come and join like-minded people at this remarkable event. The 'modern dream' of competition and consumerism is failing us. We need to Change the Dream.
This multi-media, experiential, facilitated event is a result of thousands of people world-wide coming together to create a transformative experience which calls forth a sustainable, just and fulfilling future on planet earth. See the trailer here.
In the Symposium, philosophers, scientists and community leaders from from diverse countries and backgrounds help us consider four key questions:
· Where are we on the Earth at this time?
· How did we get here?
· What is possible for the future?
· Where do we go from here?
The Symposium combines powerful video segments, guided group interactions, quiet self-reflection, shared feelings and ideas. You will gain rich insights that generate hope, inspiration, purpose and a commitment to individual and collective action.
The Symposium was first presented in New Zealand in June 2008. Since then, the symposium has been presented fifty times around New Zealand. Each time demand has been strong, for further symposia and for facilitator and leadership training. The video material used in the symposium is available for use by people who train locally to present it. If after participating you would like to train as a presenter, talk to the facilitators Maya Nova, Bridget Marsh and Woodroof.
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
If travelling from Auckland catch the 11am ferry and then the bus to Onetangi which goes past the end of the road to the hall at 12 noon. The return ferry leaves near the hall at 6.15 for the 6.45 ferry arriving back in Auckland at 7.20
Location: Surfdale Hall 6 Hamilton Road, Surfdale, Waiheke Island
Telephone Enquiries: Anne Wooroof on Waiheke: 9482909 or Maya Nova: 4453642
Cost: You are invited to contribute with great love, an amount commensurate with your experience. It is your gift from the heart, embracing abundance and generosity.
Funds raised will contribute to local refinement of the Symposium as well as well as to support the offering of future Symposia in local areas.
Please join us, we would love to share this empowering perspective with you.
Prior to the symposium, on the 2nd of October, Waiheke is holding another Peace Walk celebrating Ghandi's birthday and reaffirming our commitment to putting these issues to the fore. If you should wish to join this you are very welcome; It starts at our local Marae with a blessing and a cup of tea at 1pm and then we walk along Blackpool Beach road and around the point to Surfdale hall where there is a concert with local singers etc