Network For a New Culture Presents
HAWAII SPRING GATHERING
APRIL 5-13, 2003
BIG ISLAND Puna District
AS WE EXPLORE THE FRONTIERS OF THE
NEW CULTURE PARADIGM CONSCIOUSNESS
AMIDST ISLAND JUNGLE, PALM TREES & BLUE OCEAN WATERS.
JEAN ROBERTSON and TANYA WILLIAMS
(extraordinary & beautiful women from Canada) will lead our small,
intimate group with a Map and a Compass on a Journey into the New Paradigm,
headed for a look at the Country of *Wow!* differences, difficulties and
creativity using a week-long Conversation coupled with Contact Improv Dance
GEOPH KOZENY, 30-year's experience in community
living and Producer of "Visions of Utopia," a documentary video about intentional
community, will be with us to share insights and experiences about community
building, group decision making, and the cooperative process.
SASHA LESSIN Ph.D. & JANET LESSIN from the Maui School of Tantra
TANTRA and HEART TALK: Learn to love in ways that make you feel secure, sensual, empowered,
open-hearted, heard, supported and spiritually encouraged. Enjoy
supportive encounters, tantric energy exchanges, visualizations and
communications. Compersion and linkage exercises.
SHIVALILA COMMUNITY -- Circus, their Story, Permaculture Land Tour and Satsang
TERYANI RIGGS will lead us in heart-centered rituals and exercises plus ZEGG-style forums
WAHABA KARUNA and Dances of Universal Peace
INTENTION: to have fun as well as the pleasure
of serious and significant questioning and learning, to set up a framework
for an exploration through verbal, physical, emotional worlds using
- daily group conversations about the journey,
- contact improv dance work.
- to consciously blaze a path into the New Paradigm together;
- to generate group creative synergy to vision the New Culture;
- to become conscious of what underlying elements go together to make it useful; and
- identify how other versions of the same elements can be used by other people to create their own maps and compasses, if
they prefer another version.
- everybody getting what we really want in relationships
and in life without anyone ever being wrong;
- relationships that move beyond guilt and defensiveness
into mutual trust and high states of enjoyment;
- appreciating differences and relishing conflict as
part of learning;
- enjoying conscious community experiences of interdependence
and creative synergy; and
- all this learning is relevant to the state of the
- a shift in consciousness by exploring self-awareness
of what's driving us as individuals, new ways of being in relationship,
and what fears and filters we carry into relationships.
- The Conversation and Contact Dance are similar in
that they foster trust, openness, willingness to risk, acceptance of differences,
discovering and noticing the assumptions that create resistance and
fear, fostering transparency, compassion... love. Contact improv
is an intense awareness practice within a constantly changing interdependent
relationship. If the dance is a metaphor for all relationships within
a complex shifting universe, we can learn how to get more of what we deeply
want in our lives, for ourselves and for the world we live in.
OUR MAP involves exploring the Vicious and
the Benign Circles (systems of thought, feeling and response that underly
our experience). Seeing and exploring simple visual maps of how these
systems operate has a liberating effect of not taking the dilemmas we get
into so personally or so seriously, of being able to switch from a "big
problem" to an "interesting challenge" orientation.
- clear, warm ponds heated by lava vents
- steam-vent saunas
- jungle treks
- flowing lava fields
- sea turtles
- black sand nude beach
REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
|Experience and touch WILDNESS both within oneself
and in the surrounding environment as well as intimacy & relationship
in many different forms and structures. We will take a close look
at the propriety (and fears) that suppress and inhibit our wildness...our
|Camping with access to a house for meeting space.
|Vegetarian fare, with tuna & egg/cheese options.
|Transportation to/from airport and field trips.
|In alignment with the NFNC value of keeping prices
down to a minimum, you can enjoy this exploration event for only $300-$700 (sliding
scale). We are an all volunteer non-profit organization and whatever
extra you pay goes right back into creating our experiment together and
possibly generating another island event next year.
for registration and payment info.
or call us at 808-982-5264
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