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How might schools prepare for 21st Century?

Join us for a Sunday Salon with community┬ámember, Atish Mistry. When: Sunday 16th August 3pm – 5pm BST Where: Zoom online Having spent 10 years working in financial markets for different investment banks, he has has now taken a complete 180 to become a (Maths) teacher. His vision is to use that as a stepping […]

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The Equality Complex Sunday Salon: 19th July 2020 3pm

On Sunday 19th July at 3pm BST, we are thrilled to welcome Dr Liam Kavanagh, our Director of the Life Itself Institute. On the back of his ground-breaking paper on Collective Wisdom, this Sunday he will take one extract from it: The Equality Complex and discuss with you, our community. This is a Salon not […]

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Calling all diggers and dreamers!

Come and help build our new hub in Bergerac! This August, help us transform an underloved farmhouse into a bustling community hub in the beautiful south of France. Moments from the acclaimed Buddhist monastery Plum Village, our Bergerac hub will become a home for the community, complete with accomodation, event space, and garden. But we […]

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Life Itself Update

4th – 17th June At Life Itself we organise our time into fortnightly sprints. This means we make plans together of what we’ll achieve every fortnight, and we update each other as a group on what we’ve been up to after each sprint. We decided that we’d like to involve you — our wonderful readers, […]

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Sitting With the Trouble

By Charlotte Du Cann Sit beside me: I am in a circle in the back room of a small pub in North Oxford, under the shelter of a giant copper beech. Spring is unfurling its leaves. A man is talking. His name is Edward and he is the oldest person in the room, the unofficial […]

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Contemplating Denial

Rabbit holes, rabbit holes everywhere.Which one to go down? ÔÇťAlice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waist-coat-pocket or a watch to take out of it, and, burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in […]

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Contemplative Activism: A Primer

We are proposing that contemplative awareness, skills and practices can inform our responses to our collective cultural process of deep and lasting change. We set out some of our initial ideas in our first paper. Here we are exploring in more depth that some of the proposals might mean. There are some ways in which […]

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Notes on Tetlock and Gardner’s Superforecasting

Notes on Tetlock and Gardner’s Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. Good book. A bit too journalisty for me at points but overall a very good balance of academic and popular. As is often the case, you could probably distill the majority of it down to ten pages (plus appendix on psychology). At the […]

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Contemplative activism calls- a reflection

We do not do any thing revolutionary or ground breaking. We just sit and listen to each other on zoom. And we feel together and sense together and think together. There is something magic about sitting together contemplating mystery- the unknown and unknowable. The mystery of each of our lives. The mystery of how we […]

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We’re Changing Our Name

We have an exciting announcement to make: we’re changing our name. Art / Earth / Tech is becoming Life Itself. Why? We want our name to really capture our commitment and vision, the essence of what we are standing for as a community. We believe that when we choose wisdom, well-being and awakening, we are […]