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Contemplative Activism

Contemplative Disposition

I asked the question at the end of Sunday’s Contemplative Activist Sangha call, “Have we held this exploration of Patriarchy contemplatively?” What did I mean by that? What does holding a discussion or an exploration contemplatively mean? I was curious about whether we felt that we’d held this sometimes hot and uncomfortable discussion as contemplatives […]

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CANCELLED: Contemplative Activism ‘drop-in, drop-out’ at Bidston, Liverpool

The Invitation We are hosting our second event of Art Earth Tech’s contemplative activism initiative, a “drop-in, drop-out” at Bidston Observatory (a lovely space for artistic exploration outside Liverpool) from March 14th to March 29th. The gathering is an open invitation, and very reasonably priced (£15 a night), so please forward this invitation to anybody who might be […]

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Contemplative Activism Recap

Contemplative Activism Gathering: Recap and Takeaways from Our First Gathering Just previous to Christmas, Art Earth Tech hosted a gathering on a subject that could almost be oxymoron in our culture – contemplative activism. Thankfully, a great set of people saw promise in this idea and came along – activists from Extinction Rebellion and Transition […]

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Contemplative Activism Primer: the pre-gathering read

This primer is written by our collaborator, Naresh Giangrande. In our upcoming retreat we will explore how contemplative awareness, skills and practices can inform our responses to our collective cultural process of deep and lasting change. I set out some initial ideas in a paper with Liam – Contemplative Activism What it is and Why It’s […]

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The Case for Contemplative Activism: why, why now, and what are we offering?

We are proposing that contemplative awareness, skills and practices can inform our responses to our collective cultural process of deep and lasting change. These changes are now being rapidly forced upon us. We are having to confront as a society, collectively and individually, the end of our way of life due to the breakdown in […]

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The Contemplative Activism Gathering

Art / Earth / Tech is pleased to team with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of the Transition Town movement to put together the first gathering of a new initiative on contemplative activism.  Here, Naresh, my co-organiser, briefly explains it as: “When a disappointment happens in the environmental movement, we often hear: ‘It’s alright, eventually consciousness is going to change’,… […]