Warriors for the Human Spirit: Finding Our Way in this Brave New World
with Meg Wheatley & Jerry Granelli
August 20 / 4:00 PM - August 25 / 3:00 PM
Program prices include all meals.
What does it take to be an effective leader for these times, one who refrains from using aggression or fear to accomplish their purposes? Is it possible to transform our exhaustion, and frustration into capacity and meaning, so that we again can lead wholeheartedly?
This retreat offers clear and concise practices for leaders to create “islands of sanity” in the midst of difficult circumstances and bureaucratic organizations.
Each day will be composed of teachings, mindfulness practices, sensory exercises and practical applications. Among the skills we will develop are:
--learning to perceive more fully, using all sense perceptions;
--solving seemingly intractable problems by opening to more information;
--identifying when we are ‘lost’ and processes for becoming unlost;
--working with conflict as an inevitable consequence of being interconnected;
--transforming time by engaging in regular practices of reflection
As warriors for the human spirit, we discover our right work, work that we know is ours to do no matter what. We engage wholeheartedly, embody values we cherish, let go of outcomes, and carefully attend to relationships. We serve those issues and people we care about, focused not so much on making a difference as on being a difference.
Margaret Wheatley is a well-respected writer, speaker, and teacher for how we can accomplish our work, sustain our relationships, and willingly step forward to serve in this troubling time. She has written several best-selling books, beginning with her path-breaking Leadership and the New Science, first published in 1992.
Her other books are:
Walk Out Walk On (with Deborah Frieze);
Turning to One Another;
A Simpler Way (with Myron Rogers);
Finding Our Way.
Each of her books has been translated into a number of languages; Leadership and the New Science appears in 18 languages. Her newest book, (October 2012), is So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World. She is co-founder and President emerita of The Berkana Institute. Berkana has been a leader in discovering new organizational forms based on a coherent theory of how living systems change. Berkana has responded to the global crisis by moving courageously into the future now, experimenting with many different solutions to create healthy and resilient community. www.berkana.org Margaret’s articles appear in both professional and popular journals and may be downloaded free from her website: www.margaretwheatley.com . Wheatley received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior and Change from Harvard University, and a Masters in Media Ecology from New York University. She’s been an organizational consultant since 1973, a global citizen since her youth, a professor in two graduate business programs, a prolific writer, and a happy mother and grandmother. She has received numerous awards and honorary doctorates.
Jerry Granelli is a master of free jazz. He has been playing drums, or anything he can make musical sounds with, nonstop since the 1940s. Of his process, he says, “Let go of what you want it to be. let go of how you think it to should be. even let go of your vision."
Full program tuition $750 plus accommodations: We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year round operations. Interest free payment plans for 6 months are an option for those who choose this tuition level.
Discounted program tuition $650 plus accommodations: If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the discounted rate if you can. By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep DDL operating year-round.
Discounted tuition plus payment plan $109/month: If having 6 months to pay makes the discounted tuition possible for you, please choose this interest free option. The payments would be $193.33 per month for tuition; if you add lodging to the payment plan it would be an additional $27.50/month in a hut or cabin. If you select this payment plan option, after finishing your registration, please call the registrar at DDL to set up the payment schedule.
Please Note: Above prices include meals but not accommodations. For summer programs, we offer three lodging options:
Bring your own tent and set up on one of our tent platforms: free
Hut/cabin/dorm tent: $20 per night, $100 for the program
Gyatso Lodge: $45 per night, $225 for the program
Gyatso Lodge has double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms. The huts, dorm tents and cabins have 2 - 8 occupants and share an outdoor bath-house. If you are interested in a single room, please contact us about two weeks before the program begins, and depending on the number of registrants, we may be able to offer you this option for an additional $40 per night.
All program costs at Dorje Denma Ling are workable. We can provide a payment plan of up to 6 months, and we also match all scholarships that local Shambhala Centers grant to help their members attend programs. If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact us at 902-657-9085 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the program begins. Please note that we cannot arrange tuition discounts at registration.
Deposits will be refunded up to 30 days prior to the program, less a 10% administration fee. Deposits will be 50% refunded up to 10 days prior to the program. There is no refund of deposits for cancellations less than 10 days before the start of a program.
To register please click on the "Registration" button below or call us at (902) 657-9085