7 Tools for Living in the Modern World
A facilitated online course
7 weeks: 13 AuG - 24 Sept
with Natasha Lythgoe and rachel Fuller,
also known as Nagadipa and Vajradarshini
Are you looking for:
a way to respond to this personal and collective catastrophe called life, and still come out smiling?
A way to feel connected to others, with a sense of purpose and a plan?
A way to fall in love with life again?
We are living in the midst of change and uncertainty. Modern life can be overwhelming with its constant demand to do, and have, more, while the world around us starts to collapse under the strain. Not knowing how to respond we often ‘shut down’, bury our heads in the sand, or the endless glow of a screen.
WE BOTH KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO TRY TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE IN AMONGST THE CHAOS OF THE MODERN WORLD. FOR MANY YEARS WE’VE BEEN WORKING IN THE AREAS OF MEDITATION, CREATIVITY, WILDERNESS AND NATURE CONNECTION.
OUR INSPIRATION IS ROOTED IN THE DHARMA (TRUTH).
THIS UNIQUE ONLINE COURSE COMBINES THE BEST OF THE DIFFERENT TRAININGS WE’VE FACILITATED MANY TIMES AROUND THE WORLD.
Waking up is a hands-on, experiential and practical training for those who want to live their best life, to survive and thrive.
We’ve created a set of tools, creative responses to the issues we face every day in the modern world. Over 7 weeks we’ll unpack this toolbox together.
The 7 Tools
Natural Confidence: developing resilience, finding resources.
Compassion: opening our heart, protecting our heart.
Awe and Wonder - falling in love with life again.
Stillness - the art of doing nothing at all.
Connection - realising you’re not alone.
Playfulness - staying in touch with the bigger picture.
Equanimity - navigating hope and fear.
The course structure
6 live group calls, with a choice of Tuesday afternoons or evenings.
Led audio meditations for each of the tools.
Simple, enjoyable, weekly assignments.
WILL YOU REGRET SLEEPWALKING THROUGH LIFE WHEN THE OTHER POSSIBILITY IS TO WAKE UP AND, ALONG WITH A BUNCH OF OTHER CREATIVE PEOPLE, TAKE ON THE CHALLENGES OF THE DAY?
JOIN US IF YOU’D LIKE TO:
Have the resilience to face the challenges of our era.
Be in touch with the awe, wonder and the beauty of ordinary life.
Have the confidence to make a difference in the world, while relaxing the impulse to control life.
DAYTIME COURSE Tuesdays: 1 - 3PM
EVENING COURSE Tuesdays: 6.30 - 8.30 PM
(THESE ARE UK TIMES)
WAGED/LOW INCOME/UNWAGED: £200/ £150/ £100
NUMBER OF PLACES: 10
Hi, I'm Rachel, also known by my Buddhist name Vajradarshini.
I started practicing Buddhism in 1988 and since 1997 I’ve been teaching and leading retreats. In all that time the aspect of practice that I loved the most was bringing the Buddhist teachings together with art and creativity. Something would happen, the art illuminated the dharma and the dharma illuminated the art.
There are so many connections between the two and the process of practicing them both could be said to be the same thing. As Stephen Batchelor says, “Art and dharma are both ways of coming to terms with our own suffering.” Not only that, they are both ways of revealing the beauty of life.
Over the years my own practice has become simpler and simpler. These days my inspiration comes from the everyday, the ordinary and extraordinary encounters with people and things. I’ve found there’s a way of living, of paying attention, that lets all the beauty and wonder in life be lifted to the surface.
Hi, I’m Natasha, also known by my Buddhist name Nagadipa.
I guide individuals and groups through life transitions with nature. With over fifteen years experience leading programmes that connect people back to their true nature, The Art of ReWilding weaves together the main threads of my life; creativity, dharma (truth), mythic journeys, the intelligence of the body and nature.
My passion is for workshops that explore deepening relationships and authenticity with ourselves and each other. This work supports radical shifts in both our understanding of community, the places where we live and how we choose to walk through this world (whether that is to live and work quietly in small areas or very publicly on grand stages). I love to do this outdoors through engaging the deep imagination, mindfulness and embodiment practices.
Underpinning this diversity is a strong thread influenced by a care for deep ecology, community and a desire to live a meaningful and connected life.