(Meditation, Education and Ecology for Transformation)
We find large, especially online, conferences, frustrating. There is
always too much information to digest, too many interesting people to
get to know, too much broadcasting and not enough connecting. So we end
up doing our own work, reaching out, networking, setting up
post-conference events with the handful of people that we connect with.
What if we had a conference that focused on quality, not quantity, of
both information and connection? What if we spent four days together,
camping in a beautiful setting with like-minded, like-hearted
educators who share an interest in transforming themselves and the
world through meditation, education and ecology?
We are planning an in-person gathering for the first week of October
in North Carolina: MEET (Meditation, Education and Ecology for Transformation).
We are calling the gathering a micro-un-conference, and plan to include
elements of a conference (hearing from elders/experienced
practitioners), meditation retreat (morning and evening sits) and
un-conference (Open Space Technology). At the core of the gathering is
building relationships and enabling connections between individuals
and organizations that are working to transform our systems. We hope
to bring together 6 – 24 people for this gathering.
The dates of the gathering will be Oct. 1 – Oct. 4 and then we are
inviting folks to stick around after if they want, until the 6th, for
a couple fully unscheduled days of connection.