Big Picture Thinking and Wellness

Deirdre Lane, CEO of Shamrock Spring and Ambassador of The Circular Economy Institute, chats with Tom at the inaugural Lisnavagh Wellness Festival. Astraea supported the inaugural Wellness Festival at Lisnavagh. Pam offered a yoga practice session to a packed Garden Wing – there must have been nearly 50 people in there with more looking in …
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Carrots and Conviviality – in conversation with Carmel Duffy

Carmel Duffy is a pioneer of system change. For over four decades she has chosen to live more lightly and thoughtfully. It was a great pleasure and honour to spend a morning hearing her story which is shared here. Enjoy! Many thanks to Carmel, Pete, Tom and Ben for their warm hospitality and generous welcome. …
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System Change – videos of our meeting

Thanks to all who joined our gathering on 8 December 2021. A fascinating conversation ensued (part 3) after an introduction to System Change (part 1) and a tribute to Richard Auler (part 2).

System Change: Fear & Greed vs Love & Sharing

Please join us for our 2021 annual gathering It will be on Wednesday 8 December at 1800 GMT online and in person (RSVP required). This year we will step back and review our big picture perspective of the state of the world and the path forward as volatility of human systems (politics, economics etc) and …
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Richard Auler

Richard is an amazing human. He died a couple of days ago – I’ve not heard the full story yet, but I’m sad and pissed off. I regret not spending more time with him, though he was such a dynamic dude, even in his 70s, it was hard to keep up. He was a very …
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In conversation with Michael Hickey

author, organic pioneer, changemaker Topics include*stacking shelves then changing course*facing The Wall in Alice Springs*natural skills*finding yourself, choosing your path*self awareness*cause and effect*writing to explore oneself*reincarnation*transcending the division between ego and soul to find your *consciousness*dream therapy*self-acceptance for courage to change*following relationship, not objective*communication, appreciation, confidence*recognising and facing your own past and prejudices*challenge catalysing cultural …
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BT news – logging, spring planting, garden course, fishing, yoga, … nature.

What’s going on at Ballin Temple? More than we expected, especially as Ireland has been under lockdown all year so far.  If you’ve seen some of the posts on social media you’ll have an inkling of how busy we’ve been.  In order to keep the fires burning we were doing a lot of logging since …
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POV recovery of timber from woods.

A couple of POV videos of recovery of timber for the fire from the woods. This might be of interest to smallholders etc. (“Don’t try this at home.”) Many thanks to Noel Hutton for tuning and sharpening one of the two similar saws used. ‘Twas running better than new! A fine dry day made all …
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10 years of Yoga and Sleep at Lisnavagh

Please enjoy this personal, spontaneous conversation with Emily Bunbury who shares experiences and insights about family, engaging with the public and bringing strangers in to your home on the 10th anniversary of the Lisnavagh’s Yoga and Sleep retreat which she started with Pam Butler and Rosebud McClintock-Bunbury.

Coming of Age

People, Organisations, Countries, the World. An exposition of progressive thinking for positive change.8 December 2020, 1600 GMT Astraea turns 21 on 8 December 2020. For many the 21st birthday is the threshold between childhood and adulthood, between innocence and maturity. Whatever age or ceremony marks “growing up”, people from all over the world follow a …
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