Nov 18, afternoon, I joined Hua Dao Ecovillage at last! (Hua Dao profile on Global Ecovillage Network, Hua Dao on Google map) Many things happened while I was quiet with blogging here. Joining Hua Dao is a leap of faith in many ways. But first and foremost, it's trust in the concept of "wholeness", that … Continue reading Joined Hua Dao Ecovillage!!
Sep 22, 2018 It's the last day of this EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) class. the Dwarf and the Giant's story At the beginning of this week, many of us voluntarily participated in "the Giant and the Dwarf" game, which continued through the week and the result was said to be uncovered only on the last … Continue reading Day 27 @EDE Class: Last Day, the Dwarf & the Giant’s Story, A New Journey Started
Sep 21, 2018 Before a new journey One day before the entire EDE class finished. I was feeling busier than usual. Other than classes and my own daily writing, there was a final group project, designing an ecovillage. All the groups should present on the last day. I got up a little after 4am and spent … Continue reading Day 26 @EDE Class: Socially Engaged Spirituality, “China Ecovillage Network”
Sep 20, 2018 The morning routine of the "Culture Week" is richer and longer, compared to the previous 3 weeks of EDE class. We do announcement at the beginning of the class, if anyone feels something important to share. Then, attunement, usually a combination of body exercise and meditation. Such routine is a design, as the … Continue reading Day 25 @EDE Class: Personal and Planetary Health, Our Artwork, the Community
Sep 19, 2018 It's a day about individual transformation. Our exploration of cultural dimension extends from collective level to individual level. Individuals are very different How each individual is different in terms of fundamental worldview? We played a game in the first morning session. I was helping with translation. Each of the 4 corners of … Continue reading Day 24 @EDE Class: the Spiral, Mindful Walking, Truth Mandala, 5Rhythms Dance
Sep 23, 2018 "Come, come to the circle" "Come, come to the circle. (repeat twice). Come, dear friends." I forgot to mention one thing: in the last two weeks we were often accompanied by music, when the breakfast is ready, when having lunch, when it's time to come back from tea break ... It took … Continue reading Day 23 @EDE Class: Chinese Culture Talk, Inner Dance
Sep 13, 2018 Morning reflection First thing in the morning, Anna gave everyone 2 minutes to stand in the center of the room and share their personal reflection on the first half of the week. It felt unusual as in previous days the entire class did only 10-minutes review together. But people took the opportunity … Continue reading Day 18 @EDE Class: Reflection, Open Space