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Date(s) - 09/09/2017 - 16/09/2017
All Day

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a nature-based practice & study event

This course explores both the practical wisdom and the theoretical underpinnings of a shift to a life-sustaining future – set within a framework of nature and dharma based learning. It draws together the practical wisdom of permaculture design, experiential nature-based practice, and the theoretical foundations of deep & radical ecology. It weaves together study, meditation, and hands on learning.

During the course you will:

  • Learn the basic principles of permaculture and how to design, establish, and work with sustainable living systems
  • Participate in practical and experiential methods to support a deepening nature connection
  • Explore the key ideas of deep, social and radical ecology
  • Gain a deeper appreciation of the practical, theoretical, and spiritual roots of a sustainable and life affirming future

The permaculture component offers practical skills for designing and creating sustainable living systems, integrating human needs with the ecosystems in which we are rooted. The nature-based, dharma and meditation practices provide tools and a rich experiential context which support personal transformation. Meanwhile the study based aspect exploring radical and deep ecology provides a clear and structured framework for exploring our views and intellectual understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit.

Each of these strands of the course integrate with each other in a holistic way, to equip you with inspiration, knowledge, skills, and a deeper capacity to understand and respond to the challenges of our times.


Ecodharma Centre

Facilitation Team 

Alfred Decker, Grace McKeown, and May MacKeith


Suggested contribution in the Dana Economy €200/€500/€700 (euros)