Workshops and retreats

We offer day-long workshops that focus on different aspects of the natural cycle of growth, sustainability, decay, and regeneration. In time we intend to combine our workshops into weekend retreats.

People who participated in our inaugural workshop, "Sustainability on the Edge," (Matariki, 2018) told us they enjoyed:

  • "Connectivity & lots of love in the room"
  • "Creativity, opportunity for creativity, and time and space thinking, reflecting and writing"
  • "The concept of edges ... a tool to work with for personal change"
  • "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata" -- "Everyone who came, shared, and participated."

Our next workshop, "Reconnecting to Hope," will be held on on 21 September 2019 in Pohangina. This workshop is subsidised and offered through RECAP. Stay tuned for more opportunities.

Creative dialogues

Help us widen the circle of our dialogue about place-based sustainable living.

The Mandala Initiative is still in its early days, but we envision it somehow leading to writing, visual art, and other forms of creative self-expression that shares the human response to the socio-ecological challenges of our time. We are looking at ways to publish this shared conversation. If you have some appropriately-themed writing or art you'd like to see on our blog, please get in touch.