Having founded the Deep Adaptation Forum in 2019 to help collapse-aware people to support each other and develop helpful practices and responses, this day two years ago I left, so that it would be an initiative shaped by its participants. It was heartening, therefore, to receive an update from them today, highlighting some of the participant-led activities that are coming up. In case you don’t know about what they do, here is that update. I recommend joining something, or even proposing something. As climate anxiety grows, yet experts denigrate us for compassionate realism, it is important we give ourselves opportunities to experience how brilliant human beings can be.
Nurturing our community
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 4:00-5:00pm UTC (check your local time)
Next calls: October 13 2022, November 10 2022, 4:00-5:00pm UTC (check your local time)How can we cultivate more trust and solidarity with more humans in our networks? How can we join forces to take regenerative action in the world? What if Love stands at the heart of all this? On these calls, we will get together to talk about – and practice – the art of forming and maintaining crews, in the Deep Adaptation Forum and elsewhere.
5:30-7:00pm UTC October 6, 2022 (check your local time), November 3 2022 (check your local time)
A 90-minute monthly drop-in learn/practice group for Compassionate Communication (NVC). No experience necessary. Each session we will have a nutshell new/review summary of Marshall Rosenberg’s NVC, spend a bit of time on one aspect of it, and then do exercises or role plays with your real-world situations. We will use humility, flexibility, and creativity to get the most out of this tool.
New dates will be added. Please click here to see the latest dates and times.
Deep Listening gatherings are a safe space in which to show up exactly as you are, share from the heart, and practice the sacred act of listening, deeply and without judgment. Feel better resourced and practise being a resource for others.
Theme: Connecting broken hearts
12-19 of October 2022 we will gather in different places around the globe in order to meet each other in physical, virtual and spiritual spaces. We will share our grief, fear, anger, love, joy, compassion and trust that we have in times of collapsing unsustainable civilization. We do not have false hopes, but we do have a community of each other. For full information, go here: https://futuref.org/deeplivegathering.
Conscious Learning Festival
The Conscious Learning Festival is back! The current phase of Wendy and Dorian’s action research project on radical collective change and social learning is drawing to an end. So this year, several webinars will be an occasion to discuss some results, and for comments and alternative views to be expressed! If you would like to host your own event on learning and collective change, please get in touch with Wendy or Dorian.
Date & time: October 6 2022, 4:00-5:30pm UTC (check your local time)
During this call, Wendy and Dorian will introduce certain findings from their research in DAF, and touch on: the seeds of change (what has been going on, for whom?); the soil (what is it that allows these seeds to grow?); and the sowers (who has been caring for these seeds, and disseminating them?).
Date & time: October 20 2022, 9:00-10:30pm UTC (check your local time)
In this call, Wendy and Dorian will present some findings from a newly released research report, “Views on Unlearning and Radical Collective Change in DAF.” What kind of changes are being precipitated in various groups within DAF? Do we, in the network, pursue radical forms of change? And what does all of this have to do with the idea of unlearning?
Date & time: November 5 2022, 7:00-8:30pm UTC (check your local time)
This call is an invitation to release our playfulness and creativity, and to explore together (as embodied beings) questions such as: What might be the shape of radical change? What stories do we want to dance with as we embark on the work of changing and being with change?
Date & Time: November 17 2022, 12:00-1:30pm UTC (check your local time)
In this call, members of the DAF Diversity and Decolonising Circle will share some insights from the past year of their life as a group, with a focus on conflict transformation and nurturing relationships.
Diversity and Decolonising Circle Events
Last Monday of the month
Are you keen to know more about the work of the Diversity and Decolonising Circle? Would you like to find ways to contribute actively to our efforts, or help shape the agenda?
On the last Monday of each month, meetings of the Diversity and Decolonising Circle are open to anyone in DAF. Please feel free to drop by, and connect with us!
Date & time: October 8 2022, 4:30-6:00
Falling into Place is an online gathering providing space for and giving attention to endings. It’s emerged from personal experience that “When I can no longer rise to the occasion, I find there’s an opportunity to fall into place.” Sarah-Jane Menato and Barbara Cecil will co-host these gatherings.
Beyond an absence of symptoms, what might a deeper sense of “Well Keeping” be in these times? Using myth, archetypes and somatic experience, this session explores what being at, and tending “The Well” might mean and why it matters in these times.
Following a warm welcome from the facilitators and introductions from the group, the facilitator will open up the space for people to share how they are experiencing the challenges and changes that are taking place, and the impact this is having on their relationship with mortality.
Weekly and monthly calls
Australia-Asia-Europe time zones:
Europe-Americas time zones:
Deep Relating is a core practice of the Deep Adaptation Forum, a ‘relational meditation’ practice that allows us to become aware of our sensations, emotions, thoughts and intuitions as they arise in our communication with one another. Please register in advance.
Weekly on Fridays
Every Friday Jilani will be online, sharing chants, body prayers and breath practices from different traditions. She encourages you to join this journey, the path of the heart, of spiritual freedom, leading to more vibrant life and awakening, and dedicated to the alleviation of suffering.
Weekly on Fridays
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 9:00am to 10:30am UTC October 12 2022, October 26 2022 (check your local time for October), November 9 2022, November 23 2022 (check your local time for November)
There is a glow, an irrepressible joy that spontaneously arises within us when we really listen to the Earth, or any of Her myriad forms of life. From this life changing deep connection we then become able to listen and hear what is the next step we need to take, in our unique capacity as the individual we are right now, to become “the change we want to see in the world”.
Weekly on Sundays, at alternating times:
Wider Embraces is a collective, guided meditation, which allows us to experience, explore, align and reflect upon different aspects of our being. We evoke and explore the physical, the biological, the cultural, the collective and planetary perspectives, which facilitates a greater sense of belonging and alignment between them, and then we share the insights that arise from exploring these perspectives, in a Deep Listening format.
Asia-Australia-Americas: First Thursday/Friday of the month from 1:30am to 3.30am UTC (check your local time)
The first hour of the gathering will be dedicated to connecting/reconnecting with one another around our journeys of Deep Adaptation . The second hour will be for participants to share if they have any issues/dilemmas/challenges, or just listen and provide feedback.
Every 4th Thursday of the month, 5pm-7pm UTC
Are you involved in a Deep Adaptation group, circle, or initiative? Or are you keen to get involved? Please join us. Connection and reconnection, information sharing, and breakouts on topics chosen by participants.