Social Change

Buddhafield Festival 2017 |

Two men walking, deep in conversation

What’s it all about, then? | Image © Lard Galloway 2015

...I enjoy it even more each year that I come and now my kids and other friends and family have also come to love it as much as I do!

Social Change

In a world of ever increasing environmental and social injustices, social change embraces the necessity to create a positive way forward. What changes can we make in ourselves to have the most positive effect? The Social Change Area offers an inspirational array of speakers all wishing to answer this question, through sharing their stories and skills. From sustainable communities to climate activism, to being the change to ancient wisdom. Every workshop has something to offer those wishing to harness their energy for a fairer world.

We’re grateful to the all the folk involved in putting on the following talks/workshops at the last Festival.

The Ecological Land Co-operative, a small holders perspective. Helen and Stuart Kearney from Elder Farm, Greenham Reach talk about their experiences of moving to an off grid small holding www.elderfarm.co.uk

Climate conversations with Heike Schroeder, senior lecturer offering opportunities to engage with the topic of climate change and sustainability.

Mindfulness4Change. Never before has there been such a pressing need to replace individualistic self-interest with a collective sense of purpose to build the foundations for a sustainable future. Mindfulness4Change is making the connection between community and secular mindfulness meditation to create the conditions for this transformation to take place. A visit the Mindfulness4Change website and watch the The Future Starts With You video.

Finding Strength. Join Marisa Goulden and Kirsti Norris to reconnect with what you care about and find strength to act for Life on Earth. Visit the Finding Strength website and Facebook page.

Tools for group work with Kat Barton and Maria Franchi : Reaching consensus, Engaging with conflict, Resolving issues. Participatory workshops by Rhizome who provide training, facilitation and mediation services to community groups and others working collectively for social change. Visit the Rhizome website.

Art & Social Change. Anairda is a Latin American performer who's experience in socially engaged art gently triggers your own awareness and creativity.

Peaceful Direct action Training. Learning to take positive, peaceful and creative direct action in a variety of forms and on a wide range of issues, taking inspiration from groups such as to BP or not to BP and Brandalism websites.

EcoDharma he Ecodharma team bring “Community and Collaboration as Context for Transformation” and “What is Ecodharma?”