Theme 2023

Liberation through Imagination


We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.

- The Dhammapada


Freedom can be frightening. We can withdraw into wintry cynicism and numb our hearts.

But just as the spring sun calls forth life from the frozen earth, imagination awakens and liberates us from the icy grip of rigid habits. In the warmth of this expanding creativity our indifference melts and our feelings are released, flowing outwards towards living beings. Exploring the archetypal realms of myth, symbol and art we unearth new possibilities of loving connection and shared purpose.

Can we widen our minds enough? Do we have the courage to dream a new world into being?