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  • Thich Nhat Hanh 11/10/1926 – 22/01/2022

    Thich Nhat Hanh 11/10/1926 – 22/01/2022

    It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of Zen Master, poet, peace activist and gardener Thich Nhat Hanh. We also experienced a great joy in witnessing the outpouring of condolences and memories of Thay shared by so many from around the world who have been touched as we have by […]

  • Seeking a home among the clouds

    The combination of economics, climate change and a global pandemic has created an interesting nexus of challenges for us in our search for a home for the Gaia Forest project. We have fallen in love however with the Dorrigo Plateau. The combination of land-forms, soils, climate, vegetation and community has what we feel to be […]

  • Meet our founders: Tasch Arndt

    Meet our founders: Tasch Arndt

    We are so happy to welcome Social Scientist, Organic Farmer and mindfulness practitioner Tasch Arndt to our team: “I am passionate about taking care of the Earth and the diverse human and more-than-human kin that we share this precious planet with. My interdisciplinary background spans ecology and the social sciences and I hold a Master’s […]

  • Meet our founders: Leo Lazarus

    Meet our founders: Leo Lazarus

    We are thrilled to welcome a new founding member to the team: Engineer, author and traveler Leo Lazarus. Below is an excerpt from his bio: “I am a small number of circles Earth has made around the sun. I am a poet, writer, traveller, engineer and lover of all forms of life. Born and raised […]

  • Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings transmission

    Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings transmission

    This month Br Tenzin was deeply moved to be one of the many recipients of transmission of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing. “The First Mindfulness Training: Openness Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or […]

  • Meet our supporters: Lisa Brown

    Meet our supporters: Lisa Brown

    We are so lucky to count on the support of Psychologist and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher Lisa Brown from https://mindfulnesspsychologywellbeing.com/. Below is an excerpt from her bio: “The beauty, courage and creativity of human beings is continually revealed to me in my work as a psychologist through which I hear stories of immense human suffering […]

  • An epidemic looms, and an opportunity manifests…

    An epidemic looms, and an opportunity manifests…

    On the advice of Thay Phap Luu I was on the cusp of departure for Thailand to stay as a visiting monk at the Plum Village centre, when news of the spread of COVID-19 started to circulate. Needless to say they have closed the centre to overseas visitors. Almost the same week, I received news […]

  • Meet our supporters: Skye Indira and Miraz Mandozay

    Meet our supporters:  Skye Indira and Miraz Mandozay

    Such a joy to welcome to our support team these two: deep ecologists, plant medicine practitioners and community builders both. below is an excerpt from their bio: “As lovers of nature and long-term dharma practitioners, we have been lit up by the movement of Deep Ecology / The Work That Reconnects. We currently facilitate retreats and study […]

  • Meet our supporters: Nathan Sutter

    Meet our supporters: Nathan Sutter

    We are so happy to have the support and advice of Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher Nathan Sutter. Below is an excerpt from his bio: After previous years spent in community as an apprentice yoga teacher, and farm hand, monastic life came naturally to me and I found relief in this treasured time of training, study, […]

  • Meet our founders: Bev Sibthorpe

    Meet our founders: Bev Sibthorpe

    We are so happy to welcome to our team Dr Bev Sibthorpe. Below is an extract from her bio. “I attribute my comfort in being ‘on the land’ to my early years living on a small dairy farm in New Zealand. I trained as a nurse in Auckland before going on to study anthropology and […]