Working Towards a Sustainable Future 2018


Working Towards a
Sustainable Future

facilitated by Gareth Fysh-Foskett
and Julia Wallond,
organised by SanghaSeva

29th April – 4th May 2018 at CAT, mid Wales, UK


This retreat offers a unique combination of meditation and inquiry with volunteer work in the gardens and woodland of the ecological flagship Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), as we nourish and express our care for life on Earth and our wish for a more sustainable world.

Woven through the week will be themes and exercises from the “Work that Reconnects” – a form of practice developed by Joanna Macy, which encourages us to awaken to our inter- connection with all life, and helps us identify the strengths and resources we can mobilize in our commitment to the self-healing of the world.

CAT is Europe’s leading centre for environmental inspiration and courses. Founded in 1973 on the site of a disused slate quarry in Machynlleth, CAT continues to lead the quest for sustainable, ecologically sound technologies, offering practical solutions on all aspects of sustainable living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic vegetable growing.

We will be a small group of up to fourteen people staying in one of CAT’s eco-cabins as we work onsite to support the community in whichever way is most helpful. Vegetarian lunch and dinner will be provided by CAT’s vegetarian wholefood restaurant, with vegan options available.

The working days’ activities will be framed by periods of meditation and contemplation, and parts of each day will be spent in silence, enabling the cultivation of greater awareness in a daily life setting. Evening reflections and guided interactive exercises will aim to deepen our connection to the earth, each other and ourselves.

The retreat is open to all, those new to meditation as well as those with experience; meditation instructions will be given.

Here are some of the things people said about previous Sanghaseva retreats at CAT:

I loved the combination of working together and volunteering for CAT. There was companionship even in our silent times and lots of laughter.

I felt nourished and buoyed by the retreat, and renewed optimism. Thank you so much.

This week has been a big highlight of my year. And I continue to spread the word about the CAT Zero Carbon Report.

I came not really knowing what to expect but with a wish for peace and grounding. The retreat has given me so much.

I felt energised and revived. Heartfelt thanks.

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