Facilitating Creative Collaboration
September 21-23
Shanghai, China

Part 4 of a 6-part advanced diploma program. (For previously registered participants only)

Radical Joy for Hard Times—Book Tour
October 9-22 (approximate)

During this time I’ll be doing a book tour on the west coast—doing readings from my new book at some of the area’s best indie bookstores and talking about the urgent, creative, and very satisfying practice of making gifts of beauty for hurt places. Stops will include Seattle, Portland, Ashland, Sebastopol, and San Francisco. I’ll be finishing up at the Bioneers conference in San Rafael, where I’m co-leading a workshop (see below) & doing a book-signing. My publicist is working on the schedule, and it should be available soon.

growing our evolved self
October 19, 2:45-4:15 PM
Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA
Co-facilitated with Polly Howells

All of us are constantly in a state of transition. Often, like a caterpillar in its larval stage, we cannot imagine our own most evolved future, and so we fight the necessary breakdown of our old and familiar patterns. In this workshop, we’ll use the caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly as a template for exploring the transitions we humans need to make to become more evolved citizens on the planet. This outdoor session will include a half-hour solo walk on the grounds of the Marin Center in which we’ll each ask natural beings for insights and then return to share our experiences in pairs and as a whole group.

Bali from Within
February 26-March 10, 2019
Bali, Indonesia
Guides: Trebbe Johnson, with Balinese Guides: Rucina Ballinger, Wayan Suriada, and Nyoman “Mangkok” Sutarya

Each day, the Balinese people can be seen engaging in what is obviously a vibrant, creative, spiritually intact culture in full view of—yet rarely including—outsiders. For ten years I’ve been working with Balinese friends to offer this trip for only four participants. Together we penetrate the scrim of colorful, often enigmatic impressions… to discover Bali from Within. In 2019 we’ll  be in time to join the festivities and the solemnity of Nyepi, Balinese New Year. Click here to read more.

Lead Like a River
July, 2019 (exact dates to be announced soon)
High Atlas Mountains (near Marrakech), Morocco
Guides: Eugene Hughes and Trebbe Johnson

Combining the extraordinary landscape of the High Atlas Mountains with the power of contemporary leadership principles, Lead Like a River enables you to acknowledge and apply your unique contribution to the world. Held entirely in the magnificent landscape of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, the program will strengthen your innate convictions about what’s deeply important to you, enable you to craft your vision, let go of the obstacles that stand in your way, and map out your path to the work that matters. Click here to read more.

The Authenticity of Being: The People, Land and Spirit of Nepal
October, 2019 (exact dates to be announced)
Solo Khumbu, Nepal
Guides: Trebbe Johnson and Kinde Nebeker, with the support of Karma & Sonam Sherpa of Nomad Nepal

Many of us Westerners look toward the people and culture of the Everest region of Nepal with wonder. We sense in their approach to life an expansiveness, openness, mindfulness. In the presence of such ways of being we are able to expand our own cultural and spiritual boundaries and open up to new ways of thinking about how we ourselves want to be in our communities and our environment. On this one-of-a-kind trip, we will not be seeking not the heights of Nepal but the depths. For more information, click here.