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Life Itself Summer Gathering 2022

We’re excited to announce the Life Itself Summer Gathering 2022. This year’s gathering is a time for celebrating and tending to the sprouting seeds of a new culture, one that pursues truly better lives for all rather than living according to things and status, thought and techniques. These seeds have long dwelled in our dreams, […]

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Community Gathering

Life Itself Community Gathering March 2022

Key Info What: An opportunity to connect, collaborate and create. More details below 👇 When: 17th – 23rd March 2022. Where: The Life Itself Bergerac Hub. Who: Core team, wider community members, and newcomers. Cost: €180-540 (depending on room type and length of stay). Interested? Get your ticket now! Questions? Get in touch 😊 What […]

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Awami: Spring Sesshin in Bergerac Hub

Written by Valerie – Tenzo and Life Itself Pioneer It was in the community of Life Itself in Bergerac that our zafus settled down to practice and move together to the rhythm of Zazen, cleaning, cooking and eating, and it was in this dynamic movement that we touched the heart (the literal meaning of sesshin).  […]

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Connections Across Communities: MIC camp weekend at the Bergerac Hub

Over the last few days, the Life Itself Bergerac Hub had the pleasure of hosting Les Maisons d’Intelligence Collective (MIC) for one of their twice-yearly retreats or ‘camps’. This group was brought to our attention by Valerie, a pioneer of Life Itself who is also a member of the collective. To briefly explain, the MIC […]

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Collective Wisdom Contemplative Activism Gathering

On Contemplative Activism and a vision of Life Itself

This extract is taken from a session at our Gathering 2020 on Collective Practices. Here, Valerie Duvauchelle summarised what was said and some suggested ideas. This is very much a work in progress, and we invite you too to participate. Contemplative Activism is another name for awakening to s(S)elf, the basis of Life Itself’s vision  […]

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Build it and they will come: Gathering 2020

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson Unphased by a health pandemic, our community was unreasonable and responded to our request to connect with new members with the fervency expected of Life Itself […]

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Gathering

Bergerac Build Festival 2020: More than just bricks and mortar

‘I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect at the building festival, planning to leave the UK during a pandemic felt worrying, however after months of isolation I felt like human connection was truly needed. I can genuinely say that I discovered in the South of France one of the most welcoming and caring communities I […]

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Gathering Programs

Calling all diggers and dreamers!

Come and help build our new hub in Bergerac! This August, help us transform an underloved farmhouse into a bustling community hub in the beautiful south of France. Moments from the acclaimed Buddhist monastery Plum Village, our Bergerac hub will become a home for the community, complete with accomodation, event space, and garden. But we […]

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Gathering Hubs

La Cheraille

Location La Cheraille, 78120 Sonchamp, France. How to get there La Cheraille is just 35m from Paris by Train (Gare Montparnasse) and easily accessible from major airports. You can find the train timetable link here and detailed instructions below. From Charles De Gaulle Airport You want to buy at ticket from CDG airport to St Remy les […]

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Human // Nature // Stories 29th February 2020

“When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe” – Madeleine L’Engle Join us at this event curated by our London Hub member Hannah: Human // Nature // Stories. Here she describes the enquiry and why she has put on this event. … Humans have woven stories since the dawn of time. […]