With Helena Norberg-Hodge, Satish Kumar & Mac Macartney
Thursday 11th July to Monday 15th July – Gaunts House, Dorset
How can we make a happier world?
The crises we face are all linked. From global warming to financial meltdown, to widespread depression to the rise of the far right, everything is telling us that we need fundamental changes in society.
More and more, people are realising that the global economy isn’t working, and they’re calling for system change. Transforming the economy is becoming the world’s most urgent issue.
We need a systemic shift from Globalising to Localising economic activity – reversing the process of economic globalisation while encouraging the regeneration of healthy ecosystems and communities.
Localisation is a powerful strategy for inner and outer healing, as local economies rebuild our connections to one another and to the natural world – connections that are essential not only for our wellbeing but for our survival.
4 Day Residential Course
The Richard Glyn Charitable Foundation has the privilege of hosting this
highly participatory, first-of-its-kind residential event at Gaunts House.
The event will bring together Helena Norberg-Hodge, Satish Kumar and
Mac Macartney – three highly sought-after, internationally-recognised
and inspirational speakers – as well as distinguished guests, facilitators,
thinkers and activists from around the world, for a 5-day course that gives
you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people to discuss the topic
that is of pivotal importance in our current society.
Fundamental change to the economy
for our inner wellbeing & happiness
Join Helena, Satish and Mac for a rare and intimate weekend of talks,
breakout sessions and workshops, group walking in wild places, coming
together, group activities, gong baths, yoga and more. Learn from
ancient cultures and share ideas for real change.
Help us make a happier world – spread the
word far & wide, raise awareness & catalyse
a new economy that works for both people
& the planet.
This course is especially for you if you are
A thought leader, teacher or community activist, looking for ideas for
real change that will benefit both people and planet.
Looking for inspiration in solving the social and environmental crises in
Looking to restore connectedness, belonging, and happiness in
On the course you will
Meet with like-minded people to explore life matters and find new
ways of looking at things.
Enjoy expert talks, discussions, break-out sessions and exercises
Receive a handbook full of resources
Take time to think of actions you can take to create more happiness
for yourself and those around you.
Topics Covered In The Course
○ Rethinking Economics
○ Lessons from Ancient Cultures
○ The Power of Local
○ Soil, Soul & Society
○ Connection, Identity & Community
○ Human & Ecological Healing
○ Inner Peace, Outer Transformation
○ Deep Ecology & Deep Culture
○ A New Story of Sustainability
○ Resistance & Renewal
Founder & Director Local Futures
Helena is a pioneer of the new economy movement. She has been promoting an
economics of social and ecological wellbeing for four decades on four continents
and has been awarded the Alternative Nobel prize, the Goi Peace Prize and
the Arthur Morgan Award for her work. She appeared at the Gaunts House Summer
Gathering last summer. Read more about Helena here.
Peace & environment activist,
Editor of Resurgence Magazine
Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over
50 years. He continues to teach and run workshops on reverential ecology,
holistic education and voluntary simplicity and is a much sought-after speaker
both in the UK and abroad. Read more about Satish here.
Eco-Warrior & founder of Embercombe
Mac is an international speaker, writer and change-maker, with profound
and original insights. Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in
each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world.
Read more about Mac here.
Distinguished Guests & Facilitators
See: https://www.localfutures.org/events-calendar/upcoming-events/happiness-in-a-time-of-crisis-uk/ for more information on the contributors, guests and facilitators.
Dates & Location
Gaunts House in Dorset, from Thursday 11th July to Monday 15th July 2019
£495 – Includes four-nights stay in shared accommodation at Gaunts House with shared bathroom. Access to inspirational speakers, all talks, breakout sessions, activities and food. Check in Thursday afternoon, check out Monday morning.
Group Booking Discount
Booking for you and some friends? Receive an additional 10% discount when you reserve 4 or more spaces at the same time.
£50 payment per person to secure the booking, balance payable by 25th May 2019. (deposit is non-refundable).
In the main house, we have shared spacious rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Most of these rooms have large windows with far reaching views over the grounds, lake and gardens. For those wanting a little more privacy and upgraded facilities, for a supplement, there is a selection of en-suite rooms in the Stable Block.
Alternatively, Camping spaces are available for a slightly reduced price (showers and food included).
Talks will be held in The Theatre, Gaunts House largest workshop room. Interactive workshops, breakout sessions and activities will take place in our reflective spaces as well as the grounds of Gaunts House. There are extensive private woodlands and a small lake to explore.
Food & Drink
From the kitchen comes hand-made, freshly prepared, mostly organic & seasonal meals each day. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. A selection of drinks, fruit and biscuits is available throughout the day.
Tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Matti at Gaunts House
Booking deadline: 25th May 2019
The Booking Deadline gives us an accurate idea of course participant numbers at
approximately 6 weeks before the course is due to run. We encourage people to
register early for courses as places are limited.