What to Expect
Rebel Wisdom was founded on the conviction that we are living through a civilisational-level crisis of ideas as our old operating systems break down.
We believe the medical and financial crisis we’re experiencing is just the beginning of an unfolding meta-crisis, that is only going to accelerate over the next months and years. We are living through a time of unprecedented change, danger, tragedy and opportunity.
To become more resilient in the face of this change, we believe we first need to be able to make sense of what’s going on. It also helps to have access to practices that designed to connect to ourselves and others. That’s why we’ve started running these events – our first, Resilience & Sensemaking, had over 1000 signups from 5 continents.
Feedback was so positive we decided to run another one – this one focused more around sensemaking and connection. As well as improving our own individual clarity around the crisis, we want this to be an opportunity to connect with one another more deeply and authentically so that we can make sense together. This involves being present ourselves and our environment through mindfulness, coming into our bodies through yoga and movement, and experimenting with new ways of connecting like Circling and Authentic Relating.
We’ve spent the last two years making films and running events to showcase the most rebellious minds, ideas and practices in the world, in the hope of mapping out routes like these toward a new operating system, for individuals and culture.
This crisis has made real many of the issues we’ve been exploring; from the systemic fragility of our institutions to the need for paradigms that can embrace complexity in almost every area of life. To meet the challenges and come together in the ways we need to, we believe it’s essential to create new intellectual frameworks, and combine them with ancient practices of connection, focus, resilience and transformation.
We’ll make sense of the unfolding crisis with the help of Charles Eisenstein, Stephen Porges (author of polyvagal theory), David Fuller & Alexander Beiner. We’ll learn how to create anti-fragile communities and networks from Sara Ness, and have fun with new forms of connection and inquiry practices from a whole team of world-class facilitators (see full bios below).
The day will begin at 2:30pm BST / 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT and end at 9:30pm BST / 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT.
A detailed shedule will be shared a few days before the event – the talks and framing of the day will take place in a large room in the first few hours, after which you’ll have a choice of different workshops on offer in other rooms.
We are running the event for free and will not take any profit from it. If you are in a financial position to do so, we ask that you consider donating – we will use the money generated to pay our facilitators – many of whom rely on face-to-face retreats that aren’t possible right now – as well as covering a small amount of hosting and logistics costs. You can donate via DonorBox or on the PayPal button at the end of this section.