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Schumacher College & The Elmhirst Programme Short Course Programme

Our short courses are based either at the Old Postern or the Elmhirst Centre of Dartington Hall – a ten minute walk between them through beautiful ornamental gardens or wild woodland. All include delicious food, simple accommodation, teaching and field trips within a rich and stimulating community setting.

Short descriptions of the courses are listed below. Click on the name of the course to read the full description and to apply.

Satish Kumar - Earth Pilgrim

Earth Pilgrim

06/07/2015 to 10/07/2015

With Satish Kumar and Stephan Harding | Our popular Earth Pilgrim course returns to our Summer 2015 programme. Join Satish to share his thoughts on the importance of bringing soul into the heart of everything we do, and how this can enhance your creativity and work for sustainability and peace.

Schumacher Experience - Summer 2015

13/07/2015 to 17/07/2015

This week-long programme allows you to take time from your normal routine and immerse yourself in the rich daily life of community at Schumacher College. It includes a walking field trip, lectures on holism and sustainability and facilitated group work. Read More...

From Prayer To Protest: Being The Change We Wish To See In The World

13/07/2015 to 17/07/2015

With Adam Bucko and Special Guests Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey by Video Link | Be guided into a “remembrance” of who you are and how your lives can be used in service of a world that reflects compassion and justice. Build personal structures and practices that can help you to stay connected to what is discovered and turn it into a life of purpose and deep commitment. Facilitated at the Elmhirst Programme at Dartington Hall. Read More...

Satish Kumar at Schumacher College

Elegant Simplicity – Creating an Extra-Ordinary Life

27/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

With Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding and Special Guests, Miti Desai and June Mitchell |This course will embrace complexity in place of complication and show how we can include creativity and imagination in ordinary activities, transforming everything we do into an extra-ordinary way of life. Facilitated at the Elmhirst Programme at Dartington Hall. Read More...

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Moving Through Blockages in Projects, Enterprises and Organisations

27/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

A Dragon Dreaming© Course With John Croft and Lizandra Barbuto | This course will allow you to identify the source of personal and professional blockages in your life and projects, between the initiator and the primary team (where people do not say what they think), within the team itself (where people do not do what they say) and between the project and the world (where people do not see what they do).  This course facilitated by Dragon Dreaming© founder offers design philosophy, tools and techniques that will enable you to overcome such blockages and show you how to build a supportive team of practitioners. Read More...

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation

07/09/2015 to 11/09/2015

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | In this course we offer you a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest and owls, clouds and dreams. We offer you passage from a lifeless universe to a cosmos breathing with mystery and invitation, singing and crying in a jillion tongues. Gather with other Earth lovers, forest whisperers, and visionary coyotes to honour the Others with ceremony and conversation. Read More...

Becoming Indigenous

Becoming Indigenous – Finding Our Way Home

07/09/2015 to 17/07/2016

Convened by Colin Campbell, Pat McCabe and Mac Macartney
With Special Guests Atossa Soltani, Drew Dellinger, Bill Plotkin, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Martin Shaw
and many more to be confirmed | 4 month residential followed by supported personal research and mentoring.

This 10 month programme is a deep journey into the question of what it means to be indigenous and how it feels to come home. Once in the place of home, connected to our birth-rite of place and community and belonging, how do we act in the world to create change and help others find the way?  Read More...

An Indigenous World

An Indigenous Worldview: The Four Nations of Ancestors

14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015

With Colin Campbell | This course is a deep and rigorous immersion in the traditional indigenous ways of South Africa. It is for those who are interested to explore and participate in the methods and rituals relating to this particular indigenous cosmology, aimed at bringing balance and health at both the individual and collective levels. Facilitated at the Elmhirst Programme at Dartington Hall. Read More...

Circle of Trust®

Exploring the Ecology of the Heart: a Circle of Trust

14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015

With Rick Jackson and Barbara Reid | This programme is an experiential exploration of the Circle of Trust® approach to help you focus on your values and vision, challenges and fears; clarify your underlying sense of purpose and integrity and learn principles and practices from the Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work.

Eco-Spirituality, Creation Spirituality: Exploring Eco-Mystics and Becoming Eco-Warriors

14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015

Matthew Fox with special guests Meshi Chavez, Stephan Harding and Martin Shaw | In this course we will explore some of the many prophetic voices over the centuries that have spoken of the sacred earth and our sacred bodies. We will deepen our understanding of how they speak to us today on both a personal and collective level and how they can strengthen our own personal commitment to an ecological revolution -  to become warriors as well as mystics and lovers of creation. Read More...

Live Your Purpose with Burce Lipton

Live Your Purpose - Radical, Conscious Evolution

28/09/2015 to 02/10/2015

With Bruce Lipton and Bharat Mitra |  New knowledge and advances in science are shattering old myths and rewriting the fundamental beliefs of human civilisation. Join best selling author and scientist Bruce Lipton and discover what it means to ‘Live Your Purpose’ and experience an entirely new, fresh, untainted, state of pure being. Facilitated at The Elmhirst Programme in Dartington Hall. Read More...

Thom Hartmann and Saving The World From Extinction

Saving the World From Extinction – How To Create A World That Works For All

09/11/2015 to 13/11/2015

Thom Hartmann,  Stephan Harding and special guests to be confirmed |  In this rare, intimate week, you will Join best-selling author Thom Hartmann and explore the revelations in his book ‘The Last Days of Ancient Sunlight’ and what we can all do today, as individuals, to create a future that can still work for all. This course is for anyone wanting to make a difference in the world and will provide the motivation, the tools and the practices to get going right away. Read More...

The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan - Finding Deeper Purpose

30/11/2015 to 30/11/2016

Ha Vinh Tho, Julia Kim, Satish Kumar, Julie Richardson, Otto Scharmer and guests | Join us for a year-long transformative learning journey that aims to align your livelihood with a deeper purpose in service of happiness and well-being of people and planet. This 12 month programme includes 3 residential modules in the UK and Bhutan supported by an on-line programme of study and mentoring and will be an inspirational, transformative and action-orientated journey towards developing a prototype of your own project, plan, or pathway to right livelihood. In this, you will be supported by a community of peers, tutors and experts. Application Deadline: 28th August.  Read More...

Call of the Wild – a Foundation Course in Experiential Environmental Education with WildWise and Schumacher College

28/03/2016 to 26/11/2017

Located at Schumacher College, the Dartington Hall Estate, Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside including the River Dart, The Call of the Wild offers an extraordinary syllabus to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘nature connection’ in helpful and meaningful ways. We invite you to become one of the new generation of change-makers through the Call of the Wild programme. Read More...