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Resilience Residential Transformative Workshop, Dr. Satish Kumar
Fri, March 23 2018 to Sun, March 25 2018
All Day
Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Tai Po


 

Would you like to spend more time with people who share a love for Nature? Are you looking for ways to bring more harmony into your relationship with the environment? Do you want to feel more alive?

Join us for three days of talks, sharing, cooking together, yoga and other experiential activities, under the expert guidance of visiting teacher, Dr. Satish Kumar and KFBG’s team of facilitators. Based at the Green Hub in Tai Po, the workshop will include a hike to plant trees at KFBG and a Breath of Bliss ceremony, involving deep connected breathing.
 

Dr. Satish Kumar

Raised as a Jain monk from the age of nine, Satish became a campaigner for land reform at eighteen, working to turn Gandhi's vision of a renewed India and peaceful world into reality.

In 1962, concerned about nuclear proliferation, he began, with his friend E.P. Menon, an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington with no money, through deserts, mountains and supposedly hostile territories to deliver a message of peace to the leaders of the four nuclear powers at the time.

In 1973, he settled in England and was invited, by the renowned economist E.F. Schumacher to be the editor of Resurgence magazine, now titled ‘Resurgence and Ecologist’. Under his editorship the magazine has become, according to the Guardian newspaper, 'The spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement'. 

In 1991, Satish co-founded Schumacher College, in Totnes, Devon, UK, an international residential education centre named after E. F. Schumacher, which aims to provide transformative learning for sustainable living.

Satish writes, teaches and leads workshops internationally on holistic economics, reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity. His books include 'Soil Soul Society', 'No Destination', 'Earth Pilgrim' and 'You Are Therefore I Am'. 

Satish is a regular teacher with KFBG and we are pleased to invite him back.

Download the programme leaflet

1.Date / Time

23rd - 25th, March, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Time

23rd March 0900 to 2100

24th March 0830 to 2100

25th March 0830 to 1630

Participants are expected to be residential and participate fully in every session. Applicants wishing to attend only parts of the programme will not be accepted.

2. Venue

The Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, Tai Po, and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.

Located on a small hill at Wan Tau Kok, the Old Tai Po Police Station was the first permanent Police Station built in the New Territories in 1899. The Antiquities Advisory Board accorded the Old Tai Po Police Station Grade 1 Historic Building status in December 2009. The Development Bureau awarded the site to KFBG to transform the Old Tai Po Police Station into a 'Green Hub for Sustainable Living' under the Batch II of the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme".

In revitalising the Green Hub, KFBG adopted an integrated approach to conserve the historic, architectural and ecological values of the site. At the Green Hub, a range of low-carbon living programmes, and residential transformative workshops are now provided, to help individuals and organisations understand the low-carbon living alternatives to unsustainable consumption that is causing climate change and rapid resource depletion. 

The ‘Revitalization of the old Tai Po Police Station into the Green Hub for Sustainable Living’ project has received awards from UNESCO and the Green Buildings Council. You may visit the Green Hub website at www.greenhub.hk for more information.

3. Language

English

4. Target group / No. of Participants

Aged 18 or above
Maximum 25 participants

5. Fee

Course Fee# HK$3,000 per person + Accommodation Fee+

#including lecture fee, vegetarian meals, outing arrangement and shuttle bus service between Green Hub and visiting sites during the workshop

+Accommodation Fee (depends on the room type; breakfast is included) Per-bed/person:

Room Type Single Room Twin Bed Room Triple-bed Room Six-bed Room
Price per night HK$460 HK$360 HK$290 HK$220
Total price for 2 nights HK$920 HK$720 HK$580 HK$440

- Multi-bed rooms will be organized according to gender
- Most rooms have fans and natural ventilation, only a couple of rooms have air-conditioners. You may indicate your preference in the application form. We will try to arrange your accommodation based on your preference. Please note that a first-come-first-served policy will be adopted. For more information about the rooms, please visit http://www.greenhub.hk/eng/RateReservation.aspx

6. Application

Please complete the online application form and pay the course fee (HK$3,000) online on or before 13 March, 2018. Details are as follows:

  1. Online registration and payment: .
  2. Upon receipt of the application form and course fee payment, acknowledgement of application will be sent to you by email within 5 working days.
  3. Spaces are limited and we may have to select participants from a large number of applicants.
  4. If your application is not accepted, full payment will be refunded to you within one month. 
  5. Accommodation payment method will be provided in the notice. Please settle the accommodation fee within one week after receiving the notice. Otherwise, your reservation may be cancelled and released to others.
  6. A confirmation letter will be sent to you by email after all payment is settled.
  7. Payment is not refundable after acceptance.
     

7. Enquiry

Please contact Ms Irene Pang at 2483 7109 (email: irenepang@kfbg.org).