This is a call to come together as a community and positively shape this world we share. Together we can direct the internal vitality, strength and compassion that we have cultivated in our personal practice towards a whole-life spiritual practice.
This is Intelligent Living. And we invite you to join us!
Every two months we will shine a light on a new social or environmental issue, and together lean into causes that we feel deeply passionate about supporting. Intelligent Living education events run on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. You can be a regular, or just join for the topics you are most interested in. This series is FREE for everyone in our extended community, friends and family are welcome to attend and participate. All events are held at our city studio unless otherwise noted.
Coming up in July we start building skills of community action…
Connecting to Nature
Come together to positively shape our world
We are inseparable from nature. It is part of us and we are part of it. Spending time in healthy wild spaces is directly linked to our health and wellbeing.
Lush forests, flowing rivers and oceans, dark rich soils and fresh clean air sustain the flow of life for all creatures on Earth. Yet, in our modern lives, we spend less time in nature than ever before.
What if making the connection to the natural world is what is going to inspire us to restore and preserve the planet’s wild spaces?
All events will be held at our City Studio.
The Expert Educator session will also be available on Livestream and recorded.
Expert Educators: Wed 7 JULY | 7:30pm
– Jack Buckskin
Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin is a proud Kaurna and Narungga man who has dedicated his life to learning and passing on his knowledge and language of the Adelaide Plains to future generations of Kaurna people. Jack has been a strong icon in the revitalisation process of Kaurna language through managing and performing song and dance with Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services and through teaching Kaurna language. He believes that as Kaurna language has come from the land this is the only place in the world you will find it, it was in the country before we were born and it is our duty to ensure it continues by learning and using it together.
Jack will be sharing his own understandings and experiences with Kaurna relationship to country and place with us in this installment of Intelligent Living. In-studio or livestream.
Movie Night: Wed 21 JULY | 7:30pm
- My Octopus Teacher
Follow documentary filmmaker Craig Foster as he encounters a common octopus off the southern shores of the Cape Peninsula. His fascination with this creature and his daily dives to meet her create an uncommon bond that is truly transformational. Share the wonder and awe of the natural world with Craig and his octopus teacher. We’ll supply the popcorn!
Ink & Ideas Book Discussion: WeD 4 AUGUST | 7.30pm
– Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering The Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest by Suzanne Simard
No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees- their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience.
Community Conversation: Wed 18 AUGUST | 7.30pm
After two months of active learning on the power of connecting to the natural world we open the floor for reflection, discussion, emotion and action. Bring a curious mind, open heart and willingness to explore further.
How Intelligent Living Works
Intelligent Living education events run on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. There will be four events on each topic, to help us learn and process ideas in different ways. These events are…
The Expert Educators
We’ll bring some of the best educators into our studio to help frame the topic, expand your thinking, grow your skills and feel confident to dive into the conversation.
It’s a great chance to connect with a like-minded community who want to learn, support and make a positive difference to the world around us.
Discover meaningful steps and interventions that you can take to enact change both individually and as a community.
The Movie Night
We’ll bring the popcorn and cushions, let’s have an old fashioned movie night!
There are so many good movies and documentaries around that can help us to see, experience and learn in a way that might speak to us more powerfully.
Our home is your home, so feel free to bring your pj’s and favourite beanbag.
The Ink & Ideas Bookclub
Team members from Power Living Adelaide will host a book club of sorts. It’s a chance for you to dive a little deeper on a topic, hear what ideas jumped off the pages for other people, and leave a little wiser for it.
Of course to participate deeply you’ll want to read the book first (we’ll have some copies available in our bookstore). We’ll have some highlights and questions to ask the group, feel free to prepare the same.
The Community Conversation
After two months of active learning on climate change we open the floor for reflection, discussion, emotion and action.
This will be a gently guided conversation by the Power Living team. You are encouraged to participate respectfully at any level that feels appropriate. Expect some moments of confusion, moments of enlightenment, moments of laughter… it’s a free flowing conversation after-all.
This series has been significantly inspired by the program of Shift Australia and makes use of their high quality education resources.
Shift run 28 day courses in activism. We’d encourage those that want to learn skills and connect with a like-minded community to take advantage of these free courses and resources. Click here for the link to their next round of courses.
Our unique series has been designed with feedback from our Power Living Adelaide community, particularly those at the Ocean Love talk in Feb 2020.
We don’t promote any particular world view other than that of seeking broad education, being humble enough to recognise that we all have our blindspots, and to be guided by compassion in all actions.