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INTELLIGENT LIVING

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 May and June we start building skills of community action…

Climate Change

We have heard about global warming for decades and yet continue to sleep-walk into an existential threat not just to the environment, but humanity itself. With global warming the stability that humans have relied on for thousands of years is starting to irrevocably shift. In the time of just one generation (ours) we have put more carbon into the air than in all the years since the industrial revolution began. And in the next 30 years we will see the effects of runaway climate change shake everything that we take for granted.

The science is in absolute consensus: climate change is real, climate change is already impacting us, climate change is being driven by human activity… the only thing that scientists can’t model is how humans will respond to this crisis. So, how will you respond?

Let’s take a courageous look into the single biggest crisis that we will face in our lifetime. Together we can support each other in learning new skills, in taking meaningful action, and finally in hope of the brighter future that we can create together.

All events will be held at our City Studio.

The Expert Educator session will also be available on Livestream and recorded.

Expert Educators: Wed 3 Mar | 7:30pm

Craig Wilkins (CEO of Conservation SA) and Allegra Van-Sebille (Coordinator, School Strike 4 Climate SA Chapter)

Let’s learn from the best available evidence. Craig and Allegra are deeply experienced in the science and politics of climate change. They will walk us through the current situation and actions that are needed to stabilise our future on this planet.

Movie Night: Wed 17 Mar | 7:30pm

– A Life On Our Planet by David Attenborough

Who better to help us connect with the global changes than Sir David Attenborough. We’ll supply the popcorn and pillows, it’s a good old fashioned movie night!

Ink & Ideas Book Discussion: WeD 7 Apr | 7.30pm

– Hope in Hell by Jonathon Porritt

For those who like to dive deeper, we’ll discuss and swap notes from Jonathon Porritt’s acclaimed book. You can attend if you haven’t read it but why not get yourself a copy and join the conversation.

Community Conversation: Wed 21 Apr | 7.30pm

After two months of active learning on climate change we open the floor for reflection, discussion, emotion and action. Guided by Triton and Becca this is an open and safe space for expression. Bring a poem. Bring an artwork. Bring a question you haven’t yet found an answer to. 

You’re The Voice: the power of community action and solutions

The scale of issues that we face is complex. Social, economic and environmental systems are out of balance.

What if the way of life as we know it were re-imagined to better align with our deepest values? How would things look? And just as importantly, how can you articulate a brighter future and help mobilise our community towards it?

Join us for two months of education and action around exciting community-initiated solutions from around the world, and how to use the power of your voice to be a driver of local change.

And how could this topic be complete without a Jonny Farhnam anthem…

All events will be held at our City Studio.

The Expert Educator session will also be available on Livestream and recorded.

Expert Educators: Wed 5 May | 7:30pm

– Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney City Council, author of Glimpses of Utopia

Join us for a conversation with Jess Scully. Jess will walk us through ideas on models and success stories for community activism and community-lead solutions that inspire a sense of hope and agency about your own ability to be involved and affect change. In-studio or livestream.

Movie Night: Wed 19 May | 7:30pm

– Nowtopia & Velo Visionaries – short film fest

Entertainment and inspiration collide. We’ll watch several short films bringing together ideas around re-imagining our economies with creativity and a DIY mentality. We’ll supply the popcorn!

Ink & Ideas Book Discussion: WeD 3 JUN | 7.30pm

Glimpses of Utopia, Real Ideas for a Fairer World by Jess Scully

Communities everywhere are rising up to confront our challenges with creativity, resilience and compassion. Harnessing technology and imagination, we can reshape our world to be fair and sustainable. This book shows us how. You can attend if you haven’t read it but best to get yourself a copy and join the conversation.

Community Conversation: Wed 23 JUN | 7.30pm

After two months of active learning on community action we open the floor for reflection, discussion, emotion and action. Guided by Triton and Becca this is an open and safe space for expression. Bring a poem. Bring an artwork. Bring a question you haven’t yet found an answer to. 

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.

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