20th Annual Heartwood Reunion: A Change of Heart, A Chain of Hearts
Friday, October 9th – Monday, October 12th The Lazy Black Bear, Indiana
What if one gathering had the potential to change the trajectory of the whole human experience? Would you be there?
Join us October 9th-12th for the 20th Heartwood Reunion, a special four-day event, at the Lazy Black Bear in southern Indiana. Come prepared to journey deeper. In addition to joy-filled time with friends, great food, music, and beauty that you expect at a Heartwood Reunion, our program will also tackle some of the most pressing and difficult questions of our times… What are the root causes of the problems facing our species and our planetary home — going deep, past the symptomatic threats we deal with on a daily basis, to the underlying pathologies and dysfunctions of the human spirit that produce them? What is the vision we hold in our hearts of how it should be — how it might be: how we would like to see ourselves and those that will follow living on this green and fertile Earth? How do we get there from here?
It is not a change of law or economic system or political governance that can bring about the changes we seek only A CHANGE OF HEART a critical mass leading to a chain reaction A CHANGE OF HEART A CHAIN OF HEARTS Join us
Schedule for the 20th Heartwood Reunion, October 9-12, 2015
This event will have many opportunities for theater, music, and other creative imaginings. Bring your instruments and writings, paints and pens, costumes, funny hats, and fancy clothes for dancing.
ACT I: Setting the Stage
8:00pm: Fuel, Catalyst, and Spark: a one-act play and group conversation
9:30pm: Jefferson Street Parade Band processional and fire circle
10:00pm: Music and campfire
ACT II: Seeking a Change of Heart
9:00am: Opening Circle
10:00am: Facilitated Large Group Discussion:
Exploring the deep pathologies underlying a culture of materialism, extraction, and grave harm to the planetary ecosystem.
11:30am: Small Group formation: Creative and/or Discussion based circles to engage these questions from a variety of angles
1:00pm: Small Groups
4:00pm: Break – reflect, wander, breathe
5:00pm: Small group presentations to full Circle
7:30pm: Live Auction Party: bring your costumes, crazy hats, fancy clothes, and wallets.
9:00pm: DANCE Band!
Act III: Visioning a Chain Reaction
9:00am: Morning Circle
10:00am: Facilitated Large Group Discussion
How do we spark an effective Chain Reaction to halt the momentum of societal
1:30pm: Workshops: Arenas of Engagement
5:00pm: Free Time
7:30pm: Heartwood Awards & Close of Silent Auction
8:00pm: Talent Show: Wit, skill, and Heartwood magic at their best, plus creative presentations
arising from the weekend’s explorations
Closing Act: A Chain of Hearts
9:30am: Closing Circle
Heartwood Reunion Location
Paoli is 50 miles south of Bloomington on Highway 37 and 50 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky, on US Highway 150.
From Paoli: Go 2.5 miles south on Highway 37. At the first crossroads (watch for a brown and white sign that says: Hoosier National Forest Youngs Creek Horse Trail), turn right on CR 250 S.
After you turn on C.R. 250 S: Go west 1 mile. Watch for another horse trail sign. Turn left (south) on County Road 50 W; go past the horse camp (one and a half miles). Go straight through the open gate to the Lazy Black Bear.
From I-64: Take Highway 37 North exit to English. Go 13 miles past English. Watch for a brown and white sign that says: Hoosier National Forest Youngs Creek Horse Trail. Turn left on CR 250 S (look for blue & white mile-marker 52) then follow directions above.
The map above shows the location of this year’s Reunion. You can scroll around by clicking and dragging in the map. You can zoom in or out using the the [+] and [-] near the upper left of the map.
Please click on this link for registration! If you have any questions, please call Becky at 812-307-4326.