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The Embercombe Experience

Sun 8 Sep 2013 @ 8:00 - Fri 13 Sep 2013 @ 17:00

Exploring values and vision for a truly sustainable world

Embercombe exists to touch hearts, stimulate minds and inspire committed action for a truly sustainable world. To help us achieve this mission, we ask three questions of people who come here: what do I love, what are my gifts and what are my responsibilities? We then explore how the answers to these questions can be used to guide you towards a life that contributes to creating the world of your longing and also a life of fulfilment and happiness. These are deep questions and not everyone is ready to explore them head on and plunge into the week-long programme of transformation that is The Journey. For this reason, we have created this experiential week, to provide an introduction to Embercombe, its people, its ways of working and the general life of the place. This is a week that is fully facilitated to allow a gentle exploration of the issues facing us in the world, whilst learning new skills and living as part of community.

What can I expect from The Embercombe Experience?

Living in community, joining our daily morning circle, sharing the preparation and eating of communal meals and making a contribution to the daily activity at Embercombe.

An in-depth introduction to Embercombe on your first morning, with a talk and tour from our founder, Mac Macartney.

A programme of practical activities and learning of new skills to include:

  • woodland management,
  • green wood-working,
  • gardening,
  • food preservation,
  • harvesting,
  • bread-making,
  • preparation of wild meat.

A programme of personal exploration to include:

  • a series of one-to-one coaching sessions with Jonathan Snell, the mentor to Embercombe’s Core Team and co-facilitator of The Journey Programme,
  • a Courageous Conversation – exploring a topic in-depth.
  • experiencing the concept of the Circle of Law initiated by the American Indians. Discover this profound tool for deep discussion and exploration, which is in active use by The Embercombe Council.
  • Evening discussions to explore the questions raised by your time at Embercombe.

There will also be time for personal reflection and socialising. There will be a maximum of 24 participants.


Sun 8 Sep 2013 @ 8:00
Fri 13 Sep 2013 @ 17:00
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Higher Ashton
Exeter , Devon EX6 7QQ United Kingdom