Intensive study week 12–17 January, 2020 at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
Knowledge an tools for those carrying responsibility in the biodynamic movement
A farmer, gardener, processor or trader or are involved in an organisation or institution connected to biodynamic or organic agriculture.
This intensive week is based on anthroposophy. One of the main aims of the week is to rediscover anthroposophy as a source of inspiration through current, existential questions. The programme is accompanied by impulse contributions on nature, Goetheanism and mankind. The plant as a prototype of development processes will be used as a metaphor and orientation.
During the study week, we will make use of the tools of the U-process developed by Claus Otto Scharmer to work through specific questions related to the activities on farms and in biodynamic organisations.
Using dialogical tools, we will work on our own questions, allowing the 'new' to emerge step by step. Questions will be raised in world café conversations and then expanded on dialogue walks. Sculpting and painting are non-verbal methods of communication, allowing formative processes to be consciously experienced.
This is an intensive path to develop the faculties needed to shape the future: both for the individual and for the entire biodynamic movement. The Section for Agriculture sees itself as a platform for facilitating the cross fertilisation of ideas for individual and common ways into the future.
The movement art of eurythmy allows us to develop a stronger awareness of our spatial surroundings. In the process of relating this surrounding space to our own core, our will to act is strengthened. It also enables us to achieve a good balance between letting go and taking the initiative.
German and English
Course fee including coffee break: CHF 750.– (Euro cost dependent on current exchange rate)
optional with lunch plus CHF 125.– (Euro cost dependent on current exchange rate)
Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum
Tel +41 61 706 42 12
"The intensive study week was definitely intensive for me. Especially the encounter with people, individuals who raised questions arising from a common background. Questions dealing with development which, using the given method, were skilfully guided through the process. When people from different countries meet and language does not present a barrier, when what is shared leads to stimulating discussion and the question’s development is both an individual and simultaneously a common matter, then the word ‘intensive’ can scarcely be more apt.”
Markus auf der Maur, www.wein-partner.ch, participant 2017