The Shen Foundation was established to encourage, co-ordinate and sustain the efforts of all people who share deep concern for the future of humanity and the better environmental management of the world.
Realizing our oneness with the universe is at the heart of the vision of the Discipline of Peace. When we open our understanding to this truth, peace in the self can become a reality. This living of peace in the self is a vital step for all of us, for each of us.
The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is a co-operative Peacebuilding Initiative to unite the strengths of existing organizations, projects and peoples in building a Culture of Peace for future generations.
Tamalpa Institute, founded in 1978 by dance and expressive arts therapy pioneers Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin, is a non-profit organization internationally recognized for its ground breaking training programs & workshops in a unique approach to movement based expressive arts education and therapy
'Our Mission is also to record sensitive, in-depth interviews, cultural teachings, traditional songs, stories, dances, languages and artistic expressions of indigenous cultural representatives who reach out to share their valuable messages and wisdom with the world.'
CAT is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life. Within this search the role of CAT is to explore and demonstrate a wide range of alternatives, communicating to other people the options for them to achieve positive change in their own lives.
Bumblebees are key factors in our wildlife. If they disappear many of our plants will not bear fruit. In the last 70 years two species have become nationally extinct, and others are seriously threatened.
Plantlife is an organisation that works to protect wild plants on the ground and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives. Wild plants are essential to life – they clean our air and water, provide food and shelter for our insects, birds and animals and are critical in the fight against climate change.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is a regional center for environmental leadership. By encouraging environmental cooperation between peoples, the Arava Institute is working towards peace and sustainable development on a regional and global scale.
Anna founded the groundbreaking San Francisco Dancer's Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria Halprin. She is an early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement and is the creator of The Planetary Dance.
Daria Halprin: dancer, poet, psychologist, teacher, and author, is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance and expressive arts education and therapy. Co-founder of the Tamalpa Institute.
Taira leads classes, workshops, and coaching sessions for adults, children, families, and communities. Her unique approach integrates a variety of art modalities-- dance, performance, creative writing, and visual arts-- in service of living life more fully.
The Walk of Life is an innovative approach to non-stylised movement which works with movement as a physical and creative process. Starting from the structure of the body simple movement scores are offered as a springboard into motion. These awaken vitality and heighten awareness.
In our modern, technological societies, many people lack a sense of belonging or “being at home” in their bodies and their natural environments. Eco Movement Arts encourage us to dwell creatively, with awareness and appreciation, in our bodies, and on the earth.
The Move into Life® approach and workshop programme draws on the teaching of the respected Javanese movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto), ecological principles and Buddhist mindfulness practice.