The Gathering

Wider Horizons is a gathering.  It is not just a place where you can develop your awareness of consciousness, spirituality and the environment, but a space to connect with others who are also on this path.

We are bringing together young adults from around the country.  You are the next generation, stepping into a world which is ecologically and economically fragile.  We want to help you to embrace fragility, with all the fragility we have to offer, to show that it is this which leads to strength.

We are bringing together young adults who are the children, relations and friends of friends and family and the children, relations and friends of members of the Scientific and Medical Network, Wasinga and other intentional organisations and communities.

“If you make others happy, you’ll be happy”
– Dalai Lama 2014

Experience has shown that a valuable sense of belonging comes from participation at gatherings in nature, through the sharing of one’s energy. Research suggests that giving and co-operating with others towards a shared goal stimulates reward areas in the brain and gives us a sense of purpose and feelings of self-worth and a valuable sense of belonging (NHS,2018).

The gathering is about moving from the ‘self-centred’ mindset of the child – where one is looked after, to the ‘selfless’ adult mindset, shifting from expecting to receive, appropriate for a child, to wishing to give.

At Wider Horizons we encourage you to join the tribe and be involved in creating the experience, so there are opportunities to engage in service, giving your energy to the community, if and when you feel to, without obligation. This can involve food prep, collecting wood and caring for the venue, camp or land.  The miracle of service is that the more one gives, the more one receives.

“For it is in giving that we receive” – Saint Francis of Assisi

Beyond the Gathering

We organise an exciting programme throughout the year which sustains the relationships, connections and networks formed at Wider Horizons, involving including regular workshops, singing circles and web meet-ups.

Wider Horizons participants stay together as a group, forming a nucleus which not only supports itself but also offers others alternative views and ways of being.

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