Provision Transylvania is a space in which to practice living collaboratively and co-creatively either on a personal study-retreat at our guest cottage, or as part of a group of participants at any number of workshops or events that we host from April-October.

The Nonviolence aspect of Provision Trainings focuses on our relationship with the ground of our being.  Not only the ground under our feet, which the basic systems of Provision are set up to care for, but also the ground of our minds and consciousness.  How do we experience ourselves?  How do we experience others?  What do we make of these experiences and how do we choose to think, speak and act?  These are the fundamental questions embedded in our existence.  Provision is a space that is designed to sense deeply into the heart of relationship.  With Self.  With Other.  Within natural and social (human) structures. How do we bring these together with care for all?  Our aim is to create viability and life-enrichment for the greatest number possible.

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Topics explored and Resources drawn from may include but are not be limited to: concepts, skills and processes from NonViolent Communication (NVC) as codified by Marshall Rosenberg and other certified NVC trainers.  Mindfulness Techniques including teachings from both Tibetan and Japanese Traditions.  Time-honoured Body Awareness, Relaxation and Movement Techniques from the Indian tradition.  Wisdom from Native-American Traditions regarding our connections with the Natural World.  The sessions  explicitly engage all of our senses including Kinaesthetic, Auditory and Visual.  

Weather permitting, there are also outdoor teaching spaces as well as time to connect with the surrounding Living World in the forms of Orchards and Gardens, Hills and Mountains.  We aim to draw nourishment from the many flavours of deep wisdom traditions around the world, bringing teachers as seed sources of this wisdom whenever possible, drawing them into our “microclimate” here at Provision to test their resilience and adaptability, fertility and viability here in this soil!

For Whom are workshops intended? You are intrigued with looking at how life is working through you.  You are willing to support yourself in making small shifts in how you relate with yourself and with others for the purpose of contributing toward life-enrichment for all, including our more-than-human and natural world.  You are wiling to explore receiving support also from others as you do this!

Provision Transylvania is Rooted in the fervent wish for Justice for All!

One of the greatest problems of history is that the concepts of love and power are usually contrasted as polar opposites. Love is identified with a resignation of power and power with a denial of love…. 

What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic.  

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.  

Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you have come here to help me then you are wasting your time.

If you have come here because your liberation is bound up with mine 

Then let us work together… 

Australian Abroriginal Quote