Category Archives: Gift Economy

Finding True Consensus

– a guest post by Tenar Flynn In my community I find myself more alone than I would expect in a place where people are coming together to share resources, to garden, to eat, and to live close to the … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human is a 2-3 day workshop that explores what it means to be a human being living to our full potential. We delve deeply into both individual and collective potential, as well as branching into what … Continue reading

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The Gift Economy

Over the years of working exclusively on a gift economy, a lot of questions have come our way. Folks aren’t quite sure of what it means or just what’s expected of them in terms of “completing the circle” after taking … Continue reading

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Jungle Connections:

Building Community at Fuente Verde Last August someone mentioned that they’d like to get ZEGG-Forum down to their community in Costa Rica.  I never heard back from them, but this summer someone completely unrelated found the Living Awareness Institute on … Continue reading

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Report Back from the San Diego Forumscourse 2012

So it’s been a little over a week since the San Diego Forumscourse completed.  We had 9 Facilitator track graduates and 10 Flex track participants, including a 10-yr-old boy.  The course itself took place at Pu’uhonua, Sher and Touch’s lovely … Continue reading

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The Gift Economy

Over more than a decade of using a Gift Economy in conjunction with my facilitation/teaching services, we here at the Living Awareness Institute (LAI) have noticed a lot of confusion, anxiety, and at times, even distress coming up for folks, … Continue reading

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