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October 31, 2018

Coming Back to Ourselves: Mindfulness Meditation with Sarah Manchester

When asked why she meditates, Sarah Manchester said that through meditation, she  observes the activity of her mind which helps her to touch into a deeper part of herself. “Why wouldn’t I want to share that process with others?” she asked. “I lead a weekly meditation class in Langley, which is great, but in a retreat, we can allow the meditation to deepen.” Read More →

October 18, 2018

Enter with intention: Warrior Monk retreats at the threshold of a new year

The Warrior Monk retreat, led by Dan McKee, has been a key offering at the Whidbey Institute for nearly 15 years. While the Warrior Monk retreat itself has been held for over two decades at sites around the world, holding the retreat at the threshold of the new year is a more recent trend, and only takes place at the Whidbey Institute. I reached out to talk with Dan about what makes the new year Warrior Monk retreat unique. Here’s that conversation. —Marnie Jackson

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October 5, 2018

Administrative and Logistics Coordinator Position Available

POSTING DATE OCTOBER 5, 2018

Applications received by October 19, 2018 will receive priority consideration

The Whidbey Institute is seeking an administrative and logistics coordinator to hold vital integrative functions of our organization. A person well-suited for this position will demonstrate proficient computer skills, adept interpersonal capacities, and financial acuity and will delight in attending to details. Experience with registration software is a plus. Read More →

September 26, 2018

A Paradigm Shift: Marta Mulholland Reflects on Powers of Leadership

Marta Mulholland is the Whidbey Institute’s Volunteer Coordinator. She also assists in the Westgarden, and is currently co-creating a garden curriculum with Westgarden Steward Jules LeDrew to engage Waldorf students in the space. She participated in the 2017-2018 Powers of Leadership Retreat Cycle, and we recently sat down together to reflect on that experience. Here’s our conversation.  —Marnie Jackson

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September 24, 2018

Driven by Purpose: an Interview with Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller

Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller, who describes herself as “blissfully unacademic,” is passionate about purpose. She’s drawing from three decades as an entrepreneur in business consultation and leadership development in her current roles with Encode.org and Evolution at Work. The former supports purpose-driven entities in “baking in” and legally protecting purpose as a bottom line, while the latter supports personal development and capacities for people working in entities that have integrated or are integrating the principles of self-organization. I connected with Christiane last week about the Language of Spaces, a framework which supports expansion of the human capacities required to thrive within the increasing complexity of the new world of work. Here’s that conversation. —Marnie Jackson

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August 23, 2018

Beyond the Good/Bad Binary: August Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Money, Power & Meaning: The first in a series of conversations beyond the good/bad binary
  • Exceedingly Good: Spotlight on Larisa Benson
  • Welcome James!
  • Planting Joy: A conversation with volunteer Mara Grey
  • Salish Sea Day of Action
  • Old Lesbians Oral Herstory Project

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From Our Community

These resources are offered by Senior Fellows of the Whidbey Institute or other close members of our community, and are not produced by the Whidbey Institute.

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PODCAST BY COMMUNITY MEMBER JOEL DEJONG
Conversations with the curious, compassionate, and courageous co-creators of our desired and emerging future, inspired in part by encounters and inquiries at the Whidbey Institute.

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BLOG BY SENIOR FELLOW JOHN PALKA
Walking through nature with a neuroscientist who loves plants and ponders big questions.

Nature’s Depths


BOOKS BY SENIOR FELLOWS SHARON DALOZ PARKS AND LARRY PARKS DALOZ

Leadership Can Be Taught  “A doorway into the classroom of Harvard’s leadership virtuoso Ronald Heifetz and his colleagues—and an approach to adaptive leadership that responds to the challenges of our more complex and changing world.”

Common Fire  “Revealing how we become committed, and sustain our commitment, to the common good in the face of moral ambiguity, daunting complexity, and frequent discouragement.”

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams  “How mentors and mentoring environments will play a vital role in the potential transformations of thinking, feeling, and networks of belonging that are harbored within emerging adults.”

Mentor  “A practical, engaging exploration of mentoring in adult higher education and its power to transform learning.”

Leadership for the New Commons