Join us for a deep dive of interconnection in an opportunity to embody transformation; spiritually and socially.
The embrace of the path of Spiritual Activism enables individuals or groups to develop the noble qualities of compassion, wisdom and gratitude. It is in itself a Path of Transformation – a Spiritual Blueprint for living. We can shift our perspectives of reality through seeking service beyond self by practicing the Gifts of Service. The core dynamics behind the Spiritual Keys of Activism are creativity, adaptability, understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
Being a spiritual activist means taking our part in creating change, with a spirit of positivity, compassion, love and a balance of interdependence and self determination. Nothing could be more inspiring and more rewarding than being the change we want to see in the world, within and without.
Below are some suggested tenets from a group called Humanity Healing. This is not a definitive statement – just one group’s suggestions – but a good set at that, and well worth considering.
All Action is Based on Compassion.
Compassion Flows from the Understanding of the Connection Between All Living Beings.
Compassion Must Be Applied with Wisdom.
Apply Synergy and Teamwork to Accomplish Goals.
Spiritual Activism is the Pursuit of Service for the Good of All, Not for the Advancement or Benefit of Individuals or Selected Communities
Pursue Integrity, Honesty and Dignity in the Conduct of Your Actions
Do not Defame Your Detractors or Those Who Doubt You
Raising Another Up Raises You Up As Well
Learn to Listen to Your Heart and Not Your Mind
Search Out Viable and Sustainable Solutions
Spiritual Activism is about process.
This Master Class is for those who are engaged in working towards socio-political, economic and ecological change. It is for connected and wide awake people who can carry themselves into action. It is designed to challenge you and to take you on a further step in understanding the contract you have with yourself, your higher self and the universe in evolution. We will support the way that you can use and apply your energetic impact in the world for good. It will give you the tools to build and be part of creating a/your better version of the Earth that we are now in/on.
We will firstly immerse ourselves in nature and seek guidance and wisdom from other teachers. This will be done through deep meditation and/or medicine walks. With a focus on clear intention setting to get clear answers. Each person will be asked to bring an intention and a project they are working on.
We will identify the guides who work with each of us to establish our support systems. You will then learn to connect with and hear your higher teachers.
Where does the knowing come from in each of us – what is your understanding and how to you hear from the inside out.
What blocks you from taking action? Or why do you take action and is it the right action?
Speaking truth to power – and just speaking truth
Keeping the people with you growing vested interest fostering care in others (social media is not the only solution when people are fatigued)
Facilitator - Portugal / Jamaica
Dee Kyne lives in practice and has learned over the years when to act and when not to act. Spiritual Activism is a commitment to be present and to show up with responsibility and inner knowing. A commitment to take action devoid of the ego for the collective good and universal impact. Dee lives in Monte da Vida in the Alentejo region of Portugal, a contemplative community living in practice and meditation with a focus on living in balance in and with nature. This constant practice and commitment to growing new and better ways to live directly informs her actions in the wider world.
Dee is an award winning serial social entrepreneur who has worked throughout the world in a number of sectors at leadership levels, including but not exclusively; Health, the Environment and the Arts. Dee has held 5 CEO-ships and founded one movement and three social-change organisations. Dee became Earth Rights Walker four years ago and walked 5000 miles to support a Law to End Ecocide the fifth law against peace to be enshrined at the UN in the Rome Statute.
Dee founded “The One Love One Step Walk” in 2015, crossing Jamaica through the Blue Mountains east to west with 14 local people. Dee’s most recent walk in 2018 ‘One Love One Step Walk 2: For the Oceans’ worked alongside the Rastafari Millennial Council and saw 20 community members walk Jamaica’s 800km coastline whilst holding Council on the road. The focus: plastic pollution and connecting the the work of Jamaica’s 16 Marine Protected Areas. The latest One Love One Step Peoples Action in Jamaica is focused on ending violence across the island. This is an action to create a united peoples movement to end violence by building from the bottom up. It is a community coalition based in productive long-term partnerships spanning civil society.
Dee was born into an ancient healing line in Ireland. She was trained from the age of 3 by her Grandfather who was given the responsibility of handing to his Granddaughter the healing line of the family. She in turn will pass this knowledge on to her eldest Grandson. Dee later trained for many years with the Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies and is a founding member of The International Shamanic Community. Dee’s work at present is to use her experience and matrix of connections to support and walk beside other Earth Rights walkers, social entrepreneurs, and change makers in the regenerative economies of the future for this world today. Dee works with her feet on the ground, in connection with nature and in love with the world.
Our location is at Zen Vouga; a farm in the quiet rural village of Ribeiradio close to the Dão wine-growing region of Portugal, about 1.5 hours south east of Porto. The farm has a renovated cluster of farm buildings, including 3 independent houses, a covered swimming pool, and many secluded spots for contemplation. Our host, Manuel Trindade, will welcome us to his ancestral home, assure quiet, and will be our guide as we explore how we embed practice into action.
Zen Vouga offers a very special atmosphere of contemplation and connection. Protected from distractions, with a lofty view over the green valley to the neighbouring mountains yet also connected to the earthy realities of nature and quaint village life along cobbled paths to the local vibrant café.
Master class of guided individual and group workshops exploring nature, spirit and practice
3 night stay in a stunning traditional Portuguese farm house
Delicious locally grown farm-to- table meals included in cost
Zen Vouga’s strategy is to create a social, human, built, natural and ecological environment favourable to the development and blooming of the best abilities and skills that the human being has.
We wholeheartedly wish to encourage abundance and accessibility, therefore we are suggesting a three tier pricing system for this offering. Our concessionary price will need someone else’s support in order for all costs of this course to be covered; the participant fee for this course is 350 €; the highest price will allow the support of somebody else.
All pricing is on a shared basis. If you wish to be in a single room there will be a 45 € supplement. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs where possible and please get in contact with us with any queries and concerns.
To book your space on this limited course please contact our host Manuel Trindade at Zen Vouga at: