In a world rushing towards a destructive “progress”, slowing down is a radical act.​

Urgently slowing down.

This year, our Gathering extends an invitation to embrace the radical act of slowing down. We will pause together, tuning into the rhythm of our bodies, the voices of our global community, and the whispers of the more-than-human world that surrounds us.

Journey with us as we urgently shift gears away from the relentless pace dictated by capitalism and consumerism. This Gathering is a sanctuary to learn, to listen intently, to celebrate the beauty of connection, and to explore pathways leading out of destructive patterns.

Immerse yourself in the intentional deceleration that defines this year’s Gathering. Discover the profound sense of community that emerges when we cultivate slowness, spaciousness, and patience. Draw inspiration from ecovillages and conscious communities, tapping into the wellsprings of regenerative wisdom that fuel our collective journey.

All are welcome.

The Gathering is for everyone, and we aspire to create an event that has a truly welcoming, community feel. Families, farmers, artists, activists, politicians, scientists, experienced ecovillagers and novices alike all have their place in this gathering that combines workshops, talks, music, movement, arts and plenty of time for sharing and connection.

It’s so different and deeper than any other festival I have attended. It is authentic and gives people hope.