The Ananda Community of Lynnwood welcomes everyone to an Open House and Solstice celebration from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
There will be tours, presentations, and opportunities to ask questions about this thriving intentional spiritual community. There will be booths of various Ananda projects, food and entertainment, and tours of the community. The afternoon concludes with a Solstice Celebration gathering from 6 to 7 pm, featuring speakers from other Intentional communities, and a spaghetti dinner.
Event: Open House and Solstice Celebration
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 1 to 7 pm
Venue: Ananda Community of Lynnwood (20715 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036, (425) 778-4628)
Geoff Kozeny travelled to hundreds of intentional communities, interviewing many residents about their community experience. The result was a remarkable DVD in which Geoff shares highlights of the history of IC’s (Intentional Communities), insights about what works, and in-depth profiles of 7 contemporary communities, including Ananda Village, Twin Oaks, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Earthaven Ecovillage, and more.
On Saturday, July 13 from 4-6pm, NICA will present Part One of the DVD set. It is 94 minutes, and will be followed by a discussion on various issues related to this hopeful movement for a better way of life.
Event: Visions of Utopia, Vol 1, screening and discussion
Among the many benefits of community living is sharing the joy of relationships. Join us at the Ananda Community Lynnwood for a day of exploring the world of intentional community. Our focus will be Relationships in Community, including workshop/discussions on
Having more harmonious relationships
Romantic relationships in community
Leadership, authority, and influence
Working out conflicts in community
And we will all make some new friends and share in our own community for the day.
BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE DAY:
10-12 Opening circle, introductions, reports, etc.
noon Potluck lunch – bring a dish to share
1pm Excerpts from the new movie Within Reach, a bike tour of 100 intentional communities
2-4 Workshop/discussions, led by members of several local communities
4-5 A Tour of the Ananda Community
All are welcome. We ask for a $10 donation to defray costs for the day
Event: NICA Spring Gathering
Date: Saturday April 13, 2013
Time: 10am to 5pm
Location: Ananda Community of Lynnwood (20715 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA, just off exit 181A on I-5)
WITHIN REACH explores one couple’s pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars and traditional houses to “bikepack” 6,500 miles for nearly 2 years around the USA seeking sustainable community.
Rather than looking in a traditional neighborhood, they begin to recognize that community is the secret ingredient to living sustainably on this planet. Along the way, they explored 100 Ecovillages, Cohousing Communities, Co-op Houses, Communes, Transition Towns and their own principles and commitment. In the end they return to the timeless truth that community is people; they are everywhere; and there is room for everyone.
Both their journey and their ﬁlm have answered the question that they and many others are asking: How can we pass along a lush, beautiful, sustainable world to future generations? After circling the country and interviewing hundreds of Americans, they have found that by reaching within, sustainable community is Within Reach. In fact, it’s already here.
Larry Rider, Nancy Lanphear and others from NICA (Northwest Intentional Communities Ass’n) will lead a short discussion afterwards about the issues raised in the film. They will and also talk about the vibrant Intentional Communities here in the Seattle area, how to connect with a community near you, and other topics of local interest.
The cost is $10 which helps to defray the costs of producing this film.
Event: Screening and discussion of film, Within Reach
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: East West Bookshop (6500 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115; 206-523-3726; firstname.lastname@example.org)
NICA will sponsor a free public talk on the subject “Intentional Communities: Past, Present, and Future Directions” on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 8:30pm at the East West Bookshop (6500 Roosevelt NE) in Seattle.
The talk will be given by Laird Schaub, popular speaker on intentional communities and executive secretary of the Fellowship of Intentional Communities (FIC), NICA’s parent organization.
We hope you will join us for this inspiring evening as we explore the dynamic role that the expanding communities movement is having in building a co-operative culture.
Event: Intentional Communities: Past, Present, and Future Directions
Presenter: Laird Schaub, Executive Secretary, Fellowship of Intentional Communities