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Dynamic Governance Workshop

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez will be doing a one-day Sociocracy workshop on Sunday, January 25th in Seattle – 2100 24th Avenue South. (His workshop is called “Dynamic Governance.” a different name for Sociocracy.) The price is $120-$40 sliding scale, $75 as median price NICA-Admin

HOLD THE DATE: NICA Fall Gathering, Nov. 2, 2013

Sharingwood Cohousing Community has graciously offered to host this year’s NICA Fall Gathering, with the theme, “Living in Community.” DETAILS What:  NICA Fall Gathering, focusing on “Living in Community” Date:  Saturday, Nov 2,  2013 Time: 10am to 5pm Where: Sharingwood Cohousing Community (22105 E Lost Lake Rd  Snohomish, WA 98296, about 20 minutes east of …

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Summary Notes from Diana Leaf Christian's August 2013 Presentation at East West Bookshop

Thanks to the 25 folks who joined members of the NICA Board at East West Bookshop on August 21  for a presentation and discussion with Diana Leaf Christian on “Three Aspects of a Healthy, Thriving Community.” The three aspects are: Community Glue: taking time to do shared enjoyable activities that tend to generate feelings of …

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Cooperative Communities & Sustainability Conference, Nov. 15-17, 2013

Ananda College and the Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA) are cosponsoring the Fall 2013 Cooperative Communities & Sustainability Conference, November 15-17, 2013, on the Ananda College campus. Gain more knowledge for your community, join the networking fun, and learn the latest trends and directions for all types of communities. Conference Highlights Keynote speaker Laird Schaub …

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Ananda Community Open House & Solstice Celebration: 1 – 7 pm. Saturday, June 22, 2013

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. …

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Visions of Utopia: Screening and Discussion, July 13

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 …

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NICA Board Members Circuit Portland Area Intentional Communities

In January, NICA Board Members Larry Rider and Nancy Lanphear made a trip to visit the following communities in Portland: Peninsula Park Cohousing Columbia Ecovillage Kailash Ecovillage Trillium Hollow Cohousing Cascadia Commons Cohousing Ananda Community of Portland Daybreak Cohousing We also visited Woodard Lane Cohousing in Olympia, WA. We were given tours of these communities …

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NICA Spring Gathering: Relationships in Community, April 13, 2013

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 …

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NICA presents Within Reach Movie, March 23, East West Bookshop

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 …

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