We support many organizations - locally, nationally, and abroad. If you're with an organization that you believe our visitors would appreciate, feel free to submit your link request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links organized by subject:
Sister Organization: Ma'agal Hakshavah
- Cal Earth
- Quail Springs
- Ventura County Materials Exchange
- ReStore/Materials Exchange
- Ventura County Environmental & Energy Resources
- Pacific Yurts
- Pacific Domes
The primary goal and method of all Animas programs is the encounter with soul. Founded in 1980 by wilderness guide and depth psychologist Bill Plotkin, the Institute is one of North America's longest-standing organizations offering contemporary wilderness rites. Our focus is nature-based initiation, whose central goal is the descent to soul for the purpose of maturing the ego so that it becomes a vessel for a person’s deepest, world-transforming gifts.
The Art of Hosting
“Hosting reality as the host in Rumi's poem "The Guest House" does, welcoming each person, feeling, concept and situation as it wishes to appear. And more - not only welcoming but actively and appreciatively inquiring into whatever seems to be important to one.” – at very least we should be listed as one of their links!
Center for Nonviolent Communication
NVC’s website: fosters greater authenticity in communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.
Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking
Community based responses to crime and violence, circle work as one of their modalities
Many projects including an Arab/Palestinian/Jewish project
Center for Wise Democracy
Bringing a form of circle work to governments, citizen groups and organizations
Offer circle training and a gathering place for establishing meaningful relationship and connections for women. Support women in empowering and embracing their role as leaders.
The Co-Intelligence Institute
Co-Intelligence is the ability to wisely organize our lives together—all of us being wiser together than any of us could be alone. Focuses on catalyzing co-intelligence in the realms of politics, governance and conscious evolution of ourselves and our social systems.
The Community Tool Box
Amazing amount of resources for community building, Council would be a great addition.
Compassionate Listening Project
Also doing strong work in Israel and Palestine
Council for Boys and Men
Use council and other tools, to teach a gender-relevant curricula to engage, challenge, celebrate, develop, and unite boys.
Dedicated to the mending of the sacred hoop and to the calling forth of unity and relationship among all peoples. Dedicated to sharing the old wisdom ways of Mother Earth.
Resources for volunteer and service programs such as Americorps and VISTA. Their website lists council as a resource with a nice description of the process.
Encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for girls through circle work and skills training.
Initiatives of Change International
Provides a rallying point for individuals and teams to work for justice, healing and human development. Focuses on healing the wounds of history, strengthening the moral and spiritual dimensions of democracy, countering the climate of blame and selfishness, rebuilding community and forging networks. Includes Peace Circles in Nairobi.
Mindfulness Without Borders
An online community committed to promoting peace and compassionate living through cross-cultural communication. They bring together high school and university students from across the globe to exchange their diverse perspectives on conflict resolution and peace building.
Open Space World
Teach a group brainstorming process that is circle based.
PeerSpirit, founded by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, creates interactive social containers where transformation occurs. What do you need to transform? How do you want to honor your life story? How can you be the leader of your own life? PeerSpirit works with circle process, immersion in nature, journal writing, rites of passage, ceremony and story.
Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by crime. Council is used as one of their tools.
Provides educators with timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment, including Listening Circles (very similar to Council).
Teen Talking Circles
Focus on creating safe space for teens to share themselves with others without fear of judgment or criticism. Offering girls circles, guys circles, gender talks and circle facilitation.
Turning to One Another
Teaching deep listening, and meaningful conversation (Margaret Wheatley’s work)
Using a similar council process, a bit more structured for organizational development, bringing it to corporations and organizations in Europe and USA
Another organization working with management, businesses, boards, executive committees
The World Café
The World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. It is a rich community of resources, stories, connections and processes
World Foundation for the Discipline of Peace
New foundation..looks like it’s just getting started, but it would appear that council is an intended element.
- Glen Ivy
- Madre Grande
- The Lama Foundation
- El Santuario Eco-Retreat Center
- Eschwege Institute
- Intentional Communities Website