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パーマカルチャー、非暴力コミュニケーション(NVC)、禅(マインドフルネス)、
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よろしくお願いします。

次世代のためにも、一緒に平和で希望のもてる社会を創作していきましょう!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

【英語の記事】life at the peace and permaculture dojo by rapper Mio

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Below is a video of life at the Peace and Permaculture Dojo (the Dojo)


道場 (dojo) means a place (場)of/for the path (道)also known to the West as "dao".  The Dojo is in the early stages of development as a place of practice, and a place of nonviolent/peace activists to gather near Tokyo, but just far enough to be surrounded by rice paddies and the ocean.

In 2018, we experimented with our first residential internship program for Japanese. We had three spots that were filled up with nine people, including a family of five (and two goats). As everything is quite unstructured and organic at the Dojo, it was quite a challenging experiment for all of us, but the learning and growth was priceless.

Things we explored (a sample)
  • simple living e.g. building your own dwelling, cooking with fire and sun, washing by hand (including cloth diapers for two), eating almost completely locally, etc
  • community dynamics and nonviolent communication: how to be authentic, empathetic, and live harmoniously with those who have different perspectives (vegan/non-vegan, toddler/children/20s/30s/40s, single/family, urban/rural, etc)
  • systems thinking and design: community is a system and operates differently than individuals
  • permaculture, natural farming, and ecological regeneration: how to heal the land (and ourselves) and live as part of the ecosystem
  • mindfulness: living in the present moment, engaging with the internal landscape
  • gift economy: living in service, being in alignment with the ecosystem, and having awareness of when things are not a "gift" (like feeling we are pressured to give). Exploring the difference with capitalism through our head, heart, and hands
  •  social change: our relationship to the larger society and our cultural inheritance, roles, and possible contributions in a time of instability
It was an extremely challenging process, especially in the realm of emotions, but I feel such experiences are invaluable and help us grow in ways that modern society rarely offer. AND extremely rewarding (although its not for the rewards that we do this work).

This year (2019) we are doing a five month internship with four residents.

We also have more and more people moving to the area (Isumi, Chiba) involved in running the Dojo and using the Dojo.

Slowly, we will grow our capacity to support more people in their practice.

BELOW are previous articles on the Dojo

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