Healing and Learning
Offered by Windhorse:
Nature practice - relaxing and waking up - connecting with non-human beings
Solitary retreats (meditation, writing, forest wandering)
Hosted by outside teachers/guides:
Food and health
Buddhist practice retreats
Open Air Learning Preschool
Community and Economy
Residency, employment, volunteerism
Gardens and Orchards
Windhorse Education Foundation
Governance and Leadership
Led by Windhorse staff:
Outside Facilitator led:
Caring for the land
Setting and protecting boundaries
At the Centre of all this is the culture of Windhorse, a culture of kindness and courage, a culture of no fundamental mistake.
The four energetic centres each draw from, and contribute to, this culture of Windhorse. Where that "cross pollination" takes place, the central culture is expressed in particular ways:
• Healing and Learning as a culture of personal growth (coming into recognition of who we really are)
• Community and Economy as a culture of hospitality (wealth is the result and the cause of generosity)
• Governance and Leadership as a culture of mentorship (building capacity in others to lead with compassion)
• Stewardship as a culture of caring for the land (clarity about boundaries invite the Dralas to land)
The culture holds the values, purpose and principles of the Windhorse Way.
• Everyone is intrinsically healthy and worthy.
• There is no fundamental problem with anyone.
• This is equally true for organizations and society.
• Respect and gratitude for the people who have cared for
this place in the past.
• Appreciation for those who are taking care of everything
• Consideration for all those who might benefit from
this place in the future.
• Protection of the fully-integrated natural landscape.
• Healing ourselves, and learning leadership, from natural systems and from non-human teachers.
• Relaxing into the quiet wakefulness of nature.
• Compassionate community is grounded in kindness
• Creative collaboration is more effective in changing the
world than is skillful competition.
• Caring is a result of connection.
• A sustainable economic model is essential to the longevity
the Windhorse Way.
• Co-creativity and collaboration are essential to a
• Honesty, openness, transparency, and vulnerability
form the ground of trust.
• The simple magic of this place speaks for itself.
• There is no need for elaboration or explanation.
• Direct sensory experience is the most powerful teacher.
Connecting in Nature:
- with the environment;
- with each other;
- with ourselves.
Principles: (how we choose to work together):
1. Listen with inquisitiveness and appreciation.
2. Hold an unwavering commitment to values and purpose.
3. Trust ourselves and each other.
4. Respect diversity of opinion.
5. Dare to make mistakes.
6. Be artful in arranging the pieces.
7. Celebrate life