Be the Change Tour
with the Peacebuildings Yurt
The impulse for the Be the Change tour
The Be the Change tour and its crowdfunding appeal
A traveling epicenter of change
For years I have watched the Reciprocal Frame touch people deeply.
It sparks remembrance that all life is interconnected.
In that ambience we hold workshops, seminars, school programs, and discussion groups wherever we stop,
We breathe life onto that spark of remembrance to ignite a deep understanding of it and the evolutionary leap before us
We offer simple, powerful tools and practices to help.
In this way the yurt is a traveling epicenter of change and awakening.
A perfect place to recognise that radical change is necessary and workable.
A place to begin our profoundly individual inner journey .......a Journey of no Distance.
What is the Journey of no Distance?
Donations and Crowdfunding
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or add the RO Number of your chosen Reciprocal Offer.
Project accounts will be available to all contributors.
The breakdown of our Funding Requirements is below
With Gratitude... Graham
From 10 Euros, 10 GBPounds or 10 Dollars to infinity
Donations, no matter how small or large, are received with the same spirit of universal gratitude with which they are given.
These offer the greatest freedom to the project both energetically but also in terms of tax payable.
The project is not a registered charity and so we are unable to offer tax benefits to donors.
Crowdfunding - The Reciprocal Offers (RO 1-11)
Contribute €10,000 and above from an individual
The reciprocal offer is to be discussed. Email Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute €6000 and above from a business
This is a reciprocal offer for companies and institutions. A 3 day in-house Peacebuildings workshop for up to 20 colleagues tailored to open dialogue and offer practices to improve interaction and thereby efficiency.
Contribute €5000 and above from an individual .....
Being the Change...
A 5 day residential retreat in Europe in 2024
This is an intimate life changing week for a maximum of 10 people repeated if numbers demand.
All that is required is a willingness to step beyond who we think ourselves to be.
Contribute €4000 from an individual
The reciprocal offer is any one of the programmed Basecamp foundation workshop + ongoing access to weekly group meetings and meditation + Journey of no Distance 2025 year program of 6 weekend workshops.
Contribute €3000 + Travel and accommodation expenses from a group
The reciprocal offer is any one of the Basecamp 2 day foundation workshop in English for a group max 6 persons + ongoing access to weekly group meetings and meditation.
Contribute €2000 from an individual
The reciprocal offer is any one of the programmed Basecamp foundation workshop + ongoing access to weekly group meetings and meditation + 1 personal day with Graham
Contribute €1000 from an individual
The reciprocal offer is any one of the Basecamp foundation workshops + ongoing access to weekly group meetings and meditation
Contribute €600 from an individual
3x 1hr online sessions with Graham.
Contribute €200 from an individual
1x 1hr online sessions with Graham.
Contribute €100 from an individual
A Journeyman's notebook - a compilation of 168 poems by graham spanning 35 years as ebook
+ 1 years subscription to monthly video and written content online.
1 years subscription to monthly video and written content online.
These donations will be added to the list where a contributor wishes that.
I need your help to quickly to get this project on the road in 2024
Christian Lechleitner offered to front the costs enabling us to build the yurt, including the canvas cover and felt insulation commissioned from Jurtenwerkstatt. (£23,000)
He also offered the free use of his workshop and his unpaid labour to work alongside me in the build process.
Then in a final act of generosity he also fronted the cost of the trailer in which to transport the yurt. (£7000)
This was all within the understanding that I would finally crowdfund to repay him.
So now it is time to repay Christian (whose head I am happily squeezing in the picture below)
and take the yurt on the road.... it is time for action.
Our initial funding requirements
Repay Christian (£30.000).
A vehicle to pull to total weight of 3200kg... off road at times
Landrover, VW, Audi, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota, Dodge etc
Step in as project sponsor by providing a powerful Eco, Euro 6, 4x4 vehicle for the duration of the project,
or we need £20.000 for something old but Euro 6 and strong.
Equipment for video, communications, cooking, sleeping £10,000.
Food, fuel and accommodation for the team £10,000.
Our initial target is therefore £70,000 (€ 80,000) and then the more we raise the longer and further we go.
All names of contributors and contributions go on the list of Participation and Gratitude unless anonymity is requested.
The project will be audited to show where your money has gone...
Every contribution is welcome no matter how small or large,
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Watch a timelapse of the yurt built in 5 hours
Join the Be the Change tour team
Each of the journeys of the Be the Change tour will last a month or thereabout. On each I would love to travel with a core team to participate in everything from erecting the yurt, translation, organisation of local events, blogging the tour and making videos of our sessions and recording the stories and inspirations of those who show up. This really is the opportunity to take your seat and Be the Change
Guide the project to the places its need to go
Money is the fuel but I need more.
I am willing to walk into any room, anywhere, to meet and sit with anyone, no matter who,
but I need your help to get me there.
Help by opening doors to people, place, communities. schools, local and national governments.
The intention is to travel the length and breadth of Europe from Kiev to Dublin from Helsinki to Malaga.
We will go on excursions of 1 month duration with two stops in that month. We will then return to base to take some rest and a shower, repair and restock and to be with our year group workshops.
Journeys and locations need to be carefully planned.
Please email me with your offers, thoughts and suggestions .
Be the Change Tour
Forgive me ... I'm now too old to make this sweet
We humans are the latest expression of a 13.7 billion year development plan which is not yet complete.
In the blink of an evolutionary eye our species has evolved from being vulnerable prey to top predator.
We have made very difficult things remarkably easy.
To communicate, to kill with ruthless efficiency, to feed ourselves, to live longer, to dominate,
but our powerful cleverness now overwhelms the natural world upon which we depend.
The garden we have created is not peaceful, not just, nor abundant for all life,
An evolutionary leap
So what is the evolutionary leap if life on earth is to be peaceful, abundant, sustainable?
.......it is so close to us that we cannot see it.
If we take a long and hard look
at the troubles of the world today
we see that they are all man made
to be more accurate mind made
So if there is to be a solution
we should address the cause of all our problems......our human mind.
The quantum leap we need
is from a mind that creates suffering
to one that does not
Is such a thing possible ?
We are born of a force that silently and without form, permeates, animates and interconnects all things.
That force gave rise to an awakening of mind in our archaic ancestors. That mind forgot its source and created a separated sense of self with the content of its own thoughts for substance in what we today call EGO.
The fear that arises in that sense of separation has generated an age long quest for dominance to ensure survival.
A quest that continues today, on the battlefield and in the boardroom, but now with immense destructive powers at its disposal which put continued life on earth in jeopardy
The leap before us is to make remembrance of that silent empty interconnected awareness
and in that re-connection allow our immense cleverness to be informed and guided by it
In that remembrance impulses for dominance dissolve into a peace-full-ness we might call love.
Peace justice and mutual well being naturally arise out of this peace-ful-clever-ness.
How do we make that remembrance?
That is the purpose of the Be the Change tour