Self-isolate. Social-distance. Shelter in place. As strange phrases define our necessary response to slowing the spread of infections, I feel the weight of these words: novel terms appropriate for a novel virus. Some of my comfortably-at-home, successful and introverted friends are coping well with these new realities of quarantine and solitude. They share on social […]

I have been wanting to offer some reflections from the experience of being a presenter at a remarkable educational centre: Hollyhock. The campus rests in the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; on what is currently called Cortes Island. Hollyhock has transitioned from a place of gathering, to a pioneering homestead, to the site […]

I am grateful to Scott and Peter who asked me, on a trip to Montreal some months ago, if I would sit down a record a podcast interview while I was visiting the city. I knew that we would have a rich and meaningful conversation. We certainly did. I didn’t know that they would even […]

“…The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and in human responsibility. Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better…and the catastrophe toward which this world is headed—be it ecological, social, demographic […]

Posted previously on the Center for Courage & Renewal blog: Interview by: Alexa Strabuk May 22, 2018 Center for Courage & Renewal: How did you first hear of Parker J. Palmer, the Circle of Trust® approach, or the Center for Courage & Renewal? Dan Hines: I was working for the Anglican diocese here in British […]

“We all have an inner wise navigator that is reliable and trustworthy. Our mystical traditions are unanimous that we all have a still point: a raised perch on the boat from where our soul-navigator can calmly whisper to us… where we are… and describe the vision of the island beyond the horizon, even when we […]

I am profoundly grateful for the invitation to be here in China and to guide a series of programs exploring authentic leadership, effective communication, personal wholeness, and professional integrity at House of I (near Yanqing). I am based at this remarkable holistic organization, ecovillage-in-the-making, new property development and sustainable living center that serves as the […]