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    Slow Down for The Earth | Regeneration through the lenses of Karen people

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    What would it mean for the Earth if we are consciously and culturally attuned with the flow of nature, as individuals and communities?


    The Karen people in Northern Thailand were born and raised in deep relationship with nature. This can be seen in their umbilical cord ritual, their culture, their way of living and agricultural practices. 

    We were all once born in this sacred relationship with the Earth. And yet modernization and industrialization has ripped us off of this bond. 

    Witnessing this happening to the world and to the Karen indigenous people gave Pi Swae (Siwakorn Odochao) the motivation to live and develop the movement and philosophy of "Slowing Down for the Earth" which he inherited from his own family.

    In this two-hour sharing session, Pi Swae will share with us his personal & collective journey, which is intertwined with the journey of reinvigorating the relationship between Karen people and the land. You will see it in not only his way of living, but also his business - The Lazy-man Coffee, his agricultural practices and his work in community development.

    About the speaker

    Siwakorn Odochao (Pi Swae) grew up in a Karen family who has been living in Ban Nong Tao community for generations. He founded the Lazyman Coffee in 2011 with the philosophy of "Slowing Down for The Earth". He works with the indigenous people of his tribe to promote the harmfulness of mono-cropping and the importance of diversity in both agricultural practices & livelihoods. He is also active in community land rights & community forest management. Pi Swae has represented Karen ethnic people in various national and international conferences.

    Pricing
    • Regular price: 33 AUD / 18 GBP
    • Low income, students, unemployed: 22 AUD / 12 GBP
    • High income or access: 44 AUD / 25 GBP

    We are aware that these fees might still be high for some, and do not want finances to stand in the way of learning. We are happy to offer a discounted scholarship rate – please write to us at regen.nations@ecovillage.org to apply.

    This is a live webinar within the Ecology Dimension of the REGEN-Nations learning programme - read more about how to join the full dimension here


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