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OUR VISION:
A world where authentic community and sustainable living are the foundation of all aspects of our society.

OUR MISSION:
Pioneering holistic education through the medium of authentic community from the heart of Greece.

 

Our aims

What do our communities offer:

  • Life enhancing workshops
  • Vegetarian wholefood
  • Sharing circles
  • Sharing household tasks
  • Daily beach and nature time
  • Library of self-improvement books
  • Positive and fulfilling community experience
  • Guests fully participate in community experience
  • Comfortable Greek accommodation

 

Our values:

  • The primacy of council circles for sharing, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Open honest communication, transparency, authenticity in and out of these circles, and a willingness to convert our judgements of others into feelings and needs in “I” statements
  • Living by agreements, sociocratic consent, balancing group process with a hierarchical visionary leadership that shall eventually be vested in a committed core group
  • We welcome conflict knowing that out of its creative resolution comes a higher unity
  • We encourage diversity in gender, culture and age, inviting each to live hisher truth so that it can count toward a new world of peace, partnership, social justice and sustainibility
  • In the practice of holistic living and working, seeing the big picture, expanding our awareness beyond the immediate task or issue, we promulgate a model for the new world that in our hearts we know is possible
  • A willingness to look at our own less than optimum cooperative and holistic behaviors through the mirror of compassionate feedback from our community members
  • To eat and offer vegetarian whole foods, unprocessed and organic where possible
  • To earn our income through workshop and retreat programmes in four areas: i) relationship science and interpersonal communication, ii) personal creativity, iii) healing {self, society, planet}, and iv) Self enquiry
  • To make our programmes as affordable as possible so that we can appeal to those who may not have put the acquisition of material possessions their first priority or who come from countries with a low average income

 

In the words of co-founder Jock Millenson:

In initiating this Centre I have been influenced by the experiments in living and authentic community conducted by several international communities that I know from personal experience: in particular, Findhorn in Scotland, ZEGG in Germany, Tamera in Portugal and Auroville in, SE. India. For many years these intentional communities have been quietly developing new models of living, working and relating below the substratum of our mainstream culture. Each propounds a philosophy that spirit can and must be brought into everyday life; each holds a vision that ultimately sees us all as one. If we can manage to live our lives from this vision we can move towards a new holistic culture that will allow each individual to live his or her own individual truth and in so doing create a social fabric characterised by honesty, transparency, openness, sharing and cooperation.
Decades ago I realized that many of the values and practices developed in these so-called “spiritual” communities and ecovillages could be brought to a summer school where holistic workshops plus the sun, sea and all that is Greece would provide the vehicle to attract those who wanted an alternative holiday. That is, a time-out from our everyday life that provided “something deeper than a suntan”, and would afford guests the opportunity to come into practical contact with such ideas and meet others also looking for holistic alternatives to our mainstream culture.
Jock Millenson (far right) participates in a visioning meeting.

I was always interested in doing more than talking about such ideas, and I recognised that just in the simple everyday activities like cooking, cleaning and gardening there was the possibility to put in practice what we might be learning in holistic workshops about ourselves and our character.
The implementation of this new culture of wholeness requires new structures and processes for group living. The communities I mentioned, and others, have all developed and are continuing to refine such processes. Concepts like attunement, focalisation, personal sharings based on the Native American Way of Council, consent decision making, deep permaculture, the Forum of ZEGG and Tamera—all these and others provide practical tools in process work and communication. They help foster new ways of making decisions, provide concrete tools for living in harmony with ourselves as well as our planet. They thus create a way to live from a basis of unity that both respects the individual’s uniqueness whilst holding to a collective consciousness.
My own vision for this Network of holistic Centres is not fixed. I believe it must evolve out of the daily interactions of the people who are drawn to co-create this project. Thus the forms evolve organically while the essence and values behind it, holistic education in the context of authentic community, remain.

— Dr. Jock Millenson, 2011
co-founder of Kalikalos Holistic Network
CEO of HOLLY Foundation

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