Wisdom Teachings for Agents of Change
November 12–14, 2021
November 12, 2021
 - 
November 14, 2021
with Susan Collin Marks and John Marks
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The world has turned upside down — and woken us up. Stunned by a pandemic carrying grief and loss, we are seeing existing excesses of inequality, climate change, and political hostility with new eyes. It’s a time of danger, opportunity and revelation. The call is out for each of us to play our part. It’s time to access our wisest selves to redeem the world, nothing less.

This weekend, you will dive deep to meet and listen to your inner wisdom, and then explore tools to act on it. You will (re)discover what you are here to do, right now, at this time of unprecedented turbulence — and transformation. We each hold a piece of the puzzle. Without it, there is a hole in the fabric of life. It’s time for all of us to show up, no exceptions, and make the difference we came here to make. To be agents of change for the common good.

Susan Collin Marks and John Marks, Peace Ambassador and Founder of Search for Common Ground, will be your guides. Search grew out of meetings at Esalen in the early 1980s, and together they built it into the biggest peacebuilding nonprofit in the world with 600 staff working in 30 countries. They will offer you what they have learned as agents of change in some of the most conflictual places on the planet. You will take away with you a renewed sense of your own capacity and abiding wisdom, as well as practical principles for implementing the social change that is needed right now.

Search was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.

Susan Collin Marks

Susan Collin Marks

Susan Collin Marks, Search for Common Ground's Peace Ambassador, is an international peacemaker, teacher, healer, counselor, author, and recipient of multiple honors. She combines fierce pragmatism with a deep sense of our common humanity and spirituality.

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John Marks

John Marks

John Marks is the founder of Search for Common Ground, a peace-building NGO with offices in 30 countries. He is a best-selling author, a former Foreign Service Officer, a Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship, and an Ashoka Senior Fellow.

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Workshop Schedule

Fri 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Sat 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

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Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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COVID Update

Effective January 14, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in, in addition to proof of vaccination. The test must be taken within 5-7 days (if PCR/NAAT) or 24 hours (if antigen). If you are unable to secure a PCR/NAAT or antigen test from a test provider, we will allow an at-home rapid test to be taken on your arrival day. Bring it with you and have it ready to show at the gate when you arrive. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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