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About

The Transformational Movement

The Center for Transformational Practice is a permaculture garden, a residential community, a venue for workshops and retreats, and a networking campaign. But beneath these activities is the recognition that only personal and collective transformation can lead us to the just and sustainable culture we so urgently need.

CTP's mission is to support the transition to a just and sustainable culture by advancing inner transformation as the foundation for positive social change.

We carry out this mission through:

  • Living in community

  • Offering educational and spiritual programming to the public

  • Networking and advancing the transformational movement

In each of these areas, we strive to unite the outer project of transitioning to a just and sustainable culture with the inner work for spiritual upliftment and personal transformation. The synthesis of personal and societal change is transformational change. The awareness of the need for a simultaneous focus on both personal and societal spheres has given rise to new approaches to work in each. CTP is working to develop and share the emerging practice of transformational change as it applies to work at the personal, group and societal levels.

Learn more.

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The journey is empowering because of how the self is revealed. Sometimes painfully, sometimes profoundly, the self becomes exposed to the light of awareness.
— Karl Rosengrant
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Schedule of Events

coming up

 

Community Day

January 13th,  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

A chance to connect with old and new friends, recognize the efforts of past board members and residents, and share stories, food, and hopes for the future! 

 
 
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January

 

1/4/2018, 7:30pm - 1/7/2018, 2:00pm

Winter Quarterly Retreat

Celebrate the year to come at the Center for Transformational Practice with a time of rest, rejuvenation and deep community. Register

1/12/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

1/13/2018, 6:00pm

Community Day

A chance to connect with old and new friends, recognize the efforts of past board members and residents, and share stories, food, and hopes for the future! 

1/19/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

1/27/2018, 8:00Am - 6:00pm

30/60

Day retreat in which we sit for 30 minutes each between 60 minute blocks of self-directed joyful productivity

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February

 

2/9/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

2/10/2018, 8:00Am - 6:00pm

30/60

Day retreat in which we sit for 30 minutes each between 60 minute blocks of self-directed joyful productivity

2/16/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

2/24/2018, 6:00pm

Labyrinth Potluck

Join us to step together into the open heart of collective experience. This gathering will include a potluck supper with a guided discussion and presentation on the labyrinth experience followed by a silent, facilitated labyrinth walk and closing ritual.  You are welcome to linger and integrate your labyrinth experience up until 9pm. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor walk and extend the invitation to others.  RSVP's are helpful.  For more info contact Elisabeth

 

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March

 

3/3/2018, 10:00AM - 4:00pm

3/4/2018, 10:00AM - 4:00pm

March Forth Food Forest!

Chainsaw, Chipper and Cardboard Work Party

Calling smooth operators, peaceful pruners and savvy spreaders!  Sign up for any length of time one or both days to help tackle the tangled forest area. We will clear and sheet mulch as the first step toward our community food forest. Lunch included, over night accommodations available. Inquire

3/9/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

3/10/2018, 8:00Am - 6:00pm

30/60

Day retreat in which we sit for 30 minutes each between 60 minute blocks of self-directed joyful productivity

3/16/2018, 7:30pm - 3/18/2018, 2:00pm

Spring Quarterly Creativity Retreat

More info to come. Register

3/23/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

3/31/2018, ???

Greenhouse Raising

Come help us get our growing season off to a good start by helping to construct our seasonal growing space.  For more information and coordination, please contact Simon.

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April

 

4/13/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

4/14/2018, 10:00Am - 2:00PM

Garden Bed Prep and Medicinal Plant Propagating

This work party will focus on preparing the annual garden beds and hügelkultur for spring planting.  We will also offer a 30 minute hands on demonstration on propagating elderberry and other onsite medicinals.  Participants will be served lunch and are able to take home a plant cutting.

4/20/2018, 7:00pm

Singing Circle

Our intention is to bring people together for the joy of singing.  Our group is non-performing, meditative, and open to all  musical abilities. No singing or musical experience is necessary.  We welcome anyone age 9+. Come sing with us!

4/21/2018, 8:00Am - 6:00pm

30/60

Day retreat in which we sit for 30 minutes each between 60 minute blocks of self-directed joyful productivity

4/28/2018, 2:00Pm - 9:00PM

Labyrinth Love

Get intimate with the lines of the labyrinth.

  • Spend time in working meditation caring for the existing labyrinths on the land
  • Learn how to draw and plan a classical labyrinth
  • Potluck dinner with guided discussion about the labyrinth walk
  • Silent community labyrinth walk and closing ritual
  • Integration time

 
 
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Location

CTP

The Center for Transformational Practice is located on a two acre parcel of land that stretches between the railroad tracks and the Connecticut River, just outside of downtown White River Junction, Vermont. The once neglected house and land is on its way to becoming a permaculture gardening and sustainable technology demonstration site.

Including 260 linear feet of hugel mounds, a free-for-the-picking orchard and berry patch, 7,000 square feet of annual garden and three labyrinths for walking meditation. CTP resides between the athletic fields of Ratcliffe Park and a newly installed public walking path that leads to the River.

Learn more.

 
 
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The CTP buildings are designed to house seven adults between two houses. Both are well insulated and ecologically heated.

The CTP buildings are designed to house seven adults between two houses. Both are well insulated and ecologically heated.