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Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance Community
- Location: Ashland, Oregon, United States
- Community Since: Jul, 2012
- Size: 450 Members
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Who We Are and What We Do
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Who We Are
We are Southern Oregonians inspired by a bold vision: "bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet" . . . and we invite you to join us.
What We Do
A volunteer Core Team calls our community together, sponsoring educational and inspirational events, and making the tools of the Pachamama Alliance Up to Us engagement pathway--including the Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium and the Game Changer Intensive--available for individuals and organizations throughout our region.
Our mission is to catalyze the shift to a more just, sustainable and thriving community in Southern Oregon.
For that, we offer the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium regularly as a community educational event, and local facilitators are available to bring the Symposium to groups or classes by invitation. For the 7-week online Game Changer Intensive which includes a weekly small group meeting, local participants can choose a small group that meets weekly in-person or they can meet on the phone with others from around the world.
In addition to other special events, we invite the community to join us each Solstice and Equinox for a noon-hour ceremony, held at the Upper Duck Pond in Ashland’s Lithia Park, to honor the gifts of nature right here where we live.
The Areas This Community Includes
We serve the six counties of Southern Oregon (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath) as well as the immediate border areas of Northern California. Events are usually held in Ashland which is an easy drive from Medford, an hour drive from Grants Pass and Yreka, an hour and a half from Mt. Shasta, and two hours from Klamath Falls and Roseburg.
Our Community Story
The Southern Oregon Pachamama Community was born in July 2012 with an Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium held at Southern Oregon University and attended by 50 people. While several Symposiums had been offered earlier in this area, that summer three facilitators--Winston Friedman, Caitlyn Mezger-Sieg and Lorraine Cook--came together and decided to offer the Symposium at least once each quarter, and that has happened ever since.
In December 2012, we also began the tradition of gathering on the Solstice and Equinox for a noon-hour ceremony at the Upper Duck Pond in Lithia Park, as a way of honoring the land where we live and all those we share it with, present and past.
As our numbers grew, 40 of us came together for a Community Building Day on September 13, 2015, where 22 stepped up to become the first Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance Community Core Team. Now the Core Team calls the community together and stands for its success and growth, insuring that the tools of the Up to Us engagement pathway are available for all the individuals and organizations in our area aligned with the vision...
Our Community Activities
We offer the Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium at least once a quarter. In addition, local facilitators are available to bring the Symposium to groups or classes by invitation. We host face-to-face Small Groups for the Game Changer Intensive. We invite the community to join us each Solstice and Equinox for our noon-hour ceremony, held at the Upper Duck Pond in Ashland's Lithia Park, and we host other educational and social events.