Awakening the Dreamer

Welcome to Awakening the Dreamer, a transformative educational program that explores the challenges facing humanity at this critical moment in time and the opportunities we as a human family have to create a new future.

Available in person and online

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A Transformative Personal Journey

In Awakening the Dreamer, you'll look squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Changing the Dream

Awakening the Dreamer was created in response to an invitation from the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to work in partnership to shift the dominant culture of consumption and alienation to one that honors and sustains all life.

Where Are We?

You'll start with an examination of the ways in which the current "dream" of the modern world is impacting the environment, our relationship with one another, and our own sense of purpose.

How Did We Get Here?

You will explore how this all came to be, and confront the powerful unexamined assumptions that are at the heart of the current crisis we are in—as a species and as a planet.

A New Story

You’ll hear about the new story emerging at this time in history—a story that recognizes how profoundly connected everyone and everything is.

What is Possible Now?

You will come to see that a new future is possible and that a huge, unstoppable movement is already emerging and in action, committed to creating a new story for humanity.

Where Do We Go From Here?

You’ll look at actions you can take, on your own and with others, and new ways of being that are consistent with your vision and stand. And, you will have the opportunity to go deeper with the programs of Pachamama Alliance’s Up to Us engagement pathway.

Take the In Person Symposium

The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is a half-day workshop that has been delivered by skilled Facilitators to hundreds of thousands of participants in over 80 countries since 2005.


Deepen your understanding of where we are as a human family at this time in history.


Find your role and contribution to creating a new future that honors and sustains life.


Move into concrete action to develop your leadership in your community and the world.


Join forces with like-minded people to stand powerfully for a new vision of the future.

Symposiums Near You

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium events are posted in the Pachamama Alliance Global Commons, an online community for people who are passionate about creating a new future for humanity.

Symposiums include:

  • 4-hour in-person workshop
  • Delivered by skilled Facilitators
  • Small-group exercises and face-to-face interactions
  • Hosted by Pachamama Alliance Communities
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Look to see if there are upcoming Symposiums near you in the Global Commons.

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Take the Online Course

Online, Awakening the Dreamer is a two-hour, self-guided course that you can take in one sitting, or break it up into smaller units over a period of time.

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Access the Online Course

  • Takes only about 2 hours to complete
  • Self-guided: go at your own pace
  • Personal journaling and reflection exercises
  • Available on-demand

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