Facilitator Profile

Facilitators are members of the Pachamama Alliance community who step into leadership by hosting Symposiums and spreading the message of Up to Us.

David Midgley

David Midgley
  • Location: Leeds, England, United Kingdom
  • Primary Language: English
  • Facilitator Since: 2009
  • Website: Zer Carbon Yorkshire

As a Facilitator, I am Committed to

  • Symposium Presenter
  • Symposium Host
  • Community Coordinator

For the past 20 years my life has been mainly dedicated to eco-activism and spiritual growth.  I founded Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds in 1996, Schumacher North in 2007 and Zero Carbon Yorkshire in 2015.  I am rejoining the Pachamama / Be The Change community at the start of a new project - Sukhavati Retreat Centre for Spiritual Ecology in Villalonga, Spain.

I have co-led three BTC symposia, in Leeds, York and Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.  I am returning to the work after a break, intending to nucleate a Pachamama community around the Spanish retreat centre and develop a new seminar with Vivienne Rush (a fellow Earth Rock).  As well, we will be offering retreats and courses on Spiritual Activism, Ecological Spirituality, Buddhist meditation, yoga, permaculture, etc.

I am continuing my work with Zero Carbon Yorkshire and Schumacher North and looking for ways to integrate my local community and the more international one that is developing around the Spanish centre.

I've been a Facilitator since 2009.

Why I'm a Pachamama Alliance Facilitator

I have been inspired by the concept of the Symposium and the work of the Pachamama Alliance, and especially by the experience of attending a symposium in London led by Lynne Twist, and by the wonderful facilitator training weekend at the Earth Centre in Glastonbury in 2009.

This work - in its many forms (I have also been closlely involved with 'The Work That Reconnects', Schumacher College, etc.) - is the most important work there is right now - we are entering the most challenging time in our evolutionary history, with a speed that is nothing less than terrifying.

If I could change the world

I would abolish blame.