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Multi-day workshops (always the same participants)

  • 3, 4, 5 June
  • 3, 4 June
  • 3, 5 June
  • 4, 5 June

One-day workshops (always different participants)

  • 3 June
  • 4 June
  • 5 June

Show adult workshops

Archery

Ben Black

In this workshop intuitive archery will be combined with practical exercises. We start with the techniques of archery its most important aspects: hand-eye coordination, concentration and how you balance both.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

The fire of love, creative of being in the LGBTQ age is no play thing.

Craig Wiggins & Andreas Loos & Pablo Corman

A workshop for straight, gay, Bi, trans and questioning Individuals, who wish to explore together the Being of Love in the day today life of the Christen Community. As a support to the conversations we will work in the art forming of Collages. Please bring a quote about Love with you.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

Curing with fire - pharmaceutical preparation processes at Weleda

Florian Bonte

Making medicines is like cooking and not only because of the very similar equipment. At Weleda making medicines also serves a similar purpose as cooking: to make a substance digestible for the human body. One way of doing this is through heat. In this workshops we will learn about various processes used at Weleda, and wheree possible, execute them ourselves.

Languages:
3 June: Dutch
4 June: English
5 June: German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

With nails and saw - reusing objects of devotion in Dutch sculpturing

For centuries catholic churches have been decorated with statutes from saints and objects of devotion. Through secularisation this came to an end from the 1960s onwards. Catholic churches simplified their decorations and sold off many plastered statutes. Artists started given these objects a new life and new meaning, by using nails and saws. Some wanted to express their shock, others looked for a new Christian imaging language. In this workshop we will visit the exhibition at the local museum of these objects, followed by a practical workshop, all under supervision and guidance of museum staff.

Languages:
4 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 1 times (4 June)

Eurythmy on the rocks

Marthy Hecker & Vera Slot

In this workshop we will actively do eurythmy. With an unconventional approach we start a uniting group process. At its core we can find joy, activity, silence and consciousness. There is room for you own initiative. Marthy and Vera are curious about you!

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

When the fire douses, what am I still here for?

Jan Tritschel

Some moments in life can feel unbearable: life seems pointless. One wants to be far away, from these people, form this place, away from life. Many people know this feeling, some a little stronger then others. Some even want to die. In our conversation we try to touch upon, talk about them and understand all reasons that can lead to this feeling. From a shared effort around this theme arises warmth, light, perspective, courage, trust…and life for ourself and those we wish to accompany. We will also talk about dead itself and what follows after.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Welding

Paulus van der Jagt & Rogier van Veen

With fire as theme, a workshop welding can’t be missed. In this workshop you will be welding in a small group. Welding is a pure and passionate experience. It calls for joy of life, it gives energy and a lasting memory in heart, head and hands.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Anthroposophical meditation

Agnes Hardop & Thomas Mayer

This workshop consists of practical exercise and the exchange of experiences. We meditate on a western and anthroposophical basis. Meditation will bring you closer to yourself, where your soul is. Everyone can meditate, there is first for everyone. We’ll practice various ways to begin.

Languages:
3 June: German
4 June: English
5 June: English

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Christian Community in the 21st century - conversation with the Circle of Seven

Circle of Seven

Have a conversation with the members of the Circle of Seven about the future of the Christian Community. What are you looking for, what are you missing, what do you think is needed for the future.

Languages:
5 June: English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 1 times (5 June)

Experiencing elementary beings

Agnes Hardop & Thomas Mayer

We’ll discuss a method for supra sensible perception. We learn to recognise the etheric forces in the human aura, at plants and trees. We’ll visit various bigger and smaller elementary beings in nature and will practice how to experience them.

Languages:
3 June: English
4 June: German
5 June: English

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Folk dancing

Imke van Barneveld

Enjoy yourself and dance! Physical expression, dances from different cultures and a whole lot of fun.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Making an oloid

Reinoud van Bemmelen & Joost Poel

The oloid is an invention of Paul Schatz, a Swiss mathematician and sculptor. To make an oloid is a wonderful experience in spatial sense, also for experienced sculptors. The shape is fascinating and appealing. In one day it is possible to make an oloid.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Singing for everyone

Jeroen Moes

In this spring course he will introduce us to beautiful melodies from all over the world in choral arrangements ranging from the easy to the more advanced. With his energy and musical sensitivity Jeroen manages to lead the experienced and unexperienced singers to a joint musical sensation in a very short time.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

The Christian Community in relation to anthroposophy and the anthroposophical movement

Tomáš Boněk

Since its foundation as movement for religionus renewal the Christian Community has a shared faith with the anthroposophical movement. By jointly looking at the facts, motives and misunderstandings we can start to look differently at our current questions. All hoping we manage to make a next step at the joint path of Christian Community and anthroposophical movement. This workshops hopes to add a bit to this.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Modern Man and Prayer

Xenia Medvedeva

What role does praying play in the life of people. Is it needed to pray? If so, how? If not, why?

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

My qualities of fire in the darkness of charcoal - a drawing workshop

Georg Teipen & Linda Wobbe

Fire is essential to make charcoal. In the stone age people used charcoal to draw on rocks and still it is a widely used artistic tool. In this workshop we will work to light a new fir form amidst the darkness of charcoal and wonder about your own qualities of fire and why it is worthwhile to light your inner fire. Everyone is invited to find and create artistic answers to these questions.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Connecting with the fire within

Gert-Jan de Hoon

Be your authentic self, by letting go of who you think you should be. You’re invited in an (inner) journey of awareness, connecting with your inner fire. You’ll observe your own biography and gain insight in your unique potential. We make use of storytelling, meditation and creative exercises.
Theme’s to be addressed: your path, your unique potential, your destiny and making choices.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English and Spanish

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Climbing the St. John cathedral

In the centre of Den Bosch you can find the St. John Cathedral. During this workshop we will, with a local guide, climb the western tower of the cathedral and learn about its history as well as enjoy the magnificent view over the historic centre.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Being together with Mariano Kasanetz

Mariano Kasanetz

In this workshop there is a place for everybody who enjoys being together with other young people. Every day we meet, and it will be possible to talk about the important things of the moment – important to you, or important to all. But maybe we don’t feel like talking, and we sing instead. Or maybe someone has an even better idea we can work out together. Everything is possible!

Languages:
3 June: Spanish
4 June: German
5 June: Spanish

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Jheronimus Bosch Art Centre

Jheronimus Bosch, also known as Jeroen Bosch or Hiëronymus Bosch, was a painter from the Southern-Netherlands (1450-1516), part of the northern renaissance. He was famous as creator of devils and painter of satirical scenes. In this workshop we will visit the art centre having reproductions of all his paintings on display and explore the world of Jheronimus Bosch.

Languages:
3 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 1 times (3 June)

Cult music

Rainer Fournes

In two workshops you will work on a joint musical piece to be played during an Act of Consecration of Man. Various instruments are welcome. You will be provided with music before the festival to practice.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June: English and German

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June

Encounter by the Act of Consecration of Man

Frank Storm

When you meet someone you don’t know many thengs happen. You see and listen to the other. You can be positive or negative. You take time and you ask questions. A conversation starts and a new world could emerge. All these steps can be found when meeting the Act of Consecration of Man. Then it is a meeting with a heavenly world and especially with Christ. Also then questions arise and a new world could emerge.In this workshop we will talk about this and thereby shed some light on this religious experience.

Languages:
4 June: German
5 June: English

This one-day workshop will be held 2 times (4 June, 5 June)

Theory U - a search with open mind, heart and will. And to act with fire!

Clarine Campagne

We bump into questions, small and big, where we really want to see change. How to achieve this, alone and together, in a way that shows you future possibilities? Do you dare to let go of what you know and be open to your own best future possibility? And those of others? And for what the future needs?

Languages:
4 June, 5 June: Dutch and English

This one-day workshop will be held 2 times (4 June, 5 June)

Sculpturing: looking for ‘fire’ in the human face

Steven Wouters

With gouge and axe we will look for the shape of fire in a tree trunk.

Languages:
3 June: Dutch, English and German

4 June: Dutch, English and German

5 June:

This 1,5 day workshop will be held 2 times (3 June - 4 June and 4 June - 5 June)

Building site

Finnian Reijser

Start working with wood and build a sculpture. Guided for safety and instructions you get the opportunity to work on a joint sculpture in wood. There is plenty of room for your own initiative and ideas.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

We build a pentagon dodecahedron, outward and inward

Lieke van der Ree & Diederik van Leeuwen

In this workshop we will explore the shape of the dodecahedron in models and drawings from Diederik. We will try to understand the ingenious shape, inspired by Goethe. Eventually we will build our dodecahedron with bamboo sticks. Rudolf Steiner used this shape for the ground stone of the Goetheanum and called it the dodecahedron stone of love.He called to not only see the shape, but experience it inward and come to a sense of freedom.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Poetry

Pontus van der Weide

Trigger the poet in yourself. You will be challenger to write poetry and perform with spoken word.

Languages:
3 June: Dutch and English

4 June: Dutch, English and German

5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Painting Ukrainian icons on glass

Maryna Yandolenko & Kateryna Gagarina

In the second half of the 18th century folk artists from the mountains in middle and eastern Europe started to paint icons on glass. Known for their bright colours, they have a Byzantine origin and has been under great influence from Ukrainian folklore. In this workshop you will paint your own icon on glass in this style, while you wonder what happens when you give shape to a divine being. It is a special process to experience, to visualise the invisible.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German → Russian and Ukraine

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Understanding world religions and the working of Christ therein

Bernard Heldt

In conversation we will explore the thought that every religion is characterised by its initiator, the culture and era of its start and that through this the being of Christ works, with attention for consciousness, morality and integrity. By building respect for religions from this view point makes us susceptible for the workings of Christ. Quotes from Rudolf Steiner support this vision.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June: English

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June

Improvisation theatre

Ulrich Meier

Theatre sport is the technique of fast improvisation. After a good warming-up we will work with different methods of trust and various disciplines. No prior knowledge or experience required. The inventor of theatre sport states that theatre sport gives you access to the enormous potential of thinking like a kid.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Words of fire

Gijs Frieling

In this workshop Gijs wants to paint a mural of fire. Every participant will paint the word I in fire letters. Collectively these will form one big Pentecostal fire. We will paint with pigment and casein on a specially constructed wooden panel.

Languages:
5 June: Dutch, English and German

This one-day workshop will be held 1 times (5 June)

Cooperation with the deceased in social life

Bastiaan Baan (Priest, Seminary Director - Seminary Springvalley, NY, USA)

Although today there is no cultivated culture in the co-operation between the living and the deceased, individual people always have experiences in this field. Outgoing from these experiences, we will look for common characteristics. With the help of anthroposophy, which gives instructions for cooperation between the living and the dead, we will try to cultivate this field – not only in conversation, but also in simple exercises.

Languages:
4 June: English → Dutch

5 June: English → German

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 4 June, 5 June

Working method: Introduction - dialogue - Exercises - Exchange

"Fire play without guilt in speaking and listening"

Waldtraut Fetscher (Psychotherapist & communication trainer - Germany)

In speaking, doors can open or a wall can rise between us. In empathic attitude, a listener can hear what the speaker wants or needs, as long as he succeeds in bringing the feelings and needs into an appropriate form. This is a contribution to peace in people and in the world. In the meeting, strangers can listen to you so that you say things you will be amazed at. And vice versa too!

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German → English

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

Working method: Theoretical Input, a lot of talk und Roll play

Johannine Economics / The Transformation of Gold

Christopher Houghton Budd (Economic and monetary historian - Economics Conference of the Goetheanum, Switzerland)

In an economic life predicated on karmic relationships, what would the reference be? What would be the imagery? The workshop is about the search for true monetary understanding. Based on the chapter ‘A Place called Comeforth’ in the book ‘Rare Albion’ , it concerns the story of the Two Johns, whose daily service concerns the transformation of gold.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English → German

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

Working method: Read, act, discuss.

The Challenge of Muslims and Christians Meeting Today - a Chance for Religious Renewal?

Ilse Wellershoff-Schuur (priest, Germany); Sonja Spruit (architect, Netherlands); Amin Sawa'ed (curative educator, Israel); - Désanne van Brederode (author, Netherlands) ( - )

There are countless meetings between human beings with different religious and cultural backgrounds these days. What can we learn from each other? How can we grow on something that too often ends in confrontation, but could be a great chance to renew our own relationship to the Holy in Human Being and the World? How does Islam help Christians to be re-enliven their religion? Can Muslims find Christianity in western culture? And what is freedom of religion?

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English → Dutch, German and Danish

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Working method: Presentations and discussion; together with Ilse Wellershoff

'How do the opposing powers relate to human beings and to nature in connection to our morality?'

Laura R. Bargmann (Director - Drempeltheater, The Netherlands)

For the first time in history of theatre R. Steiner shows the opposing powers Lucifer and Ahriman in the 4th scene of the first Mystery Drama “The Portal of the Initiation”. The Drempeltheater will represent this scene together with the 6th scene. The acting of the opposing powers is the theme that gives name to the workshop. A very current topic. During speech exercises the differences between Lucifer and Ahriman will ‘sound’ and the importance of “lively” speech will be clearly experienced. On Saturday, a performance of two scenes with an explanation.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: Dutch → English, German and French

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

Working method: With the group in a circle with much interaction

Death and Life - Art and Play

Tom Tritschel (Priest - Bochum Community, Germany)

Life and death are inextricably linked. There is no process of creation, of whatever kind, that works without death. The element of motion, which we call life, and which contains growth and reproduction, needs even the elements of death in order to remain in motion at all. They lead to a “stop” and thus enable new things. Art is the way in which attention is paid to perceive these deaths, and then to make them creative.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German → Dutch

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

Working method: Seminar - Talk

"The Narrow Gate" - finding the Path that leads to life

Patrick Kennedy (Seminary Director - Spring Valley Community, NY, USA)

We live in such an amazing moment in our spiritual history. It is a moment of true spiritual freedom. This freedom brings with it an incredible responsibility: Now I must learn to discern which paths lead to life and which to greater un-health and destruction. How can I develop the inner compass that can keep me oriented towards my heart’s truest aims? In this workshop we will explore the spiritual thoughts and inner practices of reflection and prayer that can aid us on this journey.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: English → German

This is a multi-day workshop to be held on 3 June, 4 June, 5 June

Working method: presentation, group conversation, writing and stud

World on fire

Mathijs van Alstein (Priester - Zeist Community, The Netlerlands)

The world is unrestful. The acceleration of events is at full display. Millions are on the run from war torn countries, the earth is heating up, extremism, nationalism and populism are back again. What is about to happen? Which paths are open to us? How can we find our direction?

Languages:
3 June: English → German

This one-day workshop will be held 1 times (3 June)

Working method:

In which form do we find "con fuoco" in chamber music?

Rainer Fournes (Musician - Germany)

Chamber music from classical and romantic. Please bring your instrument with you. Perhaps we can present something from our workshop during a cultic service.

Languages:
3 June, 4 June, 5 June: German → English

This one-day workshop will be held 3 times (3 June, 4 June, 5 June)

Working method: Music, listening, talking about what is heard

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