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Cabal is my word for a way of working together. It is an wholistic space for collaboration with each other and the life streams we are part of. The Cabal ethos rests in the subtle arts of relatedness. For over 20 years, this philosophy has guided my approach to art, design and construction, within very diverse project teams, contexts and mediums.

This ‘deep collaboration’ is an art form of communication and interdependency as we sculpt, weave, design and construct processes for restorative built environments. I treat each creative project is an opportunity to explore with others, finding simple practical tools and processes that we can put into action to help realise our ideals for transformation and regeneration in our communities. Cabal

asks, “what is needed here?” “What are the optimum conditions for wholistic


Cabal is a call to the nourishment of love, life and the restoring of beauty.

Nature's Mind


regenerative practices of Aotearoa

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Nature's Mind

  • Tarariki Pottery and Healing Centre 70 Old Reservoir Road Karangahake, Waikato, 3674 New Zealand (map)

a living perspective for regenerative development and design

2 ½ day residential retreat



Nau Mai, Haere Mai.

Cabal, Tarariki and Living Future Aotearoa NZ warmly welcome Joel Glanzberg from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and we invite you to join us at Tarariki, Paeroa.

Joel will guide this dynamic weekend gathering, offering us a rare opportunity to retreat, experience and exchange, as we deepen our unique regenerative practices of Aotearoa.

"Our living world is one of movement and processes. These dynamics can only be seen and understood as patterns. All the "things" we see from mountains to roads, rivers, and restaurants are tracks of processes.
Drawing from traditions around the world we will spend two and a half days learning to track the patterns of animal movement, the landscape, the weather, of our dreams, and in society.
This living perspective is the basis for designing everything we do to work effectively in an evolving world. Because the same patterns hold true in all living systems from organisms to organizations and ecological systems to ecosystems seeing with Nature's Mind is the key to regenerative design of all kinds."

Learn more about Joel:
Regenesis Group USA


$550 (incl. gst)

Includes all meals and accommodation at Tarariki (a homely mix of beds and marae style sleeping).

Tarariki Pottery and Healing Centre
70 Old Reservoir Road, Paeroa, Hauraki, Aotearoa

Michael O’Donnell, Trish Waugh

Caroline Robinson

Please note we have a limit of approx 20 places on this retreat due to accommodation facilities. If you are local and /or can arrange your own bed, let us know. Thank you!



Friday 19th August
Arrival (4:30pm for 5pm start) greetings and introductions/orientation
Evening presentations "The Arts of Life"

Saturday 20th August 2016
Opening Greet the Day
Dream circle
Learning to see and walk
Tracking skills
Begin Firemaking
Arts of Life

Sunday 21st August 2016
Opening Greet the Day
Dream circle
Fire making and tracking

Finish 3pm



page header artwork by Caroline Robinson


Tarariki Stream

Earlier Event: May 6
The Regenerative Practitioner™
Later Event: February 24
The Regenerative Practitioner™ 2017