Global Circle Way Fire Gathering
A global council for practitioners of THE CIRCLE WAY
Who is Invited
People who have already been introduced and had training in The Circle Way and who want to build skill and confidence in participation and hosting leadership;
People offering The Circle Way practice as part of their professional work or community service and want to connect with others and learn together;
People who want to build a community of practice in their country or region.
We seek international participation and diversity. The gathering will use English as our common language.
What is the Purpose
To build strong bridges: to link communities of practice in The Circle Way;
To build more courage and confidence in the art of Circle practice (Components Wheel, hosting with ease in different settings, holding steady in conflict & shadow, offering The Circle Way in professional life)
To discover one another across Europe and across the world—this is an open, international invitation;
To explore the business/economic aspects of hosting (how to explain circle to clients, how to charge for consulting in circle, patterns that help embed circle in the culture of organizations, and aligning circle with other hosting methods).
What to expect in Content
The hosting team will provide a frame work of the days that includes both programmed time and open space to host the questions and interests that people bring to this fire.
The days are an immersion into the lineage of circle; to touch the foundations of self-preparation and ceremony in order to clarify our work carrying the circle into the modern world. The design includes large circle gatherings, small home circles, and open space circles. There will be outdoor fires, a sacred sweat lodge ceremony, and spaciousness to explore our questions and collective wisdom.
Wednesday 20 September: arrival (4-6 pm), dinner (6:30 pm), Opening Fire (8 pm). Wednesday is the arrival afternoon for people to settle in, meet, walk the land, have dinner, check-in, and an opening fire.
Thursday, the first day, is designed to deepen personal practice and to open each of us to Nature and the archetypal connection that hosts us as we host circle.
Friday, the second day, we will consider the work already happening in organizations and how we might shift people’s understanding of circle from a participatory event to a participatory operating system.
Saturday, the third day is „Community Day“, we will consider ways that circle can respond to the needs of the world around us in our communities and countries. On this day, we invite an expanded community to join the conversation. People are welcome to arrive at the Beuerhof for a day pass. We hope to braid the streams of work and practice occurring in Art of Hosting, collaborative consulting, The Way of Council, Manitonquat’s The Circle Way, Dialogue, and explore how we can honor circle and support one another.
Please note that you must register for this option, as the Beuerhof is remote and can only handle a certain number of people.
Sunday 24 September: closing council of harvest, lunch (12:30 pm), departure (2-4 pm)
What the Beuerhof is like
This is a large, rural retreat centre that has been used as ceremonial grounds for many alternative seminars and practices, particularly the teachings of Archie Fire Lame Deer and the Lakota way of living. You will notice this immediately on the website.
We choose this site because it can accommodate 30-60 people and has nearby off-site housing if needed. There have already been circle practica and trainings held here – we know it holds us well.
One of our co-hosts, Holger Scholz, grew up on the Beuerhof. His deep familiarity with this land gives us the opportunity to connect with its unusual history and the sacred purpose that this land has served over time.
The entrance to the Beuerhof is framed by fir trees and there is a 500sq.m courtyard with mature trees, which is open to the south and is full of light. The main building dates to the 15th century and has been converted into rooms and apartments. The rooms are furnished in the rustic style of the main house and are up to the standards of any hotel. Showers and toilets are available in the hall and some rooms have their own. Under the roof in the old hayloft, there is an idyllic group sleeping area with a total of 10 beds. The main house also includes a hall with a cosy fireplace, lounges, a dining room and a kitchen. Special attention should be devoted to the ritual places distributed across the 8 hectares of grounds. These include a medicine wheel, an ancient Celtic place, a dance floor (once used by RainbowHawk (1923-2012) and Wind Eagle) and various sweatlodges, a tepee village and places to stay.
(This short video introduces the place. And this is the website.)
The group rooms enable intensive, creative and joyful work and are all different in their nature and location. The Beuerhof dome is found in the forest, the old stable building is now the fire hall and the tepee village is crowned by a big tepee of 9 meters in diameter, with a fireplace and a wooden floor.
Eating and drinking
The Beuerhof kitchen offers tasty dishes based on vegetarian, organic and regional foods. By arrangement, our kitchen can also offer foods containing meat from the region. We recommend that participants drink the still water from the tap, as this is safe in the Eifel area. In addition to this, beers, wines and soft drinks are all available.
The Beuerhof is easily accessible by car via the A1 from Cologne or the A48 from Koblenz and Trier (approx 80 km away). The nearest village is Üxheim, which is about 3 km away. If using SatNav, please enter the following address: Heerstrasse, 57549 Üxheim
Jünkerath station is about 20 km away and it takes about 25 minutes to reach Beuerhof by car. We offer transfers on arrival and departure. The cost is €25 per trip. Alternatively there is a taxi company (Taxi Hoffmann, Kölner Str 20, 54584 Jünkerath, Phone: 06597/902566).
Getting there from overseas
From Frankfurt airport to Beuerhof
It takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach the Beuerhof from Frankfurt. Take the A3 in the direction of Cologne. The route leads towards Koblenz first, then you take the A61 towards Bonn and exit at Wehr. From there head towards the Nürburgring for about 25 minutes, then go in the direction Nohn, Ahütte, Üxheim until you reach Beuerhof. The nearest village is Üxheim and is about 3 km away.
If using SatNav, please enter the following address: Heerstrasse, 57549 Üxheim
Driving directions at a glance:
From the direction of Cologne: take the A1 until it ends
From the direction of Trier or Luxembourg: take the A48 exit at Ulmen
From the direction of Koblenz or Bonn: take the A61 exit at Wehr
At Frankfurt airport, walk to the distance-trains station („Fernbahnhof“). The Deutsche Bahn „Fernbahnhof“ at Frankfurt airport means that it is easy to make an onward journey by train to Cologne Central Station and from there to take our Shuttle (let us know your arrvial time) or the regional train in the direction of Trier, exiting at Jünkerath (then Taxi 20 min.).
For information on the timetable and fares, please see the Deutsche Bahn website.
Workshop Costs & Registration
The economic philosophy of this Fire Gathering is to cover costs, modestly support the hosting team, and keep the fee accessible. Thank you, welcome, and hoping to see you in September.
Participation Fee incl. Meal & Accommodation on-site
Early Bird (until 30 April): €1,246.00 (approx. $1,343). Price includes tuition, accommodations, and meals. A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.
Standard: €1,446.00 (approx. $1,559). Price includes tuition, accommodations, and meals. A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.
Participation Fee incl. Meals & no Accommodation on-site (download List of Hotels & Guesthouses)
Early Bird (until 30 April): €1,110.00 (approx. $1,197). Price includes tuition and meals. A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.
Standard I: €1,310.00 (approx. $1,412). Price includes tuition and meals. A 19% VAT tax will be added on registration.
The Global Circle Way Fire Gathering begins 6:30 PM Wednesday 20 September with dinner and ends at around 2:00 PM Sunday 24 September after Lunch.
Registration: Please press „Zur Terminübersicht“, find „Global Circle Way Fire“ in our list and press „Training buchen“ to register. Or you may use this quick-link. The registration process is hosted by our partner XING Events.
You have some further queries?
Do not hesitate to contact me:
Tel.: +49 (0) 22 1 – 98 93 68 63
or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ute Schulte, Office Management Kommunikationslotsen