We are connecting a tribe of people: ethical human beings searching for meaningful connection and eager to find ways to make positive social change in the world through wisdom and creativity.
What is it? Conversational supper series
Why do it? The world is broken
What do we hope to achieve? Co-create reality
Where can I get some? Hear, Now
In an era of continuous partial attention – for good or ill – where our accelerating society hasn’t caught up with ‘the implications of artificial intelligence embedded in its digitally mediated reality’; where the powers that be, heads of state and industry leaders are bald-faced liars who greedily fake threats as fodder for wars made by man for the gain of a few; where the slaughter of children (as well as men, women and animals) and the pillage of earth is par for the course; where life on earth shifts radically from anything we thought we knew. Big pharma, fossil fuels, global warming, robot schools, systemic abuse; what the hell has happened – and what can we do?
CO-CREATION – WHAT WILL WE BECOME?
Introducing supper UNYOKED, small intimate gatherings, a living breathing continuum of our ethos to increase positive impact and expansion with our heart, mind and effort.
We are raising the bar to explore what it takes to unite through creativity and conversation, to inspire transformation in ourselves, and contribute to socially sophisticated interdependence. We invite the connection of ethical beings who are eager to find ways to make positive change in our world.
supper UNYOKED invokes and builds community through conversation and eating. Located in Redfern at YOKE HQ, it’s a lofty aim, exploring what we could become if we took up the mantle of co-creation collectively. In contrast to the relentless backdrop of horror and global abuse, we invite you to the table where you can suspend disbelief, unshackle indoctrination and dream up something new collectively.
Wisdom, conversation and sharing motivates theses suppers, with each featuring a guest speaker fluent in ancient or modern wisdom, philosophy or sustainable practice; and a guest chef’s menu designed to aid creative thought.
In an intimate sit-down dinner for only 27, we will break bread and listen deeply to our honoured guest, hold a little space and time and talk with each other.
Since we launched in 2014, YOKE magazine’s aim is to live joyfully in the small moments, the stories of difference and the modern relevance of ancient ideas. We are driven by our mission to expand new conscious conversations in the world and bring us closer together to ultimately create social goodness and change.
So here we are, wanting to take storytelling off the page into our home, inviting you to the table to share in conversation.
supper UNYOKED series:
engages collective visioning where insights of the soul have a place at the table
nurtures creative confidence, connects people to cool soul body people, opening conversation and debate
shares ancient wisdoms and philosophies, where community and creativity conspire
practices the power of people coming together, in a collective cooking of deeper listening and nourishing action
grills modern myths and digital tricks for greater potential of our place in time and space
We arrive here now because of the old story. The old story is broken. We can thank the reptilian brain for bringing us to this point. We are happy to have left the cave. Time’s up: we call an end to the boys’ club, indeed we call it to account; big business, big pharma, big banks, fossil fuel, lies, war, cheating, abuse, indoctrination of the creative nature, denial of the creative chaos, flat earth theories, et cetera, et cetera.
‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ Socrates
SESSION #2 SERIES 2: beauty, love & belonging
Thursday 26 Sept 2019 – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm (rescheduled from June)
with special guest Dr Mahsheed Ansari, lecturer in Islam and Contemporary Islamic Studies.
SESSION #3 SERIES 2: beauty, love & belonging
Thursday 19 September 2019 – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
with special guest Rev. Robina Courtin, Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa tradition and lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche
SESSION #1 SERIES 2: beauty, love & belonging
Thursday 21 March 2019 – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
with special guest Rev Graham Long, Pastor Wayside Chapel
( evenings proceeds going to Wayside Chapel)
SERIES 1 SESSION #4: the heroines journey
Tuesday 13 Nov – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
with special guest Dr Sarah Nicholson
SERIES 1 SESSION #3: SPEAK YOUR OWN MEDICINE
Wednesday 12 Sept – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
In partnership with the Sydney Fringe Festival with special guests, radical and rehearsed storytellers Gabrielle Journey Jones and Vanessa Lee
SERIES 1 SESSION #2: A LIVING SPELL
Saturday 8 Sept – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm
In partnership with the Sydney Fringe Festival with special guest Carmella Baynie
SERIES 1 SESSION #1: The Sky Dancer
Thursday 21 June – From 7:00pm to 10:00pm
THE SACRED FEMININE AND ITS POWER TO HEAL THE WORLD with guest Ven. Ayya Yeshe
This supper series does not promote any particular religion or adhere to any particular view or philosophy
Vodka is optional 😉 BYO alcohol is approved, however will not be provided by the host
These suppers are open ended, episodic in nature and not about reaching resolutions or conclusions, although we are not closed to some brilliant action emerging. It simply is a place to start a conversation, to provoke deeper listening for the creating and renewing of our everyday lives. Any outcomes will be driven by the individual gatherings of each session.
Each supper will be recorded and shared as a podcast on YOKE online platform Soundcloud. By attending these conversations you are opting in to having your voice recorded and heard outside the private supper.
supper UNYOKED will run monthly, keep in touch with us on social media
supper UNYOKED will start from $45 up to $80 per person – contributing to the cost of dinner. All proceeds going to a chosen charity or social enterprise connected with each supper.
Leave your armour at the door
Openness of mind is key. Openness of heart is pleasing
Deep listening is as important as speaking
Chew your food. Be kind. Be considerate. Be mindful
Bullying, hate speech or malicious conduct will not be tolerated; nor will taking offence. You will be entering a circle of freedom of speech over your sensitivities. Without this we cannot have a free debate. Remember the words of the wise man Rumi – “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
You can disagree with another person’s opinion, but please be respectful and graceful with dignity.
Come, play, eat with us – the present. Bring an open heart, a gracious mind, your generous ear, your radical will, and let’s see what we can do from simply starting here. Thanks for reading to the end We hope to see you in the flesh!