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Illustration by Miriam Castillo for YOKE #3

 

 

 

 

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.


Backstory

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.

Newstory

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

Oldstory

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 #4 SERIES 2: beauty, love & belonging

Thursday 21 Nov 2019 – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

with special guest with David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

(evenings proceeds going to Greenpeace)

 


SUPPER UNYOKED with David Ritter



SESSION #2 SERIES 2: beauty, love & belonging

Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

with special guest Dr Mahsheed Ansari, lecturer in Islam and Contemporary Islamic Studies.

PAST EVENT

 

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

 SOLD OUT

 

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)

SOLD OUT

 

SERIES 1 SESSION #4: the heroines journey

Tuesday 13 Nov – From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

with special guest Dr Sarah Nicholson

SOLD OUT

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

PAST EVENT

 

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

PAST EVENT

 

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

 SOLD OUT

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

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.

RULES

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!

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