122 Days till Mindcamp!

Thursday to Sunday August 20-23, 2015
Orillia, ON, Canada


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dream-over_hero__detail_carouselA truly remarkable opportunity for Mindcampers who are (or can be) in or near New York City on May 30: The Rubin Museum, a wee gem (which you MUST visit if you haven’t yet) of Himalayan Art in downtown NYC, is holding a “Dream-Over” — a chance for participants 18 and older to bed down IN the museum under a piece of Tibetan sacred art chosen specifically for them.

The event includes a meditation lesson, bedtime stories, lullabies and free dream analysis. All you have to do is buy a ticket and show up in your jammmies with some bedding. See here for details: Dream-Over at The Rubin.

This is the perfect warm-up for Mindcamp this year, as our theme is DREAM!

Thanks, Paul Groncki, for bringing this to our attention! Paul is a docent at The Rubin and Mindcamper extraordinaire.

The First Eight!

8-BallHere we go, folks, the first eight selections for Mindcamp 2015 are out!

Three new presenters, for starters:

  • Carlos Davidovitch has combined his medical and psychology degrees with his MBA to study the brain. He’ll share some of his insights in Flourish from Overwhelmed.
  • Daniel Epstein, a marketing and innovation consultant, will show us how deep listening can draw out the true spirit and experience of others. This he will share in Portraits of Listening.
  • Joshua Schrager is not new to Mindcamp — he came with his marvellous family last year — but as a new presenter will join Yoel Kluk to share insights on Intelligent Meetings.

And of course some old friends, back with brand new, weird and wonderful sessions:

  • Nathalie Doré is back to enjoin us to Stop Dreaming… and Make It Happen!
  • Newell Eaton and Allie Middleton will invite us to some Campfire Dreaming
  • Megan Mitchell and Tom McMillian will excite our imaginations with What IF Imaginarium
  • Stephanie Staples is back to tell us to Get Lost (it’s good for us, trust her!)
  • Mary Ellyn Vicksta will help you transform your photos into dream images in Dreamscapes

Check them out!

Labyrinth Dreaming

Mindcamper Kaz Ogino emailed Joe Miguez a letter, complete with illustrations that express her reflections on his teaching. Happily he brought it to our attention, and Kaz generously allowed us to share her images with you. Thanks Kaz!

Click on each image to enjoy the full effect.

Happy Spring Joe,

I don’t know if you remember me. I took a Mindcamp session with you last year. I still remember your passion, playfulness and insights for the world of labyrinths.

Well, what you said about labyrinths and having walked the Mindcamp labyrinths for the past few years has really been inspiring for me. The upcoming Mindcamp emails have made me long to once again to walk a labyrinth, but our Toronto winter has been a tough one and our local labyrinth unavailable. So I did the next best thing, I created drawings of labyrinths based on the Mountain 10 design. As they say in the commercials, let your fingers do the walking :)

These pieces are 24″ x 19″ water colours and ink on paper. I thought you might like to see one of the ways your passion and generosity inspired this Mindcamper.

“Things outside you are projections of what’s inside you, and what’s inside you is a projection of what’s outside. So when you step into the labyrinth outside you, at the same time you’re stepping into the labyrinth inside.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore