"Stories to be told" contest As one writer said, we all want to have a voice like Scherezade's close to us by telling us a bedtime story and every time we feel alone. In Sa Llavor Edicions we want to pay homage to orality, to the living word, to that intimate moment of sharing a story, a journey through the imagination. Therefore, we encourage you to participate in the first Story Contest to be told. We are looking forward to your proposals from now until April 1st. Storytellers, tell us stories. We will close our eyes. We will open the senses. Contest rules here> Collection of second-hand books From the 15th of the current month you can take to the Hivernacle the books you wish to donate for the exchange market that we will celebrate during the day of Sant Jordi. We will collect books of literature, essay, poetry, theater and children's literature that are in good condition. Many thanks!
"Let the dry leaves fall, may the white flowers be born ... " José Hierro On Friday, February 21st, the traditional Almond Tree Festival will take place. We will celebrate that, during these dates, the fields are dressed for partying and the almond trees are embellished with their best clothes painting the landscape of a bright white. This year we also have another good reason to celebrate in community: together we will make the forest really a forest. That is why this year's costume theme will be the forest and the beings that inhabit it, and each cycle will be dressed in a theme related to this: Nursery: elves, fairies and magical beings of the forest First cycle: forest dwarfs Second cycle: forest animals Third cycle: Gods of Olympus Recommendations: -The costumes should be homemade, it is not about buying them but about dedicating a time together to make them. -They should be simple and comfortable, as we will walk like every Friday, and should allow freedom of movements for playing outside. -Also keep in mind that at 8.30 it is still cold. Schedule: 8:30 am: Students will meet at school. From there they will walk to the forest. Bring: breakfast, water, suitable walking shoes, complete change of clothes (socks included). 12 pm: Meeting of families in the forest. We invite you to come in disguise to share this moment in community. Family workshops: _Drawing from live: how do you imagine the forest? _Seed workshop Bring: garden tools, seeds, lunch to share according to the principles of the school. 1:30 pm: Shared lunch Families who do not stay for lunch, can pick up their children in the forest at this time. Location here>
Sa Llavor Edicions was born as a result of the exchange of books between two people who knew each other through their love for reading. Books accompany us on the road through life; they are a fundamental part of the integral development of the human being. Books make us laugh and cry, they calm us, they make us love and put us in harmony with the world. Reading, as a tool to know the other, to understand the strangers, to be able to put ourselves in their place and to love them. Now Sa Llavor Edicions opens up to the entire community and invites us to participate in the project in the best possible way: reading and sharing the love for books! "Stories to be told" contest Sa Llavor Edicions presents the first edition of this oral narrative contest with the objective of promoting literary creation and boost the art of story telling in the community. The contest will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, the day of Sant Jordi. During this day, the stories selected by the jury will be presented in public, accompanied, if necessary, by instruments. We encourage everyone to participate! You have until April 1st to submit your proposals. Contest rules in catalan, spanish and english here> Collection of second-hand books Also during the day of Sant Jordi, and inspired by the circular economy, Sa Llavor Edicions is going to organize a free second-hand book exchange market in the school garden. If you have books to give to the market about literature, essay, poetry and theater, as well as children's stories that are in good condition, you can leave them in the Foundation's Hivernacle from March 15th. Thank you!
In Creative Processes we are doing a workshop to string chairs. A traditional and traditional Mallorcan technique used to restore chairs, carried out by rural people when winter forced them to spend more time at home. During the process, we take out the damaged ropes and learn to string again, combining the rope with creative and original materials. In this way we learn to recycle and reuse, and give new life to the school material. If you want to get into this art, we wait for you every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
I often went alone. Sometimes, lost in amazement, I went deep into the woods, and I imagined that I was Mowgli, the character of Rudyard Kipling, the child raised by the wolves, so I took off almost all the clothes for the climb. If I climbed to a sufficient height, the branches grew thinner to the point that, if the wind blew, the world would lean down and then up. It was scary and it was wonderful to surrender to the power of the wind. My senses were filled with the sensation of falling, of climbing, of swinging; Around me the leaves split like fingers and the wind came in sighs and hoarse whispers. The wind also brought scents, and the tree itself certainly released its perfumes faster when the gusts blew. Finally, there was only the wind that moved between all things. Now, when the days of climbing trees have long passed, I often think of the lasting value of those first days of sweet laziness. I have come to appreciate the wide view offered by the tops of those trees. Nature calmed me, focused and at the same time excited my senses. Last Child in the Woods. Richard Louv
We present a selection of texts that inspire the team of Sa Llavor and share in the weekly meetings as part of their pedagogical path. Fragment extracted from the book “A new Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition. Without our fully realizing it, flowers would become for us an expression in form of that which is most high, most sacred, and ultimately formless within ourselves. Flowers, more fleeting, more ethereal, and more delicate than the plants out of which they emerged, would become like messengers from another realm, like a bridge between the world of physical forms and the formless. They not only had a scent that was delicate and pleasing to humans, but also brought a fragrance from the realm of spirit. Using the word "enlightenment" in a wider sense than the conventionally accepted one, we could look upon flowers as the enlightenment of plants. Any life-form in any realm—mineral, vegetable, animal, or human—can be said to undergo "enlightenment." It is, however, an extremely rare occurrence since it is more than an evolutionary progression: It also implies a discontinuity in its development, a leap to an entirely different level of Being and, most importantly, a lessening of materiality. What could be heavier and more impenetrable than a rock, the densest of all forms? And yet some rocks undergo a change in their molecular structure, turn into crystals, and so become transparent to the light. Some carbons, under inconceivable heat and pressure, turn into diamonds, and some heavy minerals into other precious stones. Most crawling reptilians, the most earthbound of all creatures, have remained unchanged for millions of years. Some, however, grew feathers and wings and turned into birds, thus defying the force of gravity that had held them for so long. They didn't become better at crawling or walking, but transcended crawling and walking entirely. Since time immemorial, flowers, crystals, precious stones, and birds have held special significance for the human spirit. Like all life-forms, they are, of course, temporary manifestations of the underlying one Life, one Consciousness.
We present a selection of texts that inspire the team of Sa Llavor and share in the weekly meetings as part of their pedagogical path. JOSEPH BEUYS, "Every man an artist." Conversations in Documenta V (1972). Compiled by Clara Bodenmann-Ritter. Over a hundred days, Joseph Beuys spoke and discussed "social plastic", an expanded concept of art that would lead us to a new model of society and the world, in whose center is the creative human being, the art and creativity as the only revolutionary forces. ... Question: So what you do is a direct political action? Answers Joseph Beuys: No, for me it is an artistic action. Because that artistic concept is designed to make the self-determination demanded by democracy be seen as the possibility. There are many people who say "yes, well, but the human being cannot determine himself, he has no internal freedom." So what we want to discuss is a science of freedom. We want to start more and more of self-determination, of human freedom as a creative starting point, that is, artistic. So it is a cultural issue first of all. And also, a matter of education and parenting in general, right?. So we do not start from the means of production, but from the freedom of the human being as a creative creature that determines itself, and there we find the primary means of production that acts in history and creates the future. To that extent, it is a complement of Marxism, a necessary complement. Q: It is the principle of humanism. JB: Yes, I would say of a libertarian humanism. And in saying that, that concept of freedom naturally refers to the free individual. And in that case it is not necessary to use the word humanism at all, because that is basically the human question: the human being who determines himself as a free individual, and shapes the next phase of history. P: Yes, I would say... JB: Precisely creativity in self-determination; and that means that I have to take responsibility now. I have to participate, cooperate. I can no longer live selfishly just for myself. Q: But there are many people who don't want that. JB: Sure. But on the other hand it is important to make humans try as it is because they know, as if we were saying, that they really take the taste to live as human beings when they do not think selfishly, but live, why not say it? Christianly , that is, nothing for me, all for others. And that is much more exciting than taking drugs, isn't it? Let them prove the experiences that living like this provides.
The Autumn Celebration is a festivity that connects us with the current time and makes us more aware of the progressive change of the seasonal rhythm. Days are shorter, the night lengthens, the light and heat of the summer slowly disappear and we have to look for them inside us. The lanterns we make during this days at school symbolize the inner light that guides us, that illuminates the path and gives warmth to our hearts, inviting us to a silent retreat and introspection.
On Saturday, November 30th we celebrate the Open doors day at the Sa Llavor Foundation from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will be a day to share with the family and to open the doors of our home to the entire community. There will be workshops for all ages, storytelling, craft market, books and pedagogical material sale, exhibitions of works made by students, vegetarian and organic food, music, school guided tours for new families and many more surprises. Schedule of activities: 11'00 a.m. Doors opening 11'15 a.m. Musical opening 11:30 a.m. Guided tour / Family workshops 1'15 p.m. Storytelling 1'30 p.m. Organic and vegetarian restaurant service 3'15 p.m. Musical closing 3'30 p.m. Closing
by Llorenç Coll “Contemplate the workings of this world, listen to the words of the wise, take all that is good as your own. With this as your base, open your own door to truth. Do not overlook the truth that is right before you. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees—should be your teacher”. The Art of Peace Morihei Ueshiba The word Aikido is formed by three ideograms, Ai (harmony), Ki (energy), Do (path). It is a martial art that is oriented to the integral development of the human being and shows us the way to resolve conflicts looking for a non-aggressive solution. Thus, his goal is not to defeat an opponent in a fight but to redirect the conflict by harnessing the energy of the other's attack to a neutral point where no one is injured. That is why it has been called the Art of Peace. A peace that also refers to the state in which the Aikido practitioner should be. Only from calm can you find the positive solution to a conflict, be it of any kind: physical, psychological or emotional. Thus, in the Art of Peace, you learn to work the conflict. Conflict is part of life and we will meet it on many levels. The natural or instinctive tendency in these situations is the fight or flight. Aikido makes us a new proposal: harmony. Flow with the opponent, flow with the energy of the attack and balance this energy. In order to achieve this the most difficult thing is not all that must be learned: technique, repetition, internalization ... but what must be abandoned: the ego, the power, the intention to win. To get to this point you have to do a very powerful internal work, seeking your own inner peace. Filling in what is empty and emptying what is full. In Aikido, conflict is not confrontation, it is only the other side of calm. Join and build. Creates. In the Art of Peace, conflict serves to know oneself and, from here, to learn to respect and protect others and everything around us. Llorenç Coll is a physical education teacher at Sa Llavor, third Dan of Aikido, with more than thirty-five years of experience in the world of martial arts and twenty in Aikido.