September 27 – 29, 2013

Living in the Gift

with Charles Eisenstein


In the beginning was the Gift: in the archetypal beginning of the world, at the beginning of our lives, and in the infancy of the human species. Gratitude therefore is natural to us, so primal, so elemental that it is very difficult to define. Perhaps it is the feeling of having received a gift, and the desire to give in turn."

Sacred Economics


Our planet, our bodies, our very lives have come to us as a gift. Having "earned" none of these things, our natural tendency is toward gratitude and the desire to give in turn, to serve something greater than ourselves. But we all have habits and beliefs that interfere with fully living in the gift. In this gathering, we will clear those blockages so that we can be more effective as change agents. Through dialog and experiential processes, we will discover keys to living in a state of flow, to giving and receiving more fully, and creating things beyond our understanding of cause and effect.


Charles Eisenstein

Charles was born in 1967 and graduated from Yale with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy.

Details & Pricing

The evening program on Friday will be open to the public and will run from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. You can sign up for the evening program only, as well as the weekend workshop, by clicking on the Register button above. For those who are only attending the Friday evening program, please plan to arrive by 7 pm. This option is offered on a donation basis, with a $10 suggested donation, more if you can, less if you can't.

To see transportation options, please click on this link.

For those attending the whole weekend:

Those attending the whole weekend, please plan to arrive between 4 and 6 pm on the 27th and to leave after 5 pm on the 29th. Dinner will be served before the evening program on Friday.

Registration for this program offers the option of reserving your spot with a $50 deposit. In addition to the on-site $260 rate, we are also offering a commuter rate (includes lunch and dinner, no breakfasts or lodging) for $150. For questions about registration, please contact Linda Felch

The event cost ($260 or $150) covers only food, lodging and facilities at the Blue Deer Center. As part of moving toward a "Gift" economy, Charles has requested that his fees for the workshop come from the hearts of the participants of the event. The question will be, "What do you feel this event is worth to you?" $100? $200? To honor our provider, we would like to suggest a minimum of $150 as a place to begin, more if you can, less if you can't. These additional donations will be collected on site as part of the workshop.