Whatever we do, wherever we go, whoever we are, the search for happiness is somehow always with us. We want to be happy and not suffer. However, the conventional definition of happiness has a somewhat short term ring to it and it is our intent to show a deeper understanding of what happiness really is. We will take our lead from Logotherapy as a meaning centered life philosophy to change our orientation from the short term hedonistic chase for success and power, to the pursuit of a deeper state of happiness and meaning. Logotherapy with its roots in existentialism aims to make us not only aware of the meaning of life in a general sense, but deeply conscious of the meaning of our own personal life.
Streetschool’s personal, leadership and experiential development processes use Logotherapy as the foundation for our work. Our strongest driving force is to find meaning in life and to be of value to others: to live a life of purpose. We all search for meaning and purpose in life, and Logotherapy – a practice developed by Dr. Victor Frankl, a Viennese author-psychiatrist – is the framework within which we explore and develop that meaning and purpose. We facilitate unique, practical experiences that provide a clearer understanding of who we are and what is important to us.
Our approach is based on the following key tenets:
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley
2017 Streetschool Experiential Journeys
(more detail in 2017 Student Journeys section)
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MINDFULNESS JOURNEYS FOR ADULTS
(more detail in 2017 Adult Journeys section)
We offer two types of Spiritual journeys for adults. The one travels to the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, India where we spend time monks and philosophers to explore answers to the bigger questions in life. And the other trip is trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Dates are:
Rejuvenate with Tibetan monks in there Himalayas. Join us for a journey to the source of human inspiration in Dharamsala India, home of the Dalai Lama. Spend time with Tibetan philosophers to explore the meaning of life, have tea at a nunnery, enjoy holistic healing massages, visit an astrologer for a reading, see a Tibetan healer, learn about Tibetan Yoga, visit a meditation retreat and take time to refresh and rejuvenate yourself. You will also visit Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple and Agra to see the magical Taj Mahal. Read more about this trip under the section "2017 Adult journeys".
Everest Base Camp Expedition from 7 to 25 October 2017 with the total cost of R43,000pp including all flights, all accommodation, 3 meals per day, all local flights and transport, guiding fees, park entrance fees and drinking water on the trek.
An expedition to Everest Base Camp is an amazing physical accomplishment that will move you into a new personal dimension. At Streetschool we specialize in facilitating unique, real life experiences to enhance mindfulness. We believe it is through such experiences that people manifest real change which endures long after the adventure.
Anyone participating in this Himalayan journey will encounter a different world than the one they leave behind. Like the saying goes "once you've been to the Himalayas, you don't come all the way back". You will see the summit of Everest with your own eyes and be encouraged to look internally for greater self-understanding of what makes you great in this world. Streetschool is skilled in facilitating personal growth and we do this through preparatory coaching before and throughout the trip. We will prepare you for the mental challenges of this expedition and help you use this experiences to your best advantage.
For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mindfulness retreat is registered with the SABPP as an experiential workshop and qualifies participants for 60 CPD points.