Green World Center Study and Sabbatical Retreat
Director and resident teacher:
Noam Chomsky, Jane Goodall, Marie-Françoise Guédon, David Phillips, Marcus Raskin, John Robbins, Boria Sax, Lois Siegel
scholars, and artists at the Study Retreat have an opportunity:
to live close
to nature in a thinly populated region of mountain forest, and to utilize
this north country environment in creative study;
to do some
guided (for students, and for others who wish guidance) reading and writing
in a tutorial situation that allows them to pace themselves and to find
time and a structure for reflection and self-discovery.
to plug into, and participate in, the Center's ongoing research, writing, film, and multi-media production activities; (see Deadly Mistakes, Visions of Primeval North America, and Hello Haiti...)
to explore media of artistic expression, in an environment conducive to creativity;
to examine themselves and consider their plans for the future;
clarification of values and goals;
the social implications and consequences of theoretical study;
There are no set terms. The Retreat is offered year round, and students and others can come any time for stays of any length. Teachers, academic faculty, artists, and adults wishing to continue their education are welcome, as well as students over the age of 18 and, if accompanied by a parent, children and students under the age of 18.
Study is primarily on a tutorial basis with Dr. Walter Miale, the Center director. Adjunct faculty members may be available for consultation by phone or e-mail. In addition, we will visit and consult with other scholars, artists, and public citizens in the region.
The program will be of
particular interest to those who want:
The Abbie Hoffman room
"Cozy and filled with poetry books."
Rates are surprisingly afforable. For rates, for further information, or to apply, contact us.
Noam Chomsky is a linguist, political philosopher, and activist.
Jane Goodall is a primatologist, author, and humanitarian.
Marie-Françoise Guédon is an anthropologist and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her books, articles, and workshops focus on shamanism, native Indian traditions and philosophy, and intercultural communication.
David Phillips is the executive director of Earth Island Institute, and is the director of its International Marine Mammal Project.
Marcus Raskin is an author and political philosopher and was the co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Boria Sax is a scholar, educator, and author of numerous publications, including three books on animals in literature and society.
John Robbins is the founder of EarthSave, and is the author of Diet for a New America.
Lois Siegel is a film-maker and instructor in film-making at the University of Ottawa.