Guided tours, courses, workshops and other learning activities
Abrazo House is an educational project but also a private home, so unfortunately we are not open to casual visitors.
Public guided tours normally take place on the first weekend of the month, by appointment only. Minimum tour group 5 people, suggested donation €5 per adult.
We are open to working with schools, colleges, associations and other groups; please get in touch to arrange a tour.
“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”—Henry David Thoreau
We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth.
—Thich Nhat Hanh
Worried about climate change but don’t know where to start? Our six-week session program offers the opportunity to explore the relationship between your way of life and climate change, helping to work on complex emotions related to climate change.
We do this through two-hour group sessions over the course of six weeks. Every week, we explore a new way climate change relates to your life.
1. Looking for a low-carbon future
2. Food and water
3. Energy at home
4. Consumption and waste
5. Travel and transportation
6. Looking to the future
Each session clearly presents the tools and resources available to take your own approach to less carbon-intensive living. You don’t have to do it alone.
Every day you are transformed. Parts of you die and parts are born. — Thich Nhat Hanh
An invitation to express and share your ideas, concerns, longings and experiences about death and life, in a relaxed and confidential environment.
A Death Café is a discussion group with no agenda, no goals or themes. It’s not a bereavement or therapy group.
Free event, open to all beliefs and none.
The Work that Reconnects
Are you worried about what’s going on in the world? Would you like to explore how we can support ourselves and each other without losing hope?
We invite you to a workshop on “The Work that Reconnects”, a form of experiential group work developed by Joanna Macy, to give us energy and focus to respond to the current challenges facing our planet.
During these workshops, we experience the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, and pass through the four phases of the model:
1. Expressing gratitude and connection with our interdependent existence;
2. Recognising and honouring our pain for the world, navigating the feelings of despair and helplessness around the collective chaos in which we are immersed,
3. Seeing with new eyes: practice changing our perspective on what is happening, focusing on our own lives;
4. Going forth: exploring what steps we can take towards greater resilience and justice.