What We Do

We are people who get together in a beautiful setting to ask questions and explore ideas. We feel a special connection to Pari—to its community living a traditional rural life and to continuing the work that the late David Peat began here in the year 2000. It’s a congenial location where people can think, learn, meet and talk, all the while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of a medieval village and its environs, and helping to support the economy of the local community.

The Pari Center is dedicated to learning and research. It fosters an interdisciplinary approach linking science, the arts, ethics, community, the role of Indigenous knowledge and the place of the sacred. Above all the Pari Center is dedicated to the principle of ‘the spirit of place.’

The Center undertakes to

  • Continue in the tradition and spirit of David Peat’s ideas and ideals
  • Focus on the philosophy and work of David Bohm, the ideas of C.G. Jung, the contribution of Indigenous knowledge, and the Gentle Action approach of David Peat
  • Organize and host residential conferences, courses, workshops and seminars
  • Host regular webinars that investigate topics in depth
  • Host monthly ‘Community Calls’ open to everyone
  • Through our residential program provide a creative environment for artists, writers, dancers, musicians, environmentalists, scientists, philosophers, psychologists and other thinkers to work together to explore new ideas and/or to work independently on their own projects within the supportive environment of the Pari community
  • Network, exchange information, and promote debate and dialogue via Sutra
  • Publish Pari Perspectives a triannual journal to give scholars and members of our community an opportunity share their work and to air their views serving as a forum for the ideas and ideals to which the Center is dedicated
  • Expand our online library of occasional papers and research reports