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CEN Educere* (CEN-EDU) is the Educational Branch of the Conscious Elders Network (CEN), dedicated to upholding the CEN’s mission to boldly confront the foreseen crises of 21st century life on planet Earth.

* Educere: Verb – to educate.  Noun – education that prepares a new generation for the changes that are to come, readying them to create solutions to problems yet unknown.

Our Vision is to deepen and broaden our capacity for conscious awareness, contemporary eldering, and networking in support of lifelong learning and the practice of compassionate pro-activism for individuals, groups and the whole.

Our Mission is to connect an inspired and aspiring community of elders by providing relevant courses, retreats, materials, and trainings, both created within CEN or developed by aligned organizations outside of CEN.

This mission includes working with the Outer Action and Community-Building Branches to present knowledge and how-to courses relative to local actions we can each take to achieve greater social and ecological justice. It also includes expressing the results of these educational efforts and opportunities via CEN's Turning Point Journal, wise elder interviews, educational website content, book reviews and resource repositories.  

The Education Branch has two major thrusts:

  1. Provide a growing curriculum of educational offerings that manifest our mission (Click HERE); and
  2. Encompass the CEN action groups and projects that have the overall purpose of educating in order to deepen our understanding of our own consciousness, our relationships with other humans, and our interconnectedness with all other elements of our Earth home (Click HERE).

Further detail on the scope of CEN-EDU, the questions we address, and how we work click HERE

The CEN-EDU team will start their meetings again after the first of the year. You can keep checking this webpage. We also heartily welcome new members, so if you would like to be on our mailing list please contact one of the team leaders: Pam Nichols, or Carol Adams