Empowering individuals to live in deep presence, compassion and connection with themselves, each other and planet Earth. 2015 Melbourne Fellowship Project


Feeling good about the future on planet Earth.

Project team

Peter Gringinger and Rita Gyorffy


“Feeling good about the future on planet Earth”

“Joyality” is a new word. It means the quality or state of feeling deep and encompassing joy; a feeling of wholeness, oneness and exuberance for life.

The Joyality Program is an 8 week online course that empowers individuals to live in deep presence, compassion and connection with themselves, each other and planet Earth. It inspires and skills participants to contribute consciously, mindfully and powerfully to the world; allowing the natural environment to regenerate and thrive and social justice to proliferate whilst manifesting a fulfilling human presence on this planet.

The program guides participants through a variety of experiential tools including deep ecology, ecopsychology, personal reflection, and social and behaviour change strategies. It imparts essential skills and assists with eliminating barriers, to empower personal, social and ecological deepening and synergy.

The Joyality Program was originally created in draft form by Dr Eshana Bragg, ecopsychologist and director of Sustainable Futures Australia; and Rachel Taylor, a university student from Occidental College in Los Angeles; as part of the Sustainability and Environmental Action program of SIT World Learning in Byron Bay, Australia.

As part of the CSL Fellowship, we were the first participants in the program, providing feedback and assisting Eshana and Rachel to finalise the modules within the program. We intend to take it through an online and face-to-face testing phase and will be facilitating Joyality Sharing Circles to deepen participants’ engagement with the tools in the online program.

The business-as-usual model of life on Earth is no longer working, human-caused environmental devastation alone is deep evidence of this. We are deeply passionate about enhancing the human-nature connection within our local and global communities. We see it as a pathway for empowering the deep paradigm shifts in human consciousness that are currently occurring on our planet and which are greatly needed in order to strengthen the story of The Great Turning which is, among much adversity, simply an opportunity to, in the words of Charles Eisenstein create “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible”.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

If you are interested in finding out more or participating in Joyality take a look at our website here.

Signing off, but not signing out

With deep joy and gratitude for life

Peter and Rita.


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