Beyond Boundaries enters another cycle of service in 2015. This inter-gen response team will continue its work in support of a healthy Biosphere through educational work within communities, bearing witness, catalyzing reconciliation and contributing to wholeness in individuals, organizations, and essential natural places on this planet.
Activities, experiences, and events this year will include: the ongoing training of Beyond Boundarians; development of unique and much needed rites of passage programs; the emergence of an eco-learning community in Greece; specialized trainings for environmental leaders and organizations; key planning and participation in an Owens Valley to Los Angeles pilgrimage bringing government, corporations, enviro-activists, and First Nation peoples together around relationship to water; the continuation of essential, regenerative “New Story” practices/trainings in numerous communities including Findhorn, Tamera, Global Village Network, Three Creeks, The Ojai Foundation, and the European Council Network.
When she is called, Virginia "Gigi" Coyle shows up as a community activist, a facilitator for many kinds of gatherings, a carrier of council as a practice, and a trainer for our times. She is a life-passage guide and mentor for individuals, communities and organizations, while learning to be a guardian, a witness and an older, currently serving in such ways for the Ojai Foundation, Youth Passageways, Walking-Water, Ways of Council, the European Council Network, and Weaving Earth. She has contributed extensively in the areas of citizen diplomacy, earth justice, the empowerment of all, particularly youth and women. Co-steward of a small oasis, Three Creeks, visionary for an alliance, Beyond Boundaries, she is devoted to the emergence of local and global learning centers, sanctuaries, and what she calls “watering holes.” Gigi‘s focus continues to be healing ways through ceremony, inter-generational projects of prayer, action and service. She is co-author of The Way of Council, and http://waysofcouncil.net, and The Box, Remembering the Gift, along with numerous articles, pamphlets and guidelines.