11th Annual Scholars Garden with Stephe, Maria, and Rick

It’s getting close!

Rick, Maria, Stephe at SG

Rick, Maria, Stephe at SG

11th Annual Scholars Garden, June 7th, 11am-5pm at Stephe Watson’s beautiful Someday Farm in Killingworth, CT. You will definitely want to register before May 15 for this one. (Contact either me –Rick@rickbarrett.net– or Stephe –FarmingOurSomedays@gmail.com– to register.)

What are we up to this year? Let’s here it from Stephe:

Living in the Sweet Spot: Your Body and Wholeness

Every living thing leaks energy. In the “sweet spot” not only do we leak less but we can also tap into the Big Qi and refuel.

Every conscious posture has sweet spots hidden in plain sight. Maria, Stephen, & Rick have made it their business to map them.

Learn to center and engage with the sweet spots in your own practice of Awakening and Self-Development, whether it be Taijiquan, yoga, meditation, push hands, Reiki or another expression of your vital essence.

Open yourself to the Big Qi’s powerful and loving deep currents to renew, refresh and heal every part of your life.



11-1:30 Workshop I

1:30-2:30 Lunch

(box lunch catered by Whistle Stop Café)

2:30-4 Workshop II

4-5pm Playtime – A guided non-lesson segment for Push Hands & Healing utilizing the lessons from the day’s workshops.


$108.00 (cash, credit card, or check) if paid before May 15th
$133 if paid on or after May 15th
Someday Farm, LLC
272 Roast Meat Hill Rd.
Killingworth, CT 06419

Pre-registration is required, so please contact me at rick@rickbarrett.net. Check, cash, or PayPal is acceptable.


That’s going to be a busy week for me. Prior to our Scholars Garden event on Sunday, I’ll be presenting a short talk/demonstration at the Society for Consciousness Studies Annual meeting at Yale University. The keynote speaker is Ervin Laszlo, a guy I really admire. (Check out his book, Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything) That’s on Wednesday. Thursday evening, my good friend/tennis partner and Tai Chi Alchemist, Jonathan Bricklin gives a plenary address and introduces his new book The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time: William James’ Reluctant Guide to Enlightenment. JB and RB at book signing It’s a towering achievement that will rattle some philosophical cages. 

I do my dog and pony show on Friday am. Based on Finding You in a World of It, I’ll be demonstrating to these luminaries how accessing participatory consciousness brings about an immediate shift in body/mind/spirit integration.

It’s going to be a wild ride. If you want to plug into some cutting edge thought in the field of consciousness studies, I can’t think of a better place to start than this conference. Registration is $190 for the three day conference.

Many thanks to Stephe for setting up the Scholars Garden and making it such a wonderful day in the country. If you haven’t been to Someday Farm, it’s worth the ride just to sit in the sun by the pond. There is a special alchemy when Stephe, Maria, and I get together and I hope you will share with us.