Life Itself is a social enterprise committed to creating societies that are wise and well, through both research and practical action.
The Life Itself Institute is the research arm of Life Itself and holds an ongoing enquiry into how practices and policies can foster the wisdom and wellbeing of our societies.
Life Itself also creates community living spaces, with the aim of nurturing a wise and well culture which embodies the compassion, wisdom and connectedness we believe is necessary if our societies are to truly flourish. You will be joining our space in Bergerac. We also have hubs in London and Berlin.
We believe that individuals are stronger when they are within a community that upholds their values and supports their growth. Our community hubs both model the possibility of a wise and well culture and support their residents in working towards the wellbeing of their wider communities.
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What is Life Itself?
Life Itself manages co-living spaces in London, Berlin and the south of France. We also conduct research, and host workshops, events, and gatherings. Think Plum Village meets Silicon Valley.
Why? The vision.
We’ve never had it so good! But we’re still not that well/happy, even (or especially!) when rich. Progress is distributed unequally and many traditional sources of hope have faded.
We’re pragmatic utopians. A radically better world is possible. Radically better means (more) awakened – a wiser, weller world.
We are committed to practical steps to create a world where individuals and societies are deeply and truly free to live the best of all possible lives.
Our spaces allow people committed to realising a wiser, weller world to share and connect, laugh and play, learn and listen.
They provide ready-made communities at the heart of urban life that give dreamers and thinkers, artists and poets, scientists and entrepreneurs a stable base from which to learn, grow, and get things done.
We balance the spiritual and the rational. We like meditation as much as we like getting things done. We want meaningful work and a meaningful life. We value the environment and technology, art and science. We take action, both personal and political. We’re the middle way between the suit and the hippy, between the billionaire and the monk.