Practising for peace dojo gathering

What if it was not about solving problems, but rather about practicing peace?

Practising for peace dojo gathering Quebec 2024
Lac 31 milles


What if it was not about solving problems, but rather about practicing peace?

Imagine 3.5 days in community to practice peace, within us and 1 metre around us. A space to reclaim our inner strength, love, and courage no matter what is going on in the world. If you are practising peace in your work, life, and projects and you are interested in stepping deeper into your practice, join us.

Practising for peace dojos have been taking place across the world for years now, following a basic pattern that includes the Flow Game and embodied work. Join the 2024 Dojo in Québec that takes place 3 hours from Montreal in a full nature environment, accessible by canoe/boat.

Who’s this for?

This invitation is warmly and openly for you:

  • If you are in work, learning, an initiative which you want to explicitly explore as a place to practice peace – please join us!
  • If you are learning to see yourself as a practitioner of peace and peace is becoming an active pursuit for you, please join us!
  • If you are growing the seeds of this field of Dojos, please join us!


This year the dojo is at the beautiful Regional Park of 31 mille Lake, 3 hours from Montreal.

We have booked a series of group campsites near each other. (If camping is not for you, there are other lodging options in the park: yurt, hut, auberge, just let us know). Once registered we will clarify canoe and camping logistics directly.


440$ plus taxes includes lodging, food and canoes.
We will work with folks to car share as numbers are finalised
Note: fishing is allowed on the lake, each person is responsible for their permits.


Join Samantha Slade and Paul Messer, Percolab Coop along with Carolie Rennie, ren-new sàrl, Switzerland

Caroline Rennie


Samantha Slade


Paul Messer

Caroline Rennie

Caroline Rennie works with executives and executive teams globally to deliver sustained alignment and heightened effectiveness in the environmental and sustainability domain. She has been key to securing commitment to sustainability strategies in companies, and in multi-stakeholder engagement processes with companies, NGOs and government. She has served as coach, advisor and strategist to senior teams in multinational corporations, NGOs and government in her roles as Director Environmental Affairs, Director Communications, and Political Advisor.


Samantha Slade

Participatory Strategy  –  Self-organization – Learning Thinking

A conscious entrepreneur, Samantha co-founded the international Percolab network and the coworking Ecto.  For over 20 years, she has been putting her background in anthropology and learning design in service of innovation work in North America and internationally.  Emergent process, design thinking, ethnography and a vast range of participatory approaches are her tools. Samantha is actively engaged in the future of cities, the international commons movement, and the Art of Hosting community. Samantha supports teams, organizations and ecosystems to grow participatory leadership approaches, collaborative practices and prototype mindsets.

Author Going Horizontal – Creating a Non-Hierarchical Organization, One Practice at a Time (BK Publishers).

Speaker TedX Geneva The Future is in Business as Commons

Studies: M.Sc. (Education), Graduate Teaching Diploma (Licence), B.A. (Anthropology), Community Education Certificate

Based in Montréal, Canada


Paul Messer

Paul uses design thinking to work with complexity. Tapping into his background as an industrial designer, Paul draws real-time visual map murals and makes custom objects  to support group innovation and co-design processes. As a designer, Paul’s creative drive and prototype mind thrive on constraints. Engaged in the ArtHive, FabLab and FabCity movements, Paul understands how creative processes can affect social change. Creator of the Visual Thinking Lab and active member of  the international visual practitioner community.

Studies: B.A. (Industrial Design), Design for Manufacture

Based in Montreal, Canada

What might be possible if we all could simply practice peace for a 1m radius around ourselves.


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