LIAN KASPER - Program maker / Trainer / Coach on the edge of concious personal development, sustainable leadership and nature-connection.
Lian develops and organises opportunities for reflection bridging self, society and nature. In her programs, trainings and coaching she creates an intimate space in which the essential questions of being human in this day and age can be addressed. Her experience-based way of working allows people to find new possibilities within themselves for a meaningful life and contribution.
'I believe that as human beings, we are never 'finished'. From this common ground I love to explore what it is to be human together, and what it may mean in this time in history specifically'.
Lian designed and facilitates the iWeek (2018-2022) for st. Otherwise, a week-long immersive training in sustainable leadership and connection to self, the other and nature for students at Wageningen University. She also developed recurring series of events for i.e. Staatsbosbeheer, Breda University of applied sciences, Ecosystem Restoration Camps and Aeres Warmonderhof, and she is program designer for Naturecollege Foundation.
Lian has been trained as a life and career coach at Adriaan Hoogendijk Coaching en Training, and is facilitator of the Work that Reconnects in the Netherlands. She takes inspiration from Buddhist psychology and the nature-connected way of being that is modelled by several traditional cultures. Besides, she makes intensive use of her own experience on the path of being human, supported by Buddhist retreats and trajectories at Omega School of Life.
Lian is broadly engaged and academically trained. As a youth she participated in the United World College program in India (2004-2006) and studied liberal arts at Middlebury College in the US (2006-2010). She continued to obtain an Msc, in landscape architecture at Wageningen University with a thesis-project on 'community supported landscape regeneration', in which her interest in the intimate relationship between people and nature was shaped. She contributes to several projects within the organic agricultural sector with her colleauges at Land & Co and Landgilde. She also coaches student teams for the Wageningen University.
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Kalapa is the Buddhist term for the smallest bundle of attributes from which reality is build. It refers to a worldview in which we are both incredibly small in the face of creation, as well as having a fundamentally valuable role in it. An attitude of simplicity in which depth, beauty and connection become tangible.
Interview met Lian voor Aardse Helden
Interview door Liesbeth Sluiter voor de special van Bewust Bodemgebruik - een open en informeel netwerk voor volhoudbaar bodem- en landgebruik.
Audio Nature Guides and DEEP TIME WALK
Evelien from st. Otherwise Wageningen invites you for a guided walk in nature. Find a walking companion, and immerse yourself in an investigation of your sense of belonging to this earth and the nature around you. With exercises you can do out in nature and inspiration read by st. Otherwise colleagues and friends. Click for part 1 and part 2 of the series.
Click here for the NEW guided Deep Time Walk I recorded with Evelien
Opname BioKennisweek gesprek over Klimaaturgentie
De klimaatcrisis is een crisis van ongekende omvang en moet behandeld worden als een noodtoestand. Het is hoog tijd dat de biologische landbouw haar rol als leider op zich neemt. Maar hoe doen we dat? Bekijk hier het gesprek terug tussen Ronald van Marlen en Lian Kasper tijdens de BioKennisweek 2022