November 22, 2019

All Africa Anthroposophic Training at Kufunda Learning Village

Kufunda Village is a an African Learning Village, learning our way into how to create healthy vibrant community in Zimbabwe and beyond. August 27 - September 3rd of 2019 we hosted the second All Africa Anthroposophic Training at Kufunda. A seven day residential conference that brought together 115 people from across Africa. This piece is a reflection on the experience.

When people think of Anthroposophy they probably don't immediately link it with Africa. But we were recently together 115 people from several African (and European) countries for the second All Africa Anthroposophic Training. It is an intensive introduction to the ideas of anthroposophy...

October 31, 2019

I am about to graduate as a movement medicine teacher.

A week after completing my Movement Medicine dissertation we hosted the first of a series of annual Kufunda planning sessions. We run them every year. With what was emerging from my movement medicine exploration, I knew that I could not do the same old sessions. We work with the Art of Hosting at Kufunda which is a wonderful approach to participatory leadership and yet it is still primarily dialogical: Head and heart, but little body.

I brought the dance in fully: Dance to support people in arriving into themselves, dance to support them in connecting with each other. It was a joy-filled dance in a joy-filled Dare (our African meeting space); Dance to connec...

September 12, 2019

A friend of mine summarised what this speech is about, so warmly and generously. So I will let her words introduce this video: "Maaianne Knuth gave this inspiring lovely speech on a Biodynamic congress in Switzerland. She vibrates in such a natural powerful way that inspires and invites all of us to stand up and be courageous in our ordinary extraordinary ways. Please sit down and listen till the end, she completes her message with a song directly from her heart to yours. She bring a story of individual sovereignty as a path to African self-reliance and it feels for me much more embracing and inviting each of us African and non-African, perpetrator or victim, hero and ordinary woman or man to dare to change our...

June 7, 2019

As you know Zimbabwe is going through a particularly challenging patch in our collective history. As a country we are battling dire economic and political challenges, a drought that has left us preparing for a year of food shortage and hunger, followed by a cyclone that has devastated communities in the eastern part of our country as well as neighbouring Mozambique and Malawi. 

Amidst it all there seems to be a light growing at Kufunda, and a sense of gratitude and possibility. 

How is this? 

We think it may have to do with our living more deeply into our purpose.

What does it really mean to enter into a landscape and a community? 

We have been here for 14 years as Kufunda and yet there is s...