CAPTURE THE POWER OF RITUALS IN ENGAGING COMMUNITIES
We need rituals to thrive in life. Rituals give us sense and direction in our human existence.
Community rituals help us forge stronger bonds within ourselves, those around us, and the planet.
Community rituals mark and celebrate the steps of the journeys we share together.
Community rituals remind us of our shared stories and create collaborative action.
DOWNLOAD OUR TEMPLATES
We’ve made it easy for you to incorporate rituals in your communities by offering these templates.
END OF YEAR TEMPLATE
2020 WILL BE A YEAR FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS - LET'S END IT WELL!
By using this ritual template, you will be able to design a ritual that can offer your community clarity of what has been, closure, celebration and powerful movement towards the new.
By implementing rituals at the turn of the year, we can structure time and space, make sense of our experiences, have a felt connection to the bigger field and our community’s place in it, as well as tend to our emotional wellbeing. With this template, we want to help you take part in this opportunity and support you in being a flourishing community.
GET PRESENT, GET CONNECTED, GET GOING
A START OF WEEK TEMPLATE TO GET YOU PRESENT, GET YOU CONNECTED AND GET GOING!
The start of week template will enable you to create a beautiful ritual that will get you present, get connected and get going. This helps you strengthen the vigour of your community, experience an empowering form of togetherness and puts wind in the sails for your purpose driven endeavour.
By implementing rituals at the start of the week, we can more readily find ground to stand on, connect with the people in our communities, and reach a place that is in tune with what we are here to do.
Start of week rituals are very enjoyable to take part in and will over time bring a lot of joy to your community.
We Believe in Showing, Not Telling
"I used the end of year ritual template to co-creat the end of year event for my organisation and our partners and it was the best ever!! We received such great feedback and the lingering connection and the joy of getting together to close 2020 is still in our hearts and minds as the deepest moment of human connection and collaboration. Thank you"
Ada Hakobyan, forum Civil Peace Service
"I loved the very concrete steps that you shared to design a ritual. Thank you also for all the insights on how to facilitate a ritual. The feedbacks I got about my design helped me gain perspective on what I really wanted to do in that ritual. In summary : a lot of learnings, a good time and more clarity on my ideas."
Lily Gros, Facilitator
"It is very rewarding to experience the first batch and meet awesome people from all around the world, who have different context but same intention to build a meaningful community. And through this workshop, I got more confidence and clarity on how to design "the invisible force" behind an engaging community, which is ritual. I really appreciate on how the facilitators pour out their real experience and expertise into a set of well-thought, structured, and easy-to-digest content. Brilliant!"
Handrich Kongdro, Community Builder at Katarsis
Our recommended price for downloading the template is 9€
Half of every amount exceeding 7€ will go to our community builders’ scholarship fund. Through it, we welcome community leaders from financially strained circumstances to our workshops. Which helps us support many of the communities we believe are important around the world.
For those who are not able to pay for the download, please get in touch and we will send it to you for free.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
RITUALS, ANTHROPOLOGISTS WILL TELL US, ARE ABOUT TRANSFORMATION. THE RITUALS WE USE FOR MARRIAGE, BAPTISM OR INAUGURATING A PRESIDENT ARE AS ELABORATE AS THEY ARE BECAUSE WE ASSOCIATE THE RITUAL WITH A MAJOR LIFE PASSAGE, THE CROSSING OF A CRITICAL THRESHOLD, OR IN OTHER WORDS, WITH TRANSFORMATION.
- Abraham Verghese
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are rituals right for my community? | Can you tell us about your experience?
How can our organization work with you?
ARE RITUALS RIGHT FOR MY COMMUNITY?
Engaging in rituals is enormously valuable for all communities. Ritual behaviour has emerged, largely, to make it possible to navigate and shape the uncertainty of social life, and does that with elegance and power. Knowing when rituals are needed and how to create them opens the door for clarity of purpose, freedom in expression and cohesion in your community.
We invite you to see ritual more as language than a story. How you choose to speak is up to you. Our ritual templates are largely left without content, so that you can bring what you are comfortable to engage with.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE?
Our shared experience lays in sacred time facilitation, ritual design, and community building
Our sacred time facilitator, Nynke, helps you turn your ritual into a meaningful and balanced gathering, with space for different perspectives. She can guide you in making your participants feel at ease and knows how to help you overcome your own challenges in being a facilitator.
She is an expert in group dynamics, works with a systemic perspective and is trained as a rite of passage facilitator.
She has led groups of teenagers and young adults over 15 years, supporting them in their transition into adulthood. Currently she offers rites of passage experience for adults and hosts on- and offline campfires for communities, giving space for storytelling, deep listening and connection.
Our ritual designer, Viktor, helps you with giving your inner world an external shape and he guides you in designing the powerful, highly relevant interactions that point your ritual in the right direction.
His work unlocks a state in which his clients are able to feel that they stand ‘inside’ abstract concepts, enabling them to interact with deep parts of themselves and the visions for their projects and communities.
For the last seven years, he has focused on bringing rituals to workplaces through his company, Ritual at Work.
In 2020 he worked with clients on developing rituals for educational programs.
This includes The Happy Startup School’s 2020 Vision Program and Skilful Leaders leadership programme. One of his latest ritual designs was bringing a beautiful ending to a co-working space in Amsterdam.
Our community builder, Lana, enables you to make rituals that create culture and enable deep meaning making. She helps you develop the connections and uncover the needs of your community - and weaves it together with a sharp eye on the horizon. With her help you will be more able to think long-term and consider how your actions now lay the foundation for the future of your community.
Lana is the co-author of Community Builder: Designing Communities for Change, a practical workbook with over 40 tools for community builders to start building transformational communities.
She has provided consultancy services to various organisations, created learning programs for non-profits and various trainings in different parts of the globe.
HOW CAN OUR ORGANIZATION WORK WITH YOU?
We are happy to explore your ritual needs with you and we have three unique talents. Ritual design, ritual facilitation and community building.
If you want to make better rituals: Book a co-creation session or invite us to host our design workshops for your organisation directly.
If you want to become a more powerful host: Book a coaching session on facilitating and delivering rituals.
If you want to develop stronger community engagement: Book a coaching session on community building.