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The Gladstone Creative Community Lab
artful experiments in co-creating the future

Collaborators Helen Lowe and Stephen Podry invite you to co-create a compassionate hospice for our old paradigm, while nurturing seeds for a New Earth culture.


It is increasingly difficult to deny that our aging structures of power and governance are divisive and not in harmony with life's wholeness. The Gladstone is a community laboratory where we support each other to discover and practice ways of being human that are meaningful, enjoyable, and mutually generative.

Our aim is to inspire and co-create generous, life-giving communities. Using contemplative and expressive arts of all kinds, our work is dedicated to nurturing the wholeness of being alive...and having a good time doing it!


Our time, energy, skills, and financial resources are put in service of this aim, without a transactional expectation of a “return on our investment.” 


This means our Community Lab events and newsletter are sustained by the generous presence of every participant and reader, and the financial generosity of those who contribute monetary gifts. 

If you value our efforts to co-create a joyful and viable future, consider making a financial gift that aligns with your heart and circumstances. 


Stephen Podry has taught and facilitated arts-based experiences for over 20 years, including 14 years directing arts-based literacy and parenting programs for incarcerated mothers. A musician, writer, and practitioner of shamanic arts, he offers a wide range of creative modalities for deepening the experience of being alive, including processes for relating with the dead. 

Helen Lowe inspires and assists people to enrich their sense of belonging—to themselves, to others, and to the natural world. She is currently working to complete a book that will she plans to publish in 2023, with her Wheel of Wisdom oracle cards. Her greatest joy is contributing to the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

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