Jean-Claude Audergon Memorial
Far In, Far out: Facilitating our Future
Seeding and mentoring projects
Symposium for sharing our learning
Many of us have mentioned that JC always says ‘Far out’.
On his 60th birthday, a group of his dedicated students gave him a beautiful gift – a series of essays written in his honour. It was a small book called ‘Far In, Far Out’. All of the essays stemmed from JC’s essential teachings linking our deepest inner work and our contribution in the outer world. Far in and far out.
At the memorial, several of us talked about how JC would go deep inside himself to a place of stillness outside of the maelstrom, while staying wholly present in the situation we were in. He would find the outer issue he was called to facilitate inside of himself. He’d turn himself inside out. He was profoundly personal, taking accountability for the whole process. And by being so personal, it freed others to grapple with and transform the most difficult situations.
This long- term memorial, ‘Far In, Far out: Facilitating our Future’ is in honour of JC and it’s an attempt to in some way articulate the continuation of this singular man’s presence.
And it is also meant to honour all of us. Jean-Claude would always say: ‘You matter’.
Many of us have felt so lucky that Jean-Claude supported us to follow what we first thought was a crazy idea. Just at the moment you need someone to believe in you. And JC had a deep love of learning and research. Even on his last day, he spoke passionately about creating symposium-like settings, where different styles and perspectives are welcome.
Death reminds us of our deepest nature. It reminds us both of our limits, and the importance of each moment and the lives we touch.
Though he has passed on, JC is here…
And he’s devoted to the practice of learning to perceive what arises inside of us. Not to get attached to it, but to bring consciousness to the processes moving us – for our personal individuation, and to in turn facilitate awareness in our relationships, family, the community, and the wider society and world situation.
Far in, Far out: Facilitating our Future
The selected projects will support communities to process our history, and facilitate our future – in different regions and around different themes of importance to you.
- Seed funding
- Mentor sessions linking your inner work and project design, facilitation, evaluation and documentation of projects
- Support for recording and documentation
Each of the project leaders or leadership teams will come together (3 X Year) to share and stimulate learning and document that learning. This will be in an informal and creative, collaborative style.
The ‘Far in, Far out: Facilitating our Future’ Memorial will be coordinated by CFOR and Processwork UK. Both of these organisations were co-founded by JC.
Each of the projects will involve supporting this link between one’s inner work and the outer situation you are facilitating. The projects might be inspired by JC and inspiring to him!
Naturally, we have to limit the number of projects, but we are very interested in you. Please be in touch and we will send you our questions/ guidelines for applying.
(Note: Students in the Processwork UK Diploma Programme are encouraged to apply.)
Your donations to this Memorial Fund are needed and appreciated! (Link here.)
The funds will be managed by CFOR. CFOR is a registered Charity in the UK.
CFOR has also been approved as equivalent to a Not-for-profit 501c3 in the USA.
Your donations are tax deductible.