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Real life is simple

"What we discover when we start to see in a simpler way, when we start to accept the complexities of life, when we don't try to control life as a phenomenon, is that life is a wonderful thing. When we live simply, life offers us more: it offers us more health, more freedom of choice and, above all, it offers us more meaning."

Koho Mello in Simplicity as a path TEDxPelourinho

What is Simple School?

It is a community of continuous learning, with a call for personal and community transformation. In partnership, we will share practical ways to simplify life, through a lighter, more respectful and conscious routine.

How do we explore this journey?

Through online and face-to-face activities - workshops, courses, lectures and donation classes - Simple'School is a vital space, enriched by the participation and support of our community.

It is with great joy that I invite you to take part in a unique journey at Simple'School. This is a special invitation, born out of personal experiences and reflections on quality of life, health, freedom, power and contentment with life.

Energy

True growth is the demonstrated ability of a society to transfer ever greater amounts of energy and attention from the material aspect of life to the non-material aspect.

Space-time

The effects of our relationship with space and time are inevitable and noticeable in our existence. As human beings, there's no denying that one day we were born, but we are continually growing older.

Relationships

Our identities are formed from our relationships, in a process of simultaneous and interdependent emergence. Any role we play in existence only manifests itself through a relational process.

Law of Progressive Simplification

"True growth is the demonstrated capacity of a society to transfer ever greater amounts of energy and attention from the material aspect of life to the non-material aspect, and thus to evolve in culture, potential for compassion, sense of community, and democratic strength."

Arnold Toynbee, A Study of History, vol.1 - (New York: Oxford University Press, 1947, p.198).

Why the invitation to join us?

Because we accept that it is possible to live with more contentment, lightness and a renewed look at what really matters. Simplicity is a daily practice that enables a more meaningful existence, with consistent references on a conceptual level.

Jorge Koho Mello

Brazilian, 61, has dedicated himself to developing and testing a social economy system based on Buddhist ethics and the principles of the book "Small is Beautiful" by E. F. Schumacher. He works as a consultant in systemic therapy and quality of life. He currently lives in Zürich (Switzerland), where he coordinates the activities of the Zürich Zen Center, a Soto Zen Buddhist Practice Center, which offers formal Practices and is active in Engaged Social Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue.

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