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Bursaries available 

Be The Earth is offering discount bursaries to the
Warriors for the Human Spirit Training with Meg Wheatley. 

We're seeking South Africa-based people who focus their lives and work on making a difference. People who respond to a sense of service that gives meaning to their lives beyond petty definitions of happiness and self-satisfaction. They are broken-hearted in witnessing what is being lost. They are exhausted from efforts that can no longer bear fruit. Yet they have abiding faith in the human spirit, in the capacity of people to be generous, creative, kind and compassionate–no matter what.



Warriors for the Human Spirit are leaders, activists, and citizens who want to make a meaningful contribution in this time of increasing assaults on the human spirit and all life. To serve well, to be effective with their energy and influence, they train to refrain from fear and aggression and to embody the best human qualities of generosity, insight, and compassion. 

As leaders, we train in the skillful means to:

  • Refrain from using fear and aggression to accomplish our ends

  • Maintain a stable mind even in situations of contention and conflict

  • Use direct perception to see more clearly so we may act more wisely

  • Stay aware of our biases, judgments, and triggers in order to diminish their influence on us

  • Focus our efforts on the work that needs doing, not the work we want to do

  • Endeavour to create Islands of Sanity wherever possible

  • Maintain a keen sense of humor

  • Rely on moments of grace and joy

  • Offer and receive support from the community of Warriors



What supplies are included?

Per Guest Per Session:(1) Disposable Poncho(1) Pair of Disposable Shoe CoversSterile Latex Gloves (Latex-free Available) Sterilized Goggles ​​Paint Stations Per Guest:Access to Splatter Paint brushes and tools! Access to Splatter Pallete of paint colors!(1) 16x20 inch Canvas

Can I take my masterpiece home?

Yes. You do have an option of taking you painting home same day. We offer free pick-up, as well as delivery for additional charge.

Can I host a private event?

Yes! Please contact us to provide details about your event.

Can we share a canvas?

Yes. There will be an additional $10 charge.



 January – June / 2022

  • 15 January: 17.00 – 18.00 SAST (Online)  

  • 21 January: 10:00 – 18:00 SAST (In person at the Sustainability Institute)

  • 22 January: 10:00 – 14:00 SAST (In person at the Sustainability Institute)

  • 11 February: 10:00 – 18:00 SAST (Online) 

  • 18 March: 10:00 – 18:00 SAST (Online)

  • 8 April: 10:00 – 18:00 SAST (Online) 

  • 20 May: 10:00 – 18:00 SAST (Online) 

  • 17 June: 10:00 – 18:00 SAST (In person at the Sustainability Institute)

  • 18 June: 10:00 – 14:00 SAST (In person at the Sustainability Institute)


✔️Candidates must live in South Africa to be able to attend the in-person classes. Selected applicants will commit to attending the course in its entirety to their best capacity.

✔️ Candidates have to submit their application to the course through the assessment on the course page. Candidates who did not submit a course application will not be considered for bursaries.

✔️ Selected applicants will cover the majority of their tuition, according to their financial possibilities, to be discussed with Sustainability Institute. No full bursaries are available.

✔️ Be The Earth discount bursaries will be offered exclusively to those who put up expressions of interest through Be The Earth'sform (below). The number of discount bursaries is bound to the number of selected applicants, and is to be decided by Sustainability Institute, who will be responsible for the selection of applicants.

✔️ Selected applicants will be required to share with Be The Earth, in due time, their impressions and learnings from the journey, through text and images to be shared with our wider audience as inspiration for action. 



I am interested in a discount bursary for the
Warriors for the Human Spirit training. 

Thank you for expressing your interest.

Sustainability Institute will get in touch with you after having received your application for the training in combination with this expression of interest for a bursary.