Humans have grown homesick. Oika is a set of ecological principles and practices that can help heal the world by reminding us of how good it feels to simply be earthlings. This feeling of belonging is an ancient intelligence, now seeking re-expression in a new culture of mutual flourishing.
Humans are injuring the planet and each other needlessly. The ecological systems that have always sustained and delighted us are collapsing and all that we care about will soon follow. Culture created this mess, perhaps it can help clean it up. Oika believes the future is beautiful, and ecological or there isn't one. more...
Oika offers a suite of media and traveling experiential programs that range from kids, to lifelong learners. We hope our science-based and arts-driven educational content will help early-career optimists and the mid-career disillusioned open new relationships with nature and create a path to ecological prosperity. more...
Oika aims to heal the world from our on-going crisis of discontent by realigning people & culture with the joy & intelligence of nature.
The core insight of Oika is a regained sense of belonging, as big as the cosmos & as beautiful as nature’s original intent.
Oika works not on symptoms, or even problems, but on the root, cognitive causes of our linked environmental, social, economic & political dis-ease.
Oika implies a decision to replace culturally inherited discontent with natural joy. It's an exchange of blind striving for a living intelligence of belonging.
Simply pay attention to what matters. Appreciate the inherent unity, continuity and reciprocity of the scientific story of the universe. Then consider it your personal story.
Let this understanding open new channels of connection,, communication, creativity and kinship.
The Way of Oika is Storytelling
The stories of contemporary culture tend to isolate us from the experience of nature and the feeling of being natural. It’s no wonder we've lost wonder.
The story Oika tells is mythical, magical, and rigorously scientific. It is a personal story of coalescence, arising through intellect and imagination.
The Story of OIka
The story of Oika begins as a fish story when a bluefin tuna somehow communicates a different path in life for a fisherman. The experience triggers an epiphany and a lifelong global quest to understand how such communication happens. The story of Oika today is what the fisherman discovered.