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Welcome to Qultura Core CIC. Qultura Core CIC is a new, developing community resource which is visionary, mystical and shamanistic. Qultura Core CIC is the core or central nucleus of the Qultura community, which is a community of people interested in developing Qultura methodology. Qultura methodology is a new method of enquiry which has been developed out of Therevada Buddhism. Qultura methodology has been created and developed specifically to liberate people from trauma and suffering. In becoming a new Community Interest Company (CIC) we will become the only official source of Qultura methodology.

All trauma and suffering is born of division and perception of division

This is the foundation premise of Qultura methodology. Out of Qultura methodology we have developed a method of supporting people out of social stigma and social exclusion which is simple, direct, and powerfully effective.

Social stigma and social exclusion are two increasingly widespread and common social issues which are based on social processes which make them extremely difficult to tackle. Both issues affect people throughout society. Both issues affect people in unique, individual ways. Yet both these issues often have very profound and devastating effects on people's lives.

Social exclusion and stigma are the primary motivating factors in suicides

Just to give you some idea of what we referring to here, in the UK someone commits suicide every 90 minutes. For each successful suicide there can be as many as 30 suicide attempts. This means that someone somewhere is trying to kill themselves every few minutes. Nobody decides to spontaneously kill themselves. Almost invariably suicide and attempted suicide is the tragic outcome of a long process of trauma and suffering and that process is the social stigma and social exclusion.

People who are affected by social stigma and social exclusion are trapped in a lifestyle which they usually have no way of changing because they are experiencing numerous barriers. These barriers can be:

  • practical
  • financial
  • social
  • emotional
  • psychological

When we talk about social stigma and social exclusion we talk about such issues in terms of depth and dimension. Each barrier is a dimension and usually the experience of social stigma and social exclusion from the perspective of the individual affected is multi-dimensional. Usually those affected have no way of overcoming these dimensions on their own. They don't have the awareness, they don't have the resources, they usually don't have the energy and they also don't have the social support either. Consider that half the adult population in the UK has no real social support network or close friends.

The challenges involved in addressing social stigma and social exclusion

These are not trivial issues. You need a high level of conscious and social awareness to be able to effectively deal with social stigma or social exclusion. These are two social issues that you simply cannot fuck about with. If you don't know what you're doing or you adopt the wrong strategy things can get very resource hungry very fast and also there's the very real risk that you can increase someone's trauma and suffering, or push them even further towards suicide. Understand that all it takes is the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong person and you end up with another suicide.

However we have developed a method and system which is simple, direct and effective at supporting people through both social stigma and social exclusion.

Self-identifying > self-regulating > self-perpetuating

The above principle is the central unifying principle of our unique system of universal volunteering which is made freely accessible to everyone who comes into the Qultura community. The most direct and effective way of developing a Qultura method is through direct community involvement, direct social interaction, and liberating other people from their trauma, suffering and struggles. Through our universal volunteering system we offer unconditional community support to those who need it however which way they need it for as long as they need it. We are open-minded, friendly, non-judgmental and always leave it up to those who are experiencing the trauma and suffering to decide when they recover and also how.

First witnessing trauma and suffering

This means we are a new form of first contact community support which we're developing throughout the country. All volunteering and activist roles are fluid, free and flexible so that we can provide a friendly non-judgmental social environment and an immediate social support network to anyone who needs it. We work with local authorities, the NHS other organizations and selected charities to effectively remove trauma and suffering from people's lives and promote recovery, healing, humanity and growth.

Please consider pledging your support for our work

Please understand what we're working to achieve. We have developed a method of enquiry which is a stripped down version of Therevada Buddhism - Qultura - specifically created to liberate people from their trauma and suffering. Through this we have developed a method of supporting people out of social stigma and social exclusion. Our method is simple, direct, and usually powerfully effective. It's also ridiculously cost efficient.

Another thing which you need to also consider that this is not some big social enterprise or charitable organization. We are a small group of people just like you who have overcome our own individual trauma and suffering and we are seeking to create something new in local communities and throughout society. None of us have full time jobs, we all have limited incomes, and nobody gets paid for the work we do, not even the founder and Core Facilitator who set up and leads the community. We are a very small community and network of community volunteers.

We are in the process of becoming an official Community Interest Company (CIC) but the process is slow as we have very limited incomes and there are significant costs involved. Once we become a CIC we intend to invest every penny into local communities and liberating members of such communities from social stigma and social exclusion. You might not see this work as important, but we do.

This is where we need your support as we're going to need community space, and also material and financial resources to help develop the community and build a strong and sustainable support network. Currently our needs are:

Help with administration costs
The costs of maintaining our websites, message board and certain online services amount to a few hundred pounds a year which doesn't seem a lot but when it's being financed by someone with a limited income its a major expense which makes their income a lot less. Please consider that we've been running for 12 years without any official sources of funding.
Help with printing flyers
We are frugal and missionary in our approach to resources and we avoid paying for advertising. Instead we work with direct community engagement and flyers through teams of activists. A print run of 1,000 leaflets costs us around £25-30 and can last an activist weeks, which can result in many different people in a community being able to access our unconditional community support.
Help with access to community space
We do not rent any form of space as all our income is directly invested into communities and people. Consider that if we were to rent space this would not be possible and we would need to raise a lot more money which would go to some landlord or property agent and not directly to the communities we serve. We therefore look to local authorities and others to grant us free community space where we can interact with members of local communities through our community projects and do our work. Most of our activities and meetings fit neatly into 2 hour slots and we never ask for more access to community space than we actually need.

How to support us

The best way of supporting us is to complete a pledge of support telling us how you'd be willing to help us and giving us some idea of how much and what support is available. This is extremely helpful to us because it lets us know up front how much support we potentially have available to us and from our perspective is a lot better than fundraising and donations which need a lot of administration. This way we can simply email in response to your pledge when we need support and you can decide whether or not you wish to follow through.

In addition to the above we also publish direct community appeals which you might also consider supporting. These are from community members who are stuck or struggling you can pledge your support to help them out too.

Please click here to pledge your support