Archives for September 2010

newDharma Talk | Be Deeply Yourself in the World

To find who we really are, to be balanced, we already know we have to start with Practice. But most of us believe that all of that practice is on the cushion. Well, to GET balanced, we have to BE balanced even-—especially in Practice. Check out this dharma talk that shows the value of an ancient teaching about practice on and off the cushion.

ACRJ | Forward Stance in Action

Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and education to achieve community and systemic change.

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga Asana | Gomukhasana

As the seasons change, we begin to transition from warmer to cooler weather, longer days to longer nights, and the high energy of summer to the dwindling energy of autumn.

This month’s posture, Gomukhasana, or Cow Face Posture, gives us an opportunity to explore balance—in our arms, legs, and hips. As we explore balance in our bodies, may we find more space for balance in our lives as we begin to slow down with Autumn.

a nation SAT for Change

At this moment, just after the 3rd Annual SIT for Change, it is a time to reflect on what was accomplished by 2010 SIT for Change, and what remains to be accomplished.

Resentment of Do-Gooders | A Psychology Study and Its Lesson

Can an recently published psychology study about “resentment of do-gooders” reveal deeper insights into transformative change than even the study’s interpreters realize?….movements succeed on the question, “Are we coming from establishing the difference between you and me, or are we coming from just what is really naturally, soulfully authentic?”

Web of Change

Web of Change connects the foremost thinkers and do-ers in social media, technology, and social change. Together this is a growing community of leaders working for transformation of our organizations and our world.

Finding Balance in Life

“Many of us try to juggle things and endlessly search for some kind of balance in life. The question we should ask is whether we need balance or just to be able to stand on solid ground?” Enjoy this reprint from the Zen to Fitness blog on finding balance in your life.

27 Days of Change | Fall 2010 Practice Period

Twenty people from around the country and participating in the Fall 27 Days of Change | Practice Period. During the 27 Days, formal participants commit to intensifying reflective and contemplative practice on three levels (inner, interpersonal, and global/social), which when brought together, form a holistic relationship to one’s life and creates the conditions for transformation.

Norma Wong | Stance, Energy, Awareness, and Rhythm

Ryuko (Norma) Wong Roshi is an Institute of Zen Studies instructor. Her career has spanned service as a State legislator, public policy and planning, strategy, and native Hawaiian issues. She developed a technology called Forward Stance, a method of highlighting experiential learning as a vehicle for movement building.

Doing Good Work

The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of collaboration within the social sector to create a just and sustainable world.

A Taste of King’s Truth

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

welcome | september 2010

September’s shiny imprint leaves splashes of vibrancy all over urban streets filled with rhythm and smoke from Labor Day barbecues and dance parties. We make room for transition as we move closer to the fall equinox. For many, this is an important time of reflection and action. There is the celebration of the Jewish New […]