Archives for December 2010

newDharma Talk | True Community

What are the things we need to do to really Be the Change we wish to see in the world? Solve political conflicts? Save the environment? And more than that, how can we show up as we are and be seen? Listen to this new Dharma Talk (from our June 2010 edition) to discover the value of being who you ARE in community.

Resources

Learn more about the Center for Whole Communities, a land-based leadership development organization. Read more work from Adrienne Maree Brown’s blog, the Luscious Satyagraha. Read about how stone circles and the stone house sustains activists and strengthens the work of justice through spiritual practice and principles. The Center for Whole Communities Adrienne Maree: The Luscious […]

John Francis the Planetwalker

On his birthday in 1973, Francis decided to stop speaking as a gift to his community, to not argue for one day and instead listen to what others had to say. He found this so valuable that he continued to be silent the next day. This continued and he ended up not speaking for 17 years, with the exception of a phone call to his mother after 10 years of silence.

Grace Lee Boggs | The Answers Are Coming from the Bottom

Democracy Now!’s June 2010 interview with Grace Lee Boggs, “a Detroit-based radical organizer and philosopher. Born to Chinese immigrant parents in 1915, Grace Lee Boggs has been involved with the civil rights, Black Power, labor, environmental justice, and feminist movements over the past seven decades.”

Pathways to Collective Liberation

Activists are being asked to examine our current historical moment with real intimacy, with fresh eyes, fire, and compassion. Many of the once-groundbreaking methods we know and use have now begun to rot. Many of our tactics are now more than simply ineffective- they are dangerous.

December 2010

New Year’s Eve Meditation Sit Friday | December 31, 2010 | 10pm-1am Celebrate.  Release.  Welcome.  Manifest. Ring in the New Year with the New Dharma Community.  Release all that is no longer needed and start 2011 with deep practice, dynamic stillness, ritual, and community. fearlessYOGA Sundays Sundays | 9:30am – 11:00am Free class for activists, […]

Back on the Block

The New Dharma Community is back full force. And we’re shaping up for the new year by bringing attention to the practices that transform lives–because a transformative movement is nothing without practice. And it’s nothing without community. So we’re re-introducing and refining ways to make what we do accessible to folks in the field.

december 2010

“I’ve grown impatient with the kind of debate we used to have about whether the optimists are right or the pessimists are right. Neither are right. There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair.” – Donella Meadows, Author, Environmental Scientist

Yoga and Mindful Awareness | Interview with Carla Stangenberg

Sometimes I feel like an idiot savant, born to teach yoga, but still you have to practice, practice, practice. Pattabhi Jois, who founded Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, says, “Practice and all will come.” Keep practicing and you will find out…

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Gladwell questions what he perceives as outsized claims that social media has transformed the landscape of social activism. Among the points he makes is that social media builds “weak ties” that may tap people’s participation without getting at the kind of motivation required to take the risks necessary to make…

Welcome | november 2010

‘Tis the season to celebrate all that we are grateful for. In November, we celebrated Eid’ul-Adha, the Muslim observance of the Festival of Sacrifice and Thanks-taking (aka Thanksgiving). It is the holiday season, and in December, people all over the world are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa.  As the winter solstice approaches, we are reminded that […]

YES! to Transformative Change

CXC and YES! began developing a strategic partnership, one that merges the best of each organization and gives all activists the opportunity to bring practice and actionable experience together. Both organizations strongly believe that the only way to bring about change is by addressing what’s inside of us so that inner change will inspire outer change.