Archives for January 2011

quote | february 2011

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” — Carl Jung, psychiatrist & natural scientist

Harry Belafonte on Race & Politics Today

Belafonte has spent decades helping to lead reform movements around the world… His accumulated wisdom brings invaluable context to the ups and downs of electoral politics. Most importantly, Belafonte stresses…our concern must be with building a people-driven movement for justice, to which any elected official must respond.

The Seasons Fund: Funding Inner Change

Seasons Fund for Social Transformation catalyzes vibrant and effective social change movements by coupling the power of personal transformation with the public work of creating a just and sustainable world. Together, we aim to raise at least $10 million to support those working for social, economic and environmental justice to embrace a range of contemplative practices that can deepen their capacity to lead.

Banning the Box

“When I see the box, the box doesn’t even give you the chance to say, ‘That was me then. Look at me now,'” Davis said. “I’m always honest, but when I put the charge on a job application, they tell me, ‘We don’t hire violent offenders here.'”

Vulnerability & Other Ways to Be Strong

Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work who “studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research…”

Vitamin D Deficiency | Added Risks for African-Americans

“Vitamin D deficiencies—especially in African-Americans and people with darker skin tones—could raise the risk for developing conditions that include cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to several new studies.”

Generative Somatics | Somatics & Trauma Practitioners Training 2011

Somatics and Trauma: Practitioners Training 2011 Transformation and Action In 2011, Generative Somatic’s Somatics and Trauma training will support you in learning to transform trauma through the body with somatic awareness and embodiment processes, somatic skills building and specialized somatic bodywork.  Both the historical roots of this work as well as its modern grounding in […]

mtx | Mind Training and Xformation

Mind Training and Xformation (MTX) is a free weekly series of short training slogans: essential instructions for rolling up your sleeves and engaging your life as if you mean it. (You can think of them as proverbs on steroids.)

FSLI | Forward Stance Leadership Initiative

The Forward Stance Leadership Initiative (FSLI) is a project of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ). Its purpose is to share the principles of Forward Stance with other social justice activists, whether they be intermediaries, meta-intermediaries, or those doing work on the frontlines.

state of union

I propose one single resolution that we can take on right now: A resolution for revolution. I propose that we put our efforts into forming a new state. A state of union. I propose that we become a single movement of movements. I propose that we become one.

2010 New Year’s Eve | A Time to Release

The newDharma Community held a New Year’s Eve Release Ceremony and Meditation to bid farewell to 2010 and usher in 2011. Twenty-five folks from the Bay and beyond gathered at CXC and set their intentions to release what was no longer needed and to manifest what was to come.

Our Report Back 27 Days of Change | Winter 2010

Thirteen people from around the country recently completed the winter 2010 Practice Period. Participants worked with many rich intentions to shift challenging relationships and perspectives to help find more space, self-awareness, and presence every day.