Archives for January 2012

adrienne maree brown | without manipulation

Original post “without manipulation” written by adrienne maree brown and posted on The Luscious Satyagraha blog, January 27, 2012. For the rest of 2012, and hopefully beyond, we will be featuring a floating column with contributions from adrienne maree brown’s Luscious Satyagraha blog.  Except to see her featured in various sections of the blog. Enjoy this […]

the year of yes

This Age of Aquarius beckons higher awareness and shifts in consciousness that signal an evolutionary leap forward. 2012 presents an opportunity that we, as a collective, are privileged to see arising…a new view is possible. Far from being a year of ends, 2012 can be a new beginning.

newDharma Talk | How to Practice | Getting Out of the Way of Change

We all want to change in some way, whether that means stopping a bad habit or changing a fundamental behavior. And we come up with a slew of excuses to explain why we haven’t changed: The conditions are all wrong. We haven’t got the money, the time, the support. It’s easier to do that than […]

Ingredients of Love

Author and cultural critic, bell hooks has devoted her life to discovering the true nature of love. She defines six ingredients of love, including, the links between healing and love, what healing is and why something doesn’t have to be broken for healing to take place.  bell hooks is fascinated by love. For years, she has looked at […]

Release and Manifest for 2012

  The newDharma Community bid farewell to 2011 and ushered in 2012 with a New Year’s Eve Release Ceremony and Meditation. Over forty folks, of all ages and backgrounds, 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. The […]

Zaltho Foundation | Seeds of Peace

Founded in 1994 by Claude AnShin Thomas, the Zaltho Foundation, headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts (with a meditation center in Mary Esther, Florida) is a spiritually-based foundation committed to ending violence by encouraging and establishing socially engaged projects in communities, organizations, and families, with an emphasis on the most important ingredient, the individual. When Claude AnShin […]

Claude AnShin Thomas | The Art of Nonviolence

Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist Monk and Author, born 1947. He served in Vietnam from 1966-67. Since that time he has been working to heal the wounds from that war: emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, using these experiences to help others. He was ordained in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition in 1995. In 2004 his book […]

january 2012

  WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | February 10, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Food, Justice & Sustainability | author, activist, chef Bryant Terry Fox Theater | Oakland, CA Thursday | January 26, 2012 | 7:00-10:00pm Register   Social Justice in Higher […]

RE-Generative Somatics

Generative Somatics supports social justice folks in unveiling things that keep their limiting beliefs in place, things which interfere with the work they’re doing to change the world. Their programs are life changing and this year they are launching a new Web site (up on January 15th) that will include: “course descriptions, [Generative Somatics] papers and […]

Welcome | january 2012

Historically, people tend to start big things on the first of the year. Political and history-making decisions aplenty have occurred on the first: Lincoln freed the slaves, Ellis Island opened, Castro took power in Cuba, Nixon’s top aides were found guilty of obstruction (Watergate), and the Portuguese named a place already on the map: Rio […]

Real Body Renewal

Written & contributed by Gail Parris We all need help to stop and rest. In today’s busy, and increasingly competitive world, we are always trying to get things done. Even when we are resting it is common in Western culture to label rest as unproductive. Taking time to stop and rest is a powerful resource […]

quote | january 2012

    “Without a way to name our pain, we are also without the words to articulate our pleasure.” bell hooks, author, feminist, social activist