Archives for December 2012

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or “Moral Injury”

“My God, what have we done?” combat soldiers sometimes gasp as they see those they or comrades just killed, especially when they include innocent children, women, and other civilians. “We knew that we killed them/…the terrified mother/ clutching terrified child,” writes former Lieutenant Michael Parmeley in his poem “Meditation on Being a Baby Killer.” In […]

Julian Treasure | 5 Ways to Listen Better

  In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.” Watch 5 Ways to Listen Better

beginnings: who needs water bottles if we’re all about to die?

  beginnings: who needs water bottles if we’re all about to die? INcite with angel Kyodo williams “Your human form took millions of years, millions of years, to be an expression of the universe wanting to be awake to itself. Who are you to deny that responsibility? How could you possibly do anything else? How […]

newDharma Talk | Stilling the Patterns of the Mind

We practice our habits as if we have no control over them, forgetting that we are the thing that keeps the habit going. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to stop. But stopping is the only way you’ll begin to understand who you really are, and it is the only way you’ll begin to see […]

2012 Year in Review

2012 has been an exciting year for The Center for Transformative Change. We began this year the same way we will begin the next, with our annual New Year’s Eve Release Ceremony & Meditation. We celebrated as a community, releasing the past year and enjoying the possibilities of the next, surrounded by our extended CXC […]

Is Occupy Still Happening?

It seems pretty quiet out there, no news cameras have been following any stories about Occupy. But that’s the way things started out, remember? The revolution wasn’t televised. And the Occupy Movement is still quietly happening. Anticipate a General Strike May 1, 2013. Have a look at what’s been going on with occupying Wal-Mart. Check […]

Leaders & Leadership | Resources & Stories

This year for our activists, allies & agents section, we’re including resources for leadership as well as our stories from 2012. Leaders from 2012 Claude AnShin Thomas | The Art of Nonviolence  Victor Lewis | The Mysteries of Radical Wisdom, Healing, Justice & Resilience Eveline Shen | Reclaiming Our Bodies, Ourselves Stacy Kono | Leading […]

resources

  Center for Economic & Social Justice Get involved. Work in solidarity with others. Identify with a global network of social justice volunteers. Educate yourself and spread the word to support access to capital ownership as a basic human right.   Great Nonprofits This Website is a great resource for finding top-rated social justice nonprofits […]

Yoga Resources 2012

  There are 20 million yoga practitioners in the United States, and even more worldwide. Yoga-related resources, likewise, abound. The list below features a selection of resources, ranging from videos to opportunities for socially engaged practice–even yoga humor. Enjoy! Off the Mat, Into the World OTM (Off the Mat) uses the power of yoga to inspire […]

innerPRACTICE 2012 Resources

This time of year always seems to call for us to close out what is old and prepare for what is new. Depending on who you are, how you be, and the particular context of the moment, there are myriad ways to move through this kind of transition. Here are some resources that can help […]

Welcome | december 2012

As you get older, I hear, time flies by. Perhaps it’s just that time gets more and more precious as we get older. Either way, we should all put into action those fleeting feelings, thoughts, ideas, and dreams and not pass up the opportunities that come our way. This month, we offer our annual resources […]

The Affect of the Mind on the Body

These links offer ideas about how the mind-body connection operates as well as the different ways it affects us–including its affect on our social and evolutionary landscape. Evolutionaries | Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea Carter Phipps, former editor of EnlightenNext magazine, has written a book that illustrates the connections between science and spirituality […]