Archives for February 2013

newDharma Talk | Bearing Witness to Suffering

As a friend of mine likes to say, “You got people, you got problems.” Even if we’re simply facing ourselves, we’ve still got problems. We can’t escape our pain. We can’t hide from it or make it disappear, but we can learn to live with it. We can be in relationship with it. It starts […]

Welcome | february 2013

The other night I watched the 1991 feature JFK about the Kennedy assassination. The film’s implications are frightening. While JFK may seem to have little to do with February, with love, relationships, with Black History Month, my thoughts lie in the relationships built and broken. In how events ripple out in waves. In our need […]

Claim Your Space

The month of January has been an intriguing time here at CXC. We have been diligently preparing for the months ahead. Our NewDharma Community will begin this year’s 27 Days of Change Spring Practice Period on March 5th. We are finalizing all of the necessary information to guide participants toward a higher level of personal transformation. For 27 Days in […]

Side & Back Arches

  The next transition postures of the Friendly Warrior Series are Side and Back Arches. These can be practiced as a warm-up or in preparation for additional side-focused postures, such as, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Extended Side Angle Posture or Trikonasana, Triangle Posture. ——————————— 1. Stand with your feet hip distance apart. To figure out hip-distance, locate […]

Jessica Jackley | Poverty, Money — and Love

During the month of February we all have a tendency to gravitate toward love. For some that means flowers, chocolates, and spending time with loved ones, for others, love has a much broader scope. Co-founder of Kiva.org Jessica Jackley, shares this love story in the form of a TED Talk. This beautiful story, about the power of micro-loans, is sure […]

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.’s Forward Motion for a World That Works for All

In what is being billed as “the largest climate rally in history,” thousands of people are expected to gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Feb. 17 to call for a definitive shift in the nation’s energy policy. The “Forward on Climate Rally” will urge President Obama to once and for all reject […]

Alice Walker | Beauty in Truth

Writer and activist Alice Walker will be featured in a documentary, Beauty in Truth directed by British filmmaker and activist Prathiba Parmar. The film opens in London next month and soon after will be coming to the States. It “offers audiences a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self-confessed renegade and human […]

adrienne maree brown | coevolution through friendship

coevolution is “the change of a biological object triggered by the change of a related object.” a couple of years ago i hosted a community of practice. one of the outcomes of our year of building relationship and sharing of ourselves was an idea articulated toward the end by gibran rivera: coevolution through friendship. meaning we […]

february 2013

WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | March 1, 2013 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   2-Day Kingian Nonviolence Workshop The Metta Center | Sonoma State University | Sonoma, CA Saturday-Sunday | February 23-24, 2013 | 10:00am-6:00pm More Info   Be Here Wow! Meditation […]

How Nonprofits Make Data Fun & Informative

Nonprofits have long relied on stories to help stir emotion. However, as the nonprofit world has evolved, so, too, has the need to communicate more than just emotion. Foundations and corporate supporters increasingly want to see numbers that show that nonprofits are delivering results. Donors want to see metrics to help them understand why they […]

Why Health Officials Want You to Eat More Potassium

High blood pressure is one health risk that is notorious within the black community. Diet and exercise and managing stress are the three things that come to mind when it comes to dealing with it. A recent study says that potassium (found in beans, baked potatoes, dark leafy greens, etc.) can be key in lowering […]

Series of Brooklyn Billboards Put Racial Inequity on Display

  Billboards are everywhere in New York City. They’re on subway trains and in stations, and on top of and inside taxis. But few, if any, have been anything like a series of anonymous billboards that have popped up on bus shelters in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. They’re not selling anything but a delcaration: that racism […]