adrienne maree brown | coevolution through friendship

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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 […]

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

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  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 […]

innerPRACTICE 2012 Resources

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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 […]

Change Your Mind, Change Your World

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The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CCMS) began its work in the early 90s with the intention of “reflecting on the contemplative traditions as powerful techniques that have potential for beneficial change in American society.” In other words, CCMS was one of the first organizations to understand the great impact that inner change could have […]

reimagining organizing, movements & leadership

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this past weekend was reimagining organizing, movements and leadership in detroit. once we heard that author and thinker margaret wheatley was going to be in kalamazoo and was willing to come to detroit, we built the event as a way to immerse her in our work here in detroit, and immerse detroit in the ideas […]

the year of yes

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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.

the transformation code

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Over the past year, I’ve been making the sometimes painful transition from working harder to working smarter, often against the grain of long-established habits instilled by ideas about work ethics and the meaning we assign being at some work “place” doing work “things” in a work “way.” I’m all good with taking time off…what I […]

The Paradox of Freedom and Imprisonment in Spiritual Practice

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“O one who has been freed from the Fire by His owner! Be cautious of returning to enslavement after having been freed.” –Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab Ramadan ended just over a week ago, and something very strange is happening to me. People keep saying, “You must be so relieved! You can eat and drink now!” I […]

IJI | not your ordinary retreat

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Every year, CXC (Center for Transformative Change) sets aside 7 days for the annual IJI (Inner Justice Intensive). Based on the 7 day sesshin format out the Zen Buddhism tradition, the intensive is no ordinary retreat. For 7 days, participants commit to a rigorous deep practice schedule that begins at 5am and ends at 10pm.

august 2011

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Find out what trainings, workshops, and events are happening in the field of transformative social change.

mtx | Mind Training and Xformation

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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.)

Transformative Organizing | Liberation of Self & Society

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There is a major opportunity for the social justice movement to reassess its approach, envision a new way of organizing, and greatly increase its impact. The question is: Will the social justice movement of the 21st century meet…