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  • Start with silence, breathIntros: name, work, how long in NOLA;
  • Kept noticing same issues arisingWhat would shift, mediate?
  • Reference Lasana – changing response of the brain
  • Many many struggles have been rooted in practice
  • Way to interrupt reactivity
  •  like Adam’s question – what breaks your heart

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  • You must be the change
    you wish to see in the world.
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    There will never be justice anywhere until you yourself are justice now.
    ~Marguerite Duras
    Claudia Horwitz
    December 2009
    www.stonecircles.org
  • Challenges of social justice work
  • WHAT ISspiritual or transformational practice?
  • BENEFITS OF PRACTICEindividual level:
  • BENEFITS OF PRACTICEcollective level:
  • Silence
  • Contemplative and awareness practice
  • Ritua and Ceremony
  • Storytelling
  • DANGERS
    Adoption of some specific elements of one culture or spiritual tradition by a different cultural group
    Can include use of specific practices, language, behavior
    Removes elements from their indigenous cultural context
    REQUIRES
    Ruthless analysis of context and political frame
    Connection to root traditions and identities
    Rigorous training and preparation
    THE SHADOW SIDE:spiritual & cultural appropriation