The Practice Of Social Change

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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
  • The Practice Of Social Change

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

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