Transition Mar Vista/Venice

Transition Mar Vista/Venice
Transition Mar Vista/Venice projects include Little Free Libraries community build days and Good Karma Gardens pay-it-forward edible gardens. Join us for these activities, as well as many others!


HELLO! We invite you to explore the resources and links posted here. For information about Transition Mar Vista/Venice's events, please check (and like!) our Facebook page:


Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit for details and date of next potluck

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Check Sivananda's Web site for class
schedule and special events


The Guerrila Gardener
Our friends at the Argonaut spotlight Sunshine Partnerships
and other urban farmers

Urgent Gardening: A Citizen Yogi's Call to Action
The Argonaut profiles Swami Omkarananda

A New Parkway Vision for Culver City
Transition Culver City members mobilize to produce a compelling film
about sustainable alternatives to wasteful grass parkways

Oneness Media Wins Best Healthy Cities Short Film Award
The New Urban Film Festival recognizes Stephon Litwinczuk's documentary
about TMV/V



Heart and Soul Council Circle

EVENT: Sunday, May 15 from 2:00–5:00pm

Learn the practice of speaking and listening from the heart, using compassionate expression and non-judgmental listening with Kate Lipkis. The focus will be on what we have to give/share.

Kate shared these descriptions of council with us:

The practice of council is both ancient and modern, with roots in every civilization throughout the world as well as in contemporary organizational management disciplines. Each of us knows the joy of sharing stories around the campfire or at bedtime or with like-minded peers. By removing the social barriers that keep us separate, council allows for the kind of listening that brings instant recognition that we are all related. Sitting in council, in a circle, passing a talking piece, speaking and listening from the heart, rather than from the head, we remember what has been lost as we moved from villages to cities to technological bunkers.


Council is a practice that cultivates heartfelt and meaningful communication, encourages mutual understanding and respect, and enhances community cohesion. Inspired and informed by the commonalities inherent in worldwide cultural and organizational dialogue practices, Council elements include the use of circular seating, defined intentions, focusing tools (such as a “talking piece”), clear beginnings and endings, and “witnessing,” a process of summarizing and acting upon what is shared in the session. Council engenders receptivity, authentic expression, and creative spontaneity as it builds positive relationships in any community.

Read more about council circles here.

Donations welcome.

Venue: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
13325 Beach Avenue
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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