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Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,
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
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.
Venue: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
13325 Beach Avenue
Marina del Rey, CA 90292