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|27 Days of Change: Practice Period - Designed for Activists, Allies & Agents of Change|
|Date||Tuesday March 17|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM|
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|Center for Transformative Change 2584 Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley, CA 94704|
|Organizer/Author||chandra thuy tran|
|register [at] transformativechange.org|
|Phone||Toll Free 888 X SOCHANGE|
27 Days of Change: Practice Period
March 17 to April 12
Opening Ceremony: March 17, 6:30 PM
REAL change & justice begins with YOU.
Designed for activists, allies & agents of social change,
Practice Periods are 27 days of daily inner practice in the
midst of our urban lives.
"America's next great social movement must be an inner one.
Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without
collective change, no change matters."
-- angel Kyodo williams, Executive Director, Center for Transformative Change
The 6-point, 360 degree personal change program helps you
examine your relationship to yourself, your community and the
world. Join the movement to make inner change matter for
real social change.
Participate online or in person. Residential opportunities available.
For 27 days, participants commit to the following intentions:
Practice Period Intention Agreement
Giving: Selfless Service
I will deepen my engagement with the community and the world
through the cultivation of selfless service. My letting go
practice is to give this amount of time ______________________
to the following project: __________________________.
Ethics: Reducing Harm
I will bring my life into greater alignment with my purpose and
values through the cultivation of self responsibility and
integrity. My harm reduction practice is to bring needed
attention to this one of the Five Warrior Trainings [non-harming,
truthfulness, continence, non-stealing, non-attachment] and to
reduce my footprint on the earth by ________________________.
Patience: Reclaiming Relationship
I will strengthen my mind and heart to find creative responses
to life's challenges through the cultivation of spaciousness
and curiosity. My equanimity practice is to re-examine the
following difficult relationship or situation and find greater
Effort: Choosing Life Every Day
I will shift the way I show up through the cultivation of
consistency and sustained intention. My fearlessness practice is
to change the following behavior by applying myself daily:
Meditation: Sitting & Yoga
I will develop mental stability and self-awareness through the
cultivation of sustained attention. My dynamic stillness
practice is to increase my sitting meditation/yoga by
___________________ including practicing with the community
at these extra times/days:________________________________.
Wisdom: Waking Up
I will root each and every thought, word and action of these
perfect intentions in transcendent understanding though the
cultivation of deep insight. My skillfulness practice is to
dissolve all ideas who is doing practice, who practice is done
for and practice that is done.
My own intention for this Practice Period is:________________.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Mahamitra
Spiritual Director and Guiding Teacher
on this day of ______ in _________________________________.
New Dharma Community
Download Intention Agreement:
Register Online: http://snipurl.com/27daysofchangeregister
Tel: Toll free 888 X SOCHANGE
Email:Web Flyer: http:///www.27daysofchange.com
Center for Transformative Change
transformative programs & practices for agents of social change
2584 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
"...changing the WAY change is done..."