How do we address historical and present challenges regarding the invisibility of privilege and power? What can we do, especially if we are people with privilege, to transform these conditions?  However challenging these kinds of situations are, and whatever our position, we can move towards more inclusivity by learning and doing significant inner and outer work.

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2011
  • Duration Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 2
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In groups, relationships and society we may not want to dominate or take away from others’ access to power, to choice, to participation in decisions, nor to shaping the vision and direction of the dynamic. And yet how do we do it anyway without knowing it? Discover how privilege operates on a societal level and becomes so invisible in groups. Learn why the conversation is usually excruciating for members of both privileged and under privileged.

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2011
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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What is it that we are taught we can’t have, and what is it that we are encouraged to pursue instead? This guide could help you see through what's hidden behind the curtain of our societal conditioning.

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2010
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 4
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There's the real need. And then there's the privilege that’s offered as a substitute for it. Privilege substitutes support the existing structure of society. It can look to us as if giving up the privilege would amount to giving up everything -- if we don't believe the real needs can even be experienced. If we connected directly to the needs, we could become subversive, agents of change.

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2011
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed – or locked into passivity? This course offers you a way out. Learn to change the way you perceive leadership, and you’ll help yourself respond more powerfully and proactively every day of your life – wherever you are – and whomever you’re with!

The preview session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 8 hours
  • Production Date 10/7/2015
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When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2017
  • Duration Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 12
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we have an inner conflict, how can we bring ourselves closer where we want to be? Miki explains about how we can deepen our self understanding in a way that can transform our own reactivity, urges, and false either/or views -- so that we can bring in more presence, choice, and options.

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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2015
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 12
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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The more we can support an interdependent flow of resources and energy in society and the economy, the greater we can increase both natural abundance and the chances of averting extinction. Accumulation is a strategy born of mistrust. It’s an attempt to control the flow of life to guarantee that we will have enough for the future. Accumulation and exchange has blocked this interdependent flow. We can transform this blockage by uncoupling giving from receiving, and shedding excess as much as we can, so that energy and resources can travel further to those in need.

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In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?

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How can we live life fully connected to the core values of nonviolence, no matter the circumstances, internal or external? Join Miki Kashtan as she shares the 17 core commitments that have served as a compass for herself and hundreds of others around the world as well.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 8 hours
  • Production Date 03/29/2013
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  • Points 1
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