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Working for racial justice is a shift in perspective—a shift in understanding and empathy that leads to a change in our actions: to listen instead of talk, to follow instead of lead, to yield rather than dominate. And to accept that I will continue to mess up. Part of working to undo racism is having the humility to know when our own understanding is limited. Read on for more this, and how it relates to meditation -- plus personal and collective liberation.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time:5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 16 - 24 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 20 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 12
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2015
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 12
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

Living Compassion, for Robert, represents the spirituality that resides in every aspect of Nonviolent Communication. Its foundational principles are represented by three primary qualities or states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment.

In this course you’ll explore – and practice – how the unfolding of inner clarity opens your way to compassion, which further unfolds into empowerment. Throughout this unfolding process, Robert will include maps and tips for shifting your everyday life from one that is relatively limiting to a life that is both transformative, healing and liberating.

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

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 7 - 10 hours
  • Production Date 11/19/2014
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Video
Discover how our unconscious contracts limit our life energy and how we make a vow or contract every time we experience a traumatic event. Listen in as Sarah works with a course participant.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:37 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2018
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Video

Listen to Robert describe the five core principles of Living Compassion and the relationship of needs to spirituality. Great material for reflection and reference!

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 00:08 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 10/09/2013
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio
 
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