“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”
– Tupac Amaru Shakur
While Black History Month is rightly steeped in regard for the struggles and triumphs of the past, consciousness in the present is what will move us forward through the other 11 months of the year.
(AP Photo/Edward Kitch)
The kind of mindfulness exemplified by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, shown here at a 1966 news conference with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., could transform movements for racial and social justice. The American civil rights leader and the Buddhist master came together to call for a halt to the U.S. bombing of Viet Nam. Read More
Here is a list of classes in our area:
NVC Basics (Karl Steyaert)
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, 2/22/2014
628 12th Ave E (Capitol Hill), Seattle
Radical Acceptance (Kathleen Macferran)
12:00 to 3:00 PM 2/25, 3/4, 3/11/2014
(Bainbridge Island home)
Consciousness in Action (Karl Steyaert)
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday, 3/1 to 3/2/2014
(Capitol Hill) Seattle
Foundations of Nonviolent
Communication (Liv Monroe)
7:00 – 9:30 PM Thursdays, 3/27 to 4/24/2014
5 Weeks (Olympia, WA)
By Fran Howard, outgoing board president
It has been my privilege to serve as board president since 2007. At times it has been exhausting work, always guided by a steady commitment.
We all love success stories, but our co-founder Lucy Leu, paraphrasing Mother Theresa, once said, “We are not called to be successful; we are called to be faithful.” After 6 years on the board I can say that we have remained faithful, even in the face of setbacks. How could we give up when our students told us in their evaluations about their life-changing experiences?
“This program has made me look inside myself,” wrote one of the 24 men, for example, who attended a workshop last November at Twin Rivers. “I was allowed to tell my story and what has been in my heart,” said another.