Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mindfulness at a rough middle school

Hi team,
Room To Breathe is a video depicting the introduction of mindfulness training at a rough middle school in San Francisco.  It seems to fit right in with what we’re doing and will be doing.
Unfortunately i’ve only seen the trailer.  (i didn’t realize that the entire movie was showing two days ago – on monday – right here in nyc.)
I do think it’s something we should try to see.
Here’s the link: http://roomtobreathefilm.com/press-and-reviews/index.html
Roger D

OLA meeting Notes_2013-5-9

OLA meeting Notes_2013-5-9:CEF

1600-1800

PARTICIPANTS:

Anna Healy

Courtney Furlong

David Weksler

Roger Dennis

Roger Horton

Jon Mannion & Lilli

Maria Cecilia Salcedo

Mariana Vergara

Lyle Yorks

NEWS:

  • Mariana Vergara accepted the president position at OLA
  • Mariana Vergara invited us to be part of OLA
  • We accepted and we are “OLA” (Organization Leadership Association)
  • Mindfulness into Action will apply for the Diversity and Community Initiative (DCI) through OLA
  • Dr. Lyle Yorks accepted to be our advisor and came to our meeting.

For DCI, we need training to become Research Assistants training for action research using Collaborative inquiry

  • IRB training
  • Nvivo training

Reflection

Going through reflection exercises Object and subject separation

  • 2-3rd week you are observing
  • Having this tool we are not agitated we are out in this 3rd head
  • Process of reflecting and seeing it.

Mayan Aztecs adding into the 5th Agreement (YouTube)

  1. Be impeccable with your word
  2. Don’t take anything personally
  3. Don’t make assumptions
  4. Always do your best
  5. Be skeptical, but learn to learn
  • Toltec’s ancestors of the Aztecs and Mayans

Cultural paradigm [See attached picture]

  • Intension is beyond integrity
  • Beyond organizational learning à it’s from the heart
  • The mind goes in the way that we need it (heart) to go.  [MIV]

Overwhelming love after effects of systemic therapy [MCS]

  • Forgiveness

How do we pay for our higher education?

Ford Foundation offering fellowship for pre-doctoral students 2014 [SI]

  • For under representative grounders – for college teaching
  • Professor of education –teaching teachers
  • Deadline – November

NGO (Non-governmental Organization) in Kenya  [LY]

Massai of Kenya Lion defenders

Massai warriors tradition = Go kill lions

  • Focus to protect the lions
  • Hunt the people who are hunting the lions

FUTURE: Trip to Kenya for interview –phenomenology

Look at from different paradigm

  • Scientist tracking a lion by the indigenous

Book:

You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall, Colin Ellard

  • Impact of the phenomenology in the western consumerism
  • People are very concerned with sustainability that they are un-sensitized of the action problem
  • Non-connected and be external

Looking at integration from 2 paradigms

Q: What is it?

  • Transformational learning perspective
  • Look at as lion protectors

Manila [JM]

  •  How informal mentor handle mentoring
  • Social constructionist environment

Methodology: Same template [MIV]

  • Rainforest
    • Ex. Ecuador
    • Schools for youth
      • Ex. Lincoln HS

Yonkers, NY [ALH]

  • New principal
    • For trip the club will ask the principal for funding
    • Repeating theme to help kids go to college

Becoming comfortable in isolation:

Ask self: Why do I feel…

  • Happier with others
  • Less happier with isolation

The field will answer – field is inside of self

  • Energy levels different by self vs. with others
  • When we are born… We are by ourselves = complete
  • We are taught to look outside self for happiness by societal systems morals and values.
  • Look within and finding peace

EFT

  • Energy Freedom Technique
  • Self empowering – People being brought back into their own power
    • Pain
    • Fear
    • Shame
    • Our body is telling us about the blockages of our energy

OLA members- community diversity initiative

  • Active inquiry
  • Collaborative inquiry

Grant- community diversity initiative [MIV]

Websites:

  • Master within
  • Journey within
  • Collaborative Inquiry

ADD in ‘Master within’

  • EVENT: Shanti mantra concert – September 28th, 2013 in Staten Island

Key words:

  • Emergence
  • Phenomenology
  • Transformation leadership

Project supplies

 

Dear Teachers and club organizers,

Feeling strapped for supplies in order to manifest projects..?

Did you know Staples Soul – promotes education, youth and community development around the globe – contributing supplies to the local economies –

  • Selling products and services that help business owners
  • Households
  • Educators
  • Students and others thrive and succeed

BE SKEPTICAL, BUT LEARN TO LISTEN

BE SKEPTICAL, BUT LEARN TO LISTEN

  • Don’t believe yourself or anybody else.
  • Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear: Is it really the truth?
  • Listen to the intent behind word, and you will understand the real message.

THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

  1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
  2. DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
  3. DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
  4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
  5. BE SKEPTICAL, BUT LEARN TO LISTEN