OLA meeting Notes_2013-5-9

OLA meeting Notes_2013-5-9:CEF



Anna Healy

Courtney Furlong

David Weksler

Roger Dennis

Roger Horton

Jon Mannion & Lilli

Maria Cecilia Salcedo

Mariana Vergara

Lyle Yorks


  • 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


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


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


  • 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]


  • 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
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About Furlong

Furlong = 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. I am studying Participatory Action Research through ‘Mindfulness into Action ‘ working on my own self-reflection and identifying my behavioral patterns. My field of interest is Ethno-botany. At the moment, I am developing a work file for the healing centers scope of work in Ecuador. Preparing for travel down to Ecuador for hands on experience with local Indigenous shamans and healers. Currently, I am working on integrating participatory action research of ‘Mindfulness into Action’ and performance arts exercising STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHMATICS) tool. I am interested in bringing joy to the world through movement (performance arts; dance and yoga) and education (‘mindfulness into action’ and STEM). Also, I am interested in bringing awareness of the cultural impact of human trafficking and abandonment of children. Through alternative medicine, I would like to aid victims of human trafficking with medicinal and spiritual healing. Moreover, I would like to embrace children who have been abandoned with love and compassion, and through epigenetics encouraging them to see that their future is limitless.

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